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P. Craig Russell is a comic-book artist renowned both for his beautiful line art and his impeccable storytelling. Influenced by the aesthetics of the Art Nouveau and the Pre-Raphaelites, but also by the great illustrators of the XIXth century, Russell's art is always a feast for the eyes.
He's numbered all his personal work chronologically, originally to help readers follow his work among the numerous publishers he's working with. So, you'll find an opus list in the Works section, as well as lists of his collections and various pin-ups.
His personal work can be divided in four main areas, all of them adaptations of already existing written works :
The Elric graphic novel
  • Michael Moorcock's Elric. The adventures of the well-known albino warrior have been adapted in Russell's opus 10, 12, 15, 22 and 41.
Operas collection
  • Adaptations of operas. Russell has adapted more than ten operas or songs into comics form. He's done some of his best work with these tales, ranging from 3 to 424 pages.
The Jungle Book collection
  • Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories. Far from the Disney version, Russell has adapted three Jungle Tales (and inked a few others over Gil Kane's pencils). They can surely be considered as some of the most beautiful adaptations of classic literature in comics form.
The first Fairy Tales collection
  • Oscar Wilde's fairy tales. Wilde's stories for children are given new life in these adaptations. Russell has already drawn 5 tales, and he'll adapt the others eventually.

Russell has drawn the adaptation of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung. It might well be Russell's Magnum Opus. A collection in two volumes has been published.

And that's not all : there's an adaptation of a Clive Barker story, another of Cyrano de Bergerac's journey to the moon and lots of other curiosities.

Apart from that, he's also worked for the mainstream (meaning, super-heroes). You'll find the War of the World series, Batman stories...

So, come and visit the strange and beautiful world of one of the most accomplished, and also most idiosyncratic comics artists.