P. Craig Russell’s original art for page 12 of “Death and Venice”—from the Death story that appeared in THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS. This is the last page that we have from this story and it’s one of the artist’s personal favorites. Pencils and inks by PCR with hand-lettering directly on the board. We’re currently offering this fantastic PCR original page via eBay.
Thanks to Salon for the nice mention of the collected edition of the opera adaptations:
Published over the past three decades in installments, this ravishing experience is now available as a clothbound set. Russell, the Maxfield Parrish, Aubrey Beardsley and Cecil B. DeMille of the comics world all rolled into one, selects the operas that best lend themselves to his lush, intricate, fantastical style: “Parsifal,” “Salome,” “Ariane and Bluebeard,” etc. Turning these pages while listening to recordings of these works is a little like seeing a production unfettered by any earthly limits — and liberated from the stilted acting of so many singers. Russell’s visual storytelling technique is superb, with a faint touch of campiness that seems very appropriate here. Only the snootiest opera buff would turn up his nose at this marvel.
This hand-colored original PCR Sandman piece is now being offered for sale at eBay: http://r.ebay.com/ZhNHmS
The hand-colored original cover art for THE UNWRITTEN #50 (part of the FABLES crossover) is now being offered for sale at eBay: http://r.ebay.com/ZhNHmS
Kent State University has never been so animated.
The works of more than a dozen of the area’s most well-known illustrators will come to life on campus for the first-ever Kent Comic Arts Festival.
“It’s an educational, cultural and social event dedicated to the art of graphic storytelling,” said event founder Wayne Harold, a 1988 Kent State alumnus, “which is a slightly fancier way of saying ‘comics.”‘
THIS JUST IN: A fantastic original Dr. Strange piece by P. Craig Russell, created for one of the top-level backers for our most recent Guide to Graphic Storytelling Kickstarter campaign. For more info on the educational video project, click HERE.
P. Craig Russell’s Hand-colored poster art for KentCAF 2013. More information on the show is at http://www.kentcomicartsfest.com/