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EMPOWERED + NINJETTE's REVENGE OF THE SITH cosplay by AdamWarren EMPOWERED + NINJETTE's REVENGE OF THE SITH cosplay by AdamWarren
Behold, a pencil drawing of Emp and Ninjette, characters from my "sexy superhero comedy" Empowered published by Dark Horse Comics, cosplaying as Vader and General Grievous from Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith.

No, wait, excuse me... That should be "Empowered, the New York Times best-selling graphic-novel series", as favorably mentioned in this brief article: [link] (I'm mildly annoyed that one of the only two comments on the article has to chime in on the book's NSFW-ness, but whateva...)

Here's the rough for the piece:


Interestingly, to my eyes Emp's head looks a wee bit too small for the rest of her body (especially her legs) in the final version, even though I drew her proportions properly in the rough sketch (and used the "by the book" process of fully drawing her body underneath the Vader suit, as opposed to the flawed process of drawing the suit without a figure framework underneath it). What can I say? Sometimes artwork can mysteriously drift off course as you work on its final draft.

And here's some earlier Empowered/ Star Wars cosplay... or "crossplay", to coin a phrase:



Anyhoo, the newest installment of Empowered, vol. 7, is now on sale at your Local Comics Retailer Store and/or conventional bookstore, and is also available in digital form via the Dark Horse Digital Store [link] and on Barnes & noble's Nook: [link]
More info here: [link]



Anyhoo, if you've read the book and care to weigh in on the experience, feel free to leave a comment here, in a SPOILER ALERT zone: [link]

And now, further floggery: Empowered vol. 7 can be found at your Local Comics Retailer (or bookstore, possibly), or online at Dark Horse's retail website [link] or on Amazon.com [link] .

Say, here's Empowered vol. 7's cover, without the logo:



And here's the book's back-cover copy:

While costumed crimefighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her unfortunate status as an all-too-frequent "damsel in distress," her hard-drinking best friend Ninjette confronts her own sordid past, violent present and frighteningly uncertain future as she fights a desperate, single-handed battle against a entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja warriors. Can our two hard-luck heroines also withstand the further perils posed by supervillainous minivans, dueling sets of "daddy issues," doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke party-crashers, and even "spoiler alerts from hell itself" voiced by diabolically omniscient demonspawn?

In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered's first six volumes (and a pair of one-shots in comics format) can be found on the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore, or online at Dark Horse's retail website [link] or on Amazon.com [link] . All the existing Empowered books can be purchased rather more cheaply in digital form as well, via the Dark Horse Digital store: [link]
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:iconlordgendoh:
LordGendoh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
This is great!
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:iconjoshiie-kun:
joshiie-kun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i like you art work its awesome well dun ^^
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:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Ninjette as GG!
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:iconsteelskeleton:
SteelSkeleton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Love 'Jette as General Grievous.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
You know, if a woman had voiced Vader during that scene, his wail would've sounded much manlier.
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:iconstretchygalfan:
StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what happens when Emp is NOT "just made by the Presbyterian Church"... :D
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
nice :)
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:icon6intruder:
6inTruder Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Love the Backstroke of the West reference. Maybe Emp just needs to get bigger and stronger?
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Wicked cool and funny crossplayery!
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:iconjamesgunner123:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
...so flippin' epic....this would have made the movie a THOUSAND times better.....Ninjette makes such an adorable Grievous.....X3
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ninjette as Grievous should be holding a lightsaber with her foot.
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:iconxlrp:
XLRP Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
You got on the New York Times Best Sellers list. That means your doing something right. Keep getting the positive attention like this and Dark Horse might green like a Animated Movie or something.
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:iconbouserthedog:
Bouserthedog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried really hard but i could not put Darth Vader's "NYUUOOOOOOO" into Empowered's face. :)
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:iconhidden-traveler:
Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Love the Grievous armor thingy.
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:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Hm. Normally I'd say that adding Star Wars to something would actually hurt your sales, but I like this.
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:iconquin-ones:
quin-ones Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
DO WANT.

These mash-ups have all been great! You've work has been crowding my favorites section. :)
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:iconnailsin:
nailsin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never thought of Darth Vader as sexy...but well there's a first time for everything.
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:iconrhythm-wily:
Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Is there really a movie called "Do Not Want"?
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:iconkgtgallery:
KGTgallery Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
it's the shoulder armor plates. the rest of the costume is more or less normal outfit fare (or at least in no position to throw off the body lines) but the armored mantle is bulky and being pushed up by her expression of oversold regret (copyright lucas?) causing the optical illusion of her head being too small.

man i am bored if i'm pointing this crap out.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
'Jette as Grievous is, well, different, but a nice kind of different with the strategically placed armor plates. Emp makes an interesting Vader. Doesn't she realize that that Vader get-up is supposed to come with a floor-length cape for that optimum butt coverage she's been seeking all this time? So why is she crying? This is by no means the first fun I've seen poked at Vader's last line in Sith, but it's the funniest fun I've seen poked at it. Nice work.
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:iconcomanchesamurai:
ComancheSamurai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A poor Darth Emp. X3
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:iconlarshas:
Larshas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, it actually looks pretty nice on her!
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:iconsagat13:
sagat13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Considering the HUGE amount of twisted manga out there, someone (who obviously never gets out much) would comment on the very slight r-rated nature of your book.

Anyway, I like what Ninjette is wearing.
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:iconslimekingktw:
SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy Gen. G. How do you do this?!
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:iconcodymau:
CodyMau Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! Like this one.
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lol!
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:iconjdmagee:
JDMagee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
sexy.... general.... grevious..... conflicted....
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:iconfakebny123:
fakebny123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
How does ninjette hold that armor in place? Powerful Juju this one has...
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:iconcaniban-amgin:
Caniban-Amgin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
awesome...!
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:iconmichealdark:
michealdark Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Sooo awesome
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:iconalysandir:
Alysandir Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Question: my local comic shop said that Book 7 isn't shipping from Diamond until June 30th, but your posts indicate that it's out now? Was there a delay?
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:iconadamwarren:
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, the book shipped to comics stores some time ago, on May 30th; it might be that your retailer's referring to reorders for the title. (Maybe?)
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:iconalysandir:
Alysandir Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He stocks your books and never got a first supply in, so it's hard for me to say. Maybe Diamond underestimated the demand and ended up shorting him.
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:iconsagat13:
sagat13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I got mine a few weeks ago.
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:icontaigan:
Taigan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I got mine last week.
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Ok, I LOL'd.

Also, Backstroke of the West references for the win.
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
SHE COMES OF THE HOOF!
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Your dead period arrived teacher.
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
He is inside me
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I think you meant "He is in my behind".
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bounce back off of him!
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I was just made by the Presbyterian church.
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:iconrickcelis:
RickCelis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Nice
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:iconjhohcable:
jhohcable Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Send an email to this webzone if you would like a pizza roll. O______________O
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:iconchainclaw1976:
chainclaw1976 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
lol
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:iconjayalaw:
JayaLaw Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is the best-looking Darth Vader I have ever seen. And that's saying something!
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:iconttnt:
ttnt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconlord-robbyshin:
Lord-Robbyshin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grievette is adorable!
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:iconcalgi:
calgi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
awesome :D
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