Adam J. Kurtz (aka ADAMJK) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in optimism, humor, and a little darkness. He is interested in the ephemera of daily life and creating honest, accessible work. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages and his work for clients like Strand Bookstore and Urban Outfitters has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek, and more.

His latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them, is a handwritten essay collection that tackles the creative process and realities of entrepreneurship. At this event, Adam will perform a short reading, followed by a signing and an ICA retail pop-up featuring a selection of his books, pins, patches, and tableware.