The 2023 Ringo Awards Jury revealed
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards will be presented on Saturday, September 9, 2023 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards is currently in the midst of the 2023 nomination process, which is inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike. Submit your nominations before voting closes at midnight on May 11, 2023.
An esteemed jury of comics professionals will participate in the nomination process, selecting favorite works in over 20 categories. The 2023 jury was chosen as a representative cross-section of the comic book industry, with members representing seasoned and venerated publishers, press, and creators across numerous genres.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen is the Consumer Marketing Manager for Diamond Comics Distributors, Editor of PREVIEWSworld.com, and the producer/co-host of PREVIEWSworld Weekly. His published work includes MF DOOM: All Caps, Public Enemy’s Apocalypse ’91, Bamn, Fight of the Century, the Harvey Award-nominated District Comics, and the Ringo Awards-nominated Magic Bullet.
Richard Case has been illustrating comics for more than 30 years. His run on Doom Patrol with writer Grant Morrison inspired much of the recent TV series seen on HBO Max. He has also illustrated a number of books, including Sandman, Preacher, Shade the Changing Man, Hunter: Age of Magic, Dr. Strange, Sensational Spider-Man, and Batman ’66. He is currently a Lead Concept Artist for Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment. Follow on Instagram @ richardcaseillustration
Amy Chu is a comics and animation writer, currently working on the upcoming Borderlands mini-series and Carmilla: The First Vampire through the Dark Horse Berger Books imprint. Her most recent work is the Netflix anime series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Rick & Morty, and Archie. For DC and Marvel, she has written popular characters such as Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Deadpool, Ant-Man, and Iron Man. She is also known for her run on Red Sonja, and is the first woman to write the KISS and Green Hornet series. For children, she has written the graphic novels Sea Sirens and Sky Island (Penguin Random House) and Ana & the Cosmic Race (Papercutz). Amy is a member of the faculty at the Kubert School and the School of Visual Arts and a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design from MIT and East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. You can follow her on Twitter @amychu, Instagram @amy_chu and on Facebook/iwritecomics.
Abby Denson is the author of Uniquely Japan, the Kitty Sweet Tooth book series (illustrated by Utomaru), Cool Tokyo Guide, Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Tough Love. She has scripted comics for Amazing Spider-Man Family, Powerpuff Girls Comics, Simpsons Comics, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Disney Adventures, and many others. Her work has garnered the International Manga Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and the IPPY Award.
John Petrie grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York City. He’s worked in the book world for almost thirty years. In addition to working and managing retail bookshops, he spent years working at Forbidden Planet NYC as a comic book retailer. He currently works at Valiant Entertainment as a Sales Manager. He also writes a monthly column at CBR about LGBTQ+ comics called Queer Comics from a Queer Perspective.
Fan and Pro Nomination Categories
- Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
- Best Writer
- Best Artist or Penciller
- Best Inker
- Best Letterer
- Best Colorist
- Best Cover Artist
- Best Series
- Best Single Issue or Story
- Best Original Graphic Novel
- Best Anthology
- Best Humor Comic
- Best Webcomic
- Best Humor Webcomic
- Best Non-fiction Comic Work
- Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
- Best Presentation in Design
Perennial Jury-Only Nomination
- The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award
Fan-Only Favorite Categories
- Favorite Hero
- Favorite Villain
- Favorite New Series
- Favorite New Talent
- Favorite Publisher
Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)
- The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award