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2017 Ringo awards final ballot nominees announced


2017 Ringo awards final ballot nominees announced

The Ringo Awards nominees are out! Who do you think will win?

2017 Ringo awards final ballot nominees announced

The Baltimore Comic-Con is a go to for all things comics and a way for fans to meet comic book creators, but did you know there’s an award show taking place there too? Replacing the Harvey Awards, the Ringo awards aka the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are an annual celebration of the creativity behind and fun of comics.

Voting on the 2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot is now open for the comic book industry creatives community until August 16th, 2017! The nominees were selected by fans and professionals alike, and those nominees are now available to view!

Check out the full list of nominees below for the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot:

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

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

Best Writer

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

Best Artist or Penciller

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

Best Inker

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

Best Letterer

Clayton Cowles
Taylor Esposito
Todd Klein
Troy Peteri
John Workman

Best Colorist

Jordie Bellaire
Tamra Bonvillain
Elizabeth Breitweiser
Laura Martin
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

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

Best Single Issue or Story

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

Best Original Graphic Novel

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

Best Anthology

Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
Island, Image Comics
Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

Best Humor Comic

Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
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

Girl Genius, Phil Foglio
Siren’s Lament, Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
The Middle Age, Steve Conley
The Red Hook, Dean Haspiel
unOrdinary, uru-chan

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

Cooking Comically
Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

Best Presentation in Design

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
Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

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