Monday, December 28, 2009

Kris's World "Big Fight"

I hope everyone is having a great Holiday week.

DC Comics announced the reprinting and reformatting of the Greatest fight ever “Superman Vs Muhammad Ali” I’m very excited about this. This was the first job I worked on when I started working at Continuity. I got to do the zip-a-tone work. DC is doing two formats, one is a deluxe hardcover featuring an expanded sketch section and additional content (that I am digging through the vault for ) layouts and sketches. Neal will also be doing a new cover for this. As soon as we figure out the new cover I will show it on Kris's World. The second edition is in its original big trim size with the original cover. Continuity will be overseeing the re-color of this magnificent work.

Astonishing Xmen # 5 is also now on sale through Itunes. This is one of Continuity’s favorite episodes. The acting in the animation is really great.

Batman “Odyssey" We handed in another 5 pages of pencils, which brings our page count to 125 pages and one more issue to go.

Please visit our Store. Jason has a great sale going on which ends on January 4th. I just don’t want you to miss it.

I see some Time Jumping in my future….. Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ben Casey on Kris's World

Ben Casey to the Rescue ! ?

Today’s PVP strip is a remake of the first Ben Casey daily. I felt I needed to put it up today. Even the word balloon is the same.

Friday, December 18, 2009

This week Kris's World was a BLAST!

I don’t know where to begin.

I have had the honor to work with Scott Kurtz this week. It has been so much fun to step into the world of cartooning versus the world I usually live in -- Superheroes. We have done pencils and inks and shot 4 different videos as Neal pencils and inks his 10 dailies that he has worked on with Scott Kurtz. You can see the videos on our site below. We have one more week to go with PVP and we now have to save Santa Claus! I could never let my dad really kill Santa Claus…..Could I ?

Batman “Odessey”

Once again, very exciting. We are now working with Scott Williams. He is inking pages from Book #4. I can’t wait to see them. I think we are getting some in next week Maybe I can get a panel or two posted up for you to see. In the meantime, as we wait, I have posted some of Neal’s own inking up to check out. I love Neal on Neal. We handed in another 5 pages this week to Book #5 bringing us to a page total of 117 pencil pages handed in to DC Comics. Pages 19 and 20 that we handed in was a beautiful double-page spread.

More DC Comics news.

First Wave. We handed in a cover this week that has The Spirit, Doc Savage, and Batman. Very Dynamic. Moose Baumann is handling the color chores and he said it was far from a chore to color THIS cover. He’s handing in color roughs on Monday. I will keep you posted on that. You can see it on our News page in Neal’s Notes.

Our Store

Jason just zipped by and said we have a lot of package deals for 40% off and he’s putting up tons of original art. Check out our Store, pick pieces for your Xmas list or for that special someone.

Continuity Studios is open all next week so check in. I know more exciting news is coming from DC early next week that we will be talking about. As a bonus we will be showing the behind the scenes of that Big, Big, BIG Project.

Happy Holidays


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Check out the "Kristmas Special" Recession Sale at our store

Check out our store on the site. Jason has reduced a lot of the prices

on the art and books and prints. It’s Jason’s Kristmas Special Recession

Sale. Or just add our store to you Christmas list. Lotsa great Neal Adams

product. Look to the right on the side bars it will say "Holiday Sale" click

on that and you will see the original price to the new sale price. Have a great holiday and enjoy.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Kris and Kort's World Week 4

What's up g's

This week, starting Monday, the 14th, on, you will find artwork by Neal Adams and Scott Kurtz. Why, you might ask? Well, it all started four years ago with a promise he made to his then sixteen-year-old granddaughter. I'll let Kortney tell the story.

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So, I was 16 and I had just started really getting into Player Vs. Player, by Scott Kurtz. This was kind of an anomaly because I was never really that intrigued by comics, ironic, I know. While Scott was printing full-length comics of his strips, he had Frank Cho design one of his covers. This is when I came up with the idea that my grandfather would design one, as well, for free. In my mind it was an honor that Scott would allow him to do a cover, because at that point my grandpa was my grandpa and not one of the most revolutionary artists in comic history. So one day I sauntered into the conference room, and banged my chair against his desk while he drew, like I usually do, and asked if he would do the cover for me. I made sure to layer on how happy this would make me, and gave my cutest granddaughter face. Neal, not knowing who Kurtz was, brushed it off and said sure, and I never brought it up again. For the next few years my uncle, Jason Adams, would always buy me something from Scott’s table. My name is spelled strangely, and after a few years he eventually asked who is this girl? Then, this year, when we all traveled down to the Baltimore Comic-con, for the Harvey Awards, I met him. My grandfather was receiving a humanitarian award for his work on the Dina Babbitt Motion Comic, and it just so happened Kurtz was the MC for the night. After the show, like the fan girl I am, I shakily told him that I was a huge fan. He eventually figured out I was that Kortney-girl he was always signing stuff for, and in turn I told him the story of my grandfather agreeing to draw a cover for him. Kurtz decided to mess with Neal by asking,” How could you break your granddaughters heart like that?” Sure enough, my grandfather told him to give my mom, Kris, his information, and a month later I was finding PVP reference for him. Now my childhood dream has been fulfilled, and my grandpa is drawing evil cats in Christmas trees. This will definitely be the best Christmas gift yet.

-Kortney H.

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Astonishing X-Men 4 is out!! Another exciting episode is out on iTunes, so be sure to check it out. The greatest motion comic, EVER!!!! We also handed in issue 6, the final episode, and the pictures and tracks look and sound great. Probably the best episode to date.

In Batman news, we handed in another 5 pages this week for a grand total of, 115 pages. Woot Woot! Also, Scott Williams started inking. I’ll be showing some of the coolest pages from the project next week. So stay tuned.

Signing out,

Kris and Kort

Friday, December 4, 2009

Week Three of Kris's World

Week three of Kris’s world

This week was a very big week for Neal Adams and Comics.

We handed in another 10 pages of “Batman Odyssey” this week. Yay !! We’ve asked DC to start Scott Williams on some of the inking. Neal’s dug in and started inking pages, and we’re pushing to get a summer release for the project. Neal’s also adding new designs to old characters and bringing back all the characters that you love, that Neal’s done. Check out “Neal’s Notes on the “News” page of our site.

We also signed a new agreement this week with DC to re-release “Superman Vs Muhammad Ali”. I’m sure DC will be following with a big announcement on how the Giant Battle of the Century will be re-formatted.

Marvel’s put out the “Behind The Scenes” of “Astonishing X-men” with Neal and John Cassaday. An inside look as to how the two worked together, and solved turning a comic book into animation. Please find the movie below. Also, on that note, this coming week-Weds, the 4th issue of the Motion Comic comes out and this one’s my favorite out of all of them. It’s very dramatic. I can’t wait till it’s out to talk more about it. So please look for it on Itunes this coming Wednesday, December 9th. Just type in “Astonishing X-men” into Itunes.

I also want to remind anyone who might have good copies of Ben Casey dailies, or Sunday,’s to please get in touch with me at Continuity. My number is 212-869-4170. I am just looking for copies to fill in were I may not have a good one. As you can see I have days where the strip doesn’t look good at all.. Some people, like Walt Simonson and Lou Manna, have already been nice enough to send in copies that they had. Thank you both.

And last, but not least, we have a very big surprise next week because Neal may be doing Ben Casey again. That’s right, you heard it from me first. I promise a brand new Ben Casey in a strip.

Till next week.

PS Check out the new art we have for sale in the “store” site.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Week two of Kris’s world

Hope everyone enjoyed my dads Rice Krispie treats. This week we take on an old Adams tradition, our famous Thanksgiving stuffing. We, the Adams family, have fed many a-starving artist, now famous creatives, over the years and each one of them will say Adams’s make the best stuffing. So check it out my Mom’s famous recipe.

I did promise last week I would have news on the “Batman Odyssey” project. I am proud to say that DC Comics now has 100 pages penciled by Neal Adams, and we’re working on schedule. Scott Williams also received the chapter that he’ll be inking, and we’re all excited that he’ll be working on this project with us. I’ll post some of the pencils next week.

We’re handing in our 6th and final issue of Astonishing Xmen the Motion Comic for sound and music to be added. Then it’ll come back to us for a final picture lock after Thanksgiving. It’ll feel strange not to have Astonishing Xmen up on all the computer-screens next week. Guess I’ll have to find another exciting project for us to take on.

Now the past;

As you can see this is one of the Ben Casey strips I can’t print, as it’s to bad of a quality, which is why I’m looking for help to put this project together. I’m hoping that if anyone who might have copies or originals could make good copies. I could then put out the Neal Adams Ben Casey Book. I didn’t change the strip this week because of how bad the copies we have are. If you have an original or copy please get in touch with me by email at or you can call me at Continuity 212-869-4170 and ask for Kris.

I guess that’s the highlights for this week. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving.

Try the stuffing. I know I will.

Till next week this is Kris’s World.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to Kris’s world,

My first memory of working with my dad is on Ben Casey. You might be asking yourself how a three-year-old girl could work on a comic strip? Well, I happened to have had the most important job: to take the sticky pink strips and coat the Polaroid’s. Okay, let me back up a minute. Dad would wait for the scripts to come in the mail, and then he would figure out how he wanted to draw them. After, we would do a photo shoot of each panel. My dad would be all the men, my mom would be all the women, and sometimes, if the story had a kid in it, I could play the kid. Most of the time I would just butt into all the shots. When the Polaroid’s came out, I had, what I considered, the most important job on the crew: I got to pull the stinky, pink, wet, gooey-stick out of the little black-container with the little white button-top. Then I’d coat the photos, all the while getting stuck to the newspaper underneath them. I thought this was the best job in the world, and of course the most important. Then dad would take the photos that we’d shot all night, and stuck them into the art-a-graph machine. Then he’d trace down the information onto the paper below, and pencil, letter and ink all through the week. Finally, they’d get run to the post office on 34th street, in the middle of the night, and off they would go to the Syndicate in Cleveland, Ohio.

I decided to start my blog off with this story because this page will document my life representing Neal Adams and Continuity Studios. I will let you in on the past, with art and photos, as well as the present and future of Continuity. I’ll be posting Ben Casey dailies, as well as some of those Polaroid’s I talked about above. I’ll try to do the whole run if I can. Also I’ll be gathering stories and photos for a nice tabletop edition of Ben Casey. This is where I need your help. I am looking to get scans of my dads work, so I’d love if you guys could send us scans at 300DPI, or a good Xerox-copy would be great too. We’ll put a special thanks to you in the book, under the strip, or Sunday, that you send.

The other point to this blog is to show fans a more personal side to my favorite creatives. This ranges from information on their current projects, to a hopefully growing recipe box of their favorite foods. I decided to start with my dad’s Rice Krispie Treats because we made such a fuss in the “Behind the Scenes” of the Astonishing Xmen (which I’ve attached to my page as well). It looks like a great weekend for Krispie Treats.

I hope you’ll enjoy my silly little world. My next update should have some interesting news on “Batman Odyssey”. Till next week, this is “Krispie’s” World.