Tripwire Awards 2022 Results Announced

Tripwire Awards 2022

In front of a live audience at London’s Cartoon Museum, comics writer and author Jasper Bark and Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows revealed the winners of this year’s Tripwire Awards 2022.

Congratulations to the winners, and the nominees too. It’s great to see the late Alan Grant and George Pérez inducted into the Tripwire Hall of Fame, too – much deserved. Check out Tripwire magazine online here, and don’t miss out on their special 30th anniversary book, seeking crowdfunding here on Zoop.

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Writer sponsored by Image Comics

  • TOM KING (Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow / The Human Target) 
  • KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons) 
  • RAM V (Detective Comics / The Swamp Thing)
  • DAVID DASTMALCHIAN (Count Crowley) 
  • WINNER: JAMES TYNION IV (The Department Of Truth / The Nice House On The Lake) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Artist sponsored by Image Comics

  • LIAM SHARP (StarHenge) 
  • VITO COPPOLA (Vietnam Horror) 
  • DAN MORA (World’s Finest) 
  • MIKE PERKINS (The Swamp Thing)
  • WINNER: BILQUIS EVELY (Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022:  Best Cover Artist sponsored by Ace Comics

  • TYLER CROOK 
  • DAVID MACK 
  • STEVE BEACH
  • ADAM HUGHES 
  • WINNER: PEACH MOMOKO

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Colourist

  • DAVE STEWART 
  • TAMRA BONVILLAIN 
  • JOSE VILLARUBIA 
  • TOMEU MOREY 
  • WINNER: LAURA ALLRED 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Letterer

  • NATE PIEKOS 
  • ADITYA BIDKAR 
  • CLAYTON COWLES 
  • ARIANA MAHER 
  • WINNER: TAYLOR ESPOSITO 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best New Series

  • NOT ALL ROBOTS (Mark Russell & Mike Deodato Jr., AWA Upshot) 
  • ORPHAN AND THE FIVE BEASTS (Dark Horse)
  • HOCUS POCUS 
  • AVENGERS FOREVER (Marvel Comics) 
  • WINNER: SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW (Tom King & Bilquis Evely, DC Comics) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Publisher

  • HEAVY METAL 
  • DC COMICS 
  • BOOM! STUDIOS 
  • DARK HORSE COMICS 
  • WINNER: IMAGE COMICS 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best New Talent sponsored by The Convention Collective

  • DAVID BOOHER
  • RIK WORTH 
  • NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
  • BELEN ORTEGA
  • WINNER: ANNA MOROZOVA

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Original Graphic Novel

  • THREE LITTLE WISHES (Paul Cornell & Steve Yeowell, Legendary) 
  • CANARY (Scott Snyder & Dan Panosian, comiXology/Dark Horse Comics)
  • THE DARK ROOM (Gerry Duggan & Scott Buoncristiano, Image Comics) 
  • PUTIN’S RUSSIA: THE RISE OF A DICTATOR (Darryl Cunningham, Drawn & Quarterly)
  • WINNER: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS: A RECKLESS BOOK (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, Image Comics) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Collection sponsored by Image Comics

  • BPRD: HELL ON EARTH (Dark Horse Comics) 
  • JUDGE DREDD: APEX EDITION (2000AD/Rebellion) 
  • HAWKEYE: THE SAGA OF BARTON & BISHOP (Matt Fraction & David Aja, Marvel Comics) 
  • GRENDEL: DEVIL’S ODYSSEY (Matt Wagner, Dark Horse Comics) 
  • WINNER: SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW (Tom King & Bilquis Evely, DC Comics) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Comics-Related Website / Publications

  • DOWNTHETUBES.NET 
  • NEWSARAMA 
  • COMICS SCENE 
  • BROKEN FRONTIER 
  • WINNER: COMICS WORTH READING 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Small Press / Independent (U.K.) sponsored by Knockabout Comics

  • ACCENT UK COMICS 
  • THE 77 PUBLICATIONS 
  • AVERY HILL 
  • CAST IRON BOOKS 
  • WINNER: TIME BOMB COMICS 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Small Press / Independent (U.S.)

  • MAD CAVE COMICS 
  • ABLAZE COMICS 
  • SOURCE POINT COMICS
  • SCOUT COMICS 
  • WINNER: AFTERSHOCK COMICS 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Editor

  • BRADY WEBB 
  • BEN ABERNATHY
  • MIKE MARTS 
  • JOSEPH P. ILLIDGE 
  • WINNER: LYSA HAWKINS 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Designer

  • TOM MULLER 
  • DARRAN ROBINSON 
  • TIM DANIELS
  • DYLAN TODD 
  • WINNER: RIAN HUGHES

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Crowdfunding Campaign

  • FLINTLOCK 6 (Kickstarter)
  • THE WITCHER RONIN (Kickstarter) 
  • WINTERMEN ARTISTS EDITION (Zoop) 
  • HAUNTHOLOGY: A HORROR COMIC COLLECTION (Indiegogo) 
  • WINNER: COMICS FOR UKRAINE (Zoop) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Convention

  • NEW YORK COMIC CON 
  • THOUGHT BUBBLE FESTIVAL 
  • LAWLESS COMIC CON (8% / 7.4%) 
  • LUCCA 
  • WINNER: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Best Audio Adaptation

  • BLACK PANTHER: THE YOUNG PRINCE (Ronald L. Smith) 
  • SPIDER-MAN: REQUIEM (Jeff Mariotte) 
  • AMERICAN BORN CHINESE (Gene Luen Yang) 
  • WHITE BIRD (R.J. Palacio)
  • WINNER: THE SANDMAN (Audible) 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2022: Person Of The Year

  • SCOTT DUNBIER 
  • TILLIE WALDEN 
  • ANDY OLIVER 
  • MARK LONDON 
  • WINNER: NEIL GAIMAN 

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS: The Roll Of Honour

  • ALAN GRANT 
  • GEORGE PEREZ 

Check out Tripwire magazine online here, and don’t miss out on their special 30th anniversary book, seeking crowdfunding here on Zoop

Tripwire celebrates its 30th anniversary with a lavish 224 page limited hardcover book featuring the best art and features from the magazine’s history.

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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