The eldest son of famed comic book legend Neal Adams. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1988. 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.”. Outside of Continuity he did covers for Alpha Productions “Blood Thirst” and Penthouse Comix “Young Captain Adventure”.
In 1996, Joel was called by Marvel Animation to do all the character design for “The Hulk: Animated series.”. From there he went to FOX/Film Roman to Design the Emmy Award winning “King of the Hill”, then to FOX Family to Design “Nascar Racers”.
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), Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire, and more…
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.