Adamov discovered comics with Harold Foster and Jijé. After a few months at the Ecole Estienne, he worked as a designer with studios René Laloux, where he worked on adaptations of Caza. Through this experience, he can engage in the illustration science fiction in 1978, in Paris. It illustrates many novel covers, working on Ulysses 31 in 1983 before a first experience in comics, thanks to a historie published in Okapi.
Henri Filippini the note and brought in Glénat where he worked with Patrick Cothias (Wind Gods and The Waters of Mortelune). Adamov becomes professional cartoonist. He launched only in 1993 Dayak trilogy, always in a world of science fiction, and The Red Empress with Jean Dufaux. In 2004, he changed for the first time in initiating publisher Albin Michel collaboration with novelist Jean-Christophe Grange : The Curse of Zener.