The Ringo Awards Final Ballot Is Open For Pro Voting Now

by Hannah Means Shannon

In September, the second annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards will be presented at Baltimore Comic-Con, and the awards have officially completed their nomination process, finalizing the ballot.
The nomination process included both fans and comic professionals, and many nominees were submitted. Now, the final voting is ready to commence on the 2018 Ballot, and this process is restricted to the comic book industry creative community, meaning “anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally”. Professionals can vote on the website right here. Voting is expected to close on August 31st, 2018.
Below, you’ll find a complete listing of the final 2018 ballot!

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories
* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
2018 Ringo Awards Best Cartoonist Nominees
  • Guy Delisle
  • Emil Ferris
  • Monica Gallagher
  • Joelle Jones
  • Quimchee
  • Jillian Tamaki

* Best Writer

2018 Ringo Awards Best Writer Nominees
  • Jason Aaron
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Matt Kindt
  • Tom King
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Aline Brosh McKenna
  • David Pepose
* Best Artist or Penciller
2018 Ringo Awards Best Artist or Penciller Nominees
  • Gary Frank
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Chris Samnee
  • Stjepan Sejic
  • Lee Weeks
* Best Inker
2018 Ringo Awards Best Inker Nominees
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Mark McKenna
  • Danny Miki
  • Mark Morales
  • Scott Williams
* Best Letterer
2018 Ringo Awards Best Letterer Nominees
  • Colin Bell
  • Justin Birch
  • Todd Klein
  • David Rubin
  • John Workman
* Best Colorist
2018 Ringo Awards Best Colorist Nominees
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Laura Martin
  • Dave McCaig
  • Jasen Smith
  • Dave Stewart
* Best Cover Artist
2018 Ringo Awards Best Cover Artist Nominees
  • Michael Cho
  • Fay Dalton
  • Simon Fraser
  • Joelle Jones
  • David Mack
  • Jorge Santiago Jr.
* Best Series
2018 Ringo Awards Best Series Nominees
  • Batman, DC Comics
  • Lady Killer, Dark Horse Comics
  • Mister Miracle, DC Comics
  • Spencer & Locke, Action Lab Entertainment
  • Sunstone, Image Comics
* Best Single Issue or Story
2018 Ringo Awards Best Single Issue or Story Nominees
  • Batman Annual #2, DC Comics
  • Batman/Elmer Fudd Special, DC Comics
  • Doomsday Clock #1, DC Comics
  • I Am Groot, Marvel Comics
  • Mister Miracle #5, DC Comics
* Best Original Graphic Novel
2018 Ringo Awards Best Original Graphic Novel Nominees
  • The Aggregate, Split Decision Comics
  • The Best We Could Do, Abrams ComicArts
  • Hostage, Drawn & Quarterly
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Fantagraphics
  • Spinning, First Second
* Best Anthology
2018 Ringo Awards Best Anthology Nominees
  • Magic Bullet, D.C. Conspiracy
  • Mine! A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood, ComicMix
  • Mirror, Mirror II, 2dcloud
  • Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1, Dark Horse Comics
  • SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest, Harry N. Abrams
* Best Humor Comic
2018 Ringo Awards Best Humor Comic Nominees
* Best Comic Strip or Panel
2018 Ringo Awards Best Comic Strip or Panel Nominees
  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Peanizles,
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Sarah’s Scribbles, Andrews McMeel Universal
* Best Webcomic
2018 Ringo Awards Best Webcomic Nominees
* Best Non-fiction Comic Work
2018 Ringo Awards Best Non-fiction Comic Work Nominees
  • The Best We Could Do, Abrams ComicArts
  • Everything is Flammable, Uncivilized Books
  • Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Fantagraphics
  • Poppies of Iraq, Drawn & Quarterly
  • ReDistricted,
  • Spinning, First Second
* Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
2018 Ringo Awards Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel Nominees
  • Bolivar, Archaia/BOOM! Studios
  • Cyko KO: A Comic Book Adventure You Can Color, Alterna Comics
  • DC SuperHero Girls, DC Comics
  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, Graphix
  • Home Time (Book One), Top Shelf Productions
  • If Found…Please Return To Elise Gravel, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Jem and the Holograms, IDW Publishing
  • Pizza Tree, Arcana Comics
  • Red’s Planet: Friends and Foes, Harry N. Abrams
* Best Presentation in Design
2018 Ringo Awards Best Presentation in Design Nominees
  • Jane, BOOM! Studios
  • Monograph by Chris Ware, Rizzoli
  • Monsters Vol. 1: The Marvel Monsterbus, Valiant Entertainment
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Fantagraphics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Skybourne, BOOM! Studios
  • X-Men: Grand Design Marvel Comics
In addition to Final Ballot categories, both Fan-Only Favorites from the nomination ballot and Hero Initiative Awards (The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award) will be presented at the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony the evening of September 29, 2018.

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