Hi @DCFanArtClub! Today we learned that legendary creator Neal Adams passed away on April 28, 2022 at the age of 80.
Neal had a long career at both Marvel and DC Comics and was the co-creator of Ra’s al Ghul, Man-Bat and Green Lantern John Stewart. Back in 1970, he, along with writer Dennis O’Neil, brought Batman from the campy 60s to the more realistic, dark and brooding character we know today. A lot of iconic images we see today of Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Deadman were all created by Neal.
He was also a big supporter of Creator’s Rights and helped lead the push for companies to return original artwork to the artists.
At every Chicago con I attended, he always had a large table in Artists’ Alley, was dressed impeccably and had a big smile on his face. If you only knew him from his later work, you may not have realized the impact he had on the industry as a whole going back to the 70s. He will be missed.
This week, draw something with one of the characters he’s know for (Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Deadman, Man-Bat, etc) and give a tip of the cap to the life and career of a legendary creator.
Due Date: May 6, 2022
Discussion, works-in-progress and final submission all in the thread below.
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