The nominees for this year's Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award have been named by Comic-Con International: San Diego.
The nominees were chosen by SDCC's board and committee members, along with an unspecified comic book retailer from San Diego. The winner will be chosen by the previous Manning Award recipents, as well as Manning's own surviving assistants.
The Manning Award winner is scheduled to be announced as part of the Eisner Awards ceremony July 21 at SDCC.
The nominees are:
- Rafael de Latorre, artist of Animosity and Superzero (Aftershock)
- Riana Dorsey, artist of Cloud Riders (Hashtag Comics)
- Mindy Lee, artist of Bounty (Dark Horse)
- Leila Leiz, artist of Alters (Aftershock)
- Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy (Dark Horse)