Adam Hughes is most commonly known for his stylized renderings of women; super heroines, damsels in distress, and figures in fantasy. About the time Adam began making waves in art circles and his artwork began being noticed, the term “Good Girl Art” had been coined, and it best describes exactly what Adam does. He is considered by many to be one of a new generation of Good Girl artists inspired by Petty, Vargas and Elvgren. When describing his own work, Adam has used the term “naturalistic” as opposed to the term “realistic”; which describes what he does perfectly.
Adam began working in comics at the age of 19, in 1985. In 1988 Adam lent his talents to a comic book called Maze Agency; a book which many consider to be his first artistic run on a title. He did over a year on the book; providing both the interior and cover artwork. In 1989 Adam began working on his first mainstream comic book title: DC Comic’s Justice League. He worked on the book for almost 2 years, doing covers and interiors until 1990, then switching to supplying artwork for just the covers. Eight years later, Adam began what many see as his most acclaimed cover work. Adam’s recognizably strong and elegant way of drawing women made him the perfect artist to provide four years’ worth of covers for DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, which was followed by 4 years of Catwoman covers.
Even though Adam still occasionally does interior work, today Adam is best known as a cover artist. He pencils, inks and colors his own covers, using both traditional and digital mediums. His artwork can be seen on an amazing assortment of comic book covers as well as many places outside the comic book industry. His work can be found in magazines like Imagine FX and Playboy and on trading and sketch cards for sets like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many others. Adam published his first coffee table book in 2010, Cover Run: The DC Comic Art of Adam Hughes, collecting his more than 20 years of artwork for DC Comics. Adam has also provided design work for assorted statue lines for Sideshow Collectibles and DC Direct.
Adam is currently the cover artist on Vertigo Comics’ Fairest, has just completed an 8 page story for the final installment of Batman: Black and White, and he is working on covers for a Star Wars title for Dark Horse Comics.
So what will 2014 will hold; Avengers covers? X-Men? Archie? We can hardly wait and hope you’ll join Adam here at Supanova in June to find out!
Adam is unfortunately unable to join us for this tour however he looks forward to coming to Supanova in the future.