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March 19, 2007
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BGC's NENE and LINNA by AdamWarren BGC's NENE and LINNA by AdamWarren
An old-ish con sketch of Nene and Linna from BUBBLEGUM CRISIS. Yes, they indeed have lips, in this version of the characters; please, just DEAL WITH IT, those of you who are prone to conniptions at the very idea of an anime character with a mouth that's not entirely muppet-like. After all, shockingly enough, a burgeoning number of "real manga-ka" (that is, authentic Japanese artists) actually draw visible lips on their characters nowadays...

Amusingly enough, I turned to the inside back cover of EMPOWERED vol. 1 (my "sexy superhero comedy" from Dark Horse, on sale this Wednesday, March 21st!) and was stunned to discover that Dark Horse apparently still has copies of the TPB of BUBBLEGUM CRISIS: GRAND MAL for sale! GRAND MAL was my 1994 miniseries telling a new tale of the Knight Sabers; I'm quite surprised to find it's still available.
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FeMaCaRo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
PhantomReyne Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I started watching this because (the original bumblebum crisis) because of ths pic.
batlchip Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Another awesome piece. Just wondering but what has Sonoda-san said anything about your awesome work?
Devinejewels92 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Freeeeeeking Awesome!
AndyCarolan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice ... i love the bubblegum crisis/crash series. Yes, lips are good... long may they continue! :)
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Let me take this opportunity to tell the rest of the Warren fans who haven't yet picked up Grand Mal the following: You'll love the warped presentation of the BGC backstory, the vocal stylings of Priss (I like to imagine Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow as Priss in that scene--Hail the Diva Satanica!), the wisecracks of Nene, the slam-bang action, the fan service, and how Warren can refer to the original Japanese lyrics of "There's a Hurricane Tonight" and to LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" in the same volume. I say: Pick it up NOW!
JDogindy Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pencilling... assuming you did this by pencil.

Regardless, I like the details you did for the entire piece.
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Great art work men, love the way you draw Bubblegum Girls, and is really true what you says i don't see why someone have to complain about you drawing lips(by the way i love your way to do it) real goods manga-kas like Yukito Kishiro and Masamune Shirow draw lips in their characters, and so many more, that is better and looks more sexys the girls with that detail. :D
linna-kawaii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo beautiful!!!
I Love Linna *-*
She's my favorite character ^^
marcoasalazarm Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
As a proud owner of 'Grand Mal', I've just gotta fave this.

You really should try to make more DP and BGC art, man. I mean, it has been my bad luck that I only own one DP paperback ('Sim Hell'. I also had 'Run From The Future', but it was stolen) and problably will never get the rest (woe me!).

But I try to get all other stuff. I'm also a proud owner of the two Emp paperbacks that has been released so far.
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