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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."
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666 deviants said As long as the Sin-Sensing Celestial's vocabularily rococo rants are deployed in moderation, I can deal
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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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rainbowstitches Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been one of my all time favorite inspirations for drawing the style I do. I still remember your take on Roxy lol!! I loved those :squee: comics, and cherish them to this day. I was amazed to find you on twitter which lead me here to u! Ninja Battle! 
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freely-casualunknown Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're work is absolutely amazing! My friend showe me your work and I love the humor! I also love the bound and gagged often aspect of it. :3!!! So excited for the next book!
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frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.   frankiepig2003.deviantart.com/…
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Skytower Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Managed to catch up to Empowered 8, really good work.  I wished Emp had been tied up a bit more, but that's just me :)
  I do feel that you've got more storylines than anyone seems to think you do, I have no idea why anyone would think this series has an end point.  Just the interplay between Emp and Spooky is worth another book at least.  It was good to see Spooky finally grow past her damaged childhood, but I have to wonder about her parents and if they just stuffed her into that school or was there something more to it? 

  I also think you've got something interesting in Divangellic and the others now that you have an origin that's left a lot of questions open.  How did CynderBlock's parents react?  I can guess from what was mentioned about KTL in the previous story that his parents were ok, but how do you adjust to you're son having stones for head and hands?  With Divangellic I was reminded of the Star Trek episode where the transporter split Kirk up into two personalities.  I do feel sorry for the dead heroes.

Fun read, thanks.
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Kwikshaw Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I just bought Empowered Unchained even though I own all the individual issues of the book. Just take my money Adam Warren, you leach! -sob-
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Finally got around to reading Empowered #8: excellent stuff, but bottom of pg. 191? Man, your universe's cosmic justice system is seriously fucked.

(If in fact it has anything at all to do with justice or even plain old retribution. Hell is...aliens? I suspect we're only going to get a clear explanation if we meet you blackout drunk.)  :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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lyokian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I leaned something new about you: blip.tv/at4w/at4w-titans-sciss…
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well, whatever you learned about me, hope it wasn't too appalling; I couldn't make it through enough of the video to find out.
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lyokian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Really the new thing was you working on that Titans comic Nothing really appalling there...certainly nothing to cause me to dislike you. Just felt like you should know.
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p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
I've got a question. First take a look at this magazine cover www.oldgames.sk/mag/excalibur-… Arent those two Kei and Yuri before you adopted them?
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