Nominees announced for the 2020 Ringo Awards

Winners are scheduled to be announced in October.

The nominees for the Ringo Awards have been announced, marking the fourth year for the awards program named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007.

Nominees were chosen by fans, along with a panel of judges that included Joan Hilty, editorial director of comics for Nickelodeon; James Kuhoric from Dynamite Entertainment; writer/artist Jill Thompson; Carol Tilley, an associate professor at University of Illinois; and writer/artist Gene Luen Yang. Final winners will be chosen by a vote open to comics pros.

Winners are scheduled to be announced Oct. 24 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, which as of now has not yet been cancelled.

Best Cartoonist (writer and 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 (Action Lab Entertainment/Danger Zone)
  • 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 (Action Lab Entertainment/Danger Zone)
  • 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 (Boom! Studios/Archaia Press)
  • 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)
  • Twizted: Haunted High-Ons (Source Point Press)
  • Wonder Twins (DC)

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 
  • Grass (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • In Waves (Nobrow/Flying Eye Books)
  • They Called Us Enemy (IDW Publishing/Top Shelf)
  • 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, (Oni Press/Lion Forge)

Best Presentation in Design

  • Going to the Chapel (Action Lab Entertainment/Danger Zone)
  • Making Comics (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books)
  • 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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