Friday, August 27, 2010

Adams' Books

This has been a very special convention season for us, here in the Adams family. All four of the Adams Men have received attention from fans and convention organizers. The San Diego Comic Con was the first to make all four guests of the show. For this occasion, we were sure to create a special item for collectors. The 4 Adams' book. This book consists of images of all 4 artists work. It has been a big hit at the cons. This came out just as Jason's book on sculpting was released. Jason Spyda Adams has been working in the fantasy statue, and toy market for almost 20 years now. This is his first book and it came out beautifully. Anyone interested in anatomy or sculpture, should pick this up. This is the second year for Joel having a book of his own. Last time it was his Lilz sketch book. This year, it is his pin up work taking center stage. Another first, is Joshes sketch book. Josh is the youngest and he started working in comics while still in college. His sketch book has great examples of his own directing in the comic world.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

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!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Comic Con 2010 - Part 1

If you missed the San Diego Comic Con this year, you really missed a good convention. Hollywood was there in force, but the comic book people don't hate them anymore anywhere near as much as they did last year. That doesn't mean that there isn't some residual resentment. There is, but there is this feeling now, that Hollywood is part of the mix, and it is not going away, so we might as well deal with it. I think next year, redistribution and better planning will set in, and the mix will rock together. Those folks aren't going away, and comic book folks sure aren't going away. The weird thing was, that business wise, that making a buck, was great on Wednesday night and Thursday, dwindled on Friday, was totally crap on Saturday, and it jumped back up on Sunday.

The Hollywood feeding frenzy however has changed it's tone. They are looking at everything, but they are no-longer making stupid deals and optioning everything in site. Hollywood is starting too get it. Even so, it's a great time for independents because, as you know, DC and Marvel are pulling in all of their properties to be done in house, and what's left for the rest of Hollywood is the independents. All this has happened over the last year, and so everything about the tone of the convention was different. For continuity of course, it was great. But of course, we will have to see how it washes out. Everybody at the convention has always treated us at continuity very well. For us it is like a family, but that will lead me to our next blog....