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.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Awesome Con 2024 - March 8-10, 2024 in Washington, DC 2023
- Fan Expo San Francisco 2023 - November 24-26, 2023 in San Francisco, CA
- NC Comicon: Bull City 2023 - November 4-5, 2023 in Durham, NC
- Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2023 - October 28-29, 2023 in Villepinte, France
- New York Comic Con 2023 - October 12-15, 2023 in New York, NY
- Rose City Comic Con 2023 - September 22-24, 2023 in Portland, OR
- Baltimore Comic-Con 2023 - September 8-10, 2023 in Baltimore, MD
- TerrifiCon 2023 - July 28-30, 2023 in Uncasville, CT
- Awesome Con 2023 - June 16-18, 2023 in Washington, DC
- Calgary Expo 2023 - April 27-30, 2023 in Calgary, AB, Canada
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2023 - March 31 - April 2, 2023 in Chicago, IL
- East Bay Comic-Con 2023 - February 5, 2023 in Concord, CA
- Fan Expo New Orleans 2023 - January 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans, LA 2022
- Fan Expo San Francisco 2022 - November 25-27, 2022 in San Francisco, CA
- 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
- New York Comic Con 2022 - October 6-9, 2022 in New York, NY
- Fan Expo Canada 2022 - August 25-28, 2022 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- StocktonCon Summer 2022 - August 13-14, 2022 in Stockton, CA
- Lake Como Comic Art Festival 2022 - May 13-15, 2022 in Cernobbio, Italy
- Sac Comic-Con 2022 - March 13, 2022 in Sacramento, CA
- San Francisco Comic Art Show 2022 - February 27, 2022 in South San Francisco, CA
- East Bay Comic-Con 2022 - February 6, 2022 in Concord, CA
Fan Expo New Orleans 2022 - January 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans, LACancelled Appearance
23 confirmed guest appearances