Over the weekend, at Baltimore Comic Con, the 2022 Ringo Award Winners were announced. Big winners over the weekend were Harold Schechter and Eric Powell‘s graphic novel Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? (Albatross Funnybooks), with three awards; and James Tynion IV, Werner Dell’Edera, andMiquel Muerto’s ongoing series Something is Killing the Children (BOOM!), with two awards.

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, a graphic novel exploring the origins of notorious 1950s serial killer and body snatcher Ed Gein, was a three-time winner at the 2022 Ringo Awards – receiving prizes for Best Original Graphic Novel, Best Non-Fiction Comic Work, and Best Presentation in Design.

2022 Ringo Winners

Something is Killing the Children, published by BOOM! Studios, began serialisation in 2019. The series received two Ringo awards – for Best Series and Best Single Issue or Story (#20). Co-creator James Tynion IV also received a 2022 Ringo Award for Best Writer.

In the webcomic category Rachel Smythe’s popular ongoing Webtoon series Lore Olympus once more added an additional award to its shelf.

Baltimore Comic Con and Ringo Awards representative Randy Tischler indicated the scope and vibrancy of the American comic book industry’s output from the last year in his opening remarks,

“In the calendar year 2021 – the eligibility period for this year’s Ringo Awards – Diamond Comic Distributors sent out 18,592 comics, original graphic novels, and trade paperbacks. That’s a lot of comics. It doesn’t include publishers using alternate distribution channels, self-publishers, the growing field of crowd-funders, or the universe of webcomics.”


“Folks, the next time you are wondering what you should pick up to read, pull up the final ballot, throw a dart, and head to your local comic shop.”

The professional jury at the 2022 Ringo Awards were Jim Calafiore, Carla Speed McNeil, Jarrett Melendez, Joe Murray, and Quiana Whitted. The jury prize winner, the Mike Wieringo Spirit Award, went to Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee, and Matt Wilson‘s Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters (Oni Press).

Nominees for the Ringo Awards are selected by a mix of professional jury selection and at least two additional places per category derived from fan voting. Only industry professionals are eligible to vote in the final ballot to select Ringo Award winners.

Below is the complete list of winners and nominees, plus Hero Initiative and Fan Vote prizes

Best Cartoonist (Writer and Artist)

  • WINNER: Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

Best Writer

  • WINNER: James Tynion IV
  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor

Best Artist or Penciller

  • WINNER: Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Inker

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

Best Letterer

  • WINNER: Taylor Esposito
  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Colorist

  • WINNER: Dave McCaig
  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • 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

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

Best Single Issue or Story

  • WINNER: Something is Killing the Children #20 [BOOM! Studios]
  • Commander RAO #1 [Scout Comics]
  • Mamo #1 [BOOM! Studios]
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3 [BOOM! Studios]
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface [So What? Press]

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • WINNER: Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? [Albatross Funnybooks]
  • Ballad for Sophie [Top Shelf Productions]
  • Blowback [self-published]
  • 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

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

Best Webcomic

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • WINNER: Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? [Albatross Funnybooks]
  • The Comic Book History of Animation [IDW Publishing]
  • 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]
  • Just Roll With It [Random House Children’s Books]
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump [Fantagraphics]
  • Rainbow Bridge [Aftershock]
  • 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]

Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, [Oni Press]


  • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Scott Dunbier
  • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Geppi


  • Favorite Hero: Sylas from Syphon [Image]
  • Favorite Villain: Captain Martell from Blowback [self-published]
  • Favorite New Series: Clinic of Horrors [WEBTOON]
  • Favorite New Talent: Vincent Kings
  • Favorite Publisher: Image Comics