Megastar artist Alex Ross needs no introduction as one of the most influential and instantly recognizable contributors to the colorful craft of comics.
Since breaking into the industry in the mid-Nineties to deafening fanfare with Marvels and Kingdom Come, Ross has become an international brand with his galaxy of limited-edition fine art prints, rare variant covers, and special pop culture art projects ranging from The Beatles to Flash Gordon.
One of Ross' biggest fans is talk show host and former SNL castmember Seth Meyers, ringmaster of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers. With New York Comic Con erupting all weekend long at the Javits Center, Ross is in town to attend the geek jamboree, interact with collectors and admirers of his realistically rendered superhero art, and help promote his deluxe new coffee table book, Marvelocity.
An admittedly private person and proud Luddite, a rare public appearance by Ross is a cause for celebration in and of itself, especially if it's under the bright lights of network television. Meyers invited Ross as a guest Thursday night to nerd out on comics, caped crusaders, share a SNL cast portrait painted by Ross, and page through the lavish new book to reveal some of his earliest work from his childhood.
Watch the master artist on late night TV as he spills the beans on how he captures superhero poses, avoids the internet, where he learned his realistic style, and how his father became a minor celebrity after being depicted in the panels of Kingdom Come.