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P. Craig Russell papers

P. Craig Russell, Papers and Publications, 1974-1992

Inventory

Prepared by Christine Borne, July 23, 2002
2 document cases and 1 oversized box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor

Biographical Note

P. Craig Russell, a native of Wellsville, Ohio, got involved with Marvel Comics while he was a student at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating, he moved to New York to work on standard superhero comics full time. As time went on, he branched out into more sophisticated forms of graphic art, adapting operas such as Parsifal and Salome for comic books. Russell also taught illustration at Kent State University.


Scope and Content

Included in this collection are comic books and graphic novels authored or partly authored by Russell, as well as periodicals containing either his artwork or articles about him. There are also several Russell items in the book collection which is cataloged in KentLINK (perform an author search for "russell p craig").


Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Broadsides -- Dance on a Razor's Edge: A Ballet on the Death of Yukio Mishima, by P. Craig Russell. [no date]
  2. Comic books and graphic novels -- Ariane & Bluebeard, by P. Craig Russell. Eclipse Books, Forestville CA: 1989. Inscribed.
  3. Comic books and graphic novels -- Ariane & Bluebeard, by P. Craig Russell. Eclipse Books, Forestville CA: 1989. #8 of 450 casebound first editions. Inscribed.
  4. Comic books and graphic novels -- Elric: Weird of the White Wolf #2, by Roy Thomas, P. Craig Russell, Michael T. Gilbert and George Freeman. First Comics Inc., Chicago: 1986.
  5. Comic books and graphic novels -- Dr. Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts Annual #1, by John Costanza, Marv Wolfman, and P. Craig Russell. Marvel Comics Group, New York: 1976.
  6. Comic books and graphic novels -- Gotham by Gaslight: An Alternative History of the Batman, by Brian Augustyn, Michael Mignola, P. Craig Russell, and David Hornung. DC Comics, New York: 1989. Inscribed.
  7. Comic books and graphic novels -- Killraven: Warrior of the Worlds #34, by Don McGregor, P. Craig Russell, Petra Goldberg, Denise Wohl, and Marv Wolfman. Marvel Comics Group, New York: 1976.
  8. Comic books and graphic novels -- Killraven: Warrior of the Worlds graphic novel #7, by Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell. Marvel Comics Group, New York, 1983.
  9. Comic books and graphic novels -- Night Music 1, by P. Craig Russell. Eclipse Enterprises, New York: 1979. Inscribed.
  10. Comic books and graphic novels -- Parsifal, by P. Craig Russell and Patrick C. Mason. Star Reach Productions, Hayward CA: 1978.
  11. Comic books and graphic novels -- The Ray Bradbury Chronicles, v. 1, by P. Craig Russell, Kent Williams and Al Williamson. Bantam Books, New York: 1992.
  12. Comic books and graphic novels -- Tapping the Vein, Book One by Clive Barker, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, Chuck Wagner, and Fred Burke. Eclipse Books, Forestville CA: 1989. Inscribed.
  13. Comic books and graphic novels -- War of the Worlds #28, by Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell. Marvel Comics Group, New York, 1974.
  14. Comic books and graphic novels -- Within Our Reach. Includes O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi", adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. Star Reach Productions, Hayward CA: 1991. 2 copies.

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

  1. Periodicals -- Comics Buyer's Guide, July 17, 1992. Includes article on p. 27 titled "P. Craig Russell adapts fairy tales of Oscar Wilde into comics form."
  2. Periodicals -- Comics Interview, May 1983. Includes interview with Russell, p. 9-17.
  3. Periodicals -- Comics Journal, December 1991. Includes interview with Russell, p. 44-73.
  4. Periodicals -- Epic, Winter 1980. Includes "The Dreaming City" with art by Russell, p. 20-34.
  5. Periodicals -- Epic, Summer 1980. Includes "Siegfried" by Russell, p. 47-54. 2 copies.
  6. Periodicals -- Epic, December 1981. Includes "Isolation and Illusion" by Russell, p. 77-97.
  7. Periodicals -- Epic, October 1982. Cover art by Russell. Includes "Elric: While the Gods Laugh" with art by Russell, p. 9-34; "Dream & Image: The Art of P. Craig Russell", p. 59-67. 2 copies.
  8. Periodicals -- Epic, December 1985. Includes "Ein Heldenstraum" by Russell, p.53-67. 2 copies.
  9. Periodicals -- Imagine #2, June 1978. Includes "The Avatar and the Chimera" (pt.1) and cover art by Russell.
  10. Periodicals -- Imagine #3, August 1978. Includes "The Avatar and the Chimera" (pt.2) and cover art by Russell.
  11. Periodicals -- National Lampoon, February 1983. Includes "King of the Castle" with art by Russell, p. 93-95.
  12. Periodicals -- National Lampoon, April 1983. Includes "King of the Castle" with art by Russell, p. 89-90.
  13. Sound recordings -- New Music with Guitar, v.4. Bridge Records Inc., 1990. Cover art by Russell.

Box 3 (Oversized Materials)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Photocopied art, including The Dreaming City, Salome, Red Dog, and [Elric: While the Gods Laugh]. [no date].
  2. Photocopied art, including Night Music, [The Insomniac], [Ein Heldentraum], and Pelléas & Mélisande. [no date].


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