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ROBOTECH's Minmei movie by AdamWarren ROBOTECH's Minmei movie by AdamWarren
Behold, another old-ish piece (circa 2003) I dug up recently. This is the line art for the variant cover of Robotech: Love and War #2, a miniseries that Wildstorm put out during the brief but colorful period when they held the Robotech license.

IIRC, this is supposed to be a movie-poster image from one of the kung fu flicks Minmei did with her cousin(?*), presumably featuring the two facing off against an evil monk of some sort. Note her cousin's highly suspicious resemblance to "Dead Prettyboy"** from my Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone DC one-shot, and the fact that Minmei appears rather more racktastic than I recall... (Well, it's entirely possible that her chest was Photoshopped for the movie poster.)

Why, here's another Robotech illo that :iconjoewight: and yours truly likewise did for Wildstorm:


*Alas, my recollection of Macross TV-era continuity is hazy (if not wholly nonexistent, given that I never saw the TV version) at best...

**Note also that, arguably, I should've called him "Pretty Deadboy" instead.
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MeftYagami Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Simplemente Hermoso Chao Pai Long!
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Rickslamu2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Just ran across this. I am a big fan Mr. Warren. I wished both wildstorm and AP could have made their shots at Robotech a success.

If any one is interested the movie staring Lynn Minmei and Lynn Kyle is called "Small White Dragon." A combonation Kung Fu/Action/Morale/Propaganda movie shot on the SDF-1. A army of giant foreign invaders takes over a peaceful Chinese farming village. A young couple is flung into the search for a power to drive off the giants. Lets just say that the movie was not big on subtleties. Oh and Kyle kissed Minmei at least once during the movie sending Rick out of the theater. Ah, love triangles.
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Who are the big guy and the long haired man?
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
A better version of Shao Pai Lon (the movie's title and the theme song of the same name sung by Minmay) than the one in Macross. When ADV came out with the remastered, dual-language thinpak version of Macross, I pounced on that puppy promptly. Kai Fun is the name of Minmay's cousin who is a total d-bag to his cousin and to the members of the military (check out his boundless gratitude after Hikaru rescues him and Minmay from the Zentraedi--yes, that was sarcasm!). Kai Fun is also creepily in love with her and tries to run her personal as well as her professional life. I wouldn't have been averse to Hikaru failing to rescue him that time. Awesome series and striking illo from Warren.
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Tashigoki89 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Great work !
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andresantos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I remember this scene!
Was published here in Brazil too!
Great, Adam!
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Amazing!!
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:icondev-chan:
dev-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Shao Pai long~ He's a very messiah~
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sicherheitpolizei Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Robotech!! Man, this piece is just breathing life to an old but gold series!
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darrinstephens Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
love the design of the this.
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lordMartiya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
You know, that monk looks like Dolza...
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:iconsolbet:
Solbet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be alright if I took a stab at coloring this?
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:iconadamwarren:
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure, just include a link back to the original piece.
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:iconsolbet:
Solbet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias ^_^!
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Bosanova-x Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
amazing ink work love it
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Dark-Abyss666 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
OMG, i HAVE the entire series!!! and all this while i had NO idea that YOU had drawn these!!!!! HELL, THIS IS SHT AWESOME!!!!
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tagailog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Shao Pai Ron!!!
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reddragon162 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
He wants to be a kissing cousin.
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VintonHeuck Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Freakin' awesome. Wish you could draw a whole Robotech series!
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adony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, listening to the Japanese dialogue of the Macross movie, Minmei called him "Oni-sama".
I don't believe they were related at all, she just referred to him in that honorific method.
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EricMor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aaahhh... good old times :D
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome!
i totally recognized it just by the thumbnail.
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MightyJonE Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
this is fantastic!!! i've always been a massive fan, but your inked works are far stronger than your purely pencilled style!!!
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WolfSpiritZERO Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Those inks, That composition. It's so awesome.
:+fav:
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Inkmo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your recollection is correct, but the badguy in the movie was totally a giant. The Zentraedi intercepted a broadcast of the movie and thought the humans had a secret weapon for fighting them.
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GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Very striking.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart:Fantastic work!:heart::heart:

"Rock, Paper, Scissiors" is one of my favorites of yours! It's got some of the best artwork with the colors and some of the best lines ... could almost have been written alongside Peter David's works. I believe you and he have the same fun-loving sense of humor! :)
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Kais86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Sorry, can't get over my extreme dislike for Min Mei. Looks good, but the subject matter is not to my taste. Stop singing you crazy bint! Sorry... got distracted.
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arkadeTDG Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
diggin this one man..
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Tedbob Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Awesome work! Always loved Robotech.....though I admit, I also hated minmay.

Robotech was always kinda missin' the kung fu fights, too.
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renderstan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
er, how come the monk has one hairy finger? great stuff by the way, have been a fan for man years now, mostly back to dangerous acquaintances, didn't quite get into biohazards, was difficult to get a hold of in Oz, the black hole of comics in the 80s...
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knechtschaftstudio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Yep, you got it with cousin. Lynn Kyle was a third cousin to Minmei. He was as annoying as she was in Robotech.
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shanejayell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*claps*

Pretty nice. Reminds me of Star Wars, kinda
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yvash Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Forget racktastic, she's backtastic! :woohoo:

Use of heavy contrast black in this is gorgeous. I presume this was after the Star Wars manga covers you were doing? The noses/faces are leaning more toward your current style here.
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