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EMPOWERED's Sistah Spooky, high contrast by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Sistah Spooky, high contrast by AdamWarren
Behold, a Sharpie—and Micro Pigma, for small detail—sketch of superheroine Sistah Spooky from Empowered, my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" published by Dark Horse Comics. I do high-contrast* illos like this mainly as a break from the pencil-based grayscale images I normally crank out, as I find 'em inherently more interesting to draw; however, I conveniently forget that bold, chiaroscuro-laden images like this take two or three times longer to finish than more mundane drawings. Whoops!

Spooky trivia: Her "hotpants, garter belt and opera gloves" costume is actually ported over from an unused Dirty Pair alternate costume, of which I'm mildly surprised that I've only ever posted a single image: [link] More oddly still, both she and the Empowered character Ninjette are very, very, very loosely derived from "Sista Ninja", a character I created for a 90s-era anthology book, Chix. Spooky got the "Sista" part of the character's name (but with an added "h"), and Ninjette—wait for it—got the "Ninja" part.

Anyhoo: The most recent Empowered product to see print is the big, bold, brawny Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1, which collects the first three volumes of the series in a712-page $59.99 hardcover printed on pretty, pretty paper and including 40-odd pages of bonus material. This titanic tome's currently straining the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore (though not my local bookstore, of course); alternatively, you can order it from Dark Horses's online retail site here, at a 10% savings: [link] You can also order it from Amazon: [link]

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] Note, however, that Empowered Deluxe Edition will remain a "print-only" proposition.

*Or "harsh B&W", as I used to call 'em.
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Emere-i Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Wonderful job here!
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet! she looks awesome!
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demotic-doodles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
nice work :)
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:iconadony:
adony Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your usual great work. Nice contrast in the inks.
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Djeroon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool pic!!
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theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
epic!!! :D
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Hellstroem Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Cor blimey, I just invested in all the paperbacks.
Oh well...

At any rate, always a pleasure to see your doodlings etc.
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool Effect.
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Sigojwana Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
There's no such thing as enough Sistah Spooky but with the next volume being dedicated almost entirely to glorious ninja on ninja action I expect it'll be a while before her story progresses any further
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LordFoot-in-Mouth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Spookums!
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