Award Season – The Ringo Awards announces their 2020 nominees!

And a fine crop it is… But I think this time I’ll let the good folks helming these awards do the talking after the jump.

Congratulations to all of the nominees! And a special woo and hoo to Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, They Called Us Enemy, Dead Beats, Hot Comb, and the incredible Mariko Tamaki!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 26, 2020 – The 2020 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020. While normally a part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con, the 2020 Ringo Awards will be presented virtually, via Facebook and YouTube video. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2020 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities continued to show strong support, both in promoting the nomination process on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.Voting on the 2020 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the 2020 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

Best Cartoonist
  • Sarah Andersen
  • Eleanor Davis
  • Jaime Hernandez
  • Kevin Huizenga
  • Junepurr
  • Stan Sakai
  • Raina Telgemeier
  • David Jesus Vignolli

* Best Writer

Best Writer
  • Drew Edwards
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Mark Russell
  • Erica Schultz
  • Mariko Tamaki

* Best Artist or Penciller

Best Artist or Penciller
  • Chris Campana
  • Colleen Doran
  • Sanford Greene
  • Rosemarie Valero-O’Connell
  • Marianna Pescosta

* Best Inker

Best Inker
  • Keith Champagne
  • Marika Cresta
  • Sandra Hope
  • Maria Llovet
  • Dan Mora
  • Hyeondo Park

* Best Letterer

Best Letterer
  • Deron Bennett
  • Jim Campbell
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Jared K. Fletcher
  • HdE
  • Nate Piekos
  • Cardinal Rae

* Best Colorist

Best Colorist
  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Alessandro de Fornasari
  • Edson Ferreira
  • Laura Martin
  • Dave Stewart

* Best Cover Artist

Best Cover Artist
  • Fabio Alves
  • Natasha Alterici
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Sana Takeda
  • Christian Ward

* Best Series

Best Series
  • Banjax, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Bitter Root, Image Comics
  • Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics
  • Forgotten Home, Vices Press/comiXology Originals
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios

* Best Single Issue or Story

Best Single Issue or Story
  • Bitter Root Red Summer Special, Image Comics
  • “Hot Comb” in Hot Comb, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Second Coming #1, AHOY Comics
  • Spencer & Locke 2 #1, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: The Steam Banshee, So What? Press
  • Usagi Yojimbo #6, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

Best Original Graphic Novel
  • The Adventures of Parker Reef – To Save a Soul, Chris Campana
  • BTTM FDRS, Fantagraphics
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, Graphix/Scholastic
  • The Hard Tomorrow, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Hot Comb, Drawn & Quarterly
  • New World, BOOM! Studios
  • Penny Nichols, Top Shelf Productions (IDW Publishing)
  • Simon Says, Image Comics
  • Snow, Glass, Apples, Dark Horse Comics

* Best Anthology

Best Anthology
  • Dead Beats, A Wave Blue World
  • Drawing Power, Abrams ComicArts
  • Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens, Archaia (BOOM! Studios)
  • Strange Tails, Vices Press
  • Thought Bubble 2019, Image Comics

* Best Humor Comic

Best Humor Comic
  • Fangs, Tapas
  • The Handbook to Lazy Parenting, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, IDW Publishing
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, DC Comics
  • Twizted: Haunted High-Ons, Source Point Press
  • Wonder Twins, DC Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

Best Comic Strip or Panel
  • The Middle Age, Steve Conley, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • The Nib Editorial Cartoons by Pia Guerra, thenib.com
  • Rhymes With Orange, Hilary Price, King Features Syndicate
  • Sarah’s Scribbles, Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Wawawiwa, Andres J. Colmenares

* Best Webcomic

Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

Best Non-Fiction Comic Work
  • Coin-Op Carnivalcoinopcarnival.com
  • Grass, Drawn & Quarterly
  • In Waves, Nobrow/Flying Eye Books
  • They Called Us Enemy, Top Shelf (IDW Publishing)
  • The Twilight Man, Humanoids

* Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, Graphix/Scholastic
  • Guts, Graphix/Scholastic
  • New Kid, Harper Collins
  • Science! The Elements of Dark Energy, Bedside Press
  • The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep, Lion Forge (Oni Press)

* Best Presentation in Design

Best Presentation in Design
  • Going to the Chapel, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Making Comics, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups, Yoe Books (IDW Publishing)
  • Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition, Drawn & Quarterly
  • New World, BOOM! Studios
  • Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, Scout Comics
  • Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select, IDW Publishing
  • 3D Sweeties, Fantagraphics

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