Comic Book Creators React To Winning Their 2023 Ringo Award

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The 2023 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, or Ringo Awards, were presented at Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend.

The 2023 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards or Ringo Awards were presented at Baltimore Comic-Con sponsored by Cards, Comics & Collectibles, as well as A Wave Blue World, Big Lick Comic-Con, Boom Studios, Comix Well Spring, Gem City Comic Con, Geppi Family Enterprises, Hake’s Auctions, Hard Rock Cafe, Image Comics, Mad Cave Studios, Modern Fanatic, Oni Press, Prana: Direct Market Solutions, and Rocketship Entertainment. And creators were surprised around the world…

Comic Book Creators React To Winning Their 2023 Ringo Award

Joe Glass: Omg we won another one! YOUNG MEN IN LOVE won the Ringo Award for Best Anthology! Thanks to everyone who voted, this means so much! As ever, thanks to @mattminer1984 @AWaveBlueWorld and all the creators who made this special book. We did it again!

Zoe Thorogood: Wait what?? I didn’t even bother watching because I was against Ducks but I won a Ringo???? What??

Ellie Wright: Still in shock but can’t believe I won the Favourite New Talent at the @ringoawards tonight and got to meet so many talented and nice people!

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou: I got the @ringoawards for Best Letterer in a tie with the powerhouse Stan Sakai?! Hahaha that’s so cool!

Winners of the 2023 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:

Fan Favorites:

  • Favorite Hero: Sam Young from Let’s Play (Rocketship Entertainment)
  • Favorite Villain: Adam from The Guy Upstairs (WEBTOONS)
  • Favorite New Series: Nevermore (WEBTOON)
  • Favorite New Talent: Ellie Wright
  • Favorite Publisher: Dark Horse

Jury and Fan Winners:

  • Best Inker: Klaus Janson
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Best Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
  • Best Webcomic: Lore Olympus, WEBTOON (
  • Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, Oni Press
  • Best Series: Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Best Writer: Ed Brubaker
  • Best Humor Comic: The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Z2 Comics
  • Best Anthology: Young Men in Love, A Wave Blue World
  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Kate Beaton
  • Best Letterer (tie): Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Stan Sakai
  • Best Single Issue or Story: Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, Oni Press
  • Best Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood
  • Best Humor Webcomic: Evil Inc.,(
  • Best Original Graphic Novel: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, Image Comics
  • Best Presentation in Design: Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition—Last Call, IDW Publishing
  • Best Artist or Penciller: Evan “Doc” Shaner
  • Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: World’s Finest, DC Comics

Hero Initiative Awards:

  • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Al Milgrom
  • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Chris Claremont

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