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A 12"X17" hardcover book scanned from the original art. Each b&w page is scanned in color to show blue pencil and other corrections.
A 12"X17" hardcover book scanned from the original art. Each b&w page is scanned in color to show blue pencil and other corrections.
A 12"X17" hardcover book scanned from the original art. Each b&w page is scanned in color to show blue pencil and other corrections.
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Last Call Notes: Campaign Ends Tue, March 28 2017 9:30 PM EDT

  • This deluxe, oversized 12"X17" full color hardcover will not be reprinted
  • Save by pre-ordering via this campaign
  • After campaign rewards are fulfilled, any remaining books will be sold at prices that are 25-50% higher than this pre-order opportunity
  • This book will not be sold in brick and mortar stores or online via Amazon.com or other online retailers. It can only be purchased directly via the publisher
  • This is an independent publication so more of your much-needed support is going to the creators instead of a massive corporation
  • A great gift idea for yourself or for a loved one!

Introduction

Independent producer/publisher WAYNE ALAN HAROLD and acclaimed artist P. CRAIG RUSSELL are pleased to announce the publication of their brand new title . . . and it's one big cat!

Our two previous publishing projects—the hardcover P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives and the Virtuoso Adult Coloring Book—were both successfully funded and fulfilled via Kickstarter.

The P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives
The P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives

 

Virtuoso: A P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book
Virtuoso: A P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book

 

Now we're back with the first in a NEW SERIES of oversized, 12"X17" hardcover art books—showcasing some of PCR's most classic comic art in a stunning format. It's the next best thing to owning the original pages!

A P. Craig Russell-oriented "Gallery Edition" from Dark Horse, compared in size to a regular-sized comic.
A P. Craig Russell-oriented "Gallery Edition" from Dark Horse, compared in size to a regular-sized comic.

Each page in an "Artist's Edition"-type publication is printed close to the same size as the original art board and is scanned from the original art wherever possible. Additionally, while appearing to be in black and white, each page is both scanned and printed in color to show blue pencil and other corrections. These books are highly sought after by comic art aficionados and lovers of beautiful art!

Our line of books in this format will be known as "Fine Art Editions." And the very first in the series will be . . .

P. Craig Russell's Jungle Book & Other Stories!

Preliminary cover idea—final cover to be determined.
Preliminary cover idea—final cover to be determined.

P. Craig Russell's Jungle Book & Other Stories Fine Art Edition will contain the following COMPLETE stories with all pages scanned from the original art:

  • Jungle Book: The King's Ankus (27 pages)
  • Jungle Book: Red Dog (32 pages)
  • Jungle Book: Spring Running (25 pages)
  • Siegfried and the Dragon (9 pages)
  • Between Two Worlds (3 pages)
  • La Sonnambula and the City of Sleep (10 pages)
  • Dance on the Razor's Edge (8 pages)
  • Heldentraum (6 pages)
  • Drinking Song (3 pages)
  • PLUS: Jungle Book covers and other behind-the-scenes material! 

Final page count is TBD, but we estimate that it will contain approximately 136-144 pages.

P. Craig Russell's Jungle Book & Other Stories Fine Art Edition can be pledged for in three different incarnations:

  • Standard Edition hardcover
  • Signature Edition hardcover: Limited to only 100 copies, all personally signed & numbered by the artist.
  • Sketch Edition hardcover: Limited to only 50 copies, all personally signed & numbered by the artist. This version comes with an ORIGINAL JUNGLE-BOOK THEMED SKETCH—rendered in pen and ink in the book itself by P. Craig Russell!
A sample of the type of pen and ink drawing that Craig will be doing in the Sketch Editions. The subject may vary, but they will all be Jungle Book-related and of course, they will also be beautiful!
A sample of the type of pen and ink drawing that Craig will be doing in the Sketch Editions. The subject may vary, but they will all be Jungle Book-related and of course, they will also be beautiful!


Samples From The Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More Reward Samples

Sketch combo bonus sketches are in pen & ink on a separate 5.5"X8.5" board.
Sketch combo bonus sketches are in pen & ink on a separate 5.5"X8.5" board.

 

A b&w original art reward from a previous campaign.
A b&w original art reward from a previous campaign.

 

A b&w original art reward from a previous campaign.
A b&w original art reward from a previous campaign.

 

A color original art reward from a previous campaign.
A color original art reward from a previous campaign.

More About The Artist

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig 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).

Craig has completed five volumes of comic-book adaptations of the FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE and has beautifully brought to life characters as diverse as Batman, Conan, Hellboy, The Spirit, Death and The Sandman. 

His more recent work includes comic book adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, and he is currently the creative force behind Dark Horse Comics' epic, 27-issue comics adaptation of Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS.

Risks and challenges

As always, the main concern that we have is the high price of shipping our books to our foreign friends and pledge partners. Safely shipping a very large, very heavy book is very expensive—and unfortunately, there isn't much that we can do about the high cost.

We do appreciate our foreign backers' support and we hope that you will find our publications to be worth the additional cost.

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    Jungle Book Standard Edition

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    Jungle Book Standard HC + Coloring Book

    Get one (1) Standard Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition + one (1) Standard Edition copy of Virtuoso: A P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book!

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    Jungle Book Standard Edition 2-Pack

    Get two (2) Standard Edition copies of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition and pay the same for shipping as you would with one book! International backers can "team up" with a buddy to save on shipping!

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    Catch-Up Set

    Get one (1) copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition + one (1) copy of the hardcover P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives + one (1) copy of Virtuoso: A P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book!

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    Jungle Book Sig Ed + Coloring Books

    Get one (1) Signature Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition! This edition is limited to only 100 copies that are personally signed & numbered by P. Craig Russell. We'll also throw in Standard AND Signature Edition copies of the P. Craig Russell Adult Coloring Book!

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    Jungle Book Sketch Edition

    Get one (1) Sketch Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition! Comes with an ORIGINAL SKETCH P. Craig Russell! This edition is limited to only 50 copies that are personally signed & numbered by P. Craig Russell.

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    Sketch Edition/Dr. Strange Sketch Combo

    Get one (1) Sketch Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition with the original Jungle Book-related sketch in the book + one (1) original P. Craig Russell sketch of Doctor Strange! Dr. Strange sketch is in pen & ink on a separate 5.5X8.5" board. See a sample on the left!

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    Sketch Edition/Sandman Sketch Combo

    Get one (1) Sketch Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition with the original Jungle Book-related sketch in the book + one (1) original P. Craig Russell sketch of The Sandman! The Sandman sketch is in pen & ink on a separate 5.5X8.5" board. See a sample on the left!

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    Impresario Package

    An impresario (from the Italian impresa, 'an enterprise or undertaking') is a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas, performing a role similar to that of an artist manager or a film or television producer.

    With our Impresario Package, you'll receive one (1) Sketch Edition copy of the hardcover Jungle Book Fine Art Edition with the original Jungle Book-related sketch in the book + one (1) copy of the Signature Edition book + three (3) copies of the Standard Edition hardcover to share with friends or loved ones. We'll also put YOUR NAME in a "Made possible through the generous support of" section of the Jungle Book Fine Art Edition hardcover! Show the world that you are a proud patron of the arts—and preserve your name in print forever!

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    Original B&W Art Package

    PCR will create an original b&w illustration just for you! Image will be an inked drawing (approximately 10x15") on standard comic art board. Choice of characters includes:

    * Doctor Strange
    * Doctor Strange’s Electra
    * Killraven
    * Killraven’s Volcano Ash
    * Elric
    * Elric’s Cymoril
    * The Sandman
    * Jungle Book-inspired
    * Edgar Allan Poe-inspired
    * Lovecraftian horror-inspired

    Other characters are possible, but please inquire before pledging. See samples of previous art rewards on the left. These original art rewards go fast, so please lock in your pledge ASAP!

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    Original Color Art Package

    P. Craig Russell will create an original, oversized hand-colored illustration just for you! Image will be 15x15" in full color mixed media (pencil, pen, inks, paint, etc) on strathmore two ply art board. Choice of characters includes:

    * Doctor Strange
    * Doctor Strange’s Electra
    * Killraven
    * Killraven’s Volcano Ash
    * Elric
    * Elric’s Cymoril
    * The Sandman
    * Jungle Book-inspired
    * Edgar Allan Poe-inspired
    * Lovecraftian horror-inspired

    Other characters are possible, but please inquire before pledging. See samples of previous art rewards on the left. These original art rewards go fast, so please lock in your pledge ASAP!

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