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1997 DIRTY PAIR 'Devil Kei Angel Yuri' doujin illo by AdamWarren
1997 DIRTY PAIR 'Devil Kei Angel Yuri' doujin illo
A recently unearthed illustration dating back to 1997 that was, I believe, intended for use in a doujinshi of some sort; pretty sure the piece never saw print, though.

Anyhoo, the characters depicted are "Devil Kei" and "Angel Yuri," virtual-reality iterations of the Lovely Angels who appear in bad guy Kevin Sleet's "harem simulation" in SimHell,  my fourth Dirty Pair miniseries (presently out of print, alas).
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Friday, I'll be heading off to New York City to attend the comics-focused convention Special Edition: NYC, which takes place June 6-7 at Pier 94 (located at 711 12th Avenue, New York, NY). More info on the show here: www.specialeditionnyc.com/Home…

Quite the impressively badass list of comics pros in attendance, so I'd recommend taking a look if you're in the area: www.specialeditionnyc.com/Crea… Haven't been to NYC since before the Guiliani era, myself, so this should be an interesting (if brief) little trip.

Anyhoo, I'll be set up at table K18 for any of your signing or sketching needs. Feel free to swing by and say hi!
  • Listening to: DOUG LOVES MOVIES, LONG SHOT PODCAST
  • Reading: ATRCITY ARCHIVES (Charles Stross)
  • Watching: BROAD CITY
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: Gochujang chili paste, on pretty much everything
  • Drinking: Aitch Two Oh
EMPOWERED vol.9 (pre)order-form printout by AdamWarren
EMPOWERED vol.9 (pre)order-form printout
I'm maddeningly late in the game on this one, but here's a printable order form you can take down to your Local Comics Retailer to ensure that they preorder a copy of Empowered vol.9 for you. (Otherwise, your Local Comics Store might not be likely to order many copies of the book, and you might end up without one; a grim scenario indeed.) Problem is, you'd have to fill out this form and present it to said Retailer very, very soon, as the dreaded "Final Order Cutoff" for the book is on Monday, May 18th. Sorry for taking so damn long to work up this sucker, but better late than never, right?

Further clarification: Empowered vol.9 is the latest installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy*" series published by Dark Horse Comics. The book hits the shelves of Your Local Comics Store on August 19, and the shelves of conventional bookstores a few weeks later. More info on Empowered vol.9 can be found here: www.darkhorse.com/Books/25-831…

Here's the book's solicitation copy:

Already under official suspicion by her distrustful superhero peers, costumed crimefighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the capes-and-tights field for her supposed access to apocalyptic alien technology. With a trick or two up her tattered supersuit's sleeve, can our tirelessly plucky but sadly underestimated heroine outwit her army of tormentors—and escape the long-simmering revenge of the sinister Fleshmaster?

EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) cover colors by AdamWarren  EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) back-cover colors by AdamWarren


* Except when it isn't.
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I'll soon be winging my way northwesterly to attend the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend, on May 9th and 10th: torontocomics.com/ Admission is free, by the way. Wheeeee! A truly impressive array of (much-cooler-than-me) artists will be attending the show this year, so I definitely recommend swinging on by if you're in town!

I'll be set up at the show, for any and all of your signing, sketching, and original-art-perusing needs, at table #229 upstairs in the Toronto Reference Library's Salon area: torontocomics.com/attending-tc… Courtesy of the kind folks from host retailer The Beguiling, I'll have a heaping supply of Empowered books on hand, in case you're missing anything. That should, of course, include the most recent release, Empowered Unchained:

Color art for EMPOWERED UNCHAINED cover by AdamWarren

See you at the show!

-AW
  • Listening to: DOUG LOVES MOVIES, SPONTANEANATION
  • Reading: VACUUM DIAGRAMS (Stephen Baxter)
  • Watching: IT FOLLOWS
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: Gochujang chili paste, on pretty much everything
  • Drinking: Aitch Two Oh
EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) back-cover colors by AdamWarren
EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) back-cover colors
Behold, the final back-cover illustration (featuring colors by the great :iconrobaato: ) from Empowered vol.9, the upcoming installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy (except when it isn't)" series published by Dark Horse Comics. The book hits the shelves of Your Local Comics Store on August 19, and the shelves of conventional bookstores a few weeks later. More info on Empowered vol.9 can be found here: www.darkhorse.com/Books/25-831…

You can currently order the book from the Previews catalog at Your Local Comics Store, which is a course of action I'd strongly recommend, as otherwise said store won't likely stock very many copies. (For pre-ordering purposes, its Previews order code is APR150023, as seen here: www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1…

Empowered vol.9 can also be preordered from Dark Horse's retail website here: www.tfaw.com/Profile/Empowered… or from Amazon here:  www.amazon.com/Empowered-Volum… (For the record, I should note that the book will ship a few weeks earlier from DH's site than it will from Amazon.)

Here are my B&W inks for the piece:

EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) back-cover inks by AdamWarren

Below is the front-cover illo, featuring inks by me and more color art by :iconrobaato:.

EMPOWERED vol.9 (out Aug.19!) cover colors by AdamWarren

Also, I should note that Empowered Unchained is now on the shelves of your Local Comics Store. This book collects all the Empowered one-shots released between 2009 and 2014 in a single volume, and features some badass work by a team of great Guest Artists:
Color art for EMPOWERED UNCHAINED cover by AdamWarren
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Friday, I'll be heading off to New York City to attend the comics-focused convention Special Edition: NYC, which takes place June 6-7 at Pier 94 (located at 711 12th Avenue, New York, NY). More info on the show here: www.specialeditionnyc.com/Home…

Quite the impressively badass list of comics pros in attendance, so I'd recommend taking a look if you're in the area: www.specialeditionnyc.com/Crea… Haven't been to NYC since before the Guiliani era, myself, so this should be an interesting (if brief) little trip.

Anyhoo, I'll be set up at table K18 for any of your signing or sketching needs. Feel free to swing by and say hi!
  • Listening to: DOUG LOVES MOVIES, LONG SHOT PODCAST
  • Reading: ATRCITY ARCHIVES (Charles Stross)
  • Watching: BROAD CITY
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: Gochujang chili paste, on pretty much everything
  • Drinking: Aitch Two Oh

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

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1,147 deviants said Pour it on, baby! To paraphrase Billy Idol: "Too much Demonwolf is not enough."
33%
666 deviants said As long as the Sin-Sensing Celestial's vocabularily rococo rants are deployed in moderation, I can deal
8%
160 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
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66 deviants said Other (clarify in Comments below)

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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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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeahp, that was originally a book-cover illustration by the great artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, from one of the Dirty Pair novels written by the Angels' creator, Haruka Takachiho.
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bordon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much for the watch, sensei Warren, I´m an admirer of your amazing work since your masterpiece takings in Dirty Pair and Bubblegum Crisis :)
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JUNXYMIG Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
very good bro amazing work
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Elektrosmurf Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015
Y U NO ON THE FACEBOOK?
I need your awesome artwork in my feed!! 😢
I've loved "the dirty pair" since I found it in the shops when I was17-18 years old <3 *cough*afewyearsagonow*cough*
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dark-yokuo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Come to the UK, the comicons here NEED you !!
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animoo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ay
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flipsidezw Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to seeing you at ECCC.  Hope to by another cool splash page.
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Illmad Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just reacquired a Playstation2 for nostalgia's sake, and the first game I boot up is SSX3, one of my favorite game from childhood/youth.
Now, I already knew of you being here on DA from years past, but just had to check in to thank you for being a part of that experience, and happy to see you still rocking the same art style :)
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snitchie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to share this quick fanart of Emp I made last weekend.   Empowered Fanart by snitchie   Still new at digital art so alot to learn.  and what is better to use for learning then painting on of my fav comic characters out ther.    Thanks for bringin Emp to us  :)  
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NovaGraph Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool to see you posting here again! You were one of my big inspirations for drawing when I was a teenager. More specifically, Dirty Pair: Run from the Future.
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