Wayne Alan Harold is an independent publisher, promoter and filmmaker from Northeast Ohio.
His comedy videos with American Splendor‘s Toby Radloff have appeared on MTV, at Lurid.com and at Turner Broadcasting’s SuperDeluxe.com.
Harold’s 2009 documentary, Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell, has had public screenings at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. Night Music also inspired the educational spin-off, P. Craig Russell’s Guide to Graphic Storytelling.
In 2015, Harold edited, designed and published the P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives, a hardcover art book featuring career-spanning sketch work by the artist.
In 2017, Harold launched a series of oversized 12″x17″ Fine Art Editions that feature comic art pages printed at the same size as the original art board. The initial volume in the series is P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories. The second volume, P. Craig Russell’s Salome and Other Stories, is currently available for pre-order.
Harold is the founder of the Kent Comic Arts Festival in Kent, Ohio. The debut event was held at Kent State University on October 19, 2013. Guests included My Friend Dahmer creator Derf Backderf, Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Tom Batiuk and P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman and other artists of the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. A second event is planned for November 10, 2018.