Joelle Jones, Tom King, Lee Weeks and more win 2018 Ringo Awards

Marc Andreyko receives the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award, while Denny O’Neil receives the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were presented this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con, celebrating the “creativity, skill and fun of comics.” The awards program is named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007.

This is the second year the awards were presented, and they include both “fan favorites,” which were selected by open voting, and “jury and fan winners,” selected by a combination of open nominations and jury voting. You can see the breakdown of how the winners were selected on the Ringo Awards website.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Fan Favorites:

Favorite Hero: Mags (Assassin Roommate)
Favorite Villain: Arlo (unOrdinary)
Favorite New Series: I Love Yoo
Favorite New Talent: Quimchee
Favorite Publisher: Line Webtoon

Jury and Fan Winners:

Best Cover Artist: Michael Cho
Best Series: Mister Miracle, DC Comics
Best Letterer: Todd Klein
Best Colorist: Dave Stewart
Best Humor Comic: Batman/Elmer Fudd, DC Comics
Best Original Graphic Novel: My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Fantagraphics
Best Comic Strip or Panel: Sarah’s Scribbles, Andrews McMeel Universal
Best Single Issue or Story: Batman/Elmer Fudd Special, DC Comics
Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Mech Cadet Yu, BOOM! Studios
Best Anthology: Mine! A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood, ComicMix
Best Non-fiction Comic Work: The Best We Could Do, Abrams ComicArts
Best Presentation in Design: Saga, Image Comics
Best Webcomic: 1000, Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene
Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: DC SuperHero Girls, DC Comics
Best Inker: Mark Morales
Best Writer: Tom King
Best Artist or Penciller: Lee Weeks
Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Joelle Jones

Hero Initiative Awards:

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Marc Andreyko
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Denny O’Neil

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