Wayne Alan Harold

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Wayne Alan Harold (born November 7, 1964) is a filmmaker and publisher from northeastern Ohio. He is a 1988 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications and film.

In the late 80s, he produced the "Toby Radloff, Genuine Nerd" segments for MTV News, then became one of the pioneers of low-to-no budget, shot-on-video features by co-creating the cult flicks "Bride of Killer Nerd" (1992) and "Killer Nerd" (1991) (both starring MTV's Toby Radloff). In the 90s, Harold wrote, produced, directed, photographed and edited his first solo film, "Townies" (1999). The black comedy about a small town overrun by misfits, was produced on a budget of $300 and was nationally distributed on home video and DVD. For much of the following decade, Harold created web videos and podcasts for the Lurid.com website. He and "Genuine Nerd" Radloff were also amongst the first wave of creators and comics signed to Turner Broadcasting online comedy site Turner Broadcasting's Super Deluxe.

Harold's 2009 documentary, Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell, has had public screenings at the Cleveland Museum of Art [1] and the Wexner Center for the Arts [2] in Columbus. In 2012, he created the first volume of P. Craig Russell’s Guide to Graphic Storytelling, an educational video series that teaches effective sequential storytelling techniques. [3] Four follow-up volumes were subsequently produced.

Harold is the founder of the Kent Comic Arts Fest in Kent, Ohio. The debut event was held at Kent State University on October 19, 2013. Guests included P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson and other artists of the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. [4]

In 2015, he edited, designed and published the "P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives", a hardcover coffee-table style art book featuring career-spanning sketch work by artist P. Craig Russell. [5] Following the publication of the sketchbook, Harold embarked on a multi-year project overseeing the restoration of the original art for a number of Russell's groundbreaking 80s projects, including graphic novel adaptations of "Ariane and Bluebeard" and "The Dreaming City." [6]

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