The nominees for the 2015 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award have been announced by Comic-Con International.
- Jorge Corona, artist of Feathers (Archaia), Goners (Image), and Teen Titans Go (DC)
- Leila del Duca, artist of Shutter (Image)
- Vanesa R. Del Rey, artist of Hit (BOOM! Studios)
- GABO (Gabriel Bautista), artist of The Life After (Oni Press)
- Greg Smallwood, artist of Moon Knight (Marvel) and Dream Thief (Dark Horse)
The Manning Award goes to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. The award was created in 1982 and named for the artist known for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips and the Magnus, Robot Fighter comic book. Manning also was a popular guest at early San Diego Comic-Cons.
The winner will be chosen by past Manning award winners and Russ Manning assistants and made public at the Eisner Awards ceremony on July 10 at Comic-Con International.