Custom/DIY artists for Miao and Mousubi

hicago artist and illustrator Alex Wald has published work in the comic, magazine and music fields.  Born in Chicago, he began his art career at the age of 7 with an Honorable Mention in a Chicago Sun-Times contest for a drawing of the Abominable Snowman.  Wald studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting.  He has curated exhibitions in New York and Chicago, the first of their kind, on robot toys and the culture of Godzilla.  His love of monsters, cinema and pulp fiction drew him inevitably into the comic book field.


As art director for Chicago’s First Comics, Wald worked with numerous comic book megastars.  He art directed Shatter, the first  comic drawn on computer and helped adapt the Japanese manga classic Long Wolf and Cub for the US market.  After the demise of First Comics he returned to freelancing in illustration and comic books and received a 2008 Eisner Award nomination for Best Colorist (Shaolin Cowboy). His work for various cult garage bands brought him to the attention of the producer of Ultraman, Japan’s most popular TV superhero.  Alex’s Ultraman work has been made into toys for the Asian market and even a line of bakery goods.


He lives in Chicago with his wife and lots of strange books and toys.