Presenting The Fifth Annual Ringo Awards Winners

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Last night, the winners of the Fifth Annual Ringo Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con and without any further adieu here is the full rundown.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist):
WINNER – Jeff Lemire
Sas Milledge
Eric Powell
Caytlin Vilbrandt
Thom Zahler

Best Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Chris Miskiewicz
Tom Taylor
WINNER – James Tynion IV

Best Artist or Penciller:
WINNER – Filipe Andrade
Juan Cavia
Tyler Crook
Jeff Edwards
Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Inker:
WINNER – Sal Buscema
Adelso Corona
Eber Ferreira
Jonathan Glapion
Sandra Hope
Mark Morales
Norm Rapmund

Best Letterer:
Andworld Design
Clayton Cowles
WINNER – Taylor Esposito
DC Hopkins
Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Colorist:
Juan Cavia
Bruna Costa
Dijjo Lima
WINNER – Dave McCaig
K. O’Neill
Sandro Pacucci
Santiago R. Villa

Best Cover Artist:
WINNER – Simone Di Meo
Jeff Edwards
Stephanie Hans
Javan Jordan
Jeff Lemire
Peach Momoko
Sana Takeda

Best Series:
Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
WINNER – Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
Stray Dogs, Image Comics
Syphon, Image Comics

Best Single Issue or Story:
Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
WINNER – Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

Best Original Graphic Novel:
Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
Blowback, self-published
WINNER – Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
Djeliya, TKO Studios
Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, Abrams Books
This is Where We Fall, Z2

Best Anthology:
WINNER – DC Pride 2021, DC
SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

Best Humor Comic:
Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
WINNER – Not All Robots, AWA Studios
Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Webcomic:
Archie Comics: Big Ethel Energy, WEBTOON
Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, WEBTOON
I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp, Insider
Let’s Play, WEBTOON
WINNER – Lore Olympus, WEBTOON

Best Humor Webcomic:
The Little Trashmaid, Tapas Media
Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell, WEBTOON
The Middle Age,
Mr. Lovenstein, Tapas Media
Rosebuds, GoComics
WINNER – Sarah’s Scribbles, Tapas Media

Best Non-fiction Comic Work:
The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
WINNER – Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
Run: Book One, Abrams Books
Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel:
WINNER – Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone. Dark Horse Comics
Better Place, Top Shelf Productions
Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
Rainbow Bridge, AfterShock Comics
The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

Best Presentation in Design:
WINNER – Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
Stake, Scout Comics

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I pointed out in the rundown of the overall nominations I wasn’t aware about many of the actual titles as much as the creative forces behind them and what I do like about this kind of awards listing is that it sends me to the Amazon ComiXology to see if I can peruse anything or of course the traditional book and comic book store to get real deal physical copies into my hands for the collection. What do you think about this years winners? Chime in down below in the comments section and once again “Congratulations” to the winners. I will see you all again soon, please keep safe out there.


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