The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. What’s special about these awards? The fans — that’s right, YOU — can nominate their favorite creators and titles from the previous calendar year.
Below is a list of all the AWA Studios writers, artists, colorists, letterers, and titles that you can nominate this year. Open voting ends May 11, 2023.
AWA Creators Eligible for Nomination
Best Cartoonist: KAARE ANDREWS — E-Ratic: Recharged
Best Writer: CHRISTA FAUST — Hit Me; GREGG HURWITZ — NewThink, Knighted; JOHN LEES — The Crimson Cage; Hotell Vol. 2; PETER MILLIGAN — Sacrament, Absolution; BENAJMIN PERCY — Devil’s Highway Vol. 2
Best Artist or Penciler: CARLO BARBERI — Primos; MIKE DEODATO, JR. — The Fourth Man, Absolution, NewThink #1; MARCELO FRUSIN — Sacrament; PRISCILLA PETRAITES — Hit Me; MARK TEXEIRA — Knighted, ET-ER #2
Best Inker: LUCA PIZZARI — Devil’s Highway Vol. 2
Best Letterer: SAL CIPRIANO — Sacrament, Hotell Vol. 2, The Joneses, Devil’s Highway Vol. 2, E-Ratic: Recharged; ANDWORLD DESIGN — Year Zero Vol. 0, NewThink, Knighted, Primos, Hit Me; HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU — The Crimson Cage; STEVE WANDS — Absolution, The Fourth Man
Best Colorist: NICK FILARDI — Devil’s Highway Vol. 2; MARCELO FRUSIN — Sacrament; MARCO LESKO — Hit Me, NewThink #5; LEE LOUGHRIDGE — The Fourth Man, Hotell Vol. 2, Absolution, Knighted, Climate Crisis Chronicles, NewThink #1 & #2; BRIAN REBER — Primos, E-Ratic: Recharged
Best Cover Artist: KAARE ANDREWS — E-Ratic: Recharged, Year Zero Vol. 0; JEFF DEKAL — Hit Me; MIKE DEODATO, JR. — Absolution, The Fourth Man; MARCELO FRUSIN — Sacrament; RAHZZAH — NewThink
AWA Series Eligible for Nomination
Best Series: HIT ME, NEWTHINK, SACRAMENT, THE FOURTH MAN, KNIGHTED
Best Single Issue or Story: ET-ER #2, NEWTHINK #1, NEWTHINK #3
Best Original Graphic Novel: CLIMATE CRISIS CHRONICLES
Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: KNIGHTED, E-RATIC: RECHARGED VOL. 2, PRIMOS, THE JONESES, NEWTHINK
Best Anthology: NEWTHINK, HOTELL VOL. 2, CLIMATE CRISIS CHRONICLES
Best Humor Comic: KNIGHTED, PRIMOS
Best Non-Fiction Comic Work: CLIMATE CRISIS CHRONICLES
Best Presentation in Design: THE FOURTH MAN, ABSOLUTION, NEWTHINK, THE CRIMSON CAGE, PRIMOS
Nomination Rules from Ringo Awards: For nomination of individuals (vs. nomination for a comic/graphic novel), nominees must be specifically credited for the job listed in the category for which you are proposing them (this is a change as of 2022). In other words, an artist may not be nominated as an inker just because they inked their own work (even if they did an amazing job). Their eligibility is in the Best Artist or Penciller category. If they are responsible for both writing and art on a title, they are only to be nominated as a cartoonist for that title and not individual creator categories (writer/artist/colorist/etc.).
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