First RINGO AWARDS presented at Baltimore Comic Con

The inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, better known as The Ringo Awards, were announced at an evening presentation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic Con. 

 

   The Baltimore Comic Con staff has plenty of experience hosting awards dinners, so the first Ringo Awards were completed with no glitches. Baltimore was the former host of the Harvey Awards until their officers announced a move to  The New York Comic Con for this year. 

 

    By comparison, the Ringo Awards were conducted on time, with no delays, and proceeded at a faster pace than The Harveys (which often extended past midnight). There was a light-hearted, amusing energy in the Ringo room, and the fan and professional passion for the comics industry was evident. 

 

  Unlike the Harvey awards, fans participate in the nominating process before the judges begin reviewing candidates, and four of the Ringo awards are fan-based. 

 

Here are the winners of the 1st RINGO AWARDS:

 

Fan Awards

 

FAVORITE HERO     Cash Wayne from Spectrum

FAVORITE VILLAIN     Arlo  from Unordinary

FAVORITE NEW SERIES     Spectrum

FAVORITE NEW TALENT      Instantmiso  

 

Judges’ Awards

 

BEST COVER ARTIST     Frank Cho

BEST SERIES     Vision (Marvel)

BEST LETTERER     Todd Klein

BEST COLORIST     Laura Martin

BEST HUMOR COMIC     I Hate Fairyland (Image)

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL     March Book III (IDW)

BEST COMIC STRIP OR PANEL  Bloom County 

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY   Emancipation Day (redistrictedcomics.com)

 

MIKE WIERINGO SPIRIT AWARD     Future Quest  (DC)

 

BEST ANTHOLOGY  Love Is Love  (DC/IDW)

BEST NON-FICTION COMIC     March Book III (IDW)

BEST PRESENTATION IN DESIGN  Mike Mignola’s Screwed On Head And Other Curious Objects: Artists Edition  (IDW)_

BEST WEB COMIC     Red Hook  (webtoons.com)

BEST INKER     Sean Murphy

BEST WRITER     Tom King

BEST ARTIST OR PENCILER    Fiona Staples

BEST CARTOONIST WRITER/ARTIST     Scottie Young

 

THE HERO INITIATIVE AWARDS

 

DICK GIORDANO HUMANITARIAN AWARD    Joshua Dysart

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD     Marv Wolfman

 

 

 

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