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Coraline the graphic novel
Ohio artist turns to home for inspiration

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Artist P. Craig Russell and his graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline
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Coraline is the story of a gutsy girl who becomes trapped in a parallel world behind the walls of an old mansion. When author Neil Gaiman wanted a graphic novel version of his story, he turned to Ohio artist P. Craig Russell. Russell's version of Coraline adds another page of history to a Kent landmark.
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Kent's Masonic Center and an image from P. Craig Russell's Coraline
The entrance to Mr. Bobo's apartment, and the fire escape from the Masonic meeting room of the Kent Lodge
The side entrance to the Masonic Center, and the entrance to Coraline's eccentric neighbors' apartment
Coraline, the graphic novel
P. Craig Russell testing a chaise lounge that matches his illustration
The door Coraline might have opened into the 'other' world

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P. Craig Russell's website

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