Joel the eldest son of famed comic book legend Neal Adams, graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1988, and 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”, Counterpoint Comics "Notti and Nyce, Hardlee Thinn, and Savage Eve", and Action Labs "Zombie Tramp, Black Betty, and Dollface". He penciled for Penthouse Comix’ “Young Captain Adventure”.
In 1996, Joel went 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”.
While working for animation companies, Joel was 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 products 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…