Adam Hughes (born May 5, 1967) is an American comic book artist known mostly for his drawings of women and as author of covers. The term "Good Girl Art" is a term that would best describe his work, and his female characters are known for having (in most cases) breasts that are overly large in comparison to their body size or type.
Hughes was born in Riverside, New Jersey.
He was mostly "self taught" and started his career at the age of 19. In 1987, he pencilled two short stories and the first issue of the cult favorite character, Death Hawk, created by Mark Ellis. In 1988 Hughes' work appeared in Comico's Maze Agency with co-creator/writer Mike W. Barr, and stayed on the book for one year.
When Maze Agency was cancelled by Comico, DC Comics offered the young talent Justice League America. He did both covers and internal renditions on that series for 2 years, before switching to providing covers only.
He was one of the original members of Atlanta's noted Gaijin Studios, his tenure lasting from 1991 until 2005.
Hughes then had a short stint at DARK HORSE Comics working on Ghost. This series was an important run for him, as this is where he started adjusting his technique, using an art nouveau influence along with Adobe Photoshop to make his work very distinctive.
In between he has had stints on Penthouse Comix, Legionaires and PlayStation Magazine.
In 1998 he began a successful 4 year run as cover artist on DC Comics Wonder Woman which brought him critical acclaim. He had successful runs on Tomb Raider from Top Cow Comics and Gen-13 from Wildstorm, and is currently one of the most sought after cover artist in the industry.
It has recently been announced that Hughes is to be the writer/artist on the upcoming DC Comics All Star Wonder Woman.
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