Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross (Hardcover)

By Alex Ross, Chip Kidd (Editor), Chip Kidd (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Description


Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time.
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


Alex Ross first came to prominence as the illustrator of Marvels before producing the award-winning Kingdom come. With a graphic novel for Vertigo (Uncle Sam), several projects for Marvel Comics and six oversized graphic novels starring DC's iconic heroes (collected in The World's Greatest Heroes), he continues to bring comics to a broader audience. In 2003, Ross was the subject of a retrospective of his work for DC Comics, Mythology (Pantheon Books), written and designed by Chip Kidd.

Chip Kidd was born in 1964 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is an editor and writer his Batman By Design was a NYT best-seller but he is best known for his book designs, for which he's received the field's highest honors. He currently resides in New York and, with his partner (poet and editor J.D. McClatchy), in Connecticut.

Chip Kidd was born in 1964 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is an editor and writer his Batman By Design was a NYT best-seller but he is best known for his book designs, for which he's received the field's highest honors. He currently resides in New York and, with his partner (poet and editor J.D. McClatchy), in Connecticut.

Praise For…


“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.”
—denofgeek.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375714900
ISBN-10: 0375714901
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: March 30th, 2010
Pages: 224
Language: English