Official Press Release
Comic-Con International, North America’s largest comic book and popular arts convention, today announced this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (commonly referred to as The Manning Award).
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)
- Russell Roeling, 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.
More information about the Manning Awards can be found by clicking here.
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.