Skottie Young, Tom King, ‘March: Book Three’ and more take home Ringo Awards

Named for artist Mike Mike Wieringo, the awards were presented over the weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

The winners for the first-ever Ringo Awards were announced this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. The awards are named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007.

The Ringos showed Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland some love, as the creator took home awards for Best Cartoonist and Best Humor Comic. March: Book Three by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell continued to rack up accolades as it took home the awards for Best Non-fiction Comic Work and Best Original Graphic Novel. And Tom King, writer of Best Series winner The Vision, won for Best Writer. Other winners included Fiona Staples, Sean Murphy, Todd Klein, Laura Martin, Bloom County and Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook.

The nomination process was open to anyone, while comic professionals voted on the final winners. Check out the full list of nominees below, with the winners in bold.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Skottie Young
  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)

Best Writer

  • Tom King
  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Fiona Staples
  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen

Best Inker

  • Sean Murphy
  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Victor Olazaba

Best Letterer

  • Todd Klein
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

Best Colorist

  • Laura Martin
  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

Best Series

  • Vision, Marvel Comics
  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Emancipation Day, www.redistrictedcomics.com
  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

Best Anthology

  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • ReDistrictedComics.com (www.redistrictedcomics.com)
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

Best Humor Comic

  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

Best Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • Cooking Comically (www.cookingcomically.com)
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • ReDistrictedComics.com (www.redistrictedcomics.com)
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

Best Presentation in Design

  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

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