The Original Magic Art Store is honored to host several products illustrated by artist Adam Rex. We are launching with one of his Playmats and will be adding even more in the future.
Adam Rex painted over a hundred Magic: The Gathering cards, staring with the Mirage expansion in 1996, which he worked on while he was an undergrad in the illustration department of the University of Arizona in Tucson. At this time he also cultivated an interest in kid’s literature that has turned into his life’s work.
Adam Rex has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for kids and adults including the New York Times bestselling Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the New York Times bestselling School’s First Day of School, The New York Times bestselling The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, and also a number of titles about which the New York Times has been strangely coy. You can see some of these books on his Tumblr, but not all of them because Adam Rex never updates his websites.
His first novel, The True Meaning of Smekday, was adapted into the DreamWorks feature film Home. Having your book get turned into a movie is like that section in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz where the woodsman systematically chops off all his body parts one by one and replaces them with tin. But in a good way? Like maybe with the heart still intact? This isn’t one of Adam Rex’s better metaphors.