Neal Adams Obituary, Cause Of Death – When my wonderful friend, mentor, and art dad Neal Adams passed away tragically, he was in the process of working on a number of commissions, one of which was a massive painting measuring 20 by 30 inches and starring Batman, Talia, and Ra’s al Ghul. The painting was one of the last things he was working on before his passing.
His daughter, Kris, reached out to me to inquire as to whether or not I would be open to the concept of inking the areas that had been left in pencil so that Zeea Adams could take it and run with the final coloring. Zeea Adams was going to take it and run with it. Kris and we carried on talking about the subject we had been discussing.
We asked her, as well as Marilyn if it would be feasible for me to finish the piece on my own, which would result in a painting that would be a blend of our styles, a very uncommon piece of collaborative art. If they said yes, I would create a painting that would be a blend of our styles. I referred to the essay as “strange” for all of the reasons that anybody who is aware of the history of Neal’s work and mine would understand.
These reasons include:
To say that this is a challenging request would be an understatement. It is really challenging. It is common knowledge among readers of comics that Neal was a key source of inspiration for my early work; I honestly doubt that I would have a career if it weren’t for him. Notwithstanding this, the trajectory of our lives has resulted in a significant divergence in our personal styles.