Comic-Con International announces 2010 Manning Award Nominees

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manning Comic-Con International announces 2010 Manning Award NomineesMedia 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 award recipients include Jan Duursema, Steve Rude, Scott McCloud, Art Adams, Eric Shanower, Dan Brereton, Jeff Smith, Gene Ha, Alexander Maleev, Goran Sudzuka, Eric Wight, R. Kikuo Johnson, David Petersen, Cathy Malkasian and Eleanor Davis.

The 2010 nominees are:

Marc Borstel, artist of The Misadventures of Clark and Jefferson (published by APE Entertainment)

Marion Churchland, writer/artist of Beast (published by Image)

Sarah Oleksyk, writer/artist of Ivy (self-published)

Julian Totino Tedesco, artist of Unthinkable (published by BOOM!)

Charles Paul Wilson III, artist of Stuff of Legends (published by Th3rd World)
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 23 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

About Comic-Con International:

Comic-Con International® is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con International® organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon® each spring and the Alternative Press Expo® each fall.

The Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award

The Manning award has been given out annually at the San Diego Comic-Con since 1982. It is given in the name of 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. Past Manning winners have included Dave Stevens, Jan Duursema, Steve Rude, Scott McCloud, Art Adams, Eric Shanower, Dan Brereton, Jeff Smith, Gene Ha, Goran Sudzuka, and Tan Eng Huat.

The chair of the Manning Awards committee is Gene Henderson. He can be contacted at:

Comic-Con International
Attn: Gene Henderson
P.O. Box 128458
San Diego, CA 92112

Past winners of the Manning Award,
presented in conjunction with the West Coast Comics Club:

Dave Stevens (1982), Jan Duursema (1983), Steve Rude (1984), Scott McCloud (1985), Art Adams (1986), Eric Shanower (1987), Kevin Maguire (1988), Richard Piers Raynor (1989), Dan Brereton (1990), Daerick Gross (1991), Mike Okamoto (1992), Jeff Smith (1993), Gene Ha (1994), Edvin Biukovic (1995), Alexander Maleev (1996), Walt Holcomb (1997), Matt Vander Pool (1998), Jay Anceleto (1999), Alan Bunce (2000), Goran Sudzuka (2001), Tan Eng Huat (2002), Jerome Opena (2003), Eric Wight (2004), Chris Bailey (2005), R. Kikuo Johnson (2006), David Peterson (2007), Cathy Malkasian (2008), Eleanor Davis (2009).

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