About P. Craig Russell
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Doctor Strange, he went on to become one of the pioneers who opened new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart ("The Magic Flute"), Strauss ("Salome") and Wagner ("The Ring of the Nibelung"). Russell is also known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaimanʼs Coraline, Murder Mysteries and American Gods.
Throughout his career, Russell has numbered his works in the order in which they were drawn, similar to the treatment of works by classical musical composers. The works are usually labeled somewhere within the art with the word “Opus” (or an abbreviation thereof) and its corresponding number.
About Wayne Alan Harold
Wayne Alan Harold is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications and film. Soon after graduating, Harold began producing short comedic segments for MTV about Cleveland-based "Genuine Nerd" Toby Radloff. He also created comedy shorts for online video outlets including Turner Broadcasting's SuperDeluxe.com.
Harold's 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 subsequent instructional video series, P. Craig Russell's Guide to Graphic Storytelling.
Harold is the creator of the Kent Comic Arts Festival ("KentCAF") in Kent, Ohio which has hosted guests as diverse as My Friend Dahmer's Derf Backderf, Funky Winkerbean's Tom Batiuk and Jill Thompson, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman and other artists of the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.
In 2015, Harold founded Wayne Alan Harold Productions to publish original works, starting with the P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives. He is currently restoring, preserving and republishing Russell's acclaimed creator-owned projects from the 1980s and early 1990s.