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The 2021 Ringo Awards Winners Are…

Ringo Awards

The 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were presented during the Ringo Awards Banquet and Ceremony in conjunction with the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con taking place, Saturday evening, October 23, 2021.

The event was livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube for those who were unable to make the ceremony and still wanted to watch.

The winners are below in bold. Congrats to everyone who was nominated and won.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Derf Backderf
  • Leeanne M. Krecic (Mongie)
  • Stan Sakai
  • Rachel Smythe
  • Adrian Tomine
  • Sophie Yanow

Best Writer

  • Penelope Bagieu
  • Anthony Del Col
  • Jason Douglas
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Marjorie Liu
  • James Tynion IV
  • Ram V

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Josh Adams
  • Jamal Campbell
  • Elsa Charretier
  • Hanza Art
  • Sana Takeda

Best Inker

  • Sanford Greene
  • Brett Hobson
  • Jjolee
  • Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Tonci Zonjic

Best Letterer

  • Deron Bennett
  • Aditya Bidikar
  • DC Hopkins
  • Micah Myers
  • Chas! Pangburn

Best Colorist

  • Toyin Ajetunmobi
  • Laura Allred
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Aladdin Lee Grant Rutledge Collar
  • Jacob Phillips
  • Joe Todd-Stanton
  • Christian Ward

Best Cover Artist

  • Gian Carlo Bernal
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Maan House
  • Steve Lieber
  • Peach Momoko
  • Kevin O’Neill
  • Joe Todd-Stanton

Best Series

  • The Department of Truth, Image Comics
  • Far Sector, DC
  • Lore Olympus, WEBTOON
  • My Deepest Secret, WEBTOON
  • Usagi Yojimbo, IDW Publishing
  • Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, DC

Best Single Issue or Story

  • All-America Comix #1, Image Comics
  • Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds, BOOM! Studios
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin” from Ice Cream Man Present Quarantine Comix Special #1, Image Comics
  • The O.Z., self-published
  • Parallel, Source Point Press

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Buried But Not Dead, Source Point Press
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Pulp, Image Comics

Best Anthology

  • Be Gay, Do Comics, IDW Publishing
  • Hey, Amateur! Go From Novice to Nailing It in 9 Panels, IDW Publishing
  • Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope, A Wave Blue World
  • Pandemix: Quarantine Comix in the Age of ‘Rona, self-published
  • Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment, Little Red Bird Press

Best Humor Comic

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • ArkhaManiacs, DC
  • Billionaire Island, AHOY Comics
  • Love and Capes: The Family Way, Maerkle Press/IDW Publishing
  • Metalshark Bro 2: Assault on Hamzig Island, Scout Comics
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Webcomic

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Banned Book Club, Iron Circus Comics
  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker In California, Z2 Comics
  • Come Home Indio, Street Noise Books
  • Dancing After TEN, Fantagraphics Books
  • Grateful Dead – Origins, Z2 Comics
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • We’ll Soon Be Home Again, Dark Horse Comics

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • Cat Kid Comic Club #1, Scholastic Graphix
  • Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, Action Lab Entertainment
  • Max Meow: Cat Crusader, Random House
  • The Perhapanauts: First Blood, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • Twins, Scholastic Graphix

Best Presentation in Design

  • Crescent City Monsters, Dream Fury Comics
  • Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition, IDW Publishing
  • The Electric Black, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • The Harrowing of Hell, Iron Circus Comics
  • Heavy Metal #300, Heavy Metal
  • Impossible Jones, Volume 1: Grin & Gritty, Panic Button Press
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press

The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement was presented to Joe Quesada, The Ringo Spirit Award was presented for Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith, and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Awards was presented to Gene Ha.

Fan Awards included “Favorite Hero” which was Persephone from Lore Olympus on Webtoon, “Favorite Villain” which was Emma from My Deepest Secret on Webtoon, “Favorite New Series” which was Midnight Poppy Land on Webtoon, and “Favorite New Talent” presented to Lilydusk. Rocketship was named “Favorite Publisher“.

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