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2020 Ringo Award Winners Announced

By | October 25th, 2020
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The fourth annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, or Ringo Awards, were held last night during this year’s virtual Baltimore Comic Con. Here are all the winners, voted for by fans and the jury, and divided by those who sponsored each category.

Sponsored by Source Point Press:

Best Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Best Cover Artist: Sana Takeda
Best Original Graphic Novel: “Snow, Glass, Apples” (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Presentation in Design: “Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select” by Stan Sakai (IDW Publishing)

Sponsored by Tapas:

Best Letterer: Nate Piekos
Best Inker: Sandra Hope
Best Webcomic: “Fried Rice” by Erica Eng (https://friedricecomic.com/)
Best Comic Strip or Panel: “Nancy” by Olivia Jaimes (Andrews McMeel Universal)

Sponsored by Bad Idea:

Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: “Superman Smashes the Klan” (DC Comics)

Sponsored by BOOM! Studios:

Best Anthology: “Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens” (Archaia/BOOM! Studios)
Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: “Guts” (Graphix/Scholastic)
Best Humor Comic: “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” (DC Comics)
Best Writer: Mariko Tamaki

Sponsored by Webtoon:

Best Non-fiction Comic Work: “They Called Us Enemy” (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing)
Best Artist or Penciller: Sanford Greene
Best Series: “Bitter Root” (Image Comics)
Best Single Issue or Story: “Usagi Yojimbo” #6 (IDW Publishing)
Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Stan Sakai

The following awards were decided solely by fan vote, and sponsored by Rocketship Entertainment:

Favorite Hero: Clove from “SubZero” (Webtoon)
Favorite Villain: John from “unOrdinary” (Webtoon)
Favorite New Series: “Fangs” by Sarah Andersen
Favorite New Talent: Sinran
Favorite Publisher: Tapas Media

You can watch this year’s full ceremony here:

Congratulations to all the winners. The next Ringo Awards will be held at the 21st annual Baltimore Comic-Con on October 23, 2021.

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.