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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alex Ross  

Pen Name: None


Born: Portland, Oregon


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.

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