Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wonder Woman as Illustrated by Alex Ross

Alex Ross is an American comic book painter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. Ross is known for his love of the vintage looks of classic characters and the more mythic elements of the superheroes.

In the past ten years, Ross has done much work for the industry’s two largest and most historically important publishing houses Marvel and DC Comics, but Ross is also the co-creator of Astro City, an original series that explores superhero mythology. Although he is a prominent figure for both DC and Marvel, he is better known as a DC artist, as much of his best work (such as Kingdom Come) were created for DC.

Wonder Woman by Alex Ross:


Scurvy said...

Alex Ross in my opinion is one of the finest out there right now. I know he gets a lot of complaints from the fanboys for his love of the silver age, but damn it, he's good at what he does, and I for one will keep buying his stuff as long as he keeps putting it out. I really feel as though he raised the bar.
His Wonder Woman actually looks like a real, mature, strong woman. (and I have to say that whoever his model is , she id quite attractive)
I have really been enjoying your posts this week. :)

Dr. Zaius said...

I agree with Scurvy, I am enjoying every minute of Wonder Woman Week. I found this interesting image titled "Wonder Pin-Up" from the artist at "Did you just call me a prick?!?!" Sort of a saucier version of Diana.

Becca said...

I do love Alex Ross's work especially the stuff he does for DC. The characters he paints look so real, even if they are not 100% photorealistic.

I adore Kingdom Come, Superman with wrinkles and grey hair. Wonderwoman looking a bit older and bigger. So perfect.

Dr. Zaius-
That was a really cool pin-up thanks for the link. Kind of a cool blog too.

Becca said...

By the way I'm glad you all are enjoying all the Wonder Womany goodness!