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2022 Ringo Awards Winners Announced

By | October 30th, 2022
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Cover by Eric Powell

The sixth annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, or Ringos, honoring the best comics of 2021, were held last night at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Eric Powell and Harold Schechter’s true crime graphic novel “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?” picked up three awards, including Best Original Graphic Novel, while James Tynion IV won three, including Best Writer, and Best Series for “Something is Killing the Children.”

Dark Horse, the new home of Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks imprint, also picked up Best Kids’ Comic or Graphic Novel for Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman and Adele Matera’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender — Suki, Alone.” Webtoon and Image Comics won two awards each, while Chris and Laura Samnee’s “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters” won the eponymous Mike Wieringo Spirit Award.

Now without further ado, here are the year’s full list of winners:

Jury and Fan Winners:

Best Non-fiction Comic Work:Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?,” Albatross Funnybooks

Best Colorist: Dave McCaig

Best Webcomic:Lore Olympus” (by Rachel Smythe), Webtoon

Best Kids’ Comic or Graphic Novel:Avatar: The Last Airbender — Suki, Alone,” Dark Horse Comics

Best Series:Something is Killing the Children” (by Tynion, Werther Dell’Edera, and Miquel Muerto), BOOM! Studios

Best Artist or Penciller: Filipe Andrade (“The Many Deaths of Laila Starr”)

Best Writer: James Tynion IV

Best Humor Comic:Not All Robots” (by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato), AWA Studios

Best Anthology:DC Pride 2021,” DC

Best Single Issue or Story: “Something is Killing the Children” #20, BOOM! Studios

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Jeff Lemire

Best Presentation in Design: “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?,” Albatross Funnybooks

Best Letterer: Taylor Esposito

Best Inker: Sal Buscema (for “The Heroes Union,” Binge Books/Sitcomics)

Best Cover Artist: Simone Di Meo

Best Humor Webcomic:Sarah’s Scribbles” (by Sarah Andersen), Tapas Media

Best Original Graphic Novel: “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?,” Albatross Funnybooks

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

Hero Initiative Awards:

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

Fan Favorites:

Favorite Hero: Sylas from “Syphon” (Image)
Favorite Villain: Captain Martell from “Blowback” (self-published)
Favorite New Series:Clinic of Horrors” (by Merryweather & PokuriMio, Webtoon)
Favorite New Talent: Vincent Kings (“This is Where We Fall,” Z2 Comics)
Favorite Publisher: Image Comics

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, a full list of whom you can read at the official Ringo website; you can also check out all of this year’s sponsors here. The Ringo Awards will return to honor 2022’s best comics at the 24th annual Baltimore Comic-Con on September 9, 2023.

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris was the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys talking 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. Give him a visit (and a tip if you like) on Ko-fi.