Adam's clients have included Time, MTV, Apple Computer, National Geographic, Levi's, Viking, Harper Collins, Microsoft, and many others.
Adam's awards have included American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print Regional Design Annual, 3 x 3, and How Magazine.
Adam received the Society of Illustrator's Gold Medal for his illustrated monster stamp endpapers for the book "The Monsterologist:A Memoir In Rhyme" by Bobbi Katz.
AM: Do the best work you can do, make it as interesting to look at and experience as it is interesting for you to do. Good work makes for good work received.
AM: When I got out of art school, I was broke. It was expensive to make promotional material, unlike now with cheap printing and email. So, I promoted using the neighborhood copy machine. I developed my style so that it would xerox easily, hence my work became high-contrast black and white. This just happened to be exactly what newspapers needed, so I was able to get a lot of work for local and National papers, which in turn got me into color work for magazines and eventually kid’s books.
which is what I’m most known for, especially in kid’s books. This style matured when I was living in Oakland, California, hence the name.
CW: June and August is such and abstract text which leaves a lot up to the illustrator for interpretation. After first reading it what were some of your first thoughts on how to approach illustrating the text?
CW: What did you find most challenging and most rewarding about working on June and August?
CW: Who are your influences.
CW: What is next for you? Have you ever thought of writing as well?
CW: I for one can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks Adam!
Here is a trailer Adam made for June and August. He even did the voice over!
Vivian Walsh is the co-creator of several bestselling books for children. In June and August she once again makes a misunderstanding the humorous but pivotal moment that brings together two very unlikely friends. One night in the jungle, June is thrilled to see a shooting star, while August loves looking at the moon. Although they can’t see each other in the dark, the two promise to meet again the next day. But when morning dawns, they face a dilemma. How are June and August going to recognize each other?
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 9/1/2009
Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Page Count: 32
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: 32 pages of full-color illustrations