Comic Artist / Writer
Arthur Adams, a self-taught artist, became a fan favorite when, at the age of 19, he left his job making pizzas for the masses to pencil the critically-acclaimed Longshot limited series, written by Ann Nocenti and published in 1985 by Marvel Comics. He has been in high demand as an artist since.
Adams' highly distinctive and detailed artwork gained him considerable popularity amongst fans and editors, if not his inkers, and he's enjoyed being a cover artist, and the artist and sometime writer for miniseries, specials, and annuals. These days, in order to spare inkers the pain, his work is largely shot directly from pencils or inked by himself, with some exceptions.
In his career, Arthur has worked on many titles, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, X men, Godzilla, Vampirella, Rocketeer, the Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, and the Hulk, to name a few. He also launched his creator owned, written, and drawn series Monkeyman and O'Brian in 1993 with Dark Horse Comics "Legend" imprint. He also had a ten-issue run on an anthology series featuring the character Jonnie Future. The eight page Jonnie Future stories appeared in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002-2004). More recently, Arthur has been working on Ultimate X for Marvel Comics with writer Jeph Loeb, and issue one launched in 2010.
Adams has provided cover images for issues of the Justice League of America, Appleseed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Hulk, Avengers, X Men, Red Sonja, Superman, Batman, and Vampirella, among other titles. In addition to his work in comic books, he has also produced popular commercial art, such as numerous illustrations for trading cards, posters, shirts, and various other comics-related merchandise. Outside the field of comics, he has also provided illustrations for various magazines, movies, video games, and worked in toy design, packaging art, and even a series of X-Men-themed Campbell Soup cans.
Arthur lives in Northern California in the woods somewhere, like his hero, Bigfoot. When told he should have a "Web" site he went outside and tried to spin his own web. It was funny and sad all at once. We got him back inside and gave him his medicine.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Fan Expo San Francisco 2023 - November 24-26, 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA
- Calgary Expo 2023 - April 27-30, 2023 in Calgary, AB
- Fan Expo New Orleans 2023 - January 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans, LA, USA 2022
- Fan Expo San Francisco 2022 - November 25-27, 2022 in San Francisco, CA, USA
- Supanova Comic Con & Gaming - Adelaide 2022 - November 12-13, 2022 in Wayville, South Australia, Australia
- Supanova Comic Con & Gaming - Brisbane 2022 - November 5-6, 2022 in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Fan Expo Canada 2022 - August 25-28, 2022 in Toronto, ON
Fan Expo New Orleans 2022 - January 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans, LA, USACancelled Appearance
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