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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nelson Alexander Ross  

Pen Name: Alex Ross

Genre: Illustrator

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1970 in Portland, Oregon


-- Web -- https://www.alexrossart.com/
-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/alexrossart
-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/thealexrossart
-- Blog -- https://www.alexrossart.com/blogs/news/
-- Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross
-- WorldCat: -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Nelson++Alexander++Ross


Illinois Connection

Ross lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the field of comics. In 1993, Marvelshis groundbreaking miniseries with writer Kurt Busiekcreated a wider acceptance for painted comics. In 1996 he and writer Mark Waid produced the equally successful Kingdom Come for DC Comics, and followed those up with an extensive series of work including magazine and album covers, as well as a poster for the Academy Awards. Ross has also been the subject of two monographs written and designed by Chip KiddMythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. His latest book is The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book (Abrams ComicArts, Spring 2021).

His extensive work for DC/Vertigo includes Absolute Justice League, Uncle Sam, Astro City, Justice, and Justice Society of America. Ross has continued producing work for Marvel Comics, including the Earth X trilogy, Spider-Man, and the Avengers. His work outside of comics includes magazine and album covers, as well as the poster for the 2002 Academy Awards. Ross is currently creating a variety of art prints, including works of the Beatles, Universal Monsters, and Disney characters, among others.


Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Absolute Justice
ISBN: 1401224156. OCLC Number: 316029451

DC Comics,. .

The spectacular 12-issue series by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite is collected in this amazing, oversized, slipcased Absolute edition. The members of the Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal.--Publisher's website.

Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best Volume 1
ISBN: 0971024928. OCLC Number: 58386609

Checker Book Pub. Group,. .

Earth X
ISBN: 0785118756. OCLC Number: 62356220

Marvel Comics,. .

Earth X Trilogy Companion
ISBN: 0785124179. OCLC Number: 154696741

Marvel Pub.,. .

I'd Love to Draw!
ISBN: 1781169209. OCLC Number: 871508838

Titan Books. .

The lost work of American illustration legend Andrew Loomis, published for the very first time. Carefully cleaned and restored from the original manuscript by a team of experts and featuring additional instruction by comic book icon Alex Ross--Page 4 of cover.

Immortal Hulk By Alex Ross Poster Book TPB
ISBN: 1302926756. OCLC Number: 1193066518

Marvel. .

Justice Society of America Vol. 2: Thy Kingdom Come, Part 1
ISBN: 1401216900. OCLC Number: 236340266

DC Comics,. .

The world's first super-team is renewed by a new generation of heroes, promising to uphold the legacy of their predecessors and inspire other heroes across the world. This volume focuses on the individual members of the team. Nathan Heywood, the grandson of Commander Steel, awakens to find himself transformed into the team's newest member, Citizen Steel. All American powerhouse Liberty Belle races to stop the Justice Society's troubled young recruit, Damage, from making the worst mistake of his life. Plus, the secrets of 52 begin to reveal themselves to the Justice Society.

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Part 2
ISBN: 1401219144. OCLC Number: 226357548

DC Comics,. .

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.

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Part 3
ISBN: 140122167X. OCLC Number: 232980514

DC Comics,. .

The Kingdom Come Superman is the survivor of a terrifying alternative universe where hero turned against hero and the world ended in a crash of thunder. Now in our universe and fighting alongside the heroes of the Justice Society of America, Superman sees the events of Kingdom Come starting again-- but this time, on our world--Page 4 of cover.

Justice, Vol. 1
ISBN: 1401209696. OCLC Number: 75289369

DC Comics,. .

Even though it seems a villain vs. heroes story, there is an ominous sense of something larger at hand. The JLA is taken out of commission and Lex Luthor and his allies become the new guardians of humanity.

Justice, Vol. 2
ISBN: 1401212069. OCLC Number: 122262448

DC Comics. .

When a conspiracy of villains finds a way to defeat the Justice League, while looking like heroes to the public, the JLA reserve members must come up with a way to turn the tide against the villains.

Kingdom Come
ISBN: 1401290965. OCLC Number: 1085621418

DC Comics. .

In the near future, the DC Universe is spinning out of control. The new generation of heroes have lost their moral compass, becoming as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. The previous regime of heroes--the Justice League--returns under dire circumstances, which sets up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a conflict that will define what heroism truly is.

Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library)
ISBN: 1101871970. OCLC Number: 1030445969

Pantheon. .

Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology, here is the long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. Alex is a legend. Even if you don't consider yourself a comics-head, you should check out his work to see what the best of the form has to offer.--Ta-Nehisi Coates. As he did for the DC characters in Mythology, Alex Ross now brings the heroes of the Marvel Universe into dynamic life as never before. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six--the webslinger's most popular villains--that ends with a stunning twist--

Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
ISBN: 0375422404. OCLC Number: 52092018

Pantheon Books,. .

Celebrates the talents of DC Comics artist Alex Ross in a collection of his drawings, sketches, limited edition prints, and other artwork, all reproduced in full color, accompanied by a study of his creative process.

Project Superpowers: Death Defying Devil Volume 1
ISBN: 1606900781. OCLC Number: 377745835

Dynamite Entertainment,. .

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library)
ISBN: 0307378780. OCLC Number: 422759288

Pantheon Books,. .

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.

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library)
ISBN: 0375714901. OCLC Number: 422759288

Pantheon Books,. .

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.

The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book
ISBN: 1419753762. OCLC Number: 1200494247

HARRY N ABRAMS,. .

The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
ISBN: 160690244X. OCLC Number: 751832599

Dynamite Entertainment. .

Uncle Sam: Deluxe Edition
ISBN: 1401223486. OCLC Number: 498408081

DC Comics,. .