Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross (Hardcover)
The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
Pantheon Books, 9780375714900, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
Thousands of fans from around the world have trilled to Alex's fully rendered photo-realistic painting of their favorite heroes, but as they may not realize, all of those works start as pencil on paper, and the origins of the finished images are rarely seen. Until now.
From deleted scenes and altered panels for the epic "Kingdom Come "saga to proposals for revamping such classic properties as Batgirl, Captain Marvel, and an imagined son of Batman named Batboy, to unused alternate comic book cover ideas for the monthly "Superman" and "Batman "comics of 2008-2009, there is much to surprise and delight anyone who thought they already know all of Alex's DC Comics work.
Illuminating everything is Alex's own commentary, written expressly for this book, explaining his though processes and stylistic approaches for the various riffs and reimaginings of characters we thought we knew everything about but whose possibilities we didn t fully understand.
As a record of a pivotal era in comics history, "Rough Justice "is a must for Alex's legion of fans, as well as anyone interested in masterly comic book imagination and illustration.
About the Author
CHIP KIDDis the four-time Eisner Award winning designer and author of"Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, "and"Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross." As an editor of graphic novels for Pantheon Books, he has worked with some of the very best talents in the medium, including Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and David Mazzucchelli. Kidd is also the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, the design industry s highest honor. His first graphic novel as author is"Batman: Death by Design, "published by DC Comics and featuring art by Dave Taylor."
Praise For Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross…
“For any artists wanting to break into comics, Rough Justice is a visual treasure trove to guide them, as surely as any by Da Vinci or Michelangelo. But more important, it’s a volume that gives comics fans a rare opportunity to celebrate a top artist in action. Alex Ross is a master shaper of superhero worlds.”