Heather
McAdams

Heather McAdams is best known as an alternative cartoonist who finds inspiration in humorous slice-of-life moments. She is the daughter of a Defense Department worker. During the 1970s, she worked in ...

Films

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    We Hope You Enjoy This Film
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    We Hope You Enjoy This Film
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, black and white, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Scratchman II
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    Scratchman II
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Black Coffee
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    Black Coffee
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Fake Previews
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    Fake Previews
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 5.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Holiday Magic
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    Holiday Magic
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Holiday Magic & 4 Films: Black Coffee/Fake Previews/Better Be Careful/Pinball Laffs
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    Holiday Magic & 4 Films: Black Coffee/Fake Previews/Better Be Careful/Pinball Laffs
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 22.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Better Be Careful
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    Better Be Careful
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color, sound, 2.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Pinball Laffs
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    Pinball Laffs
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color, sound, 4.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer
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    Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer
    Heather McAdams

    16mm, color, sound, 32.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Biography

Heather McAdams is best known as an alternative cartoonist who finds inspiration in humorous slice-of-life moments. She is the daughter of a Defense Department worker. During the 1970s, she worked in the Defense Department of the Pentagon herself, while also protesting against the Vietnam War in her spare time. Her original ambition was to become a director of avant-garde movies, but in 1978, The Chicago Reader published some of her single panel cartoons. She decided to focus on this hobby, since it proved a good way to earn some money. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute in 1979, and settled in Chicago in 1989.

Heather McAdams has also directed a couple of short films, including We Hope You Enjoy This Film (1979), Scratchman II (1982), Black Coffee (1985), Fake Previews (1985), Holiday Magic (1985), Better Be Careful (1986), Pinball Laffs (1986), Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer'(1988), Luv Sux and Then You Die (1989) and Mr. Glenn W. Turner (1990).