The 2018 RINGO Awards

The RINGO Awards are an annual awards ceremony, hosted by the Baltimore Comic Con, that celebrates the best in the comic book industry. The ceremony is named in honor of my brother in art and former Tellos collaborator, the late Great Mike Wieringo. The physical award incorporates original Tellos cover art from volume 2 of the Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute by Mike, myself and Paul Mounts.

I had the honor of being a judge and presenter for the second annual RINGO awards, held on September 29, 2018 at the Baltimore Comic Con.

I presented awards to some amazing creators. The best in the industry…

The Pre-Game Show.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

The Banquet.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

2018 RINGO Awards

This one was special…

 

Presenting the 2018 RINGO Award for Best WebComic alongside amazing artist and longtime friend Gus Vazquez.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

Presenting the 2018 RINGO Award for Best WebComic, alongside amazing artist and longtime friend Gus Vazquez, to the creative team of artist Sanford Greene and writer Chuck Brown for “1,000.”

Presenting the 2018 RINGO Award for Best WebComic to Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

Artist Sanford Greene receiving congratulations from Tellos co-creator/writer Todd Dezago.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Shelly Nathan)

Artist Sanford Greene accepting the 2018 RINGO Award for Best WebComic with writer Chuck Brown.
2018 RINGO Awards
(photo by Bruce Guthrie)

Artist Sanford Greene accepting the 2018 RINGO Award for Best WebComic with writer Chuck Brown.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

Presenting one of many RINGO Awards to legendary artist Lee Weeks for his amazing work on “Batman / Elmer Fudd” with writer Tom King for DC comics.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by George Rodriguez)

Artist Lee Weeks and writer Tom King moments after receiving one (of many) RINGO Awards for their work on “Batman / Elmer Fudd” for DC comics.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Mark Waid and Matt Wieringo presenting the 2018 RINGO Spirit Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Shelly Nathan)

Todd Dezago presenting the 2018 RINGO Spirit Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by by Bruce Guthrie)

Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Mark Waid and Matt Wieringo presenting the 2018 RINGO Spirit Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Shelly Nathan)

Mark Waid, Craig Rousseau, Matt Wieringo and Todd Dezago presenting the 2018 RINGO Spirit Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Bruce Guthrie)

The legendary Denys Cowan presented the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award to comic book industry icon Denny O’Neil.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by George Rodriguez)

Comic Book industry icon Denny O’Neil accepting the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Rob Stull)

Comic Book industry icon Denny O’Neil accepting the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.
2018 RINGO Awards
(Photo by Rob Stull)

The after party…

Rob Stull, Matt and Suzanne Wieringo.
2018 RINGO Awards

ROYALTY. Matt and Suzanne Wieringo. We’re all part of a very unique and extended family.

Hip-Hop icon Dinco D from the legendary group Leaders Of The New School, Rob Stull and George Rodriguez.
2018 RINGO Awards

Lee Weeks and Rob Stull.
2018 RINGO Awards

Jamar Nicholas and Rob Stull.
2018 RINGO Awards

Rob Stull and Jerry Ordway.
2018 RINGO Awards

Sanford Greene, Rob Stull, Mark Morales and Chuck Brown.
2018 RINGO Awards

Sanford Greene, Rob Stull, Mark Morales and Chuck Brown.
2018 RINGO Awards

An amazing moment captured by my good friend Dinco D from Leaders Of The New School. RINGO Awards after party with three of the best in the business. Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown won the RINGO Award for best webcomic, and longtime friend Mark Morales won for best inker. I don’t know too many people that work harder than these brothers. Me and Mark share 26 years of friendship, and I’ve witnessed the evolution of Sanford’s career from an exceptional penciler (90s era Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC when we first met) to a creative force within the entertainment industry. Congratulations once again gentlemen. You definitely deserved the recognition.

And this guy…

Rob Stull and Gus Vazquez
2018 RINGO Awards

…I’ve known this talented individual for over two decades. We’ve collaborated over the years on mainstream & small press projects and have always had a mutual respect and appreciation for each others abilities. We were not only judges for the 2018 RINGO Awards, but also had the opportunity to share the stage as co-presenters at the ceremony. Gus Vazquez, we go back to the NYC days my brother! Much Love and Respect always.

And a big shout out to Randy Tischler, Shelly and Marc Nathan, Matt Merrit, Dustin Hovatter, Brad Tree, The RINGO Awards and the entire Baltimore Comic Con staff for making it all happen!

RINGO lives in ALL of US. Now and Forever.

R

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