The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Joel Adams


Genres: Comics

Joel Adams is the eldest son of famed comic book artist Neal Adams. After graduating the School of Visual Arts in New York, Joel moved to Los Angeles to work at Neal's west coast offices of Continuity Studios. While at Continuity, he dabbled in comic books helping out on Continuity titles such as “Ms Mystic”, and “Bucky O’Hare”. 

Joel’s career in Los Angeles took him in and out of Continuity and all over the industry. He did a few covers for Alpha Production's “Blood Thirst” line, and was then picked up by Penthouse Comix to do “Young Captain Adventure”.

From comics, Joel moved on to animation. Marvel Animation in 1996 picked up Joel To do all the character design for “The Hulk: Animated series”. From there he went on to FOX’s “Nascar Racers” and the Emmy Award winning “King of the Hill”. 

His background with Continuity and comic books gave Joel the additional skills, while working for the animation companies, to be also picked up for all of the licensing art for these shows and others by the licensing companies handling them. Joel’s art has appeared on the products stemming from: The Hulk, Nascar Racers, King of the Hill, Captain Scarlet, The Mask(Animation),  Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, and Harry Potter: and the Goblet of Fire.

Today, Joel has been devoted to pushing his own license LILZ, a series of big head big eyed characters he began showing back in 2000, and can be seen literally all over online community message boards and websites in what are called “signature tags”. It is his desire to get the Lilz off of the Internet and into stores everywhere.

Joel is also a regular art contributor, web designer and consultant to Carrie Leigh’s NUDE Magazine. 



Joel Adams will be at the following events

Designing Characters for Animation 4/18 1:00 PM

Artwork Examples*

Buzz and Adams Deja Thoris Comic Art

Buzz and Adams Deja Thoris
Owner: Robert Plunkett

Buzz and Adams, Batman and Catwoman Comic Art

Buzz and Adams, Batman and Catwoman
Owner: Robert Plunkett

Mary Marvel by Adams and Buzz Comic Art

Mary Marvel by Adams and Buzz
Owner: Robert Plunkett

Joel Adams: Devilgirl 1 Comic Art

Joel Adams: Devilgirl 1
Owner: Dave Morris

* These examples are courtesy of Comicartfans.

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