13 May 2011
If you're a struggling unpublished artist, this is your lucky day. Comic Con is offering you a chance to be discovered.
New artists are invited to apply for The Manning Award, given out annually at the Eisners. What are the judges looking for? That would be “storytelling ability, clarity of expression and narrative flow, and illustrative flow.” Below are the rules.
1.The artist must be a newcomer to the comic field, with no professional work published prior to January 2009. Exceptions to this rule are:
A.Work done as an unaccredited assistant to another artist
C.Small press with a print run of 2000 or less
D.A one-shot in a new talent anthology comic
2.The artist's work must have been published prior to submission.
3.A sample of the artist's work must be included.
4.A sample of the artist's pencil work should be submitted if it was inked by another artist.
5.If multiple names are credited to the work, what the artist contributed must be made clear.
6.If selected as a nominee, the artist (or publisher) should be prepared to provide 23 copies of the work to be sent to the judges.
Five finalists will be selected. Send your entries to: Russ Manning Award 150 S. James Orange, CA 92869. The contest runs until 31 May, so get busy. You can read more about it here.