Classic Universal Monsters to Premiere at SDCC 2017

Posted by on 7/11/2017 to News

Portraits Available Starting on Comic Con Preview Night Wednesday, July 19th

The wait is over! Fans will finally get to see and purchase the highly anticipated Alex Ross Universal Monsters Set, which will debut at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego starting on preview night, Wednesday, July 19th.

These icons of the monster horror genre were produced by Universal Studios during the 1920's throughout the 1950's. Alex has painted the definitive versions of these stars of "Creature Features," with each to be numbered and signed by Alex himself.

 


Dracula (Bela Lugosi, 1931) — One of Seven Universal Monsters Portraits

"Growing up, these were the monsters of all monsters… I wanted to connect with the pop culture identification of these interpretations and connect another generation."

How to Get Your Limited Edition Portrait

The iconic portrait series will be made available starting Wednesday, July 19th at 6PM on a first come first serve basis.

Alex Ross Art will be selling the portraits at San Diego Comic-Con Booth 2415.


Find Alex Ross Art at SDCC Booth 2415

A limited number of portraits will also be released on AlexRossArt.com and Alex Ross Art Authorized Galleries.

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About the Universal Monsters Series

The Classic Universal Monsters set includes seven black and white editions:

  • Frankenstein (Boris Karloff, 1931)
  • Dracula (Bela Lugosi, 1931)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester, 1935)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • The Mummy (Boris Karloff, 1932)
  • The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr, 1941)
  • The Invisible Man (Claude Rains, 1933)

Each piece of the edition has been numbered and is signed by Alex Ross with official Certificate of Authenticity.

Each edition is $695.00 for a 36”x24” Giclee on Canvas. Editions 1-25 are sold only as a set.


The Mummy (Boris Karloff, 1932) — One of Seven Universal Monsters Portraits

Creative Process

Alex talks about his process for creating Frankenstein:

He talks about his early inspiration for Frankenstein — this Bob Larkin Hulk cover:


The HULK Magazine #14 — cover by Bob Larkin

Early sketches of each character show the artist’s creative process:


Frankenstein (Boris Karloff, 1931) — Sketch and Finished Painting

The Complete Universal Monsters Collection

The Classic Universal Monsters Collection includes 7 black and white editions. Each piece has been numbered and signed by Alex Ross with an official Certificate of Authenticity.

Frankenstein


Frankenstein (Boris Karloff, 1931) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

Dracula


Dracula (Bela Lugosi, 1931) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

The Wolf Man


The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr, 1941) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

The Mummy


The Mummy (Boris Karloff, 1932) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

Creature from the Black Lagoon


The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

Bride of Frankenstein



Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lachester, 1935) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

The Invisible Man


The Invisible Man (Claude Rains, 1933) — $695.00
Material: Giclee on Stretched Velvet Canvas
Size: 36”x24”

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