Born in Portland, Oregon
January 22, 1970. Alex Ross was raised in Lubbock, Texas by his minister
father, Clark, and his mother, a commercial artist. Alex made his
artistic debut at three when, according to his mother, he grabbed a
piece of paper and drew the contents of a television commercial he'd
seen moments before. By age 13 he was scripting and drawing original
comic books. At age 17, Ross began studying painting at the American
Academy of Art in Chicago, where his mother had studied.
Ross' first published
comic book work was the 1990 five-issue miniseries, Terminator:
The Burning Earth, written by Ron Fortier and published by NOW
Comics. He was hired by Marvel Comics to illustrate Marvel's central
characters in the comic book event, Marvels in 1994.
"Ross may simply be
the field's Favorite Painter, period. That's despite the fact that
many outstanding painters are at work in today's comic books.
If you grew up in Lubbock, Texas, you remember when......
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