The Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award
The nominees for the 2004 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award are:
The award will be presented on the
evening of Friday, July 23, at the San Diego Convention Center
as part of Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony.
- Bosch Fawstin, writer/artist of the self-published graphic novel Table for One
- Derek Kirk Kim, writer/artist of the self-published Same Difference, And Other Stories (now available from Top Shelf)
- Ryan Ottley, artist of Invincible,
published by Image
- Phil Singer, artist of Stonehaven, a graphic novel published by Stickman Graphics
- Eric Wight, artist of "The Passing of the Key," in Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, No. 1, published by Dark Horse Comics
The nominees are selected by
a committee consisting of representatives of the West Coast
Comics Club and Comic-Con International: San Diego.
is chosen by past Manning award winners and Russ Manning assistants.
The chair of the Manning Awards committee is Gene Henderson.
He can be contacted via the Comic-Con International address:
Attn: Gene Henderson
P.O. Box 128458
San Diego, CA 92112
of Russ Manning
by Milton Caniff.
About the Manning Award
The Manning Award is given to comics artists whose work first
appeared professionally (in a well-distributed publication)
within the previous two years. It's given in the name of Russ
Manning, the much revered artist on the comic book series
Magnus Robot Fighter and the Tarzan and Star
Wars newspaper strips. Manning was a popular fixture at
Comic-Con in the 70s and a supporter of the West Coast Comics
Club. The award was instituted after his death in 1982.
Past winners of the Manning Award, presented in conjunction
with the West Coast Comics Club, are 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).