Three recent small drawings — the originals will be added to three respective copies of the limited Sketch Edition of the upcoming P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives.
P. CRAIG RUSSELL: 10/28/15 is the publication date of the Dark Horse Murder Mysteries Artist’s Edition that will include my adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Golden Apples of the Sun. It will be seen, as here, for the first time with it’s title page as I originally envisioned it. Bradbury’s name was dropped per editorial considerations as it was part of a series of Bradbury stories and his name didn’t need to be attached to each story. But I really like working the author’s name into the title so it finally gets to be seen, about 25 years late, as it was meant to be seen.
We’re looking to get full-sized, color 600 dpi scans of these Sandman/Dream Hunters related pieces (the originals were sold some time ago). If you were the purchaser, please contact Wayne Alan Harold via our contact form: http://www.artofpcraigrussell.com/contact
After revisiting Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell’s 2002 collaboration last year with a new edition of Murder Mysteries, Dark Horse plans to return to the material — and so much more — with a gallery edition designed to fully showcase the illustrator’s work.
Set for release in October, P. Craig Russell’s Murder Mysteries and Other Stories: Gallery Edition will feature high-quality scans of his original art, printed at art-board size.
Volume 3 is now SOLD OUT but remaining volumes of the Guide to Graphic Storytelling instructional DVD series are on sale now through the end of 2014!
10×15” on blue paper with white highlights and ink wash. An original art reward created specifically for one of our generous Guide to Graphic Storytelling Kickstarter backers.
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P. CRAIG RUSSELL: Two stops in Columbus a couple days ago. First at The Laughing Ogre bookstore to take a picture with the Sandman wall drawing when I was there last month and then onto the Billy Ireland Cartoon Art Museum at OSU. I was there to review all my work on deposit there prior to two of the curators (Susan and Wendy) shipping it off to Dark Horse Comics for their upcoming Artists Edition. Much of it I hadn’t seen in over 20 years and was surprised by all the other sketches and notes in the files that I’d forgotten about. Pictured is the art to Murder Mysteries, Human Remains, the Birthday of the Infanta, The Gift of the Magi, From Beyond, The Golden Apples of the Sun, Isolation and Illusion and Hellboy: Command Performance. The Spirit: Art Walk will also be included but isn’t pictured here. The staff at the museum is a delight to work with.