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March 28, 2012


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Tomorrow, I'll be winging my way westward to attend Emerald City Comic-Con , my first (non-SDCC) left-coast convention appearance in at least a decade or so (I think).  

Got a Dark Horse creator-owned panel on Saturday, then what should be a very cool panel with on Sunday with the greatly awesome Brandon Graham and the awesomely great Brian Lee O'Malley: The rest of the time, I'll be set up at table D-20 (AD&D alert!) to say hello, sign whatever books are brought to me, and put forth a nigh-superhuman effort to appear marginally sociable! (I'm a bit of a recluse, honestly, so I have to burn a helluva lotta calories—almost literally—in order to falteringly interact with my fellow humans; hope you'll cut me some slack if I start twitching too noticeably.)

I'll be hauling along a goodly number of copies of my very first "sketchbook" in a very long time: Empowered: Extra Sketchiness, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last year. It's a B&W, 28pp, 8.25" x 10.5" dealie collecting a bunch of Emp-related commissioned sketches and even a pair of short stories (sorta), a number of which have already appeared in my gallery here:

EMPOWERED's vorppy Emp by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Supergirl cosplay by AdamWarren EMPOWERED+NINJETTE hi-contrast by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's buzzed Ninjette by AdamWarren

If you won't be attending the show, you can order a copy of Empowered: Extra Sketchiness here:…

Beyond that, I'll also be bringing a grab-bag portfolio of original art to sell, a selection of pieces both old and new, such as these recently posted dealies:
DIRTY PAIR, wing chun action sketch, circa 2000 by AdamWarrenEMPOWERED DELUXE alt-contest prize, FINAL by AdamWarrenPSM music-genre fight games by AdamWarren 2002 'opera-glove' sketch of DIRTY PAIR's Yuri by AdamWarren

...and an assortment of comics pages from Empowered, Dirty Pair, Gen13, Bubblegum Crisis and so on. I'll prolly tote along a few (cheaper) roughs and layouts from miscellaneous projects, as well.

I usually crank out quick "head-shot" sketches for free, but beyond that, I might take on some commissioned pieces at the show, preferably of an Emp-related fashion; prolly not too many, as I'm rarely all that productive at a convention. I might possibly do some Emp-related mail-order commissions to be rolled out after the show, but I can't say right now* how likely that is. Anyhoo, look me up at table D-20, and I should have some idea what's going on by then.

Actually, I'll have to periodically flee from my table and awkwardly say hello to some of the bazillion amazing folks** on ECCC's thoroughly badass guest list:… I'll be back sooner or later. As I'm flying in the day before the show and red-eying it back East late Sunday night, I'll be in attendance for all three days of the convention (I'm already exhausted, thinking about it).

Anyhoo: See you at the show!


*At present, I'm frantically cranking away on an Empowered  one-shot's script and layouts, which I'm likely to still be working on at the convention.

**Note that several of the Secret Guest Artists for possible upcoming Empowered one-shots will be in attendance; in fact, I'll be looking up a few who prolly have no idea I'm eying 'em for potential  Emp shenanigans.
  • Listening to: THE RAID: REDEMPTION soundtrack
  • Reading: Brandon Graham & Simon Roy's PROPHET #22
  • Watching: MERANTAU (from the makers of THE RAID)
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE (my second copy!)
  • Eating: King's Spicy Kimchi
  • Drinking: Sam Adams Summer Ale
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StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Nice seeing you at ECCC 2012! :D

I'm just happy to have gotten on your commission list, since my chances of making it out to an East Coast con or SDCC are quite nil these days.
oODarkCirclesOo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
What i wouldnt give to get to a convention where you were appearing, but this limey will just have to wait. Ill be trying my best to get a sketchbook tho :)
kaelstra Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, I wish I could go! Or that you could come to GenCon! Though GenCon is more gaming related, we do have artists and stuff there.
AliciaEvan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, man! I'm going to miss another one of your appearances! I was going to go, but I'm too broke to buy a ticket...
breakbot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would totally check out ECCC if I lived on the other side, but instead I'll be checking out TCAF in May... to give you a high five.
Xenaphon1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Do you do commissions for people who can't get to the conventions?

shaunC Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Artist
It's a big ask, but... will you ever come to australia's Supanova convention?
laurafluorocarbon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
True story: you are the guest I am most looking forward to at ECCC. (Though there's plenty of other rad folks there too!)
jamthedane Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
For the possibly upcoming Empowered one shots, pleae say that one of your possible recruits are Colleen Coover :). Her art style would fit perfectly for a Emp story :)
ChibiRikku Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GAAAAH wish I realized sooner you were attending. I'd love to see you there. I've been wanting to buy a copy of the Emp special edition, and it'd be so awesome to get it signed. D: And of course it'd be awesome to meet you. SIGH.
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