Comic Con 2010 – Part 2

This was the year of the Adams family, and though everybody knows us, never before has is been so clear to people that beside myself, there are three more, actually four more Adams’s creating entertainment of the fans. The most important of all who only made it on the last few days was my daughter, Kris (Adams) Stone, who everybody knows and loves, who along with Marilyn represents Continuity on all creative ends, and who had the greatest time of all. She was seeing to it that our comic book properties are going to get to the comic book stores in the coming months. We will be making announcement as to all the work she has done in this area.

The next Adams is Joel who was there with his license characters Lilz. Joel has been a lead character designer for animated TV Shows like: The Hulk, Nascar Racers and King of the hill, doing style guides and more. Joel is putting his Lilz characters on skate boards, cups, t-shirts and anything else he can print on. Of course Joel will be working on a comic book project with his characters that you will be hearing about in the coming year. Joel’s Lilz project is the favorite project in the Adams family, and as you see more of it I am sure you will love it as much as we do

The middle son, Jason, is the sculptor who’s work you have seen on creepy crawlers, Biker Mice from Mars, and others and most recently on the Black and White running Batman based on an iconic drawing of mine. Hot on the heels of that, Jason has done the Manbat character that I created for DC comics. Jason will also have another book out soon on building Step by Step anatomy for sculptured figures.

Fast but not least, Josh Adams, who is creating TV presentations for the Scifi Chanel before he was out of high school as an intern. and later as a paid freelancer. is now a comic book artist doing an independent a 3 part story called Spit. The script is by Larry Hama.

All three Adams boys had a printed sketchbook of their work at the San Diego Comic Con, but the most popular item and yes you can get it on our website, is a Sketchbook that has work from all four of us. everybody seemed to love it. I guess people will be keeping track of the Adams boys for a long time.

Batman Odyssey 2 is out. Hope you guys are pre-ordering!

12 Comments on Comic Con 2010 – Part 2

  1. So cool to read about families working together – please give us more posts like this!

    Looking forward to hearing about the Adventures of Zeea as well.

  2. You were a complete A-hole to me when I tried to get something signed. You were too busy going on about how great you are to someone else, that I had to wait 10 minutes for you to sign a book. Pull your head out of your butt and realize that the fans are the ones who pay your bills.

  3. Neal Adams is kind enough to still make appearances at comic-cons at 69 years old and chat with the fans and sign their books for them. At a book signing you have to be patient and wait in line for the people ahead of you to get their books signed and finish chatting with the author/artist. You were free to leave without his signature if you felt so bothered. Turning to insults is totally uncalled for.

  4. He already had my $5. I have met authors and artists just as old that took the time to at least say hi to everyone or make some form of contact. To sit and just talk to someone else that is kissing his ass is an insult. Even the girl working for him was embarrassed at his behavior. She was apologizing the whole time. That should say something.

  5. That girl was probably his daughter Kris Adams and was trying to be nice and polite to you by apologizing to you for having to wait, that doesn't mean she was embarrassed that he was paying attention to the fan that was talking to him. Think of that other person. It would have been rude to that fan to have ignored them while they were trying to talk to him. I'm sure he didn't intend to offend anyone in any way.

  6. Well he did and he has a bad reputation among fellow artists. They all said that a fan shouldn't be charged to get something signed.

  7. You were free not to pay and not gotten his signature if you felt that way about it. As for Neal Adams reputation among fellow artists:

    Dick Giordiano said in his introduction to Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams volume two: "I won a couple of awards for the Batman inking and ended up with Neal as a partner and a friend!"

    Denny O'Neil said in his introduction to Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams volume three: "I like and admire him and consider him a friend, and I'm certainly grateful to him."

    Frank Miller said in his recent blog about Neal Adams "I’ve wondered at Neal’s superhuman energy. He fought so damn hard for Siegel & Schuster, for Kirby, for all of us—it’s not a stretch to say that his gut-testing efforts have made possible a comics industry that thrives on good works, and rewards the same.

    More on this could be written—hell, a book could be written—on what Neal Adams has done, not just to make the world of comics more than just a place where the best can survive, but one ready for new creations to thrive."

  8. Every artist I have spoken with, and that's a lot of artists, have nothing but good things to say about Neal. Even Harlan Ellison, who I didn't exactly expect that from.
    Neal has a certain self assurance that may put off people with low self esteem, or with no self confidence as artists, but these are the kind of people who get upset over anyone and anything anyway.

  9. keep on kissing his ass. i will spread the truth.

  10. Neal has ALWAYS been a bit of an egomaniac. But that's okay. You get used to it after a while. And as far as him charging for an autograph…well, who DOESN'T do that nowadays? If YOU knew that most of the people whose stuff you signed were going to turn around the next day and try to sell it on ebay or someplace, wouldn't you want to get your cut first? Sure you would. That's why almost ALL celebrities of any stripe charge for autographs.

  11. He is the only artist that has ever charged me for a signature.

  12. Yeah, well, he's in business to make money, like anyone else. If people are willing to pay for it, you can't really blame him for asking for it. Personally, I've never paid anyone for a signature, and I've had stuff signed by some of the top guys, like Stan Lee, Will Eisner, John Romita, Roy Thomas, Mike Kaluta and others. But then, I've never asked for an autograph with the intention of selling it later. So it's a judgement call you've gotta make. I wouldn't pay Neal five bucks to write his name on something, but I still dig his art. It's possible to like an individual's work without regard to what you may think of his personality. No one's ever going to accuse Neal of being too humble, but at least he's HONEST in his self-expression! These days that's pretty rare!

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