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Russ Manning Award nominees announced

Russ Manning by Milton Caniff

Russ Manning by Milton Caniff

Comic-Con International has announced this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, which is given to a comic artist “who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.” This year’s 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 award is named for Russ Manning, the prolific artist who worked on Tarzan and Star Wars, and created the classic comic series Magnus, Robot Fighter. Started in 1982 as a joint presentation of Comic-Con International and the West Coast Comics Club, this award honors a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. Previous winners of the award include Dave Stevens, the first winner in 1982, as well as Art Adams, Jeff Smith, Gene Ha, Jerome Opeña, Steve Rude, David Petersen, R. Kikuo Johnson, Marian Churchland, Nate Simpson and Tyler Crook.

The winner will be announced July 13 during the Eisner Awards ceremony at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 debuts Russ Braun cover

On Thursday Comic Book Resources debuted the exclusive first look of Howard Chaykin and Ryan Sook’s covers for Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1, part of Dynamite Entertainment’s new Dynamite Crime imprint. Now Diamond Comic Distributors as released Russ Braun’s version; see the full cover below.

Written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Craig Cermak,Red Team centers on an elite New York City police unit that decides to murder a suspect, setting of a chain unfortunate events. The seven-issue miniseries premieres Feb. 6.

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Nominees named for 2012 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award

Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year’s Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. They are:

  • Craig Cermak, artist of Voltron, Year One (published by Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Martin Cóccolo, artist of Helldorado (published by APE Entertainment)
  • Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd (published by Oni Press) and B.P.R.D. (published by Dark Horse)
  • Teagan Gavet, penciler of Norgard: Across Thin Ice (Published by Sofawolf)
  • Dave Wachter, artist of Night of 1,000 Wolves and That Hellbound Train (published by IDW Publishing)

The award is named for Russ Manning, the prolific artist who worked on Tarzan and Star Wars, and created the classic comic series Magnus, Robot Fighter. Started in 1982 as a joint presentation of Comic-Con International and the West Coast Comics Club, this award honors a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. Previous winners of the award include Dave Stevens, the first winner in 1982, as well as Art Adams, Jeff Smith, Gene Ha, Jerome Opeña, Steve Rude, David Petersen, R. Kikuo Johnson, Marian Churchland and Nate Simpson, who won last year.

The winner will be announced July 13 during the Eisner Awards ceremony at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


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