Russ Manning Award Nominees Announced

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

Presented by Comic-Con International, the 2017 list of nominees have been announced.

  • Rafael de Latorre, artist of Animosity and Superzero (AfterShock)

  • Riana Dorsey, artist of Cloud Riders (Hashtag Comics)

  • Mindy Lee, artist of Bounty (Dark Horse)

  • Leila Leiz, artist of Alters (AfterShock)

  • Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy (Dark Horse)

The nominees were selected by a panel of board and committee members of Comic-Con International and a San Diego comics retailer. The winner will be announced during the Eisner Awards Ceremony on July 21st at Comic-Con International. For a list of previous winners, click here.

*Bold denotes Diamond publishers

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