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EMPOWERED webcomic serialization promo illo! by AdamWarren
EMPOWERED webcomic serialization promo illo!
Behold, a promotional illustration pieced together to announce the newly launched webcomic serialization of Empowered, my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published (in print form) by Dark Horse Comics.

The Empowered online serialization, hosted by the fine folks at the creator-owned webcomic digital studio and publisher Hiveworks, can be found here: www.empoweredcomic.com/

The series kicks off with an at-launch archive of the first 108 pages or so of Empowered vol. 1, which takes us up through the introduction of the "Big Four" main characters—Empowered herself, her ex-Witless-Minion boyfriend Thugboy, her hard-drinking BFF Ninjette, and the inimitable Caged Demonwolf.

Note that every page of Empowered online features commentary on said page by yours truly, in an effort to give current readers of the series' print version an incentive to check out the webcomic version. Hope you enjoy that part, longtime readers! That is, I really hope you get something outta that, as I've spent many an hour cranking out said commentary. (That said, I'm promising to do commentary for all of vol. 1's pages, at least; I'll have to reevaluate the viability of the commentary process we get into vol. 2.) 

I should also note that, as part of my deal with Hiveworks, we will be doing some form of Empowered merchandise at some point, as in prints or T-shirts or the like. (In fact, I might try reformatting this very promo illo into an merchandisable image!)  

Finally, credits on the piece: Line art by me, color art by the great :iconryankinnaird:.
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ADVENTURE TIME sketch cover with Marceline + PB by AdamWarren
ADVENTURE TIME sketch cover with Marceline + PB
Behold, an illo of Marceline* and Princess Bubblegum I drew for Boom's Adventure Time comic, as part of the Get-A-Sketch sketch-cover program to benefit the fine folks at the charity Hero Initiative, whose work supports ailing comics pros (including several friends of mine).

More info on Hero Initiative here: www.heroinitiative.org/

* Not sure that Marceline's striped pullover dealie is canonically fuzzy, but what the heck.
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Felt I should mention that today sees the release of the new one-shot Empowered: Pew Pew Pew!, the next installment in my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics. This is the first "floppy"-format issue of Empowered to be written and drawn entirely by yours truly since 2010's one-shot The Wench with a Million Sighs; thought I'd try drawing a new one myself to see how well it would sell in today's market. (No idea, to be honest.)

Cover art for Nov.25's EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren

Here's the issue's solicitation copy:

The laser blasts fly as costumed crime fighter Empowered battles a series of puzzlingly rage-fueled supervillains, each one armed with a bigger and more destructive "supergun" than the last. Ah, but might our long-suffering heroine's own buried resentments and repressed bitterness prove to be her deadliest foes? (SPOILER: Yes, pretty much.)

FSHOOM-tastic page from EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren

You can find this issue in print form on the shelves of Your Local (North American) Comics Store, or you can order it from Dark Horse's retail site here:  www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Em…!

If you don't mind digital comics, Empowered: Pew Pew Pew! is presently on sale from Dark Horse's Digital Store for the surprisingly low Black-Friday-related price of only $.099(!). Not sure how long this sale will last, but here's the link:  digital.darkhorse.com/profile/…

If you're not big on the Dark Horse app, Pew Pew Pew! is also available in digital form from Comixology, also temporarily available (through Black Friday weekend) for $0.99: www.comixology.com/Empowered-S…

And, hey, if you feel like weighing in on the one-shot, this journal's comment section is as good a place as any, right? Right.


  • Listening to: JAMES BONDING podcast
  • Reading: HALF A WAR by Joe Abercrombie
  • Watching: JESSICA JONES
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: Gochujang chili paste, on pretty much everything
  • Drinking: Not Your Dad's Root Beer
FSHOOM-tastic page from EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren
FSHOOM-tastic page from EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW!
Here's a rather dramatic page from November 25's one-shot Empowered: Pew Pew Pew!, the newest installment in my ongoing “sexy superhero comedy” series published by Dark Horse Comics. (As the page's FSHOOM-ing sound FX hint, the one-shot's title is well-earned.)

Here's the issue's solicitation copy:

The laser blasts fly as costumed crime fighter Empowered battles a series of puzzlingly rage-fueled supervillains, each one armed with a bigger and more destructive "supergun" than the last. Ah, but might our long-suffering heroine's own buried resentments and repressed bitterness prove to be her deadliest foes? (SPOILER: Yes, pretty much.)

If you''re feeling magnanimous, the thumbnail below features an image that can be saved, printed out and presented to Your Local Comics Store as a means of pre-ordering the comic. I know that’s rather a hassle to do, but pre-ordering is the only way to ensure that any given comics store will actually stock a copy of the issue. The dreaded Final Order Cutoff (FOC) for the book is November 2, so the form below should be presentable right up to that date.

EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! pre-order printout form by AdamWarren

Pew Pew Pew! is the first "floppy"-format issue of Empowered to be written and drawn entirely by yours truly since 2010 or so; thought I'd try drawing a new one myself to see how well it would sell in today's market, compared to the last few years' Guest-Artist-drawn one-shots. (No idea, to be honest.) Never fear, new Empowered Guest Artist stories will appear in the future, but lining 'em up and scheduling 'em is proving a challenging task, as opposed to the release ease of quickly cranking out an issue entirely on my own. Below, a "clean" version of the cover art:

Cover art for Nov.25's EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren

Also, I should probably mention that this year's "big-book" installments of the series, Empowered: Unchained and Empowered vol.9 are, of course, still on sale, as the covers below can attest:

Color art for EMPOWERED UNCHAINED cover by AdamWarren     EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) front and back cover by AdamWarren
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EMPOWERED main cast, 'chibi de Pins' style by AdamWarren
EMPOWERED main cast, 'chibi de Pins' style
Further sketches of the "Big Three" cast members from Empowered, my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" comic, drawn in an extra-cartoony style inspired less by conventional manga/ anime "chibi" tropes but by the adorably superdeformed cheesecakery of the French artist Arthur de Pins.  Seventh in a series, with the previous five attempts below:

Empowered, Arthur de Pins style (sorta) by AdamWarren NINJETTE from EMPOWERED, chibi-style (sorta) by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Spooky and Mindf**k, chibi-ish by AdamWarren  EMPOWERED vol.6's cast, 'chibi de Pins' style by AdamWarrenEMPOWERED's Emp and Ninjette 'chibi de Pins' style by AdamWarrenEMPOWERED assorted cast, 'chibi de Pins' style by AdamWarren
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Felt I should mention that today sees the release of the new one-shot Empowered: Pew Pew Pew!, the next installment in my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics. This is the first "floppy"-format issue of Empowered to be written and drawn entirely by yours truly since 2010's one-shot The Wench with a Million Sighs; thought I'd try drawing a new one myself to see how well it would sell in today's market. (No idea, to be honest.)

Cover art for Nov.25's EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren

Here's the issue's solicitation copy:

The laser blasts fly as costumed crime fighter Empowered battles a series of puzzlingly rage-fueled supervillains, each one armed with a bigger and more destructive "supergun" than the last. Ah, but might our long-suffering heroine's own buried resentments and repressed bitterness prove to be her deadliest foes? (SPOILER: Yes, pretty much.)

FSHOOM-tastic page from EMPOWERED: PEW PEW PEW! by AdamWarren

You can find this issue in print form on the shelves of Your Local (North American) Comics Store, or you can order it from Dark Horse's retail site here:  www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Em…!

If you don't mind digital comics, Empowered: Pew Pew Pew! is presently on sale from Dark Horse's Digital Store for the surprisingly low Black-Friday-related price of only $.099(!). Not sure how long this sale will last, but here's the link:  digital.darkhorse.com/profile/…

If you're not big on the Dark Horse app, Pew Pew Pew! is also available in digital form from Comixology, also temporarily available (through Black Friday weekend) for $0.99: www.comixology.com/Empowered-S…

And, hey, if you feel like weighing in on the one-shot, this journal's comment section is as good a place as any, right? Right.


  • Listening to: JAMES BONDING podcast
  • Reading: HALF A WAR by Joe Abercrombie
  • Watching: JESSICA JONES
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: Gochujang chili paste, on pretty much everything
  • Drinking: Not Your Dad's Root Beer

What's your opinion on the ornately verbose speech patterns of EMPOWERED's Caged Demonwolf? 

56%
1,154 deviants said Pour it on, baby! To paraphrase Billy Idol: "Too much Demonwolf is not enough."
33%
667 deviants said As long as the Sin-Sensing Celestial's vocabularily rococo rants are deployed in moderation, I can deal
8%
161 deviants said A little (VERY little) of him goes a long way, as the Blazing-Eyed Devilgoat's ultra-alliterative, thesaurus-abusing dialogue often hurts my brain
3%
66 deviants said Other (clarify in Comments below)

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Current Residence: Out in the boondocks (cue the howling coyotes in the distance)
Favourite genre of music: Whatever just popped up on "shuffle"
Favourite photographer: The Hubble Space Telescope, Jeanloup Sieff
Favourite style of art: Whatever works, baby
Operating System: Windows 7 (with its surprisingly solid speech-recognition software, BTW)
MP3 player of choice: 5th gen Nano (despite the remarkably annoying "Shake" feature, which I finally disabled)
Shell of choice: Adamantium, just like my (robo)dawg Ultron's
Favourite cartoon character: Kei and Yuri, natch
Personal Quote: "Whuuuut?" -Cloud Strife, ever-so-sensitively replying to Tifa
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Danny-Art-project Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is a message to you.

you may be now read that I has made the decision to close my old DA Danny-Art-Project dowe at the end of  year.
Having given great consideration and deliberation myself at well it is with much regret that I must inform you that my DA account: Danny-Art-Project will cease to run as 31th december 2015.

Till then i will be let old account running as normal and of course i will try to comments your /and fanfic story work at best i can.
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solletickle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Your works is AMAZING! I really love Empowered!!! I hope to see one day Elissa tickled, will it happen?
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Bluedragon-arts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God,
I had a old comic book from you years ago about a Cyborg.. and some odd Witch called Witchy -poo.. and a guy like thugboy that his personal was switch if you put a chip in his head.. i wish i could find that comic once more.
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EdoardoColonnelli Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  New Deviant
You are just so amazing in everything you do.
Can't wait to read the next volumes, sadly, here in Italy we're still at the 6th volume!
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Athrubis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gods, oh my gods, oh my gods, i just finally got to read volume 9. it was awesome :D when will volume 10 be out? i love Emp. she is awesome. there is always a tear jerker in each volume it seems
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WhiskeyFox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Read the first three graphic novels last night. I LOVED them!
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Artist
Awesome art :)
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SinnerDom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Just finished Emp 9. 
Waited so long for this..
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you. 
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otaku247 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Just got back to find my postman had delivered Volume 9 while i was away on holiday - ahh, I love the smell of a freshly unrwapped Empowered novel the morning :)
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MohawkRex Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Volume 9 was amazing (no surprises there) and that little reveal about a certain big bad might have blown my auto-assuming mind when it really shouldn't have, shame on me.

Please keep working hard good sir, Empowered (Elissa especially) is inspiring with how good it (she) is.
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