Wayne Alan Harold is an editor, publisher and filmmaker from northeastern Ohio. He is a 1988 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications and film.
In the early 1990s, he produced the “Toby Radloff, Genuine Nerd” comedy segments for MTV’s The Week in Rock. He wrote, produced, directed, photographed and edited the Radloff-starring low-budget opus, Townies and also created comedy videos for Lurid.com and Turner Broadcasting’s SuperDeluxe.com.
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 (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 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 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 the fall of 2018.