Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Kristmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Kristmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
I realized today, that Neal or Continuity really hasn't done a lot of art based on this Holiday season.
I did find some old favorites from the past so I loaded them up.
Everyone , please have a fantastic holiday and enjoy your family a lot this season.  I know I will.

Till next week
Merry Kristmas and Happy Hanukkah

Friday, December 9, 2011

Jerry Robinson Tribute

This week we had the passing of a great talent Jerry Robinson and many reporters were calling and asking for stories about Jerry. Neal ended up telling this one and I decided to put it up and do a little tribute to Mr. Robinson this week.
 The first time I remember meeting Mr. Robinson was the day the photo of the great handshake happened. I ended up coming into Continuity and Mr. Robinson, Mr. Siegel, Mr. Shuster and Mr. Adams, ha ha, my dad, all standing around being very happy. I knew who Jerry and Joe had created, but I wasn't sure about the older gentleman that was with them so, I went in the back of the studio and asked one of The Crusty Bunkers. He said, "Kris, I can't believe you don't know who that is?"in a really mean tone. I then went into another room and asked the same question to a nicer Crusty Bunker. He said that the older gentleman is the man that created Joker and Robin. I laughed and left and then thought about it. I went back into the reception area and thought how lucky am I to be in the same room with the creators of Superman, the guy who created the worst villain ever and the guy who drew the best Batman and Superman in the world. That is a day I will never forget.
Now for Neal's piece:

We have just seen the passing of not only one of the greatest comic books geniuses of our time, but also unique in that generation.

A true Mensch, an activist, a man, a stand up brother. Yes, even in that first generation of comic book artists there were true revolutionaries who stepped out into other areas of art and thinking.

While he was a comic book artist, he created great comic book characters, but in a day where the goal of comic artists was to create a syndicated comic strip, Jerry simply became another total human being. His comic strip and editorial work was not more of the same, it was editorial, it was humorous, it said things. It wasn't oh-here's-what-I-can-do, it was, "I have opinions and a sense of humor and, by the way, I'll express them with drawings as well."

Jerry represented the brotherhood of the medium, the reaching out to other artists of other countries who were doing political cartoons with humor that sought to bring about cultural change.

Jerry was elected the President of the Cartoonists Society and was there when I had to reach out to them to help me with re-establishing the reputation of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. I have no idea what another President of the Cartoonists Society would have said. I can tell you only that with Jerry Robinson, I didn't even get a chance to finish asking the question when he called out to me "of course I'll help with this, Neal, I've been following it."

You will never know the Jerry Robinson that I knew, and I promise you that had you, you would a better person for it. I believe I am a better person for knowing him. And I say this with tremendous pride: Jerry Robinson liked me.

Rest In Piece Mr Robinson
Neal and Kris Adams

Friday, December 2, 2011

This week is Batman week

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week. I hoped you tried our famous stuffing as well as Neal's Rice Krispy Treats.
This week Batman Odyssey Vol. 2 #2 came out. I hope you picked up a copy. This is one of my favorite covers in the series. We are now in the Underworld and it's only going to get more exciting. I posted up pages that we just handed in on Vol. 2 #4 so you can see what will be going on with this series. I'm telling you , you just can't miss this series.
I also posted up some of our commercial work that we do at Continuity. This is one of our latest samples for CGI gaming using motion capture. I hope that the big gaming companies will give us a chance.
We did do some work on Camp Cabela's Adventure Camp that came out from Activision and now I have the bug to do more.
We still have exciting Christmas sales going on in the store. Books, Posters and Original art so please take a look through what we have and you can always ask for a custom made piece by calling Continuity directly and asking for Jason Adams. I know, you know, a special someone, that you can convince this is really what you want for Xmas.
Next week the tree goes up at Continuity and Christmas shopping begins.

Stay Warm till Next Week