Saturday, December 29, 2012

Loan modification warning!!!

There is an insane fraud going on in this country. Home owners are making a massive mistake going to thier own bank to get a loan modification. This waves a red flag to the bank that they could lose you and your interest payments if they modify your loan. So they stall you for as long as they can to try to get you to miss a payment, there are many ways to do this. Then they forclose and take your home, and then you are in hell.

If you had gone to a third party to get a new modified loan, you could have paid off the bank and they would be gone. The new agency would pay the bank and happily collect the lower interest. To your original bank, you are merely a widget, and all they have to do is replace one widget with another  widget. You could be in trouble if you try to modify through your own bank.. Trouble, trouble, trouble.. Warn you friends...

 I am not giving anyone legal advice in any way. I am just repeating what I have read in the news.

Best to everyone
Neal

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SALE SALE SALE

I almost forgot! Because I'm not that involved with it, but this is December 27th, and the original art sale will be over January 1st. It won't be back until next year. You can pay for a piece in chunks over time, but you have to make the purchase with Jason by the 1st of January. Even pieces that I might have to draw, if you put the order in by the 1st, you get the 25% discount, 100% guaranteed. Even you folks over in England.

I hope the new year brings everyone prosperity, peace and good will.

Best regards,
Neal

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nine days left to the sale. 

People are saving money and getting drawings that they have been waiting as much as a year to get, and now at a 25% saving. I hope you can get the piece you've been waiting for.

Jason had to ask me if I could do a piece over again, when in fact, I can't do the same piece exactly the same way twice. I can do a similar piece, but to be safe, try to get your order in right away. The sale ends New Years Day.

Best Holiday Wishes,

Neal

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Big Art Discount- How it works for the London Convention. 

You buy what you want now on the site, before January 1, and you get the 25% discount. Then, if you want, I will bring your choice of artwork to the London Convention, and sign it to you there. Or if you wish, we can just send it off ahead of time. Thing is, you can take advantage of the discount, and also have me hand it to you at the London Con. Lots of people like the personal touch.

Happy Holidays Everyone! Love everybody you know. We'll see you in London, or whatever convention we hook up in.

Neal

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Portfolio

Well, I went out this weekend and got a 2nd portfolio in order to carry the commissions that we're working on for the London convention. Every day I come in, Jason has another group of drawings for me to do, so we figured the extra portfolio was a good idea. We'll see you guys in London. Happy holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Yep...

I know we have never done it before, and it is a lot of work for Jason, but we are having a 25% holiday sale on the artwork in our store.
Not just the books and prints but a full-out sale of artwork. I know some people have been saving up and waiting for the right opportunity, well I think this is the right opportunity. Jason had to go through the whole site and do the mark downs and after NewYear's he will have to mark them all back up. I have heard from fans about "When are we going to have a sale?" This is it. It won't come around again till next year.
Very best Holiday wishes to everyone in the World. The economy seems to be doing a little better. Obama is in the White House. Continuity is thriving. And I have met thousands of fans at all the Conventions I have gone to this year and those conventions are getting bigger and BIGGER and this is going to be a big year.  I hope everyone of you out there has a Wonderful Holiday Season.

Best Neal :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jolly Old

February 23rd and 24th, we will be in England at the London Super Comic Con. All other pre-orders are done, and I'm focusing on London. I'll have time to do color pieces, and special finishes. And still have a good time. Erica has just tried to convince me to have a hamburger in London. Is there really a good burger joint in London, Holmes?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!




DON'T MISS OUT! At the New Orleans Comic Con, I will be on a panel at 2:00. I can't wait to show those of you who are their, Continuity Studios early work on the NEAL ADAMS  "BlOOD" motion comic. If you're into action and comic art and you have been following my "Blood" series in Dark Horse Presents this is a can't miss experience.  I will also be there to discuss my past work and my current works on "Batman Odyssey" for DC and First Xmen Wolverine for Marvel. My sons, Jason and Josh will be joining me on this panel and will be showing video of there works. Jason Spyda Adams sculpting works. He will be discussing his latest piece "Tournament Battle," two beautiful chicks fighting on dinosaurs and Josh Adams who works on Dr Who as well as illustrated the current Mick Foley" A Most Mizerable Christmas" book.  And after that, a Q & A with all of us. If you miss it, you will be missing a great exciting panel.
 AT OUR BOOTH ON SUNDAY ONLY! Jason and I have arranged a special, one time only deal for Sunday, at our Booth #707. We will be selling Batman Odyssey (the hardcover, which, I blushingly say, has made the New York Times’ Bestseller List for graphic novels) with a silver penned Batman drawing on the inside front cover. It normally sells on our site,for $230. On Sunday at the Wizard con, you can get it at our table for $150. I’ll have some pre-done, and for those who like to watch me draw.I can draw Batman in the book in front of you. This is a great gift for the Neal Adams Batman fan and its at a great price for that special someone in your life.
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays. And I hope everyone is looking forward to a great Christmas.
 See you in New Orleans. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Orleans Comic Con in two weeks.

Pre-order your commissions now, at (spyda@spydacreations.com), to guarantee that I'll have them ready for the convention. I still have 2 drawings left over to do from Boston Supermegafest, because people wrote-in too late.

This week is a perfect time. I'm handing in the fifth book on the First X-Men this week, so I have a little time for fan sketches. Keep your eye out here on the site, for a display of some of the fancier sketches I have done.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The answer to one of the most often asked questions about Batman Odyssey



Yep… the clue was the band-aid, among others… like, well… who comfortably knows Bruce… AND knows his identity?

Who would be writing, what seems to be, Bruce’s life story from his first case onward?

Kinda narrows down the field.

The field is further narrowed down when we realize who, in the DC Universe, is a reporter and a writer, knows Batman’s identity… and is a man. (Well, alien… man.)

To Clark Kent, this… Batman’s life story, would cap a brilliant career, if he could one day publish it, and Bruce would allow it.

Which bring us to the band-aid. In my mind, Clark Kent goes to work periodically with a band-aid on his face, neck or hand… (“Cut myself shaving this morning.” “Oh, it’s just a little paper cut.”)

If you have a question, write Neal@NealAdams.com.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boy, am I feeling great....


Boy am I feeling great. Mr Obama is going to stay in the white house where he belongs. getting advise from Mr and Mrs Clinton and continuing to get us out of this recession. Hopefully, rich people will pay their share, although I admit, I doubt it.. They never have before, but at least, there is a shot. 

Batman: Odyssey the collection was in the New York Times best seller list for graphic novels. Long Beach Comic Con was a modest convention on its way to becoming a bigger success. Stan Lee is coming next year, I will be there, and hey, maybe DC and Marvel will show up. 

Oh.. When the Batman: Odyssey reviewers show up, there are two kinds. The kind that didn't get to the 13th chapter yet, and are enjoying the read, and the kind that got to the 13th chapter, and those are grinning like clowns, hopping up and down, and acting out some of the final scenes. And when I say "I told you it was going to be an odyssey", their heads go up and down like bobble heads, then they start describing it to others who are standing around. 

All in all, If it wasn't for that damn "Sandy", it would have been a perfect week. 

Very best regards,
Neal Adams

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pete Stone here - Neal Adams' Batman: Odyssey makes it to the New York Times! The epic that Neal wrote and drew is finally getting the attention it deserves. Odyssey is a bold new direction for the character that Neal is most associated with - new ideas, new worlds, new characters. Odyssey was never designed to be a single issue or even a group of issues...it was designed to be read as a whole. A Batman novel. Complete with subplots and subtle character motivations, plot twists and turns, and a conclusion that fully justifies the time spent reading the first twelve issues. The art, by the way, is also spectacular. The inkers are some of the best in the business - Scott Williams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Neary, Kevin Nowlan, and Neal himself. This thirteen issue story is not just a return to the past; it is a bold re-imagining of the entire Batman mythos.

Click here to see the list!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Back to work

Hi,
 Continuity New York is back up and running. Everyone is in and all electricity has been restored.
Please give us a call if you need any storyboards, animatics, comps, CGI, comic book work, we are already to go. Our phone is up and running again 212-869-4170 and my email is up kris@nealadams.com
We do hope that every one of our clients, fans, friends, people who have worked at Continuity, have weathered Sandy well.  I'm sure I will be talking to everyone very soon. Give us a call just to say hello.

Keep warm
Sincerely
Kris:)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Frankenstorm has hit Continuity NY

Yes, it's Kris and I have taken over my dad's blog... Ha ha ha ha ha!
Continuity is open and if you need to speak with Neal or Marilyn please call 818-980-8852.
If you would like to speak with Kris please call 718-685-9987. I have electricity and can take orders and make estimates. The studio is fully operational in LA. If you need to order any comic artwork or books please email Jason at  spyda@spydacreations.com. We can fill all orders out of our LA office immediately.
We have a full running studio in LA which is where Neal and Marilyn are right now. Our New York office is on the power grid that is not working right now but the studio held up just fine. We are hoping
that the grid will be fixed tomorrow and we will be back at Continuity New York as soon as the lights are back on.
Please call Neal if you are in need of storyboards or comps or editorial. He is working as always. Again, the number to reach Neal at is 818-980-8852.
Hope everyone is well and we hope to see everyone soon.

Sincerely
Kris:) and the Continuity crew:)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Austin Comic Con is in full swing. Although the convention center and the city seem to be less aware that the circus has come to town, the people are having the greatest time that you could expect. If you're in the Austin area, today Sunday, get over here and say hello. Show Austin how comic book fans have a good time. The costumes are great, and fans couldn't be happier. Of course we are all looking with concern for the hurricane. Flights are being canceled, and people are preparing for the impact. We can only hope that it won't be as rough as the weather folks say it might be. Let's everybody keep track of it, and pitch-in whenever possible.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This weekend, next weekend. This weekend, streetfare, movie, mixed martial arts, and The First X-Men, 5th issue. Next weekend, October, 26-28, Austin Comic Con, and a new wrinkle for us. We're bringing some new giclees of a few of folks favorite pieces of mine. The quality is actually terrific, and we're keeping the price down as far as we can. There's still time for pre-orders that I can work on on Monday and Tuesday. spyda@spydacreations.com I've heard lots of great things about Austin. Marilyn, Josh, Saori, and Jane will be there, to see if it's all true. We expect a great weekend. Is everybody in Austin going to come to the convention? We hope to see you. Best Wishes, Neal

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Austin Comic Con Next Week I just did 2 interviews today about us going to the Austin Comic Con. The interviewers told me about things to do in Austin. There's a theater there where they removed alternate seats, and replaced them with tables, with food, refreshments and beer. Do that happen in other places? Here's one that doesn't happen everywhere. Bats under a bridge. Apparently folks in Austin get to see massive flocks of bats, flying out in the evening right in the middle of the city. There's 750,000 to a million bats. All launching into the night to feed, to the terrified delight of villages and tourists alike. Anyway, we'll be there October 26-28. If you want to pre-order your commissions, do it now. spyda@spydacreations.com

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Neal's happy Ohio Wizard Convention


Simply nothing like it. Advance commissions. Jason was right!

I was able to present a dozen commissions at the Wizard Ohio Comic Con and have a casual dinner with Alan Davis and his lovely wife Heather. The commission sketches came out great simply because I had the time and the right place to do them in. That's why pre-ordering your commissions before a show pays off. They look great. Give a look.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Well it wasn't an endless stream of fans picking up their pre-ordered drawings at the Wizard World Mid-Ohio Con, but there sure was a good bunch of them. We'll be putting up their photos tomorrow. Getting those pre-convention commission done before the convention has been a win-win situation. Everybody's happy with the drawings, everyone had time to think about what they wanted to get drawn. And because I got them done well before I came to the convention, my wife Marilyn and I, got to go to dinner with Alan Davis, (my son Joel's favorite artist), and his lovely wife Heather. I can't think of a better way to do things. Two weekends from now, I'll be at the New York Comic Con. If you're going to have a commission done, I can't think of a smarter way to do it, than to pre-order and have it waiting there for you. Just contact Jason, at this link: spyda@spydacreations.com Incidentally, we're going to have a Gallery there with a whole bunch of my work, right near our booth. It's what Kris calls the Neal Adams Experience. It's what I call, showing you a bunch of work. Se you in New York. It's going to be great.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wizard World Mid-Ohio is a 3-day convention, starting on Friday. Marilyn and I will be there to see you. I've heard only great things about folks in Columbus, and my sketchpad is ready. A bunch of you have asked about sketches at the convention. A few have placed pre-orders. Is this getting to be a thing? I'm beginning to think so. The pre-orders certainly make the process easier for me. I finished a page of Blood earlier, and now I'm finishing-up a Cat Woman commission. It's nice slowing-down, and throwing in those extra details that people like so much. One of my favorite artists, Alan Davis, is going to be there. Give him a special hello from me. Michael Golden is going to be there, and well as another friend of the studio, CM Punk. Is John Cena going to let CM Punk beat his record? Unfortunately, Josh, my son, won't be there tho give me the low-down, and I doubt CM Punk knows the answer. I guess we're all going to have to find-out at the same time. You know folks, a comic book convention is like a circus. And come this weekend, you folks in Columbus, are gonna see the greatest show in town for the whole weekend. And wen Monday rolls around, and folks ask you what you did this weekend, what are you going to tell them? I'll see you at the comic con.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

INFO PRE-and CONVENTION sketches, commissions! To Tyler, Leon, Bruce, Corrie et al: Yes, and Yes,..I DO do convention sketches AND Pre-convention sketches and drawings. I "thought" we told every one,.. but apparently not, so until we do. JUST DO THIS....E-mail spyda@spydacreations.com Neal

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We just got in our editions of "Batman: Odyssey" Hard Cover! It looks Fantastic! Gorgeous printing! A book full of spectacular art! Neal Adams, a giant in this industry, has returned to the character he put back into the darkness. "Batman"! This is Batman's Odyssey, a completely new vision of Batman's world. Neal designs new vistas for future stories as well as explaining the past. If you are a true Neal Adams Batman fan and if you read it carefully you will see that Neal picks up loose pieces that were left behind from his original Batman run. Like in Batman #232, Page 4, Panel 1. Neal picks the story up again on Page 164, Panel 6 in Batman: Odyssey. Now let’s talk about the line-up of characters. All the characters we love that Neal has written and drawn in his career appear in Odyssey. Batman, Robin, Ra's Al Ghul, Talia, Deadman, Joker, ManBat, Ubu, Sensei, The League of Assassins, and many more new ones. Then there is the line up of the best inkers in our field. Scott Williams (Thank you Jim Lee for loaning him to us) Bill Sienkiewicz, a star in his own right, Kevin Nowlan, an artist’s artist. Paul Neary with that beautiful clean line, Michael Golden the master of dinosaurs and a true fan favorite of Continuity's and, of course, who better than to ink Neal Adams but the master himself, Neal Adams. This is a must have book and its at a Great Price. There is no excuse not to buy this book! Coming in October at your local comic store. K:)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo at the LA Convention Center

Come see me and my sons Josh and Joel this weekend at the LA Convention Center for the Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo... It ought to be a blast!

Monday, September 10, 2012

WHAT A GOOF! There are three people in Baltimore who didn’t get their commission drawings this weekend. I feel terrible about it. We don’t know how it happened. They were in an envelope in a drawer that somehow never made it into my portfolio. (Did I mention I feel terrible about this?) These three pieces will be going out today via Fed-Ex so that those fans will get their drawings as soon as humanly possible. (I was going to have Superman fly them personally to their homes, but he was busy with a Tornado here in Queens.) To those three people, I am very sorry. To the people who got their drawings, I hope you liked them. You certainly seemed to. Nothing better than a happy fan. Next stop on the Neal Adams express, Comikazeexpo in Los Angeles on September 15th and 16th. It is created and owned by the legendary Stan Lee and is LA’s largest pop-culture convention, held at the LA Convention Center. For anyone looking for that special piece of art, get your preorders in as soon as possible. Can’t wait to see everyone in Los Angeles. Neal.

Friday, September 7, 2012

I'm on a train on my way to Baltimore for the convention this weekend. What a gorgeous day it is. I can't wait to see everybody and I have a whole lot of new product with me, including a bunch of new art and sketches. Come and talk to me about my new First X-Men series by me, Christos Gage and Andrew Currie. The second issue shipped this week. I love to show you some pages from future issues and talk about the upcoming storylines. Come down to Baltimore, the land of comics and baseball...at least for this weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BALTIMORE HERE WE COME! Last year, a terrible deadline kept me away. This year we're coming, with bells on. Not only myself and Marilyn, but Jason, who was a big hit in Atlanta. Josh, who has recently turned out his second Dr. Who Book, and incredibly, he just illustrated a Christmas children's book for Mick Foley, a massively popular wrestler. If you don't know who Mick Foley is, there is just no talking to you. ATLANTA DRAGON CON Are comic cons just getting better and better? Pre-convention sketches are getting to be such a big hit with us, it actually helps us enjoy the convention even more to have these sketches done ahead of time. Even Jason is into it. He gets to take care of all that work, communicating, and what all, ahead of time. And the fans who get the drawings, seem to be delighted. It's a win-win all around. Ask me how the Atlanta Con was. Folks, if you have missed this Convention, you have missed the circus. Right outside the artist's room, there were local bands of every sort playing and singing all day long. And that was just for starters. There were parties in the streets, in costume. A fifth hotel has been added to the celebration. There were parties and contests in the rooms, and in the lobbies. You have just never seen anything like this. You have got to be there next year. My son Joel, the most critical guy in the family, was grinning ear to ear for four days straight. Oh, and for those of you who care, I received the new, beautifully sculpted, Julie Schwartz Award.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dragon Con

Flush from a massively terrific Toronto con, where a dozen of you guys did pre-orders, and we were easily able to hand them out as you came by the table, we now look forward to Dragon Con in Atlanta. Kris, Pete and Jason are putting up some of the commissions here. There are some real surprises, and interesting characters that I haven't drawn in a long time. I know the Dragon Con site is confusing. We will be there. I will be doing commissions, as promised. And we will take pre-orders today and tomorrow. Jason will be there with new work, and let me say, really exciting work. He will be in Artist's Alley, and, as usual, our regular booth will be impossible to find, unless you look in the program. It's been two years, I'll be glad to see everyone, and, as you know, as well as I, we will all have a great time.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Helloooooo, Toronto!

Last chance to get your advanced commission in. We're getting on the plane on Thursday, and any commissions after that will have to wait until we get to Toronto. If you want to get one in now, you have a one day window. If you want to wait until Toronto, hey, it'll be great to see you. Josh is going to be there with Saori and Janey. Marilyn, of course, is our mistress of ceremonies. And we're all going to have a great time with you there. See you in Toronto.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wizard World Chicago

What a delight for fans at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, and YOURS TRULY. Eight people pre-ordered their sketches and when they came to the table, Marilyn went to the stack and pulled out the commissioned drawing. I did a few final touch ups (if it called for it), and signed and dedicated the drawing... and most of all, people were very satisfied. So you folks who want to pre-order... the system works great! (Thanks to Jason and Marilyn.)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chicago, here we come!

Tomorrow night. Chicago. If you miss pre-ordering your drawing, come on to the convention center on Thursday, when things will be a little quiet. My favorite character to from the new First X-Men is "Bomb"(short for Bombastic Aghast). See you there.

Monday, August 6, 2012

"CHICAGO"

HEY, Chicago, HERE WE COME. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Are you going to be there? have you pre-ordered your drawing? A-HA, forgot about that, didn't 'cha. I just did 3 convention drawings Earlier in the day. Iron Man-Old school, Deadman, dead school, and a Batman from Odyssey . (Get the full Novel, remember.) Out soon. I'm Working on "First X-men". Last Issue. Jamming lots of "reveal" in this issue. So, do we want to see more of these guys and others? Who will survive? You could actually cry. Uh-oh, it's the Marvel Say-No-More button flashing. Signing off. Don't forget your favorite Charity. Mine's St Jude. Kids. Gotta save 'em. Best Regards Neal Adams

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Last minute announcement. This Saturday, one day only, we're going to Allentown PA for a small convention at the Merchant's Square Mall. Mike Carbonaro, convinced me that folks will come out of the woodwork to come out and say hello. If you want to prove him right, call anybody you know near Allentown, and tell them to come on down on Saturday. We'll have sketchbooks prints and books, and the best conversation this side of the Pecos. You only have a day or two to pre-order sketches. You only have a day or so to pre-order sketches. spyda@spydacreations.com
Toronto Fan Expo In answer to the questions, why won't we be in Toronto for the Toronto Fan Expo...We will be in Toronto for the Toronto Fan Expo, along with everybody in the Eastern Hemisphere, apparently. Only 3 weeks away, so if you want to pre-order sketches to be handed to you when we get there, get in touch with spyda@spydacreations.com, though I suspect you can get a sketch from pretty much anybody at the convention. The only thing that's hard, of course, is doing those complicated, full figured, and fancy pieces.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chicago Wizard World Comic Con Pre-Order Art

Because we had such a great time in Chicago at the C2E2 Convention, we have just added the Chicago Wizard World Convention August 9th through 12th. I've really gotten into this thing of preparing drawings before the Cons and finishing them up at the table for the people who pre-ordered them. It's much better than using my time in the evenings, while my family would like me to join them to see the town. Don't get me wrong. I get it that doing sketches at the table is cool. But having to send drawings by mail a week or more after a show, not so great. Necessary in cases, but not as good as getting them at the show. With the help of my son Jason, we are taking pre-orders so that you can buy a sketch before the show and I will bring it to the show so you can pick it up. You can make the arrangements with Jason by emailing spyda@spydacreations.com. He and I have worked out a way to do sketches at anyones price range so there is something for everyone. Of course, if you are not going to a Convention, you can always order a sketch on commission to be mailed to you as well. I have a convention schedule posted on my site, so be sure to see if I am going to be at a show in your city. I can even finish the inking at the table for those who prefer to watch me draw. Contact spyda@spydacreations.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

San Diego Well, San Diego Comic Con is over. I hate to admit it, but it's probably the best San Diego Comic Con EVER. Not for Artist's Alley, I'm afraid, but for everything else. A lot of business happened, some of which you're probably not interested in, but other business, I'll be telling you about in the weeks to come. On the fan front, there was a lot of happiness, many things worth mentioning, but one I'd like to talk about today in particular. The personalized sketches, or drawings commissions. I managed to get through a number of throughout the convention, which was good. I took a few of the more complicated ones home to do over the next bit of time. But thanks to my son Jason at the studio, there's a new thing happening now that my schedule is becoming a little more solid. People are pre-ordering commission drawings with Jason, so that when I get spare time in the studio, I can get the sketches done before the conventions. I then bring them to the convention, sign them and dedicate them, in some cases finish them off there, and hand them off to the fan when he comes by the booth. It's allowing me to do more of these conventions, because the time is spread-out a little bit for me. It's really a very good idea, and a happy circumstance for me. If you want to do this, the convention schedule is right here on the site, and so is Jason, who can handle this for you. (you can reach him at spyda@spydacreations.com) In fact, I'm just finishing-up a drawing this morning of Thor, Ironman, and Cap. And if I do say so myself, it's a nifty piece of work, and with the time availability last night, I still had time to do a book signing with Denny O'Neill that was goaled at raising money for people who had suffered the ravages of AIDS. Down at The Housing Project, a Soho book store that deserves your support. A store that devotes all it's proceeds from volunteered books, donated coffee and pastries, to this wonderful, significant effort. And if today isn't your day to buy a piece of comic book art, and you have a few extra bucks in your pocket, seek-out these efforts in your community, and support them if you can. It all makes for a better world. New additions to the upcoming comic con list will be up soon. I hope to see you. NealAdams

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NEAL ADAMS AND DENNY O’NEIL REUNITE!

NEAL ADAMS AND DENNY O’NEIL REUNITE FOR HOUSING WORKS BENEFIT When writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Neal Adams teamed up in the early 1970s, their take on Batman restored the Dark Knight to his brooding roots, and established the version that is reflected in the Chris Nolan blockbuster films. Just as importantly, they introduced social relevance into superhero comics with Green Lantern/Green Arrow, most famously tackling the drug abuse issue, and elevating superheroes to a more adult level. A former crime reporter, O’Neil brought real world grit to superhero comics, while Adams’ photorealistic art style and design brought both a realism and dynamism to the superhero comic book. As an editor, O’Neil edited the Batman comics that introduced Bane, the arch-nemesis of this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises, and played by Tom Hardy. Adams continues to draw comics, most recently with DC Entertainment’s Batman: Odyssey series, and he will next draw The First X-Men for Marvel Comics, which will be written by Christos Gage. Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (powerhouse Publishing) writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner, and Housing Works Bookstore CafĂ©, reunite Denny and Neal for a special benefit panel on social relevancy in comics. The event takes place at Housing Works at 126 Crosby Street on July 17th, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics outlines the history of comic books through the creators, documented in Irving’s interview-based essays and Kushner’s photography. The Wall Street Journal calls Leaping Tall Buildings “a living history,” while The New York Times considers it “a great survey of many of the talented men and women behind the characters,” and Publisher’s Weekly calls it “nearly as epic as the field’s history itself.” Huffington Post refers to Kushner’s photography as “remarkable.”

Friday, July 6, 2012

The entire family is gearing up for the comic event of the year - the San Diego Comic Convention! I'm bringing a ton a new stuff that will thrill fans of all ages...beautiful original art for any budget, books of some of my favorite work, sketchbooks and gorgeous prints of my best-loved work (including some great kung fu movie posters and a trio of Bruce Lee prints). All three of my sons will be there. Joel with a whole new batch of Lilz prints that are his very best yet. Jason with his fabulous sculptures and the youngest, Josh, will be there signing his Dr. Who sketches and prints. I will be available for signatures, photos and conversation about anything and everything. San Diego is the biggest and the best convention of the year and we're all excited about being there. P.S. The Dark Knight Rises comes out right after the con and I fully expect it to be the best of the three. Especially with all the rumors about Ra's Al Ghul (a villain close to my heart) and even, possibly, maybe, Talia.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Batman Odyssey, Odyssey. If your store did not order enough of the second half of the Batman Odyssey series, you can buy the digital copies at this link: http://www.readdcentertainment.com/search?search=batman+odyssey In a couple of months, the whole 13 chapters will be in a hard cover book from DC. Chapter 13, will blow your mind. But if you don't read the ones before 13, you won't get the impact. Interestingly, you can get the GL/GA's there as well, while you're waiting for DC to reprint the hard covers, which are now selling at outrageous prices wherever you can get them. Who's headed for San Diego? Is it true there are no tickets left? Comic book fans, show your strength. After all, we made all this happen, didn't we? Best Wishes, Neal

Monday, July 2, 2012

Next Up, San Diego! Let me share this headache with you. Hollywood will be there. They will take everyone's attention, and spend millions of dollars giving everyone free stuff. And fans will spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars to stand on lines to get signatures, and photos, while dealers, and artists, watch the wild-eyed movie fans stream by, spending their last money on these rare and wonderful objects, to get that magical signature, and rub elbows with the stars. Kind of tough for the comic book dealers and artists selling their sketches and comic books. How do you stop the madding crowd for a moment, to buy a comic book, and be part of the comic con experience? If any of you out there have any bright ideas, short of giving away comics and going out of business, everyone would love your suggestion. The good part is that there will be tens of thousands of real comic book fans in hog- heaven, getting their sketches, going to panels, buying and even selling comic books, in the midst of the biggest comic book convention on earth. And believe me folks, there is just nothing like it. If you're coming, I will surely see you there. This is not a convention to miss. I'll be talking about 1. Batman Odyssey, 2. First X-Men (Yes, I said "First"). 3. A History Channel project called "Mankind", and if you've seen previews, you know it's going to be mighty fine filmic experience. 4. I'll be talking about "Gladiators and Zombies", Amazon Studios first big foray into big budget films, for which we did the the motions comic. 5. I might even be talking about.....Oreo's....! 6. I'll be talking about "Blood", the last chapter of the first graphic novel. It will be a lot. If you have any question before the show, or any questions, let us know. See you there. Neal Adams
Wow!

We're just back from the Floridasupercon in Miami. Last year they had 8,000 attendees. This year, they had 16,000. Last year, they were over-loaded with Manga and Gamers. This year, by going out of there way to bring-in comic book artists like Rags Morales, the great Carmine Infantino,Howard Chaykin, and little old me, with my sons, Josh and Jason. Fully a third of the folks there were true comic book fans. What a change for the Floridasuperon. They were so full up, they didn't have enough parking space. So they contacted the city, and snipped the lock on a near-by municipal parking lot that wasn't being used. I can't tell you how many fans responded to the Facebook posting I put up, inviting folks to come. But dozens and dozens came because of the Facebook mention.

Dealers and fans, I predict, 32,000 to 35,000 people will be at this con next year. It was a thrill to be part of this.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hey Miami area! You almost missed the best comic book convention yet! The Floridasupercon. It' Sunday. The word is 16,000 people. Half of them came to our booth, an Hey Miami area! You almost missed the best comic book convention yet! The Floridasupercon. It' Sunday. The word is 16,000 people. Half of them came to our booth, an said hello. The convention is going to be open one more day. Come on down. hello. The convention is going to be open one more day. Come on down. Neal

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Miami here we come!

Just a couple of days, Miami, and half my brood will be there with me. I expect to see everybody I met in Miami the last time I was there, and your children, and even your grandchildren. People running the convention say there will be 10,000 people there. Well if you want to have the greatest time of your life this weekend, come on down and say hello. And I'll bet there will be 20,000 people there.

My son Jason, has convinced me to bring down 4 or 5 expensive pieces for you folks who want to put up a Captain America, a Superman, or Batman, on your living room wall. For those of you on a tighter budget, we've got other more reasonably priced pieces, all the way down to sketches. About a year ago, Marilyn began to have me do quick sketches right on the cover of books and prints, for $50. extra. And if your budget is even tighter, we've got dozens of $20. prints. And for you real fans, on a very tight budget, $5. signatures on anything you like. If you have a young kid, under 10, I suppose I shouldn't be saying this, but he or she will get a free sketch. Don't tell everybody you know, but yeah, we love kids.

See you in Miami.

Neal

Monday, June 25, 2012

FloridaSuperCon and More.

If you're going to be in Florida on June 29- through July 2, you're going to the FloridaSuperCon. Right? Well so am I, and Marilyn, Josh, Bridget, Saori and Jane.

The HeroesCon, in Charlotte, (a crazy, wonderful convention), just auctioned a color piece of mine, of a very classy nature. I will have more in Miami. Whoop-de-do.

Are we going to see you at the Florida Super Con? I've never been to that convention, so I hope to get to see you. I hear it's a terrific convention.

I will be promoting the "First X-Men" series, that I am doing for Marvel, (and of course, the "Batman Odyssey" Collection). As I write this, I am inking the cover for the collection). Josh will be moderating a Dr Who panel, with one of the convention's guests, Alex Kingston.

Notes.
Yes, I just did a cover for Valiant.
Yes, we are doing the talking posters for Valiant,
and yes I am doing the long last 16-page chapter of the first "Blood" graphic novel, that will soon appear in "Dark Horse Presents".
And something else, but I forgot.

See you in Miami, you crazy guys!

Monday, June 18, 2012

HeroesCon

HeroesCon is going to be great. Everybody and their brother is going to be there, and as we announced, I too will be there. The beautiful Marilyn, my wife will be there, the bubbly Kris, my daughter, will be there, saying hello to you fans of Kris' world. I will be doing sketches, and you can haggle over prices. You can get any one of a number of beautifully reproduced prints, for the same price as you can buy one of my many sketchbooks for.

In Denver, we ran out of the soft cover "Art of Neal Adams", (even though we were only selling them with a silver pen superhero sketch in the upper left hand corner). We have 2 boxes allocated for HeroesCon. That's only 20 copies. Again with silver pen sketches in the corner. I think we goofed. We thought we had more, and we sent a larger batch on to San Diego. And so, oops, only 20 copies.

We're trying to get permission from Marvel to offer a print from "The First X-Men", but it may not be in the cards. You probably know, that my co-writer Christos Gage, has the table right next to me. Getting his autograph would be a great idea. Whether on a print or not, because this young man is going places. Of course, that's only my opinion.

Another nifty thing we'll have at the booth is my drawing of Stan Lee in a Spider Man pose. Stan will have the same print at his booth. For those of you who may know Stan, an action pose is exactly the way the rest of us think of Stan, especially when he is describing an action scene to a penciler.

Do not miss this show.

My signatures will be $5. a piece, no matter how many comic books you bring. And there is no upper limit to the number of books you can get signed. I promise you that I'll be at my table until end of each day, and I will not miss you, or fail to sign you books, or prints, or whatever.

You may have to wait for me to finish a sketch, but that's half the fun of it.

Finally, remember this. If somebody asks what you're doing this weekend, you're going to a Comic Con.

Best Regards,

Neal Adams

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Greetings Denver

Greetings Denver. I'm sure we'll have a great weekend. I'll be bringing a few pages from the First X-Men and Batman Odyssey with me, I have a wide range of prints of stuff I have done in the past, and conversation. For those of you who know something about me, have questions, and I'll try to have answers. I'm not in Denver just to smile and nod. I'm there to have a good time. Tell your friends. Most weekends you go to a movie or a picnic, but this weekend, we're going to have a comic convention in Denver, and we're all going to have a great time.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Back from Philly!

 Back home. getting ready for the next con, and cranking out pages for "FIRST X-MEN"!

How was Philly? You may ask.
Daunting!
Chris Hemsworth was there, taking in signing fees that put  the legendary  Stan Lee to shame.
Stan , who was there the whole 4 days, signed up a storm.  What an incredible trooper.
The big winners? And the biggest treat? The 4 Captains of Star Trek. William Shatner,  Patrick Stewart,  Kate Mulgrew and  the captain of Deep space nine, Avery Brooks.  And dozens of other well-known actors, What a LINEUP.

So when the folks got over to the comics section, they were exhausted and broke.  Thank goodness for the ATM's . Was the convention BIG? let me tell you about the converted train station that acted as a GRAND ENTRANCE to the con. BLOW AWAY!!! MASSIVE!!! Incredibly designed. WOTTA PLACE.  The con building? Not as good as the entrance, but massive, and well lit.
Everyone treated myself and my family like royalty. 
Josh, the comic book son glowed. His work is getting better and better and people see it in the results.
Jason "SPYDA" Adams couldn't come, but he WILL be in Charlotte, with his new sculpts and models and books on anatomy. He still has the matching Batman and ManBat from the Black and White series.  (Only a few, so check them out at the store and see them at his booth.

Most asked for sketch from me? You gotta be kidding.
   If you live in or near Philly, and didn't come to the con,..YO, what's wit dat?

People asked about FIRST X-MEN, and I talked about as much as won't spoil the series.
I'm finishing up 4 of 5.   HEY,..News flash, at Charlotte, my table will be right next to Christos Gage, my  best-of-marvel co-writter on the series. Come  on down and say hello to both of us.

Signing off
Neal
 oops  P.S.    D.C is packaging the 13 part Batman Odyssey, in book form. Order from your dealer.
It's what I promised on the  very first day. An Epic Novel, not a series of comic book stories.
I'm having so much fun. The competition is so stiff and boy when fans "get it', they really "GET IT!


Neal

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tomorrow

Thursday, we go to Philly to set up the booth. We get to town at 1:00pm. People are allowed in at 5:00pm.

After I help put up the sign, I'll be finishing up some sketches from the Dallas Con...so I'll be ready for new commissions.

So get to me early and I'll get to your drawing...or whatever...sooner.

See you there.

Neal

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yes, we are going to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Yes, we are going to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con (May 31 - June 3, 2012).
Everybody in Philadelphia, and surrounding areas, do you really have something better to do than to go to the Comic Con in your city and meet Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Chris Hemsworth (Thor), William Shatner, and everybody you wanted to meet from Star Trek? You can get comic books signed by Mike Deodato, Jr., George Perez, Greg Capullo, and a bunch of other people, as well as me, and my son, Josh Adams (Dr Who, Web Comics etc.). I will be signing the first two signatures for five dollars each and each additional signature for ten dollars each. You may bring as many  things to sign as you want. I don't know what other signatures may cost but the show biz people and Stan will likely be up there. I will have all five sketchbooks there, the book, "The Art Of Neal Adams," the "Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali" large reprint edition and I will have a ton of my very, very best prints that have been such a hit for the last four conventions I have been to. In all honesty the prints are the biggest thing at the table. I will be doing commissions, profiles, head shots, torsos and full figures. If you would like to pre-order there is a really good possibility that we can show up at the convention with your drawing already done. Just get in touch with Jason Spyda Adams, my son, here at the site. We will have original art as well, for buyers and investors.
Let me say something about that.
While nothing is sure in life, the price of art does tend to go up dramatically, and comic book artwork is no exception. Back in the day, I sold artwork for fifty to one hundred dollars. That same work is now worth thousands today.
It's like a really good stock. I have had dozens of people tell me how they put their kids through college on original artwork they bought when they where teenagers.
You know people always ask, "What are you doing this weekend?" and you usually try to make up something interesting. Well, Philadelphia, this next weekend, May 31- June 3rd, you have a Comic Book Convention in your city. And you can have one of the Greatest Weekends of yours and your kids' lives.
Come on down, say hello, you won't be rushed through a line at my booth, and you can stop and chat.
Hope to see you there.

Neal

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A letter From Neal Adams

Dear Comic Creator,

I’m calling you with regard to Gary Friedrich and the auction we are arranging for his benefit. If you wish to send a piece of artwork to be auctioned, you can send it to Continuity Studios. The address is as follows:

Gary Friedrich Auction
c/o.Continuity Studios
15 W. 39th Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

If you would just simply wish to make a donation to Gary’s benefit, go to http://SteveNiles.com/gary.html.

I want you to be assured that anything you send or contribute has nothing to do with whether or not you support his legal battle with Marvel, in any way. All we are doing is collecting money for Gary and his wife to help them live ongoing and to pay their mortgage. As you may know, because Gary is ill, he is unable to support himself financially. We are not saying that Gary and his wife are destitute. She has a job, but things are very tough, and the mortgage is way behind, and will be way behind. So anything you can do, no matter how small, would be appreciated by the community of creators that we are all a part of.

You have my personal thanks, as well. And also, my assurance, that if you are ever in any difficulty, you have a community of people who will help you.

Thank you so very much.

Best regards,
Neal Adams

Don't forget the auction of my Captain America variant cover to help Gary. EBAY

Monday, February 13, 2012

Call To The Comic Book Industry

Fellow creators, we can help Gary Friedrich without taking any kind of position in his case with Marvel. Gary is sick, and he’s about to lose his house, and though he will tell you he is not destitute, he needs help.

If I have to do it alone, I will see to it that he gets his mortgage paid, and gets some money in the bank. But I would like to ask you all to help.

Gary is a victim of the deficiencies of two very bad copyright laws, and the history in the comic book industry of poor practices on everybody’s part. There will be battles in the future, and good will come of them. But this is simply just a bad situation. Gary is one of us. And while we can’t save him from Marvel, and his small place in history, we can help him have a place to live, ongoing. And I can only promise you this. If you find yourself in a bad situation, whether for heath or other reasons, I and others, will join to help you. Just as you have helped to support William Messner-Loebs, Dave Cockrum and others.

Steve Niles who we have been working closely with to organize this, has also set up a way to donate money directly to Gary. Please take a moment to read what he has to say and consider donating to this cause: http://www.steveniles.com/gary.html

While I hope that Marvel would step up and help out too, I can understand that they find themselves in such an unfortunate position that they cannot do so. I would like to believe that they would if they could.

It’s up to us. We will get information out to you as best we can. If you have a piece of artwork that we can sell or auction, you can send it to:

Continuity Studios
15 W. 39th St. 9th fl
New York, N.Y.
10018

212 869-4170.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer.

Neal

PS. Offered on Ebay right now to begin to help Gary is the original cover art, by me, to a Captain America variant released earlier this year. A great piece for any collector and it helps a worthy cause. 100% of the auction will go to help Gary

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Some new art I did over the holidays

I did a special Superman drawing for an adviser to a life long friend. I was happy with how it came out, so I decided to do this color version. I like it even better. What do you think?



I never got to do Batgirl as a comic. It's a shame, I think. She's a doll. We put this one up for auction this week.



Here's an inking of a drawing that Jason sold the original pencil of to a fan. I heard that fan had someone else ink it, so I was inspired to do an inked version myself. I really enjoyed it.



So, a mildly muscular Wonder Woman? Personally, I think Adam Hughes does it better... BUT, you know, he seems to be having so much fun doing it. So here's to fun.