P Craig Russell Is Funding A New Art Book On Indiegogo

Celebrating 50 Years Of An Artistic Journey

Veteran artist P Craig Russell (The Sandman, Doctor Strange, Killraven) is funding an art book on indiegogo and here’s a few details on it…

Our 8th Publishing Project

Independent creator Wayne Alan Harold is teaming up with his long-time friend and collaborator P. Craig Russell to create another beautiful art book—and this one is extra special, because it commemorates Russell’s 50th year as a comics professional!

Fast Facts about ‘Anniversary’

It’s a 12″ x 12″ oversized hardcover
There will be approximately 132-148 interior pages on a heavy matte paper stock
It will have a full-color cover and color interiors (although some illustrations will be in B&W)
It will come personally signed & numbered by P. Craig Russell!
Normal retail price will be $150, but if you pre-order during this campaign you can reserve your own copy for only $100!

P. Craig Russell Discusses The Book

The name of the book is Anniversary because it’s celebrating 50 years doing what I’ve been doing from 1972 to 2022. I started when I was 20. I’m now 70. So it’s a nice time to do a book that touches on that. Although it’s not a retrospective. There will be a part of it that is, but it’s also going to focus on the 50 color pieces that I’ve done over the years, many of them unpublished and completely new. A few have been seen on a website or via social media, but this will be the first time that they will be actually appearing in print.

If we’re showing some of the paintings or illustrations on the right hand page, on the left hand page we will be putting notes and sketches and background information on the piece. We’re thinking of doing the color piece on the right hand page and the same piece in black and white on the left hand side of the spread.

I’ve always been fascinated by the difference between the black and white and color versions when looking at other artists’ work. If you see a color piece, then you wonder what it looks like in black and white. Whether it’s a single illustration or it’s the full comics page, it’s nice to see what color adds to it—but also there’s something special about getting to see it in black and white. And some people like to see both. I know I do. There will also be a number of new black and white pieces that I’ve done—full, dense illustrations—that will be appearing in print for the very first time.

It should be a fun book. It’s certainly going to have variety with colour paintings, black and white illustrations, sketches and much more. It’s going to be a really nice “dinner.” Not just the entree, but the salad and the appetizer and the dessert and the whole thing. So you’ll get a range of meat and potatoes and chocolate eclairs!

These Treasures Await You

Anniversary Signed & Numbered Hardcovers
B&W Original Art Commissions
Sandman 50 “One-Time-Only” Page Recreations
Original Hand-Colored Norse Mythology Covers

PLEASE NOTE: You can pledge multiple times for multiple perks, but shipping costs cannot be combined.

Here’s the link to pledge on it

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/p-craig-russell-s-anniversary?#/

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Celebrating 50 Years Of An Artistic Journey Veteran artist P Craig Russell (The Sandman, Doctor Strange, Killraven) is funding an art book on indiegogo and here’s a few details on it… Our 8th Publishing Project Independent creator Wayne Alan Harold is teaming up with his long-time friend and collaborator P. Craig Russell to create another
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