Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. P. Craig Russell is the author of several comics, and has adapted other fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde, as well as operas composed by Wagner and Mozart. He has also collaborated frequently with Neil Gaiman on the Sandman series. He has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Parents' Choice Awards. He lives in Kent, Ohio.
"Skillfully using perspective, angle, and shadow, Russell portrays the emotions and humanity of the happy prince while never letting readers forget that he is a statue. A lovely adaptation." --School Library Journal
"Smartly adapted by master craftsman Russell. Conveyed with great heart." --Richard Pachter, Miami Herald
"Russell's sensitive, Belle poque-inspired artwork brings the story to life with a matched sensibility that makes other comics adaptations look clumsy." --Publishers Weekly starred review