Wayne Alan Harold is an independent editor and publisher from northeastern Ohio. He is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications and film.
In 2015, he edited, designed and published The P. Craig Russell Sketchbook Archives, a hardcover art book featuring career-spanning sketch work by the artist. In 2017, Harold launched a series of Fine Art Editions, featuring oversized 12"x17" Artist's Edition-type books that feature comic art pages printed the same size as the original art board (and scanned from the original art wherever possible). The initial volume in the series is P. Craig Russell's Jungle Book and Other Stories. The second volume, P. Craig Russell's Salome and Our Stories, is currently available for pre-order. Harold and Russell plan to continue the series for the foreseeable future.
Harold is also the founder of the Kent Comic Arts Festival in Kent, Ohio. The debut event was held at Kent State University on October 19, 2013. Guests included My Friend Dahmer creator Derf Backderf, Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Tom Batiuk, P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman and other artists of the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. A second event is planned for November 10, 2018.