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Alex Ross
Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Chicago, IL USA

"My getting to where I am is based upon some good fortune, but a lot of it is taking advantage of every opportunity and putting the pedal to the metal."

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Day In The Life

Comic Book Painter/Illustrator

I'm a comic book artist and painter and have worked on Marvel, DC, and my own original characters.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Art/Art Studies, General

    American Academy of Art

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Has been drawing his own comics for as long as he can remember.

  • 2.

    Went to art school for two years and entered the workforce at age 19.

  • 3.

    Worked a 9-to-5 job every day, then stayed up late into the night drawing his own comic one page at a time.

  • 4.

    Published first comic just before he turned 20; admits he rushed it so he could say he'd been published as a teenager.

  • 5.

    Eventually "felt comfortable enough to jump"; gave up his day job, drew his comics full-time.

  • 6.

    Says he started out with low self-confidence socially, but his confidence in his work never faltered.

  • 7.

    Whenever he was rejected, he used his anger and frustration to drive him forward, inspire his art.

  • 8.

    Chalks up some of his success to luck, but the vast majority of it to seizing every possible opportunity.