2022 Ringo Awards Final Ballot

The  2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards final ballot has been released. The nominees were selected by the combined efforts of jury and public voting.

Final ballot voting is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

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 October 29 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con.

BEST CARTOONIST (WRITER/ARTIST)

  • Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

BEST WRITER

  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Tynion IV

BEST ARTIST OR PENCILLER

  • Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

BEST INKER

  • Sal Buscema
  • Adelso Corona
  • Eber Ferreira
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Sandra Hope
  • Mark Morales
  • Norm Rapmund

BEST LETTERER

  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • Taylor Esposito
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

BEST COLORIST

  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Dave McCaig
  • K. O’Neill
  • Sandro Pacucci
  • Santiago R. Villa

BEST COVER ARTIST

  • Simone Di Meo
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Javan Jordan
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Sana Takeda

BEST SERIES

  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
  • Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Stray Dogs, Image Comics
  • Syphon, Image Comics

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

  • Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
  • Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
  • Blowback, self-published
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Djeliya, TKO Studios
  • Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, Abrams Books
  • This is Where We Fall, Z2

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • DC Pride 2021, DC
  • SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
  • Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
  • Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

BEST HUMOR COMIC

  • Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
  • Not All Robots, AWA Studios
  • Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

BEST WEBCOMIC

BEST HUMOR WEBCOMIC

BEST NON-FICTION COMIC WORK

  • The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
  • Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
  • Run: Book One, Abrams Books
  • Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

BEST KIDS COMIC OR GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone. Dark Horse Comics
  • Better Place, Top Shelf
  • Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
  • Rainbow Bridge, Aftershock
  • The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

BEST PRESENTATION IN DESIGN

  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
  • Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
  • Stake, Scout Comics

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