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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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LordGendoh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Your Design from the Dirty Pair is the best from all, Original and Flash are good but i like the hypertech Version you made! i have collectet all Dirty Pair i can get my Hands on! It's a great loss that the Series has endet.
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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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phoenvix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Ah, those were the days. Actually this was how the pair looked when I first met them in around '96 or so when reading the final part of Fatal, but Not Serious in the now long-deceased Manga Mania/Max. So I've got a strong love for the older artwork :D

Carrie
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I always enjoy your dirty pair work :> my favorite was Run From The Future
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Lil-Nabiki-Tendo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Hmm...I do remember the picture, though...I think it was from "A Plague of Angels." I could very well be wrong, so I guess it's off to my comic boxes to discover the truth. ~snickers~

Still, a great piece of my favourite manga gals.
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EchidnaJoe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
The bikini was invented by a creepy old French guy, but I still love the product.
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Rubicandt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What man doesn't? He may have been a creepy old French guy, but he knew how to please the eye with somebody else's body!
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EchidnaJoe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
He's not alone! The mini skirt was invented by a woman! I think she was a... Fly honey.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, I remember this illo! (Gargh, I can't believe I never got the pun.)
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megalaros Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Adam, even with "one-eyed monster", you got me through the nineties. I'm especially fond of that tree. And the enthusiasm to look at all those papers. . .m m m m.
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sopelana Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   General Artist
"What I now call a "one-eyed monster" shot of Yuri's..."

(looks for the "one-eyed monster", finds nothing, keeps on reading)

"...face."

Oh. :dissapointed:
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
Lovely flashback! :)
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MichaelCrichlow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
You call it a one-eyed-monster. I call it fantastic artwork. Nice tones too... ^_^
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BassTrebleExe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :D my favourite bikini design for the Pair, actually :)
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meroli Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
The early 90's were a strange and confusing time. We were still channeling the 80's, but trying to modernize.
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dragonaur Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist
You know, Yuri's eye doesn't look so bad. But her leg's look really out of place to me! Must be my astigmatism. ^_^;
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KingNot Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Oh, yeah! I loved this old joke!
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tomorrowtom Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
you gotta love the old-school anime feel it has to it.

*thumbs up!*
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Higekun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
I think alot of people *cough*me*cough* did that. Then we learned that being lazy isn't always fun D: I really like the retro-ness of this old piece.
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Awww, that's so cute. Really nicely done.
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ClikC Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent, this has perked up my Holiday weekend :D
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EricMor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Loved them. And comments aren't showing up! :O
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EricMor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Bah, my simhell was hard cover, didn't get the chance to see the letters section. Pity.
...the somehow SD eyes on this style is particularly appealing to me... ;P
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