Adam Soltys is an up and coming artist originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Soltys’ love of art started as early as kindergarten. In his early years, he enjoyed not only drawing, but creating new characters. He started with cartoon characters, and eventually moved on to comic art characters that were heavily inspired by comic books and anime. Adam was encouraged by his parents and teachers to pursue his dream of being an artist. He obtained a commercial degree in art and enhanced his knowledge of Photoshop with a degree from Union County Vocational Technical School.
Adam didn’t start utilizing his talents until he started working for Best Buy in 2005, where he was given the opportunity to create signage and logos for the store. This is where he met his best friend, Benny Rosario, who supported Adam's artistic talent by having him create art for the bands No Change for Machines and Ghosts of Eden.
Since 2006, Adam has been programming games in Second Life, a virtual world where its users are encouraged to create and sell items. He found success with games such as, DEAL Classic, DEAL Extreme, Gelliz, Midas, and more. Success at Second Life also gave Soltys’ the opportunity to expand his knowledge by going back to college, where he is in the process of getting his degree in Web Development. He continues to learn more about programming and photography, as well as updating his knowledge in Adobe programs such as, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Adam is entirely self- taught with an obsessive eye for detail. He primarily enjoys drawing more cartoonish art and has been inspired by odd comedies and video games. He is still inspired by animes, such as, Death Note and Gantz, and Manga, such as, Naruto and I Am Hero, as well as many cartoons that can be viewed on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Programming Block.
Adam is the artist on the new web comic Yea… Bout that… (www.yeaboutthat.com). “Yea… Bout that.. is a comic strip about 2 average guys, dealing with crappy situations in interesting ways. Join them on their many adventures dealing with games, collecting toys, and the utter madness of retail life"
Current styles of work include: Backlit Ink Scratch art on glass, Simulated Splatter Art (painted acrylic on canvas, drawn on with paint markers), Mash up Art where two subjects are combined in an interesting manner (Jason meets Luigi’s Mansion or Samus meets Futurama brain slug), Mini Artist Cards (small drawings with pencil, ink, and alcohol markers), and Digital Art Work (using Photoshop and illustrator). He is available for commissions and can do on the spot work at conventions based on time constraints. He can be contacted at AJSoltys@gmail.com