2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot Announced

Press Release:

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support, both in talking about us on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.

With the nomination deadline looming, we continued to see significant volume each day, and determined we needed to extend our original voting deadline to accommodate as many interested participants as we reasonably could without adversely impacting our ability to release and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
  • Skottie Young

* Best Writer

  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Tom King
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

* Best Artist or Penciller

  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Fiona Staples

* Best Inker

  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Sean Murphy
  • Victor Olazaba

* Best Letterer

  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Todd Klein
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

* Best Colorist

  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Laura Martin
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

* Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

* Best Series

  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures
  • Vision, Marvel Comics

* Best Single Issue or Story

  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Emancipation Day, Redistrictedcomics.com
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

* Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

* Best Humor Comic

  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

* Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Cooking Comically
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

* Best Presentation in Design

  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Comic pros can navigate to the website to submit their vote.

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 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA – Spill Zone Signing

Author Scott Westerfeld discusses and signs Spill Zone, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, at Vroman’s Bookstore on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM.

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

First Second Books Schedule for C2E2 2017

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Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

First Second Books appears at C2E2 at booth #309

Friday April 21st

  • 10:30am: Scratch & Win: reveal your YA book prize
  • 11:30am: Giveaway: Game On! book + bookmark
  • 2:30pm: Giveaway: Thornhill advance book + print
  • 3:30pm: PublishINK Temporary Tattoo Parlor
  • 5:00pm: Giveaway: Shattered Warrior advance book

Saturday April 22nd

  • 10:30am: Scratch & Win: reveal your YA book prize
  • 11:30am: Signing: Last Seen Leaving  by Caleb Roehrig
  • 12:30pm: Giveaway: Rebel Genius book + poster
  • 2:15pm: Signing: Science Comics: Bats  by Falynn Koch
  • 3:15pm: Signing: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
  • 4:30pm: PublishINK Temporary Tattoo Parlor
  • 5:30pm: Giveaway: Heartless bookmark + tumbler
  • 6:00pm: Giveaway: Pigs Might Fly advance book

Sunday April 23rd

  • 10:30am: Scratch & Win: reveal your YA book prize
  • 12:00pm: Signing: Something New by Lucy Knisley
  • 1:00pm: PublishINK Temporary Tattoo Parlor
  • 2:00pm: Giveaway: Real Friends advance book + poster
  • 3:00pm: Giveaway: Sticker Girl book
  • 4:00pm: Signing: Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

NYC – Zita the Spacegirl Workshop

Press Release:

Spend a fun afternoon with Ben Hatke, author of the popular graphic novel series Zita the Spacegirl. Join Ben on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM as he shares the joy of making comics, his three secrets to visual storytelling, and his tips to creating a visually believable science fiction universe! He will read from the Eisner Award winning Little Robot.

This event is Free with NYSCI admission, but also includes a paid workshop. Tickets available at the link…

Schedule:
1:00 pm – Reading and Author’s Talk, Upper Level Demo Station
1:30 pm – Book Signing, Upper Level Demo Station
2:15 pm – Workshop: Sci-Fi Comics with Ben Hatke ($6/$4 for Members), Library
Workshop Description

Apply Ben’s three secrets of visual storytelling in this hands-on comics making workshop. We’ll create engaging characters and guide them through amazing adventures. Limited capacity. Advance registration recommended.

Workshop is recommended for children ages 8 and older. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Author Bio:
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the Eisner award winning Little Robot, and the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin. Both Zita the Spacegirl and his graphic novel series Mighty Jack are being developed for film by 20th Century Fox. Ben lives and works out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He enjoys archery and fire breathing.

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
(718) 699-0005

NY – The Stone Heart Launch Party

Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks and bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce appear at Barnes & Noble on Monday April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a conversation that is sure to thrill fans of both authors. The talk is in support of The Stone Heart the second book in the Nameless City Series.

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Barnes & Noble
3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
315-449-2948

PA – Bats: Learning to Fly Signing

Cartoonist Falynn Koch appears at Brave New Worlds on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign BATS: LEARNING TO FLY, the latest in First Second’s Science Comics series.

In this ultrasonic volume, Falynn Koch introduces us to a remarkable but misunderstood flying mammal: the bat! In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live.

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

NYC – Artemis Signing

George O’Connor appears at the Community Bookstore on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

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Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 783-3075

NYC – Artemis Signings

000-artemisGeorge O’Connor appears on Saturday, February 18th to read and sign Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt at Greenlight Bookstore’s Fort Greene store at 11:30 AM and the Prospect Lefferts Gardens store at 1:30 PM.

New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of the Olympians series returns to Greenlight to present his newest installment, Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis finds power through her mighty bow. She slays those who wish to do harm to the innocent and takes care of the young and helpless. She protects women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes, and is unrivaled in her hunting abilities. George presents his book with his inimitable interactive storytelling and quick-as-a-flash live cartooning, sure to delight kids of all ages!

Greenlight Bookstore
(Fort Greene) 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(Prospect Lefferts Gardens) 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

NJ – Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Signing

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George O’Connor appears at WORD Bookstore on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

MA – Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday January 31st at 7:00 pm to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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