Rough Justice: The Dc Comics Sketches Of Alex Ross by Alex RossRough Justice: The Dc Comics Sketches Of Alex Ross by Alex Ross

Rough Justice: The Dc Comics Sketches Of Alex Ross

byAlex RossEditorChip Kidd

Paperback | September 11, 2012

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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 in paperback.
Thousands of fans from around the world have thrilled to Alex’s fully rendered photo-realistic paintings 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 those who thought they already knew all of Alex’s DC Comics work.
Illuminating everything is the artist’s own commentary, written expressly for this book, explaining his thought 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-have for Alex’s legion of fans, as well as for anyone interested in masterly comic book imagination and illustration.

ALEX ROSS studied illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the comics field. His 1993 miniseries Marvels created a wider acceptance for painted comics. He moved on to DC Comics to produce the equally successful Kingdom Come, the Earth X projects for Marvel, and ...
Title:Rough Justice: The Dc Comics Sketches Of Alex RossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.77 × 8.51 × 0.61 inPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307378780

ISBN - 13:9780307378781

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great book! As an artist and big fan of Alex Ross I really like this book. It gives a glimpse into the various stages of sketching that are usually hidden under his finished pieces.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alex Ross fans This is really for two kinds of people - people who like comic art and those who like Alex Ross' style of comic art. If you fall into either group, then this book will be well worth it to you because there's some truly great stuff to look at in here.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool This book is filled with tons of sketches so if you like that sort of thing you should buy this
Date published: 2017-02-04

Editorial Reviews

“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.”