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    Alex Jay
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Bio:
Alex Jay was born and raised in a small city in southern Arizona. When his family moved to Casa Grande, he took his small collection of Fantastic Four comics along. It was in the sixth grade when Alex met another comics collector, Chip Goforth, who brought his Marvel comics for his class show-and-tell. In junior high school Alex met Mike Adams, another comics fan, who would go on to do work for DC and Marvel. In high school, Mike introduced Tony Salmons to Alex. Tony would go on to do work for a number of comics publishers. At Arizona State University, Alex majored in graphic design. He met another comics fan, Rusty Falk, in their lettering class. Rusty became an illustrator and did freelance work for Bruce Hamilton's publishing company, Another Rainbow. Currently, Rusty is an art director for a major airline.

Alex attended Phil Seuling's 1968 SCARP (Society for Comic Art Research and Preservation) Con in New York City over the 4th of July weekend. In 1970 he attended the New York Comic Art Con. In 1972 he was at the Phoenix Con. Alex attended the San Diego Comic-Con during the 1970s. At the 1977 Comic-Con he met Byron Preiss. Alex and artists Frank Cirocco, Brent Anderson, Gary Winnick and Tony Salmons showed their portfolios to Byron. Byron reviewed the work then asked who did the design work. Alex said he did the work and mentioned that he was moving to New York in the Fall. Byron gave his card to him and said to call him. During the convention, Byron gave an illustrated talk on his latest project, Empire by Samuel R. Delany and Howard Chaykin.

Alex moved to New York on October 1, 1977. He called Byron and got his first assignment, a logo for the Roger Zelazny story, The Furies. The logo appeared in the Baronet book, The Illustrated Roger Zelazny. That was the beginning of a nearly 25-year working relationship.

Alex is married and has a son. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

Date of Birth: 1953
Birthplace: Arizona

E-mail: APAonTV@aol.com
Blog: http://alphabettenthletter.blogspot.com

Notes:
Some of Alex Jay's logo sketches can be found on letterer Todd Klein's web site.

The Adventures of Superman, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=246

Batman, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=277

The New Mutants, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=358

X-Factor, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=364

X-Force, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=372

The Green Lantern Corps, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=529

Ace ERB paperback typeface, Alexandra, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=634 (comment)

Wonder Woman, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=755

Justice League, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=1567

Justice League, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=1600

JLA, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=1620

Timber Wolf, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=5738

Elseworld's Finest, kleinletters.com/Blog/?p=6692






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Colorist:
The Illustrated Harlan Ellison (1978)

Letterer:
Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1979)
The Complete Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1992)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)

Cover Artist:
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Agents of Law (1995)
The Airtight Garage (1993)
Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1979)
Alpha Centurion Special (1996)
American Flagg! (1983)
Armageddon 2001 (1991)
Armageddon: Alien Agenda (1991)
Armageddon: Inferno (1992)
Arsenal (1998)
Avatar (1991)
Bastei Comic Edition (1990)
Batman (1940)
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain (1991)
Batman: Castle of the Bat (1994)
Batman: Catwoman Defiant (1992)
Batman: Gordon's Law (1996)
Batman: Holy Terror (1991)
Batman/Demon (1996)
Batman/Phantom Stranger (1997)
Blackmask (1993)
Bloody Mary (1996)
Bucky O'Hare (1991)
Cable (1993)
Cage (1992)
Cap'n Quick & A Foozle (1984)
Catwoman (1993)
Cinder and Ashe (1988)
Clash (1991)
Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1989)
Clive Barker's The Harrowers (1993)
Codename: Spitfire (1987)
The Complete Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1992)
Conan Saga (1987)
Cosmic Odyssey (1988)
Cosmic Powers (1994)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Crossover Classics (1991)
The Crusaders (1992)
Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992)
DC-spesiaali (1994)
DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999)
DCU Villains Secret Files (1999)
Doctor Zero (1988)
Echo of Futurepast (1984)
Ectokid (1993)
Ectokid Unleashed (1994)
Elseworld's Finest (1997)
Eradicator (1996)
Excalibur (1988)
Final Night (1996)
Firestar (1986)
From Aargh! to Zap!: Harvey Kurtzman's Visual History of the Comics (1991)
Gen13 Interactive (1997)
Ghost Rider (1990)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
Green Lantern (1960)
The Griffin (1991)
Hammer of God: Butch (1994)
Hammer of God: Pentathalon (1994)
Harvey Kurtzman's Strange Adventures (1990)
Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown (1988)
Haywire (1988)
Heartbreakers (1996)
Heavy Metal Presents Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human (1978)
Hellraiser Nightbreed - Jihad (1991)
The Huntress (1989)
Hyperkind Unleashed (1994)
The Illustrated Harlan Ellison (1978)
Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed (1996)
Invasion (1988)
Ironwolf -- Fires of the Revolution (1992)
JLA (1997)
JLA: A League of One (2000)
JLA: The Nail (1998)
Justice League Europe (1989)
Justice League International (1987)
Justice League International (1993)
Justice League Quarterly (1990)
Justice League Task Force (1993)
Legends (1986)
Lords of the Ultra-Realm (1986)
Lucifer (2000)
Machine Man (1984)
Magik (Illyana and Storm Limited Series) (1983)
The Man of Steel (1986)
Martian Manhunter (1988)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
The Masterworks Series of Great Comic Book Artists (1983)
Mezz: Galactic Tour 2494 (1994)
Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer (2004)
Mister Miracle (1996)
Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
The Nazz (1990)
Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel (1989)
The New Gods (1971)
The New Gods (1995)
The New Guardians (1988)
The New Mutants (1983)
Night Force (1996)
Nightstalkers (1992)
Nightwing (1996)
Nth Man the Ultimate Ninja (1989)
OMAC: One Man Army Corps (1991)
Open Space (1989)
Orion (2000)
Parallax: Emerald Night (1996)
The Power of SHAZAM! (1995)
Powerline (1988)
The Ring of the Nibelung (1989)
Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984)
Sachs & Violens (1993)
Saint Sinner (1993)
Sandman Presents: Lucifer (1999)
Savage Tales (1985)
Shadowdragon (1995)
Sheva's War (1998)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Skull & Bones (1992)
The Spectre (1992)
Spellbound (1988)
Spyke (1993)
St. George (1988)
Starman (1994)
Steeltown Rockers (1990)
Strange Tales (1987)
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986)
Strikeforce: Morituri - We Who Are About to Die (2012)
Superman For All Seasons (1998)
Superman Na Wszystkie Pory Roku (2006)
Superman: End of the Century (2000)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Superman's Metropolis (1996)
Takion (1996)
Tales of the Dark Knight (1992)
Thor (1966)
Thor (1998)
Timber Wolf (1992)
Toyboy (1986)
Twilight (1990)
Uncanny Origins (1996)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
War Dancer (1994)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Warlock Chronicles (1993)
Will to Power (1994)
Wolfpack (1988)
Wonder Woman (1987)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Force (1991)
Zatanna (1993)



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