2020 Ringo Award Nominees Announced

Nominees have been announced for the 2020 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards. Named for artist Mike Wieringo, the awards celebrate “the creativity, skill, and fun of comics” every year. The nomination ballot is determined by both fans and professionals in the industry.

Mike Wieringo began his comics career with Doc Savage: Doom Dynasty #1. Subsequent to that, he worked at DC Comics on The Flash, where he and writer Mark Waid created Bart Allen, AKA Impulse. He also worked with Chuck Dixon on Robin. For Marvel, his work included pencils for the Amalgam title Spider-Boy #1 and runs on The Sensational Spider-ManRogue, and Fantastic Four.  Wieringo died of an aortic dissection at age 44.

RELATED: 2020 Ringo Awards Announce Jury

Voting is open until September 23, 2020. Click here for more information.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

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

Best Writer

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

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Chris Campana
  • Colleen Doran
  • Sanford Greene
  • Rosemarie Valero-O’Connell
  • Marianna Pescosta

Best Inker

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

Best Letterer

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

Best Colorist

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

Best Cover Artist

  • Fabio Alves
  • Natasha Alterici
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Sana Takeda
  • Christian Ward

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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 Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Coin-Op Carnival, coinopcarnival.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

  • 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

  • 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

Members of the professional jury are Joan Hilty, James Kuhoric, Jill Thompson, Carol Tilley, and Gene Luen Yang. The awards will be announced October 24th during the Baltimore Comic-Con event.

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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