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jaggy01 asked: Hi Adam, what happens to the gorgeous final color version of your works??

For almost every illo I’ve done since about 1995 or so (when I stopped using “analog” color media such as watercolor dyes), the color versions of my work exist only as digital files. So, nope, no full-color originals from the post-‘95 era are kicking around, sad to say.

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From 2000 or so, a page that appeared as part of a back-up story in the last issue of the colorized (and long out-of-print) Dirty Pair: Sim Hell Remastered miniseries.

Anyhoo, this scene was a flashback to the Dirty Pair's Kei and Yuri as students, just after hearing they'd been recruited by the 3WA (or World Welfare Work Association*).   

Script and pencils (on linen-finish cardstock) by me; on the final version, lettering by Tomoko Saito and colors by Guru eFX.

(*Must say, I prefer the formulation “Worlds Welfare and Works Association,” which makes a bit more more sense; I believe Dan Kanemitsu coined that version. Pity we didn’t use that particular iteration in the actual comic.)

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Impressive* translation notes from the Italian edition of my 2000-ish miniseries Dirty Pair: Run from the Future.
Saddened, though, that the translator was unaware of the bemulleted, beCanadian majesty of the film Final Sacrifice (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 infamy), whence was derived Teddy Rowesdower’s last name. Yeahp, Run from the Future actually featured a bad guy who was, in effect, a cyborg mash-up of Teddy Roosevelt and the equally immortal Zap Rowesdower. HUZZAH!
*Well, impressive to the degree I can kinda-sorta understand ‘em. In any event, I’m pretty sure none of the other foreign editions of my comics ever featured translation notes, let alone ones flagging my more obscure references…. (Not quite sure where he was going with the speculation in that paragraph about “Bloody Mary,” though.)

Impressive* translation notes from the Italian edition of my 2000-ish miniseries Dirty Pair: Run from the Future.

Saddened, though, that the translator was unaware of the bemulleted, beCanadian majesty of the film Final Sacrifice (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 infamy), whence was derived Teddy Rowesdower’s last name. Yeahp, Run from the Future actually featured a bad guy who was, in effect, a cyborg mash-up of Teddy Roosevelt and the equally immortal Zap Rowesdower. HUZZAH!

*Well, impressive to the degree I can kinda-sorta understand ‘em. In any event, I’m pretty sure none of the other foreign editions of my comics ever featured translation notes, let alone ones flagging my more obscure references…. (Not quite sure where he was going with the speculation in that paragraph about “Bloody Mary,” though.)

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aspidosecalis asked: Do you have any plans to show up at NYCC this year?

Nope, won’t be showing up at NYCC this year. Despite the lack of my sparklingly effervescent self, though, have fun at the show, everybody!

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palettetunes815 asked: Hey mr. warren. I'm a really big fan of your art style and series Empowered, and currently have the first 6 volumes. Should I wait to buy issues 7-8 (i really don't want to), but if you'e gonna release another deluxe edition with extra stuff then I'll wait.

Wellp, while it’s very likely that a third EMPOWERED DELUXE hardcover collection will someday be released, that won’t be happening until some point in 2016 (at the very earliest), well after EMP v.9’s 2015 release.

In my undoubtedly biased opinion, I (of course) recommend picking up EMP7 and 8 now-ishly! (Plus, IMHO, vols. 7 and 8 are the best EMP installments so far, so why wait?)

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awkward-turtle-comic asked: Huge fan, but I have to wonder, how did you come to the conclusion that Emp has C- Cups? She looks like a solid D to me. (Source: I'm a busty woman)

Well, at one time I was photoreferencing some Emp drawings from a model who was a (self-declared) C-cup, hence the assumption. Certainly can’t claim that Emp’s bust size has remained invariably consistent through the series, though. (And of late I’m skewing Emp a bit, well, softer and “fleshier,” in a belated attempt to differentiate her physique from Ninjette’s.)

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rixbach asked: Hello Mr. Warren- I run a geeky little book club and our current book is Empowered vol 1. We meet this week to drink beer and discuss your awesome work. I suck at coming up with discussion topics. Any you'd like to suggest? Thanks! Rix PS I really dug the book.

Did this already happen? If not, mebbe I can query folks on twitter for their ideas on EMP discussion topics. (Believe me, I’m much, much worse at discussing Big Issues regarding the series, to the point that I rarely discuss such matters publicly.)

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cherryblossomstory asked: Mr. Warren, can I just say, your art is amazing and your story is one of my favorites. I do wonder though, and sorry if someone's already asked, but is Empowered going to end, and do you already have it planned?

While I do have an ending in mind for EMPOWERED, I’m hoping to not reach that ending for quite a few years yet. (Possibly MANY years, if the market allows.)