About this project
Thanks to our amazing Kickstarter backers, we have successfully funded four volumes of P. Craig Russell's Guide to Graphic Storytelling!
A sample lesson video from Volume 4:
Each volume of the series is at least 90 minutes long—some have even longer running times—with essential learning experiences for both aspiring and experienced writers and artists, as well as anyone with a serious interest in the visual arts. All volumes are available as either region-free DVDs or DRM-free digital downloads.
We are currently seeking funding for what will be the fifth and final volume of the series, which will feature Craig's expert analysis of art by other comic-book greats—including Jack Kirby, Hal Foster, Al Willamson, Alex Toth, Will Eisner, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson, Carl Barks, Bill Watterson, Jim Steranko, Robert Crumb and more!
Our final volume will also go beyond panel-to-panel storytelling and will explain effective composition, the use of white space, contrasts between black and white, different drawing techniques and much more.
This promises to be our most fun and fan-friendly volume yet!
If you love comics and comic-book art, please watch our campaign video and check out our amazing pledge rewards.
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ABOUT THE CREATORS:
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 Graveyard Book."
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. 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.
Risks and challenges
We have successfully funded four previous volumes of this educational video series—all on time without any significant problems or delays. We are confident that we can continue that winning streak with Volume 5—as long as we have the continued support of our valued backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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