About this project
The purpose of the project is to increase the awareness of comics as a serious art form, and to teach processes and techniques that assist in the creation of effective graphic storytelling.
P. Craig Russell's Guide to Graphic Storytelling Volume 4 will be dedicated almost exclusively to lessons from Craig's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, making the DVD a fantastic companion piece to the eagerly-awaited graphic novel. Please watch our campaign video at the top of the page for more information on The Graveyard Book adaptation (with previously-unseen preview art), the Guide to Graphic Storytelling Vol. 4 DVD, and our amazing Volume 4 pledge incentives.
Our first three volumes have all been successfully funded thanks to our amazing Kickstarter backers. You can see a sample lesson video from Vol. 3 by clicking on the following:
If you missed out on any of our previous volumes, the Graphic Storytelling Vol. 4 Kickstarter campaign includes both DVD and digital "catch-up packs" to get you up-to-date on ALL FOUR volumes. Each video or DVD has a 90-120 minute running time, so you'll receive hours of insight from a master artist—essential inspiration for both aspiring and experienced writers or artists, as well as anyone with a serious interest in the visual arts. Want the stunning print, too? Both "catch-up" pledge levels also come with options to get the new Graveyard Book fine art Giclée!
Want to go for an Associate Producer or Producer credit on the Volume 4 video itself? Or one of the sought-after original art rewards? All of those pledge levels come with a Volume 4 DVD and the fine art print!
We've tried to cover all of our bases to satisfy our valued long-time backers and any new friends who are discovering this project for the first time. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
And thank you for both your time and your support!
The instructor is award-winning writer/artist/illustrator P. Craig Russell. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Dr. Strange, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome) and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). His more recent work includes comic book adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Dream Hunters.
A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications and film, Wayne Alan Harold has over two decades of experience in independent film and video. His documentary—Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell—has had public screenings at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. Harold is currently working with Russell on a series of educational DVDs that teach the art of graphic storytelling. He is also the founder of the Kent Comic Arts Fest (KentCAF), an educational, cultural and social event dedicated to the art of graphic storytelling.
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Ever-increasing costs for First Class International shipping continues to be a major thorn in our side, but it is unfortunately a problem that is beyond our control. We appreciate our foreign backers' support and hope that they will continue to to be a part of this important educational project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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