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The Ringo Awards 2020 Jury Announced

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, October 24, 2020 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards is currently in the midst of the 2020 nomination process, which is inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike. Submit nominations before voting closes at midnight on June 25, 2020.

An esteemed jury of comics professionals will participate in the nomination process, selecting favorite works in over 20 categories. The 2020 jury was chosen as a representative cross-section of the comic book industry, with members representing seasoned and venerated educators, publishers, press, and creators across numerous genres.


Joan Hilty

Joan Hilty directs comics and graphic novel licensed publishing at Nickelodeon, and is a founder and consulting editor-in-chief of the book producer Pageturner. She has been a senior editor at DC Comics/Vertigo and a syndicated cartoonist. She serves on programming committees for the Brooklyn Book Festival and Miami Book Fair, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.


James Kuhoric

James Kuhoric is a multi-award-winning author, editor, and publisher of comics. He has worked with many studios writing high profile licensed comic books, including Stargate SG-1Battlestar GalacticaThe Six Million Dollar Man, and the fan-favorite mash-up, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. He created the western horror series Dead Irons with Jae Lee and Jason Shawn Alexander, as well as the whimsical Legendary Talespinners with Grand Bond. His love of horror comics and movies has led to successful scripting runs on Army of DarknessAdam Green’s Hatchet, and Beware the Witch’s Shadow comics. He has been a Managing Editor at Avatar Press, a Director of Purchasing at Diamond, and is currently a Vice President at Dynamite Entertainment. Kuhoric is also the President of American Mythology Comics which can be found at www.americanmythology.net, on Twitter @AmericanMytho, and on Facebook @AmericanMythologyComics.


Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson is a ten-time Eisner Award-winning comic book creator. She is best known for her creations The Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie, her award-winning graphic novel Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, as well as her collaborations with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, Grant Morrison on The Invisibles, Will Pfeifer on Finals, Evan Dorkin on Beasts of Burden, Mick Foley on Tales From Wrescal Lane, and many more. Jill’s comic work has been translated into many languages and she loves to travel around the world to appear at comic conventions and festivals to meet her wonderful fans! The Scary Godmother has been adapted to the stage as a play, and then to television for Cartoon Network! Jill is actively working to create more Scary Godmother in every form for everyone to enjoy! You can follow her on Instagram @thejillthompson or Twitter @thejillthompson. You can buy beautiful Scary Godmother dolls and other cool stuff at www.thescarygodmother.com


Carol Tilley

Comics historian Carol Tilley is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois. Her 2012 research on anti-comics advocate Fredric Wertham was featured in the New York Times and other media outlets. Currently she is working on a cultural history of how young readers read, used, and subverted comics in the mid-20th century US to create a vibrant popular print culture. Tilley is a past president of the Comics Studies Society and was a 2016 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards judge.


Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), Superman from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. His most recent books are Dragon Hoops from First Second Books and Superman Smashes the Klan from DC Comics.

Ringo Awards 2020 Nominations are Now Open

Ringo Awards

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their third year on Saturday, October 24, 2020 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.

More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at the awards ceremony in October.


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 Comic Strip or Panel
  • Best 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

Fan and Pro Nominations

Fan and pro-jury voting are tallied independently, and the combined nomination ballot is compiled by the Ringo Awards Committee. The top two fan choices become nominees, and the jury’s selections fill the remaining three slots for five total nominees per category. Ties may result in more than five nominees in a single category. Nominees will be listed on the ballot alphabetically. Nomination ballot voting will be open to the public (fans and pros) starting April 10, 2020 and will close June 25, 2020.


Final Ballot Voting

After processing by the Ringo Awards Committee and Jury, the Final Ballot are targeted to be available to comic creative professionals for voting on August 26, 2020 and will be due by September 23, 2020 for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020.


Nomination Eligibility

Eligibility for creators and creative works is determined by publication in the preceding calendar year – print publication date takes precedence over electronic publication date. For electronic works, the date of publication is time-stamped with most publications and at least 3 episodes/installments of continuing works must have appeared during the eligibility period.


Publisher Submissions

Publishers wishing to submit works for review by the Ringo Jurors can submit up to five submissions per “Fan and Pro Nomination” and “Perennial Jury-Only Nomination” category that they feel are worthy of consideration. To participate in this process, publishers are asked to have a single representative send an email to contact@ringoawards.com for information on how to send in your submission.

Baltimore Comic Con 2020 Welcomes Award-Winners Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, David Petersen, Don Rosa, Joe Staton, and Mark Waid

Cliff Chiang

Join us for the 21st annual Baltimore Comic-Con in the Inner Harbor at the Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020. The Baltimore Comic-Con features many comics luminaries, including industry award winners Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, David Petersen, Don Rosa, Joe Staton, and Mark WaidVIP, General Admission, and Fan Experience Tickets are now on sale.

Cliff Chiang began his career as an assistant editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint before moving into freelance illustration. His previous work includes runs on Human TargetGreen Arrow & Black CanaryWonder Woman with Brian Azzarello, and the Eisner Award-winning Paper Girls, co-created with Brian K. Vaughan. Cliff is currently writing and drawing a book for DC’s Black Label.

Jamal Igle

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. The co-creator of Venture with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber and the penciller/co-creator of The Wrong Earth for AHOY Comics, Jamal is a comic industry veteran. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and the all ages action miniseries Race Against Time, as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. JoeIron ManSpider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear ManNightwingTangent: Superman’s ReignSupermanSupergirl, and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen and voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, and serving as storyboards artist for Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation. Currently, Jamal is working on White, the sequel to the hit series Black from Black Superpowers/Black Mask Studios, coming late Summer 2019.

David Petersen

David Petersen is a cartoonist and children’s book illustrator who launched his career with a self-published issue of his series Mouse Guard in 2005, when it was then picked up by Archaia, who continues to publish the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series. Petersen has also worked on covers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Dark Crystal. He’s illustrated an edition of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows for IDW and his artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). In 2010, he was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Artist (Mouse Guard: Winter 1152).

Don Rosa

Eisner Award-winning Don Rosa can hardly be mentioned without evoking images of Walt Disney’s Donald DuckScrooge McDuck, and the rest of the Duck family. Heir apparent to Carl Barks as the Duck master, he was responsible for approximately 90 stories before his retirement from working with Disney in 2006. You can see his beautiful contributions in IDW’s Don Rosa’s The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Vol.1: Artist’s Edition.

Joe Staton

Joe Staton has been drawing comics since he started working for Charlton Comics in 1971, where he co-created E-Man and Michael Mauser. Though the bulk of his work has been for DC Comics, at last count, Staton has worked for at least 30 publishers and 100 different editors. Among his many comics credits are Action ComicsGreen LanternThe LegionClassics Illustrated, and various incarnations of Batman. During his time on Green Lantern, he co-created several GLs, including Kilowog, Arisia, and Salakk. He also designed GL Guy Gardner’s “bad boy” look. More recently, with his writer-wife Hilarie, he produces medical comics such as Pete Learns All About Crohn’s and Colitis and Amy Goes Gluten-Free. In 1998, he received the Eisner Award for his work on World’s Finest: The Superman-Batman Adventures. He penciled over 100 issues of the Cartoon Network’s Scooby Doo comic. He illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem for NAL and a graphic biography of Ronald Reagan. Since 2011, working with writer Mike Curtis, Joe has been the regular artist for the long-running Dick Tracy newspaper strip (available online). Dick Tracy received Harvey Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for Best Syndicated Strip or Feature.

Mark Waid

The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid has been the voice behind dozens of series that have resonated throughout comics fandom and the creative community alike. His more acclaimed runs include DC Comics’ The FlashKingdom ComeJLA: Year OneJLALegion of Super-Heroes, and Superman: Birthright, Marvel Comics’ Captain AmericaFantastic FourAmazing Spider-ManThe Indestructible Hulk, and Daredevil, BOOM! Studios’ Incorruptible and Irredeemable, Archie Comics’ Archie, and his creator-owned works Empire and Potter’s Field. He currently serves as Publisher (U.S.) at Humanoids.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Jose Delbo (Aquaman), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Doctor Strange), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Frank Miller Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2020

Frank Miller

You won’t want to miss the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place October 23-25 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced the return of Frank Miller, who will be in attendance on Saturday, October 24th.

Frank Miller is a comic book writer and artist, a screenwriter, a film director, and a movie producer. Originally from just down the street in Olney, MD, Frank was raised in Montpelier, VT, and eventually found his way to New York City and the comic book industry in the late 1970s. Finding work in Gold Key Comics initially, he went on to work with DC and Marvel. At the latter, after recurring fill-in and cover artist gigs, he took over art and, eventually, writing duties on Daredevil. He co-plotted the Wolverine limited series with Chris Claremont, and would continue working on titles (his own and those of the companies for which he worked) including RoninDaredevil: Born AgainElektra Lives AgainThe Dark Knight ReturnsSin City, and 300. In addition to his comic book work, Miller wrote the scripts for Robocop 2 and 3, directed the film version of The Spirit, shared directing duties with Robert Rodriguez on the Palme d’Or-nominated Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and produced the film 300. Eagle-eyed viewers can spot him in cameo roles in Robocop 2DaredevilSin CitySin City: A Dame to Kill For, and The Spirit. Miller is known for creating Elektra for Marvel Comics’ Daredevil series, and a female version of the Robin character, Carrie Kelley, for DC Comics.

Miller will be appearing on Saturday only, and a limited number of tickets are available for fan interaction during his appearance. To purchase tickets to the Baltimore Comic-Con and the Frank Miller Gold and Silver tickets specifically, please see our tickets webpage.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Jose Delbo (Aquaman), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Davis, Giella, Moore, Truman, and Venditti Return to Baltimore Comic-Con 2020

Come to the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con October 23-25 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The convention welcomes back returning guests Shane Davis, Joe Giella, Terry Moore, Timothy Truman, and Robert VendittiClick here to purchase your tickets!

Shane Davis

Shane Davis is an American comic book artist best known for his New York Times Bestseller graphic novel Superman: Earth One volumes 1 and 2. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Legendary Comics. He is the writer and artist of Axcend, his first creator-owned project. He is currently working on a Metal Men maxi-series at DC Comics.

Joe Giella

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash GordonThe PhantomMary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Terry Moore

Indie powerhouse Terry Moore began his career in comics with the critically acclaimed epic series Strangers in Paradise, the compelling love story between three unlikely friends who find themselves bound together by their pasts. The long running series garnered many awards, including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award. Strangers in Paradise has been translated into nineteen languages and is as popular today as when it was first published in 1993. In 2018, Terry marked 25 years of Strangers in Paradise with new stories in a ten-issue limited series, Strangers in Paradise XXV. Moore has created many award-winning series, including Motor Girl, the story of a wounded warrior and her imaginary best friend, Rachel Rising, a horror comic with a ten-year old serial killer named Zoe, and Echo, a science fiction thriller. In 2020, Terry concludes the exciting series, Five Years, that brings together characters from all of his series in one heart-stopping story. The recipient of numerous industry awards worldwide, Moore continues to create strong female characters in extraordinary stories that touch the hearts of readers around the world. In addition to publishing work under his own label, Abstract Studio, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and other major publishers throughout his career.

Timothy Truman

Timothy Truman is known as one of the most original storytellers and stylists in the American comic book industry. His work on Grimjack was on the leading edge of the “grim and gritty” comics of the ’80’s. Truman continued his tear through the indy scene with Scout and Scout: War Shaman. Timothy took his brand of detailed, character-driven adventure to DC for Hawkworld, for which he received the 1991 European Haxtur Award. His interest in frontier and Native American history led him to write, draw, and publish the graphic novel Wilderness: The True Story of Simon Girty. With writer Joe R. Lansdale, he revamped the DC Western anti-hero Jonah Hex, which won the Bram Stoker Award in 1996 and The Lone Ranger and Tonto for Topps. Other projects have included Star WarsTime BeaversThe SpiderTurok: Dinosaur HunterThe ProwlerJustice League: Gatekeeper, and Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conan and King Conan. Timothy teamed up with his son, writer Benjamin Truman, to produce the acclaimed horror-western graphic novel A Man Named Hawken and, most recently, Scout: Marauder, the long-awaited sequel to the original Scout series. As a commercial illustrator, Timothy has painted book covers for Bantam Books, Subterranean Press, and Learning A-Z, and worked on projects with such musical acts as The Grateful Dead, Santana, Hot Tuna, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Hunter, and Rory Gallagher. For more information about Timothy and his work, visit his website at www.timothytruman.com or follow him on Facebook.

Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti is a New York Times best-selling author whose characters and concepts have been adapted to film and television. He has written the monthly comic book series X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern CorpsGreen Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics, and the children’s novel series Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape for Simon & Schuster. His current projects include Justice LeagueHawkman, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days, inspired by the story of his uncle’s participation in D-Day.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Becky Cloonan Makes Her Baltimore Comic-Con Debut in 2020

Becky Cloonan

The Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020. The convention has announced the addition of Becky Cloonan, making her Baltimore Comic-Con debut! Tickets for the show are now available.

Becky Cloonan began her career making minicomics as part of the Meathaus collective. Since then, she’s gone on to write and draw on titles like Dark AgnesConan the BarbarianThe PunisherTrue Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,Gotham AcademyDetective Comics, and Batman, and working on creator-owned books like Southern Cross and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, By Chance or Providence.

When she’s not making comics, she illustrates album art, and gig and movie posters for My Chemical Romance, Black Sabbath, Adult Swim, and Mondo. She enjoys old movies, true crime podcasts, and still tries to self-publish new minicomics when she can. Becky currently lives in Austin with her partner Michael, two weird cats, and a couple dozen plants.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Jill Thompson Comes to Baltimore Comic-Con 2020

Jill Thompson

Come to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020 for the 21st annual Baltimore Comic-Con. We are proud to announce the addition of Jill Thompson, making her Baltimore Comic-Con debut! Tickets for the show are now available.

Jill Thompson is a ten-time Eisner Award-winning comic book creator. She is best known for her creations The Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie, her award-winning graphic novel Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, as well as her collaborations with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, Grant Morrison on The Invisibles, Will Pfeifer on Finals, Evan Dorkin on Beasts of Burden, Mick Foley on Tales From Wrescal Lane, and many more.

Jill’s comic work has been translated into many languages and she loves to travel around the world to appear at comic conventions and festivals to meet her wonderful fans! The Scary Godmother has been adapted to the stage as a play, and then to television for Cartoon Network!

Jill is actively working to create more Scary Godmother in every form for everyone to enjoy!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2020 Ticket Discount Ends Soon

Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020Discount tickets for the show are now on sale but only through January 1, 2020.

Tickets currently available include:

  • VIP
  • Weekend Pass
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!

VIP ticket holders receive the following package items and benefits:

  • Exclusive early admission to all 3 days of the show
  • 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt
  • 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con yearbook
  • $40 gift voucher to the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives table
  • Show-exclusive Frank Cho print

Limited time offer! Between now and January 1, 2020, the Baltimore Comic-Con is offering a 10% discount on all ticket sales.

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit the tickets page for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Afua Richardson (Omni), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), and Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan).

Winners of the 2019 Ringo Awards Announced

Ringo Awards

Comic creative professionals, publishers, retailers, and fans came together Saturday night, October 19, 2019 to socialize, dine, and experience the comic book industry celebrating recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors at the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards. The banquet and awards ceremony honoring nominees and winners in professional and fan categories was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike.

Bob Wayne, comics industry luminary whose resume includes stints as a retailer, comics writer for DC and Charlton Comics, DC Comics executive, and CBLDF advisory board member, honored the Ringo Awards as the 2019 keynote presenter at the event.

Winners of the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:

Fan Favorites:

  • Favorite Hero: Toaster Dude
  • Favorite Villain: Lance Cordrey from Aberrant (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Favorite New Series: Luff
  • Favorite New Talent: Enjelicious
  • Favorite Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Jury and Fan Winners:

  • Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
  • Best Series (tie): Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics and The Immortal Hulk, Marvel Comics
  • Best Letterer: Todd Klein
  • Best Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain
  • Best Humor Comic: MAD, DC Comics
  • Best Original Graphic Novel: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Image Comics
  • Best Comic Strip or Panel: Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Best Single Issue or Story: Swamp Thing Winter Special, DC Comics
  • Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Isola, Image Comics
  • Best Anthology: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
  • Best Presentation in Design: Absolute Sandman Overture, DC Comics
  • Best Webcomic: The Nib (thenib.com)
  • Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: Punk Taco, Adam Wallenta Entertainment
  • Best Inker: Fiona Staples
  • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Best Artist or Penciller: Sean Phillips
  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Terry Moore

Hero Initiative Awards:

  • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Louise Simonson
  • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Kicks Off Tomorrow!

The 20th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon, Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center! The show floor will open at 1:00 pm (12:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am.

Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:

  • The convention entrance is in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (the same entrance as last year).
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • If you are driving in on Saturday, especially from the north, please be aware of traffic changes — see the Helpful Info: Getting to the Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday link for details.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be scanned and collected, and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • They have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests. You can meet, greet, and redeem all pre-purchased tickets for media guests in the Guest Autographs and Photos Area. More information about all of the media guests can be found here.
  • The Jim Lee Platinum Signing will be Saturday at 1:00pm-2:30pm in Room 347-348. The Jim Lee Gold Signing will be Saturday at 3:00pm-5:00pm in Room 347-348. Jim Lee autograph signings will occur at 5:00pm in Room 347-348. To purchase Jim Lee Autographs and/or remaining Fan Packages, go to the Tickets page.
  • The Brian K. Vaughan Friday Meet and Greet will be at 2:45pm-4:45pm in Room 339-342. The Brian K. Vaughan Saturday Meet and Greet will be 3:45pm-5:45pm in Room 345-346.
  • The 10th Annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Toynk.com, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm for adults (professional and amateur), and Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm for children. Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm each respective contest day. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest. Over-18 registration will cost $10 for professionals and $5 for amateurs. Under-18 registration will be free.
  • There will be ATMs available throughout the show for your convenience.
  • Maps for the show are now posted.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe and fun weekend, please familiarize yourself with the Baltimore Comic-Con Harassment Policy and Weapons Policy.
  • Bring your comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.
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