I am thrilled to learn that I’ve been nominated twice in the inaugural Ringo Awards.
The Middle Age received a nomination in the ‘Best Webcomic’ category and I was nominated in the ‘Best Cartoonist (Writer & Artist)’ category. A lot of comics are created by teams of artists and the ‘Best Cartoonist’ award is for creators who write and draw their own stories.
The Ringos (or The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards) are named after Mike Wieringo, a wonderful artist we lost ten years ago. I had only met Mike a handful of times in person but we often corresponded. He was always more supportive of my work than it deserved. His kindness, professionalism, and the lively spirit of his art remain steady influences.
I’m deeply honored to be nominated and I can’t say enough good things about my fellow nominees.
My sincere thanks to the awards jury as well as everyone who voted in the popular categories.
The awards will be handed out September 23 as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. You can learn more at RingoAwards.com
Thanks again or your kindness and support!
— Steve @theSteveConley