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From a small regional Victorian town of Gisborne – Fractured Shards, a groundbreaking cyberpunk detective comic series renowned for its captivating storytelling and exceptional artwork, has been nominated for the highly esteemed Best Series Award at the 2023 Ringo Awards. The Ringo Awards, recognized as one of the most prestigious honours in the comic book industry, celebrates excellence and innovation in the field.

Fractured Shards has captivated readers worldwide since its debut, weaving an enthralling narrative that combines science fiction, crime noir, psychological suspense, and deep character exploration. Co-Created by actor Dan Feuerriegel (Spartacus, Days of Our Lives), Shaun Keenan, and written by Stephen Kok, the series delves into a complex world filled with vividly depicted characters and intricately crafted storylines that push the boundaries of the medium.

The 2023 Ringo Awards nomination for Best Series serves as a testament to the immense talent and creativity displayed in Fractured Shards. The nomination recognizes the remarkable contributions made by the entire creative team, including the exceptional artwork by Riccardo Faccini, the masterful lettering by Stephen Kok and the professional design by Kieran Jack. The seamless collaboration between the creative visionaries involved in the series has resulted in a truly outstanding work that resonates with readers on multiple levels.

Expressing gratitude for the nomination, Director of COMICS2MOVIES and co-creator Shaun Keenan states, Fractured Shards has been a labour of love for everyone involved, and we are incredibly honoured to receive this recognition from the Ringo Awards. This nomination is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team, and we are thrilled that our storytelling and artistry have resonated with readers and industry professionals alike.

The Ringo Awards, named after acclaimed comic book artist Mike Wieringo, acknowledge excellence across various categories within the comic book industry, including writing, artwork, lettering, and more. The awards are determined through a combination of industry professional judging and fan voting, highlighting the significance of this achievement for Fractured Shards.

Fractured Shards has garnered critical acclaim since its release winning several Readers Favourite Awards including Best Illustration, captivating readers and critics alike with its imaginative world-building, intricate plotlines, and deeply layered characters. The series has resonated with fans, attracting a dedicated and passionate following that eagerly awaits each new issue.

The winners of the 2023 Ringo Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con. For more information about the awards and to cast your vote, visit


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