New York, NY, MAY 30 – Alex Ross, the acclaimed comic book illustrator is painting covers for Virgin Comics, it was announced today by Virgin Comics CEO, Sharad Devarajan. His first work for Virgin is the cover of Ramayan Reborn #1 (in stores September 6). Ramayan Reborn is loosely based on India's greatest legend, Ramayana originally written in Sanskrit more than two thousand years ago.
"I have always respected and enjoyed the magic of Alex's art," said Devarajan. "His knowledge of classic characters and mythic elements provides unique perspective for Ramayan Reborn."
In addition to painting covers for best-selling comic books, Ross designed the opening titles for the worldwide theatrical blockbuster Spider-Man. A collection of his work has been published as the book Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, and countless galleries have dedicated shows to his paintings.
Ramayan Reborn from Virgin Comics is a graphic, post-apocalyptical reinvention of Indian mythology told by India's two greatest creators, bestselling author Deepak Chopra (Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Peace Is The Way) and acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Bandit Queen).
"I am thrilled to be contributing to the Virgin Comics library of titles," said Deepak Chopra. "There are very few Western allegories with mythic storytelling, intrepid heroes and interwoven dimensions on this level. Homer's Odyssey and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings come to mind."
About Virgin Comics:
Virgin Comics LLC (www.VirginComics.com) was founded in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Enterprises Ltd. (www.virgin.com), alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and Gotham Entertainment Group LLC (www.GothamComics.com), South Asia's leading publisher of comic magazines. The company has offices in New York City and Bangalore, India.