a real curiosity: a Scheherazade
drawing done by P. Craig Russell in 1969. He's rather made a lot of
progress since then!|
of the legendary Undine, 1973.|
Craig Russell drew six plates
in 1979 for the Curse of the Ring portfolio,
Schanes & Schanes. Apart from the fact that this is a beautiful
work in itself, it is also interesting as an early foray of Russell in
the Ring of the Nibelung mythology.
|Two early illos published in Eclipse
# 2, 1981, Eclipse. |
|Two pinups from
Night Music 3, 1985, Eclipse. |
Drawn in 1979 and 1978 respectively.
illustration for the cover of
a chapbook by Alex Gildzen, "Cat Scratches" (Kent OH: Toucan Press
1982). It's is called "The Poet and His Mews".
promotional pieces done for
the mail-order company, Bud Plant Comic Art. |
from the Ariane & Bluebeard
deluxe collection, another one from The Weird of the white
collection and a third one from the Salome adaptation.
drawing of Oscar Wilde for the Fairy Tales
print for the Fairy Tales series, and another
print for the Fairy
|| A Death
pinup for the Death
Gallery, 1994, DC ; and a Desire pinup for The
And on the
right, another one for a Sandman statue:
| A card done
for the Sandman series, and a promo piece done for Previews.
And here are seven small
no idea what character this
| || A card done
for the Madman series. |
| A pinup
for Batman Black & White 3 and another for
the Dark Knight 50, 1993, DC. |
| || And yet
another one, done for the first Hellboy collection.
back-covers, in Marvel
Fanfare 8 and 10, 1982 ; and two pinups for issue 11 and 45.
cover for Marvel
and the one for the Marvel Team-Up Index, done with
Below is the cover for Marvel Fanfare #24, pencils
inks by Russell .
| A Barry
Windsor Smith-influenced Conan drawing from 1973, and a Wasp/Ant-Man
(and big) poster Russell drew in 1987 of Mephisto, the Marvel
devil-like character. |
| A pinup for Marvel
Swimsuit. It must be said
that the character in his birthday suit is Northstar, the only gay
Marvel super-hero at that time. And please notice the background
characters. Craig Russell must have had fun drawing this. |
|Illustration for a recording of
George Crumb's music, 1991. |
|And another Marvel
Swimsuit pinup, 1992. Thor's
so butch... |
portrait done in memory of a
Kent State University student killed in a plane crash, 1992. With
thanks to Alex Gildzen. |
cover for Hellstorm: Prince of Lies #18, Marvel,
Here's the colored version:
print of Dr. Strange (1985).|
||A pin-up of Dr. Strange from Marvel
Swimsuit 1995. |
A sketch of Dr. Strange.
|A piece done
for the Arzach portfolio. |
scary drawing for The Lost
1, Caliber, 1996
by Chaos), an unachieved series drawn by Russell's pals Galen Showman
and Jay Geldhof. |
image drawn for Brian
Michael Bendis's Jinx (1997). |
| || A pretty
drawing done for Jill Thompson's Scary
Godmother : Bloody Valentine Special, 1998, Sirius.
find Jill Thompson playing various roles in Russell's works.
| Here is a
plate drawn for the A Fall of Stardust
portfolio (Green Man Press, 1999). |
pinup for Thor #57,
Marvel, 2002. |
Batman sketch, 2002. |
| || |
poster for the American Library Association, 2003.
b&w version of that poster.
Here are seven
sketches done in
preparation for the poster:
for Buffy #32, Dark Horse, 2003. |
here's the color
cover for Action Comics
DC, October 2010.|
drawing for a collection of The
Sandman: Dream Hunters
recent giclée print of The Sandman/Morpheus, and another recent Sandman
drawings for the Absolute versions of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series,
sketch of Brunhilde.|
poster for a fundraiser for the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art,
cover for Before
Manhattan #2 (alternate cover), DC,