ALEX ROSS Kurt Busiek's Astro City Cover Painted Original Art (DC, 1999)
Original art measured in 12" x 18.5". The frame is 18.6" x 25". Original art is characterized by its name. There is only ONE original page that the artist drew. Please review the conditions of the art carefully. You will receive the item shown in the photo. Alex Ross Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Family Album TPB Cover Original Art (DC, 1999). The rather Bozo-ish looking Jack-in-the-Box is Astro City's answer to Spider-Man. He graces the cover of this TPB that collects issues #1-3 and 10-13. The watercolor painting is bright and vibrant... And just a little bit creepy in that way that clowns can be! A striking and fantastic cover image in Excellent condition. Alex Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Lubbock, Texas. In 1993, after graduating from the American Academy of Art, Alex collaborated with Marvel Comics editor Kurt Busiek to create Marvels, a graphic novel which examined the Marvel superheroes from the perspective of an ordinary man. The book's critical success demonstrated Alex's affection for the characters through both detail and believability. Many fans were astonished by Ross uncannily realistic portrayals of Spider-Man, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Silver Surfer, The Human Torch and others. Afterwards, Busiek, Ross and penciller Brent Anderson created Astro City, first published by Image Comics in 1995 and later published by Homage Comics. In 1996, Ross teamed-up with writer Mark Waid for the DC Comics mini-series Kingdom Come, which helped cement Ross' place as a comic book industry superstar.
He followed it with Uncle Sam, a non-superhero work. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ross painted tabloid-sized comic books celebrating the 60th anniversaries of DC Comics Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, respectively, as well as two books featuring the all-star Justice League.