More Graphic Storytelling Vol 5 Kickstarter rewards going out. This backer gets the DVD, both fine art prints AND an Elric original art commission!
Still one more art commission from this campaign to go–and it will be something “musical”–so please stay tuned.
A sample lesson from Volume 5:
ALL-NEW! P. CRAIG RUSSELL’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC STORYTELLING VOLUME 5 concludes the acclaimed educational series with Russell examining art from nine classic comic creators, including Carl Barks, Hal Foster and Will Eisner and more. 65 Mins. Region 0. NTSC.
Order the Volume 5 DVD now for $29.95 with FREE shipping to the U.S. (foreign orders, please add $10 for each DVD):
P. CRAIG RUSSELL: Collection of illustrated editions of Salome in the library at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York. Final performance tonight. We made a couple of changes after the first viewing/performance on Wednesday. This form is so new the ideas for handling it keep coming. Great fun. Spoke to two classes of music students this morning. Smart kids. Good questions.
Few works in the standard repertory are more shocking than Oscar Wilde’s play Salome and Richard Strauss’s operatic version: both have been condemned by audiences and authorities throughout their hundred-year histories.
TableTop Opera has adapted the opera for a mixed ensemble of jazz and classical instruments and paired the music with comicbook illustrations by P. Craig Russell. The story is told through the pictures projected above the musicians during the performance.
We will be presenting the production twice in 2014, on Wednesday, October 8 at 8pm in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater (Rochester, NY) and again on Friday, October 10 at 8pm at Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY).
Continue Reading: http://www.tabletopopera.com/#salome
Busby Berkley, Neil Gaiman, and Well-Written Stories: A Conversation with P. Craig Russell
The recent graphic interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book afforded me the chance to interview the legendary artist P. Craig Russell. I lept at the opportunity which lead to a discussion that touched on a variety of topics including Neil Gaiman, art, young adult fiction, Busby Berkley, and why Russell had no social life for three months.
A quick snippet from the final Guide to Graphic Storytelling instructional DVD, which will ship out to our Kickstarter backers in November. Sample lesson videos from the previous four volumes are viewable for free via our Instructional Videos page.
Something fun to look forward to in November:
ALL-NEW INVADERS #12
JAMES ROBINSON (W)
STEVE PUGH AND SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS BARRY KITSON AND P. CRAIG RUSSELL (A)
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
FEATURING ART BY LEGENDARY KILLRAVEN ARTIST P. CRAIG RUSSELL
• In 1917, what brought together UNION JACK, IRON FIST, and FREEDOM’S FIVE? Would you believe…invading MARTIANS?!
• Plus: THE WINTER SOLDIER sends the modern-day INVADERS to England to help SPITFIRE…but why?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
P. Craig Russell catches up with old friend Walt Simonson (right) at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.