- "No one can deny how large the icons of the Star Wars universe are. It's not just how long they've been around, it's also their worldwide cultural impact. Darth Vader is as big as any comic book legend."
- ―Alex Ross
Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book artist who has drawn covers for the first four issues of Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars comic series. He has also provided variant covers for the first issues of Marvel Comics' 2015 Star Wars, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Lando series.
Ross did a piece for the 2010 art book Star Wars Art: Visions titled Empire of Style. His artwork for the book was later used as a cover for the French magazine Star Wars – La Saga en BD #38 published by Delcourt.
He was one of the artists providing exclusive artwork at Celebration Anaheim's Art Show. His piece, titled Han/Chewie Wanted, pays homage to Gil Kane and Tony DeZuniga's cover for Star Wars 7: New Planets, New Perils!. It was later used as a variant cover for the first issue of Marvel's Chewbacca miniseries.
In 1994, Ross made his breakthrough with Marvels, a comic written by Kurt Busiek. He is most famous for his interior and cover artwork on Busiek's Astro City and the four-issue miniseries Kingdom Come, which he co-wrote with Mark Waid. Ross has worked on several other Marvel and DC Comics titles.
Star Wars workEdit
- Star Wars Art: Visions (Artwork: Empire of Style)
- Star Wars 1: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part One (Cover art)
- Star Wars 2: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part Two (Cover art)
- Star Wars 3: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part Three (Cover art)
- Star Wars 4: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part Four (Cover art)
- Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes (Cover art)
- Darth Vader 1: Vader (Cover art)
- Princess Leia, Part I (Cover art)
- Lando, Part I (Cover art)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 136
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 156
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 158
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 160
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 136
- ↑ 'Star Wars' exclusive: Check out this Alex Ross cover for Marvel's 'Star Wars #1'. Entertainment Weekly (2014-10-20). Retrieved on October 22, 2014.
- ↑ PRINCESS LEIA #1 (OF 5) ROSS VAR. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on February 7, 2015.
- ↑ STAR WARS LANDO #1 (OF 5) ROSS VAR. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on June 14, 2015.
- ↑ Star Wars – La Saga en BD #38. Delcourt. Retrieved on November 15, 2014.
- ↑ Art Show – Star Wars Celebration. Star Wars Celebration The Ultimate Fan Experience. Retrieved on March 29, 2015.
- ↑ EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Pays Homage to Tony DeZuniga in Star Wars Celebration Lithograph. Comic Book Resources (2015-02-13). Retrieved on February 15, 2015.
- ↑ Preview: Chewbacca #1 (Unlettered). Comic Book Resources (2015-09-15). Retrieved on September 16, 2015.