Comic creative professionals, publishers, retailers, and fans came together (virtually) Saturday night, October 23, 2021 to experience the comic book industry celebrating recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors at the 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards.
Best Single Issue or Story: The O.Z., self-published
Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Stan Sakai
Hero Initiative Awards:
Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Gene Ha
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Quesada
In addition, the Baltimore Comic-Con would like to thank those individuals who presented at this year’s award ceremony, including: Keynote speaker Steve Rotterdam; Jason Douglas and Steenz, Christopher Priest, John Gallagher and Jamar Nicholas, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Matt Wieringo, Dean Haspiel and Leeanne Krecic, Amy Reeder and Michael Son, Art Baltazar, and Mitch Gerads and Tom King. We would also like to thank John Gallagher for his contributions to our awards ceremony program and presentation, as well as Comic Corps and Word Balloon for producing.
Please join us next year for the sixth annual Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards taking place at the 23rd annual Baltimore Comic-Con on October 29, 2022, and keep an eye on our website and social media accounts below for 2022 ballot information.