Adam was an artist and illustrator who lived in Auckland and came from a Chinese-Malaysian background. He began drawing at a very young age, with technical ability and confidence beyond his years. Adam drew a lot of his artistic inspiration from watching cartoons as a child, which stayed with him as he got older. ‘Adventure Time’ was one of his favourites, among other shows like ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and films made by Studio Ghibli. The way that animation was able to encapsulate storytelling as a result of hard work and talent was what gave Adam a deep respect for those working in the animation industry.