We now have the full speech from his acceptance in video. American comic book history in 15 minutes. Enjoy.
Adams is a comic book creator known for creating some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, as well as significant input into the development of the X-Men. He is also the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates and a creators-rights advocate who, amongst other achievements, helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
The previous year, the award was won by Mark McGrath, reality show host and the lead singer of US band Sugar Ray; and British songwriter and producer Billy Morrison. Other winners included US Senator Orrin Hatch, who received an award for Public Service in recognition of his advocacy role in promoting strong IP protections for American creators, and Danny Marti, the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at the White House as IP Administration Champion.The awards honour the broad community whose businesses are based on intellectual property, from the pharmaceutical industry to the creative industries. And now comic books, as well.