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Tomorrow, I'll be winging my way westward to attend Emerald City Comic-Con www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/ , 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: comicbuzz.com/?p=39487 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: stuartngbooks.com/art-books/ar…

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: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/spe… 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!

                                                          -AW


*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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:iconstretchygalfan:
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.
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:iconoodarkcirclesoo:
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 :)
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra 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.
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AliciaEvan 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...
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breakbot 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.
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:iconxenaphon1:
Do you do commissions for people who can't get to the conventions?

Thanks.
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shaunC Mar 29, 2012   Artist
It's a big ask, but... will you ever come to australia's Supanova convention?
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:iconlaurafluorocarbon:
True story: you are the guest I am most looking forward to at ECCC. (Though there's plenty of other rad folks there too!)
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:iconjamthedane:
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 :)
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:iconchibirikku:
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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