Russ Manning

(1929 — 1982)

Manning was a member of the Fantasy Artisans and joined the N3F in the Fall of 1947, and contributed fan art to The National Fantasy Fan. He later worked as a comic book artist in the 50s and 60s and took over the Tarzan comic book in the mid-60s, returning the character to the look and feel of an earlier day. ERB, Inc. was so impressed with his work on the comic book that they gave him the Tarzan comicstrip in 1967. In the late 70s he was chosen to draw the Star Wars comic strip but was forced to give it up due to ill health.