Reginald W. Manning (April 8, 1905 – March 10, 1986), professionally known as Reg Manning, was an American illustrator and artist. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Manning soon ended up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he received his only formal art training as a high school student. Following graduation, Manning worked as a freelancer until he was hired by The Arizona Republic as an artist and photographer in 1926. Originally interested in comic strips, the popularity of Manning’s editorial cartoons pushed him toward that genre. By the end of his career, Manning’s editorial cartoons were syndicated in as many as 170 newspapers. Manning also created incredible copper wheel engravings on crystal glass. Over the course of his career, he also created stationery, jewelry, water colors, and postcards. Manning died in Scottsdale, Arizona.