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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
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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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crystalcat413 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are you a furry
jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Empowered is a great comic book series which starts out as pure farce, then adds an element of dramatic tragedy, but remains pleasant and upbeat no matter how sad things get within the story. Just like the TV show Buffy Vampire Slayer which the comic directly referenced at one point. I think I've read the first seven trade paperback volumes, the last one I read came out in 2012 I think, this website indicates 8 hasn't come out yet.

Since the series spoofs every "web fanfic fetish" trend, I'm surprised it hasn't done the "inflated girl" trope which is a favorite of mine (think Violet Beauregard). Emp's Supersuit looks like it's just asking to be inflated and popped several times as it always regenerates. I can just imagine her complaining that she looks fat as she floats away from the air in her spherical suit.
capa-jayne Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Your Comics are one of my favourite! so much love for your art
rongs1234 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Hello, I just wanted to say I have enjoyed your work for many years now and recently I was inspired to draw some EMPOWERED fanart and I hope you enjoy it
Empowered by rongs1234
K-Serenade Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for signing my copy of Empowered volume 1 at Fanexpo, as well as the sketch. You made my con go from being great, to fantastic ^^
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're entirely welcome; thanks much for reading Empowered!
leah2014 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I have all of the Empowered, even got the deluxe editions when I had them in single issues.  I love Emp!  When will we see more?  Thanks for your hard work with Empowered!
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!
leah2014 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Thanks for creating such a great character!  Can't wait!
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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