Sweet Anticipation

This is like waiting for Christmas to come.

That period leading up to the publication of the piece one spent so much time and labor on feels like unwrapping a brightly colored package on Christmas morning. I’ve already experienced it 31 times over as I opened the emailed j-pegs from colorist Lovern Kindzierski of the 30 individual pages plus the cover.

The VERY FIRST look at a completed sequence from THE HAPPY PRINCE

Then there’s the last minute shopping: prepping the artwork to provide the endpaper image and producing the montage image for the back cover.

Last minute details.

Sneak Peak of the Back Cover For THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE V. 5: THE HAPPY PRINCE

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Craig Russell
Craig Russell
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Philip Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for comics with, among other works, adaptations of Operas by Wagner (Parsifal) and Mozart (The Magic Flute). His massive adaptation of The Ring of the Nibelung may be his magnum opus. He has also collaborated frequently with Neil Gaiman on Sandman. He has become known as an artist's artist with his very refined pure line. His series of adaptations of the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde has gone back to press many times and been translated in over 6 languages.

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