The 2018 Ringo Awards were presented Saturday night at Baltimore Comic-Con. Named after the late artist Mike Wieringo, The Ringo niominations are selected by a mix of popular and jury votes, while the final winners are selected by the comics ceative community. The re are also five categories voted for entiley by fans – online comics made a strong showing in the winners here.
As is law My Favorite Thing is Monsters won an award.
And the winners are:
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
In addition, two awards were presented in conjunction with the Hero Initiative:
Hero Initiative Awards:
Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Marc Andreyko
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Denny O’Neil
Katie Cook delivered the keynote address for the ceremony, and presented included Christie Blanch and Thom Zahler; David and Julia Petersen; Denys Cowan; Jenny Frison and Ramona Fradon; Rob Stull and Gus Vazquez; Louise Simonson; Jeff Parker and Karl Kesel; and Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Mark Waid, and Matt Wieringo.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.