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Volume 0833
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RUSS MANNING TRIBUTE IV
From the Ken Webber Collection

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
YEAR BY YEAR ~ '40s & '50s

THE EARLY FANZINE YEARS
Fall 1947: Joined N3F: National Fantasy Fan Federation ~ Much fan art
Corresponded with Vern Coriell who published Burroughs Bulletin #1 in July 1947
Manning art in Coriell's Burroughs Bulletin no. 12, 1953Early Manning influence: J. Allen St. John ~ Burroughs Bibliophiles - Tarzan and the Golden Lion Logo -
1948 April: Science Fantasy and Science Fiction fanzine art
Science Fantasy and Science Fiction ~ Manning art ~ April 1948Manning fanzine art ~ Science Fiction and Science Fantasy
1948 May: Fantasy Advertiser fanzine art
Fantasy Advertiser  cover art ~ May 1948Fantasy Advertiser art by Manning
1948 May: Russ and Jerri Bullock created their first fanzine, Fan Artisan. 
June 1948: National Fantasy Fan ~ Vol. 7, No. 3 sketch
Science Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Fanzine of Information and Education ~ V.1n.1 ~ April 1948  ~ 15 cents
 
1949 Winter: Scientifantasy fanzine contributions (click for full-screen images)
1949 portfolio
1950: Spring Issue of The Fanscient ~ "Ishtar"
Fanzine art from early in Manning's career
1950: Drew sample pages for proposed John Carter of Mars and SF comics.


Full-sized panel art is featured in our Gallery Section at
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1951 -1952: Based in Japan during Korean War as a map maker and base cartoonist


THE DELL YEARS ~ 1950s
1952: Started work with Dell Comics on Brothers of the Spear
Johnny Mack Brown, Rex Allen, Annie Oakley,  Range Rider,Walt Disney's Rob Roy, Hayley Mills, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Ben-Hur, Rex Allen, Sea Hunt, Wyatt Earp, Ricky Nelson, 77 Sunset Strip,  and other projects such as Drag Cartoons, educational filmstrips, Whitman coloring books, a Robin Hood Flour give-away comic (Robin Hood and the Ghosts of Waylea Castle) and a Big-Little-Book, The Buccaneers, based on the Robert Shaw TV series. Other possibles: Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Jesse James, Davy Crockett
Brothers of the Spear art by Russ Manning
Roy Rogers Dell Comic
Dale Evans DC Comic (pre-Manning art)
???? Gene Autry
Sample Dell Pages
Dale Evans comic page Danny Thomas comic page Ricky Nelson comic page Wyatt Earp comic page
                                                                     Dell Text Story Top Title Art               ~            BigLittle Book Cover
Story HeaderBuccaneers Big Little Book ~ Whitman

Russ designed many of the Dell covers and provided pencil sketches
to staff artists who painted the finished covers.
Dell / Disney Comics Projects



Ken Webber


RUSS MANNING TRIBUTE CONTENTS
www.ERBzine.com/manning
INTRO - NAVIGATION GUIDE
COMICS/SUNDAYS/DAILY STRIPS
2. Illustrated Bio & Comics
All Sundays and Daily Tarzans
3. Bibliography
Illustrated 
4. Luana Art
with Fran Frazetta
5. Star Wars
Strips I
6. Star Wars
Strips II
7. Chessmen of Mars
Unreleased Comics Art I
8. John Carter of Mars
Unreleased Comics Art II
9. Russ Manning 
Portfolio Eclectica
10. Career Timeline
Illustrated I
11. Career Timeline II
Illustrated II
12. Career Timeline
Illustrated III
13. Russ Manning 
The Writer
.
14. Russ Manning
Speaks
.

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