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The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award 2013 Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (commonly referred to as The Manning Award) have been announced.

The Manning Award has been given out annually at the San Diego Comic-Con since 1982. It is presented to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. It is named for Russ Manning, the artist best known for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips and the Magnus, Robot Fighter comic book. Russ was a popular guest at the San Diego convention in the 1970s.

The first recipient of the award was former Manning assistant Dave Stevens. Other past recipients include Jan Duursema, Steve Rude, Scott McCloud, Art Adams, Eric Shanower, Dan Brereton, Jeff Smith, Gene Ha, Alexander Maleev, Goran Sudzuka, Eric Wight, David Petersen, Cathy Malkasian, Eleanor Davis, Marion Churchland, and Tyler Crook.

The 2013 nominees are:
  • Rem Broo, artist of The End Times of Bram and Ben (published by Image)
  • Craig Cermak, artist of Voltron, Year One (published by Dynamite)
  • Bryan Coyle, artist of Babble (published by Com.x)
  • Paul Roman Martinez, writer/artist of The Adventures of the 19XX (self-published)
  • Russel Roehling, artist of Wasteland (published by Oni)

Both Cermak and Martinez are previous nominees.

The nominees were selected by a committee consisting of representatives of the West Coast Comics Club and Comic-Con International. The winner will be chosen by past Manning award winners and Russ Manning assistants. The recipient will be announced during the Eisner Awards ceremony on July 19 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The Manning Award has been given out annually at the San Diego Comic-Con since 1982, in collaboration with Comic-Con and the West Coast Comics Club. It is presented to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. It is named for Russ Manning, the artist best known for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips and the Magnus, Robot Fighter comic book series. Russ was a popular guest at the San Diego convention in the 1970s.

Previous Award Recipients
2000-Present

2012: Tyler Crook
2011: Nate Simpson
2010: Marian Churchland
2009: Eleanor Davis
2008: Cathy Malkasian
2007: David Peterson
2006: R. Kikuo Johnson
2005: Chris Bailey
2004: Eric Wight
2003: Jerome Opena
2002: Tan Eng Huat
2001: Goran Sudzuka
2000: Alan Bunce

1990s

1999: Jay Anceleto
1998: Matt Vander Pool
1997: Walt Holcomb
1996: Alexander Maleev
1995: Edvin Biukovic
1994: Gene Ha
1993: Jeff Smith
1992: Mike Okamoto
1991: Daerick Gross
1990: Dan Brereton

1980s

1989: Richard Piers Raynor
1988: Kevin Maguire
1987: Eric Shanower
1986: Art Adams
1985: Scott McCloud
1984: Steve Rude
1983: Jan Duursema
1982: Dave Stevens