Official Press Release
NORTHBROOK, IL – Renowned comic book artist Alex Ross will be signing at Keith’s Komix, 528 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois, on Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 4 to 7 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook, Illinois.
This will be Ross’ first public appearance in two years. Comic books, graphic novels, t-shirts, posters, and other new merchandise from his personal collection will be made available for a suggested donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to Heartland. There will be a raffle of limited-edition, fine art prints and a silent auction for statues, as well as giveaways and prizes. Ross does not charge a fee to sign items, but it is suggested fans make donations to Heartland. In addition, Keith’s Komix will have Ross-related and other comics merchandise for sale. The signing will also be an opportunity for people to meet some of the wonderful animals available for adoption from Heartland. The Ross family will also match every dollar raised at the event.
Alex Ross’ photorealistic paintings have garnered attention in the comics world and beyond. In addition to his extensive comics work, Ross painted the promotional poster for the 2002 Academy Awards ® and the opening credits for the motion picture “Spider-Man 2.” He was the subject of the 2003 book “Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross.” For more information, visit www.alexrossart.com .
Keith’s Komix has been Schaumburg’s premiere comic book store since 1995. Located at 528 S. Roselle Road, the store has an extensive collection of new and back-issue comics, as well as comic and pop-culture merchandise. For more information, visit www.keithskomix.com .
Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave. in Northbrook, is a no-kill organization dedicated to finding families for homeless pets while educating the public on spaying and neutering. The shelter, founded in October 2002, aims to eliminate euthanasia of any adoptable animal. For more information, visit www.heartlandanimalshelter.net .