This beautiful 12"X17" oversized hardcover features complete stories scanned from Russell's stunning original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in color to recreate as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual originals—including blue pencils, notes, art corrections and more. Pages are reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide fans, aficionados and collectors with the best possible reproductions.
This 128-page Fine Art Edition includes the following complete stories—all classic Oscar Wilde fairy tales that have been adapted to comics by acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell:
The Selfish Giant
The Star Child
The Young King
The Remarkable Rocket
The Devoted Friend
The Nightingale and the Rose
AVAILABLE IN THREE EDITIONS:
Signature Edition: Comes personally signed by P. Craig Russell!
Sketch Edition: Comes personally signed by the artist and also includes an ORIGINAL SKETCH by P. Craig Russell!
"Russell's sensitive, Belle Époque-inspired artwork brings the story to life with a matched sensibility that makes other comics adaptations look clumsy." — Publishers Weekly
"Russell matches Wilde's literary skills with his estimable artistic talent. His colors are brilliant and pure; his linework sure and fluid, at once cartoonlike and elegantly representational, reflecting both his art-nouveau and pre-Raphaelite influences and the inherent charm of Wilde's material." — Publisher's Weekly
"In elaborate underground 'comix' style, Russell reintroduces the tales with an accessible if nontraditional approach to picture-book illustration and better-than-average adaptations of the original texts." — Booklist
"Russell's vivid artwork and graphic-novel style open Wilde's tragic stories to a new audience while remaining true to his thoughtful, moral prose." - School Library Journal