2023 Ringo Award Winners Announced

By | September 10th, 2023
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The seventh annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, honoring the best comics of 2022, were held at Baltimore Comic-Con last night. Kate Beaton won Best Cartoonist, and Best Non-Fiction Comic Work for “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands,” while Chris and Laura Samnee won Best Single Issue or Story, and Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel for “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters.” Now without further ado, here is the full list of winners:

Art by Kate Beaton

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Kate Beaton

Best Writer: Ed Brubaker

Best Artist or Penciller: Evan “Doc” Shaner

Best Inker: Klaus Janson

Best Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Stan Sakai (tie)

Best Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Best Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood

Best Series:Something is Killing the Children” by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, BOOM! Studios

Best Single Issue or Story: “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters” by Chris and Laura Samnee, Oni Press

Best Original Graphic Novel:It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth” by Zoe Thorogood, Image Comics

Best Anthology:Young Men in Love,” A Wave Blue World

Best Humor Comic:The Illustrated Al: The Songs of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” by Various, Z2 Comics

Best Webcomic:Lore Olympus” by Rachel Smythe, Webtoon

Best Humor Webcomic:Evil Inc” by Brad J. Guigar

Best Non-Fiction Comic Work: “Ducks: Two Years in the Sand” by Kate Beaton, Drawn & Quarterly

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters” by Chris and Laura Samnee, Oni Press

Best Presentation in Design:Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition – Last Call,” IDW Publishing

Mark Waid, who was this year’s keynote speaker, and Dan Mora won the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Spirit Award for “Batman/Superman: World’s Finest,” while Chris Claremont received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award, and Al Milgrom was given the organization’s Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award.

The following Fan Award winners were also announced:

Fan Favorite Hero: Sam Young, “Let’s Play” (by Leeanne M. Krecic/Mongie, Webtoon)

Fan Favorite Villain: Adam, “The Guy Upstairs” (by Hanza Art, Webtoon)

Fan Favorite New Series: “Nevermore” by Kate Flynn and Kit Trace, Webtoon

Fan Favorite New Talent: Ellie Wright

Fan Favorite Publisher: Dark Horse

Congratulations to all the winners! You can check out the full list of this year’s nominees here, and watch the livestream of the awards below. And in case you missed it, you can find out the winners of the Ignatz Awards here, which were announced on the same night, in what must surely be a historic coincidence.

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.