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Nominees for 2010 Manning Award for Comic Newcomers Announced

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. The Manning Award 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.  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.