Ross Campbell (comics)
Ross Campbell is a comic writer and artist known for his indie comics.
His Wet Moon comic series emphasizes a story-telling style that has been described as meandering and focuses on a slow, richly-layered, build-up of events. Character development is arguably the most important element of Campbell's story-building, with Wet Moon in particular utilizing character journal entries and blog posts to reveal inner thoughts not always revealed in conversations with other characters. Some events will have no in-story explanation or are not elaborated on until much later in the storyline.
Campbell's characters tend towards adolescent females or young women, a departure from many mainstream comics which usually center around male characters or a single female character often portrayed as a sex icon. In contrast, Campbell's characters are diverse including various races, body types, sexual orientations as well as differently-abled characters. One of the most notable things about Campbell's art style is this body diversity. Campbell eschews the cookie-cutter body types of mainstream comics characters and his characters embody a stylized realism where even small imperfections such as birthmarks and scars are rendered.
From June 2009 to March 2013, Ross was a co-host on the AudioShocker's "A Podcast with Ross and Nick". As of June 2013, he is a co-host on the podcast "Everything Blows with Ross and Nick".
Comics work includes:
- Too Much Hopeless Savages! (Oni Press, 2003)
- Spooked (with Antony Johnston, graphic novel, Oni Press, 168 pages, February 2004, ISBN 1-929998-79-1)
- Wet Moon (graphic novels, Oni Press, 2005 - current)
- The Abandoned (graphic novel, Tokyopop, 2006)
- Raphael: Bad Moon Rising (covers only, Mirage Publishing, 2007)
- House of Mystery #1: "The Hollows" (with Bill Willingham, Short story, Vertigo, 2008)
- Water Baby (graphic novel, Minx, 2008)
- Hack/Slash (contributing artist, Image Comics, 2008–2009)
- Resurrection V2 (back-up story, Oni Press, 2010)
- Milestone Forever (pin-up, DC Comics, 2010)
- Shadoweyes (graphic novel, Slave Labor Graphics, 2010)
- Shadoweyes in Love (graphic novel, Slave Labor Graphics, 2011)
- Fraggle Rock v2 #2 (with Tim Beedle, comic book, Archaia Studios Press, 2011)
- Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (pin-up, Mirage Publishing, 2006)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Leonardo (artist, IDW, 2012)
- Glory (artist, #23-34, Image Comics, 2012)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-Series: Alopex (artist, IDW, 2013)
- Official website
- Ross Campbell at DeviantArt
- Ross Campbell at Livejournal
- Ross Campbell at Tumblr
- Ross Campbell at Oni Press
- The Abandoned at Tokyopop
- The Abandoned review, Comics Bulletin
- Audioshocker Podcast
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- Thompson, Kelly (April 20, 2010). "Interview With Creator Ross Campbell". She Has No Head. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 3, 2010.