Arthur Adams (comics)


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Arthur Adams (comics)

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Arthur Adams (comics)

American comic book artist and writer add

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 963.

Countries: United States (41%), Africa (23%), Massachusetts (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Massachusetts, Staedtler, Harlan Ellison

Linked to: Marvel Comics, Campbell Soup Company, Capcom, Staedtler




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Arthur Adams was born in 0963 add something


Arthur Adams was born April 5, 1963 in Holyoke, Massachusetts add something


He first broke into the American comic book industry with the 1985 Marvel Comics miniseries "Longshot" add something


Nocenti asked Adams to produce a cover for "Heroes for Hope", a 1985 book intended to benefit famine relief in Africa, which was written and illustrated by dozens of creators, including writers Harlan Ellison and Stephen King, and artists John Byrne, Charles Vess and Bernie Wrightson add something


By 1986, Adams' professional career had cemented, and he moved out of his parents' home and into an Oakland, California, California apartment that he shared with Mike Mignola and Steve Purcell add something


He drew all but three of the first 23 covers and interior frontispieces to "Classic X-Men" from 1986 to 1988 add something


His work on the X-Men franchise would continue with a number of covers for "The New Mutants" and "The Uncanny X-Men" in 1986 and 1987, respectively add something


Adams has illustrated books featuring characters for which he has a personal love, such as "Godzilla", "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "Gumby", the latter of which garnered him a 1988 Eisner award for Best Single Issue add something


That book, which demonstrated his versatility in handling comedy as well as superheroics, garnered Adams a 1988 Eisner award for Best Single Issue add something


Adams was one of 54 artists profiled in Ron Goulart's 1989 book, "The Great Comic Book Artists, Volume 2", whose front and back covers Adams himself illustrated add something


Beginning in the late 1990s, he began using the Staedtler Pigment Liner, a felt-tip pen add something


His 1990s Marvel work included a 1990 three-issue run on "Fantastic Four", in which the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Ghost Rider formed a replacement Fantastic Four after being falsely informed that three of the original Fantastic Four had been murdered add something


In the early 1990s, Adams and Mignola were contacted by Erik Larsen, who invited them to produce books of their own creation for Image Comics, which Larsen and a group of other artists formed to publish creator-owned books add something


He drew "Creature From the Black Lagoon", a 50-page, 1993 adaptation of the 1954 film of the same name add something


In 1994, Adams joined a group of creators that included Frank Miller, John Byrne and Mike Mignola to form Legend, an imprint of creator-owned comics published by Dark Horse Comics, through which Adams published "Monkeyman and O'Brien", a science fiction adventure series featuring archetypal sci-fi monsters that Adams wrote and illustrated add something


In 1996 Dark Horse Comics published "Art Adams' Creature Features", a collection of Adams' previously published stories that paid tribute to various B-movie monsters, some of which had originally been published in black and white, but which were colored for the collection add something


They would eventually graduate to their own self-titled miniseries in 1996 add something


Throughout the 2000s, Adams provided cover images for various DC Comics, such as "Superman", "Batman" and " add something


"Modern Masters Volume Six: Arthur Adams", 2006, TwoMorrows Publishing add something


On November 30, 2011, Gumby Comics/Wildcard Ink published a single volume collecting Adams' previous two specials featuring Gumby add something


It was later referenced by late night talk show host Conan O'Brien in a "Fan Corrections" segment in a 2012 episode of "Conan" add something


In 2016 he provided the illustration for a satirical piece in "GQ" magazine that imagined a number of controversial public figures as comic book supervillains, including Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Sepp Blatter, Martin Shkreli and Kris Jenner add something


The first bust was a Red Sonja bust debuting in November, followed by a Vampirella bust in February 2017 add something