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.

His 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, Harold 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]

Harold is also writing, producing and directing the web series Cheapskate Theater, hosted by Toby Radloff, the self-proclaimed “Genuine Nerd” from Cleveland, Ohio. Harold has previously produced and directed Radloff clips for MTV, Lurid.com and Turner Broadcasting's Super Deluxe .


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