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DIRTY PAIR lettercol illo by AdamWarren DIRTY PAIR lettercol illo by AdamWarren
Here's an illo that I drew (and lettered!) for the header of the letters column in DIRTY PAIR: SIM HELL, if I recall correctly. It's a very old piece, but I kinda like it anyway... This despite the fact that the illo features what I now call a "one-eyed monster" shot of Yuri's face. Inexplicably, in the early 90s I would often cover up a character's far eye with their hair (in a three-quarters view of the face, as seen here), then proceed to misplace the eye that you COULD see too close to the center of the head. I haven't the slightest idea why the heck I was taking this lazy and unattractive shortcut, back then; but then again, the early 90s were a strange time, after all.

The lettercol's title was a very clever suggestion from a reader, referring of course to the infamous Bikini Atoll, site of nuclear-weapon tests aplenty during the 40s and 50s (and the source for the two-piece swimsuit's nickname, natch).
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Nickbns Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Still your best design for the ladies...
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Kaiser-Kiryu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Can I just say, Adam Warren sir, that I found a copy of one of your Dirty Pair collections (the one with Shasti in) for sale at a flea market when I was younger, still a brat in high school. Back then, I was ready to give up comics and such. That comic reknewed my interest. I posted it here because this art style is how I remembered Kei and Yuri looking back in that comic I still have. Thank you so very much ^^
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zirio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Flashback to my youth, wow. I loved those comics. XD
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ECNozmo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
I didn't see this lettercol illo until way after I picked up the compilation paperback, when I finally bought copies of the original issues.

Have you any of the other lettercol art on hand? I've got posted [bottom of [link] the one you did for the Biohazards issues, where you render the Pair in Dokite's style (a true rarity!).
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ECNozmo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Arrgh! The URL picked up a stray bracket: here's that link: [link]
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adony Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, Simhell was kewl.
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SirceUnlimited Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007   Writer
old skool
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Darklordreaper Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Exellent job.
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idolhands Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I had no idea why it was called "Bikini et all" :confused: :laugh: But I have many a joyous teen memory connected to that logo. And I luvs yer "one-eyed" monster look and all the other experimentation you do. It's cool to see your thoughts on stuff that I stared at for so many hours of my life though.

I remember some VERY good letters and Sim Hell is one of my favorite things ever. I just love the f*cking hell out of all your Dirty Pair though, down to the dialog and every last line. Now that I'm a bit older, I took it out and began to re-enjoy it and I saw the efforts you must have gone to create plausible plots that nicely exploited the ladies for "fanservice" (which I loved) yet you ALWAYS had this sense of humor to it. You were Galaxy Quest before it was around. The stuff was friggin' clever and to me, never sexist and if so, only in the best ways.

You just rub all my right comic book buttons like Go Nogai, Ippongi Bang, and Kenichi Sonda. It's like you're a creator who is also a fan at the core so..you get it. Yeah, you're kind of a hero of mine without over doing it. If you'll allow me to say. I can't imagine growing up without your work.
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's old-sk00l Kei and Yuri right there. Back in the day, baby!
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