Official Press Release
WHAT: Leading the industry as the premier sports and entertainment collectibles company, Upper Deck announces plans to release the newest offerings in entertainment collectibles. This weekend, Upper Deck will launch a new comic fine arts and collectibles initiative featuring original artwork drawn by legendary comic artist, Alex Ross.
The first of several collections by Ross, the unveiled art piece will be released as signed Giclees (limited and numbered) and signed, and unsigned, Lithographs. The series will then be followed with a line of large and mini sculpted busts, which will be released in early 2006.
Known as one of the world’s most pre-eminent and well-respected comic artist, Ross’ extensive list of art renderings includes most DC and Marvel superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman. Ross has won both critical acclaim and an international following for his fully-painted, photorealistic graphic novels, including Kingdom Come and Uncle Sam.
In recent years, Ross has applied his artistic skills to outside projects with comic book roots, including a limited-edition promotional poster for the 2002 Academy Awards. A number of items created especially for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores – including lithographs, collector’s plates and even a canvas painting of Superman – made him the best-selling artist in the chain’s history.
WHEN: Upper Deck Entertainment Comic Fine Arts Unveiling
Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Upper Deck Entertainment Booth # 2829, Hall D
San Diego Convention Center (111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92101)
INFO: For media requests, please contact Claudine Ricanor at 760/458-6736.
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