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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alex Ross  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Born: Portland, Oregon


-- Website -- http://www.alexrossart.com
-- Alex Ross on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=alex+ross


Illinois Connection

At age 17, Ross came to Chicago to study Painting at the American Acedemy of Art, where he hit on the idea of painting his own comic books.

Biographical and Professional Information

After three years at the American Academy of Art, Alex Ross went to work for an Advertising Agency where and editor from Marvel Comisc suggested that they collaborate on a story. His career was launched from there.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Kingdom come /
ISBN: 1401220347. OCLC Number:

. .

Kingdom Come, the critically acclaimed Elseworlds saga by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, has been combined into one volume, with a new introduction and additional material for this edition.

Justice Society of America :
ISBN: 1401219462. OCLC Number:

DC Comics,. New York :. ©2008.

"The world's first and greatest super-team continues to expand, welcoming extraordinary individuals whose powers are the legacy of heroes gone by, but evil has a legacy as well."--Page 4 of cover.

Power of Hope.
ISBN: 1439514070. OCLC Number:

Paw Prints. . 2008.

Rough justice :
ISBN: 0375714901. OCLC Number:

Pantheon Books,. New York :. 2010.

Private sketchbooks of the author reveal his pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time. Includes deleted scenes and altered panels for the epic Kingdom Come saga, proposals for revamping classic properties as Batgirl, Captain Marvel, and an imagined son of Batman named Batboy, and unused alternate comic book cover ideas for the monthly Superman and Batman comics of 2008-2009.


Awards

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Speaking Engagements

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