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Hello, there! I'll soon be heading up to Toronto to attend FanExpo Canada on August 28-31, after missing out on the show last year. General FanExpo info here:

I'll be tabling somewhere in Artist's Alley for all your signing, sketching and saying-hi needs. No panels, no shenanigans, just four days of straight behind-the-table time, guaranteed! If you're missing any Empowered volumes, I should have plenty on hand, as I'm planning to sell backstock from fine local comics emporium The Beguiling at my table, as I did at TCAF a few months back. (If I recall correctly, they had a surprising stash of long out-of-print Dirty Pair: Run from the Future TPBs as well...) 

I'll have a healthy supply of my 2011 sketchbook Empowered: Extra Sketchiness on hand, in case you never snagged a copy. Some images from the 28-page book:
 EMPOWERED+NINJETTE hi-contrast by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's vorppy Emp by AdamWarren Ridd1e's EMPOWERED cosplay by AdamWarren

I'll also be hauling along original art of various sorts, from cheap(ish) roughs to cover art to that one giant clump of Dirty Pair vellum-based inks that no one ever wants to buy, alas. Plus, I'm almost certainly taking on some sweet commissions while I'm there, along the lines of these 2012 pieces:

WONDER WOMAN sketch, from FanExpo by AdamWarren DIRTY PAIR 'PON PON PON' con sketch by AdamWarren  EMPOWERED's 'No-Look VORPP' con sketch by AdamWarren

Side note: A little birdie (that is, Twitter) tells me that a badass Ninjette cosplayer will be attending the show, so keep your eyes peeled for her if you're clawing through the crowded convention floor next week!

  • Listening to: DOUG LOVE MOVIES, HARDCORE HISTORY (podcasts)
  • Reading: EVENING'S EMPIRES (Paul MacAuley)
  • Watching: FARGO
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: King's Spicy Kimchi
  • Drinking: Sam Adams Octoberfest


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Adam Warren
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
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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Meppikk Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I realy linke you draws! :bird: 
TheD-Wrek Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the drawings at BIG WOW. I posted them on my Dev Art Page for ya! :D……

And will be posting them with my comic update tomorrow on my website here:

Thanks for everything!!! :D
AmyVillainous Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn it, if I have to miss another Emerald City Comicon and miss out on getting your autograph I am gonna set something on fire!

Anyways, I've been a big fan of your art since I was about 12. Love your style!
Trismegustis Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Just read through the whole series of Empowered again for the first time in years. I love everything about your work, and totally hate you for what happened to poor Hannah. =<

I really can't wait to see more, and I hope you're still going strong with that series. Your work has evolved so much, and it STARTED strong. Volume 8 had remarkable theming, a masterful use of vignette storytelling, and it brought me to tears all over again. Even for Spooky.

Emp's bouncebackaliciousness, even in the face of all the horrible things she thinks about herself... Ninjette's strength and ability to push aside her darkness to help those she cares about... Hannah's strength in overcoming what her brother did to her... I can't tell you how much these characters have meant to me over the years. They've kept me going. I'm a mess too... and they inspire me. All the way.

I always get the jitters when I try to recommend Empowered to friends, because, well, it started as DiD art. (Not that I have ANY problem with that.) But even despite its (very welcome!) cheesecake art (which may have, in fact, drew me to the series in the first place, but i'll never tell)... I identify with your characters far more than any character in mainstream comics. How is it that I feel more respected and welcome here than I do when I pick up a copy of the latest DC comic? Maybe it's that there's a real person under that mask. Someone as nervous and insecure as I am. Maybe it's a power fantasy for me, seeing Emp break out of her bonds and blast somebody. I couldn't say. All I know is that I've loved every minute of it.

Thank you so much for everything.


p.s. althoooough... can we please have a canon lesbian couple that doesn't end up with one or both parties eternally damned? pretty please? <3
Seeker1969 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to say great work, really enjoy it!
Komikino Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! It was great seeing you again at ECCC with Brandon Graham. I put a little clip of you in my first con music video.
Check it out here:
Crithim Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
so going to comic con this year
Divals Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to ask, but I dread the answer... is Emp Superdead?
Hersiali Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I need ask a question but are anime characters stronger then Comic book ones...  
RaptorRed79 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Greetings Mr. Adam Warren  I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome work you have done in your Empowered series.  I have been collecting it ever since I discovered it at an anime con I was at a couple of years back. 

I had not even thought to look to see if you where on Devianart until I came across a piece by :icondarkereve: who had done a tribute piece to your work on The Dirt Pair, another awesome series that I really need to find and read.   I look forward to future Empowered high jinks and wanted to say  Thank you for creating an Awesome Comic series.I salute you! 
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