Steve Ross is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in many magazines and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Foreign Policy Magazine. He is the creator of two popular graphic novels: Marked, a re-imagining of the Gospel of Mark and Blinded, an irreverent take on the adventures of St. Paul of Tarsus.
Steve began his professional career as a teenager in San Antonio, Texas, selling pictures of angst-ridden, dark and disturbing surrealist art to his friends and teachers. Soon after high school he landed a job drawing dining room tables for a local furniture company, and was surprised when the owner became upset that he was drawing dark and disturbing surrealist furniture for the company's newspaper ads. They parted company.
He subsequently left Texas and moved to New York to study acting and dance at the storied Neighbourhood Playhouse. Between stints as an actor and doing voices for cartoons, and day jobs as a software engineer, he began studying painting and drawing at the New York Art Student’s League under Raymond Kinstler, Burton Silverman, Peter Cox, Fred Wong and Patricia Arrott.