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EMPOWERED's Emp and Ninjette, in civilian clothes by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Emp and Ninjette, in civilian clothes by AdamWarren
Behold, a pencil drawing of Emp and Ninjette, the lead characters from my "sexy superhero comedy" Empowered published by Dark Horse Comics. Per a Twitter [link] suggestion, I decided to draw the ladies in civilian clothes, for once. Hello, photoreference!*

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:

So, 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]

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 [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 [link] . All the existing Empowered books can be purchased rather more cheaply in digital form as well, via the Dark Horse Digital store: [link]

*So, extremely low-rise shorts like the ones Ninjette's wearing in this illo are still A Thing, are they? (Though no longer worn with midriff-baring "belly shirts," tragically enough.) Good to know!
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SundryAddams Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Think this is my favorite drawing of yours.
TheJokerha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
oops I hit send before I finished. The friendship between these two is one of the best parts of the series for me.
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks, mang; I feel the same way about their friendship, coincidentally enough! 
TheJokerha Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
You are extremely welcome! Thank you for all the great stories and characters.
TheJokerha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I really like this one.
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute! they look awesome!
aseariel Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: This is adorable. I'm especially fond of the posing
somercet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Ninjette is adorable.
Nabiki-S Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I so love the detail work you do with your clothing! I'm really really sorry I missed you in Toronto, though. You've been my favorite manga illustrator for years! Back since the first release of Dark Horse's Dirty Pair. Yeah, your style has seriously evolved since then, but your passion for detail is still there.

Stay Awesome!
OcelotXIII Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just started reading Volume 1. I love this series. Im smiling at every page ^.^
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