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TEEN TITANS' Starfire con sketch by AdamWarren
TEEN TITANS' Starfire con sketch
On the eve of my last convention of the year (FanExpo in Toronto, Aug. 28-31), here's a somewhat lo-res cellphone pic of one of my favorite sketches from an earlier show this year (BigWow in San Jose, to be specific). Yeahp, it's my very first sketch of Teen Titans' Starfire, cranked out on a late-night bartop and based (a bit loosely) on the animated version my old bud Glen Murakami developed. Worked out pretty well, IMHO, given the timeframe and, uh, working conditions.
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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: fanexpocanada.com/

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!

-AW
  • 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
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: fanexpocanada.com/

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!

-AW
  • 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
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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 Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
You'll be seeing Empowered: Unchained (a collection of the Guest Artist one-shots) and Empowered vol.9 in 2015, possibly along with a new Guest Artist miniseries as well. (The last one's still in the planning stages, at present.)

Thanks for reading my goofy little series!
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leah2014 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks for creating such a great character!  Can't wait!
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JesseBlackrock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Will your story for Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories be a new Empowered story?
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Orinknight Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adam, I purchased all volumes of Empowered and I really really love that American twist on an Anime look. Love it.
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Akumi123456788 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello Mister Warren; Sir,

I viewed your artwork  really impressive and awesome your drawing because I believe I like how was you draw perfect the anime styles.

Please keep work your artwork in your heart, Sir!

My name is Akumi and I'm draw of the Cartoon/Anime styles.

Have a nice day, Sir! 
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HANVII82 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mister Warren, sir... I worship your work :worship:
I love your art style, and 
because of you, 13 years ago when I bought my first 
'Dirty Pair'- comic :pointr: mindlessones.com/wp-content/up…

, I learned how to draw pretty female bodies 
and ever since my art style has evolved a lot. 

You are my hero :salute: Thank you :iconcocoloveplz:
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Meppikk Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I realy linke you draws! :bird: 
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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

thed-wrek.deviantart.com/art/A…

thed-wrek.deviantart.com/art/A…

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

www.247comic.com

Thanks for everything!!! :D
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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!
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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.

-Lily

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
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