sexy superhero comedy (or not)

COMICS-RELATED Artwork AND MISCELLANEOUS bLABBERY

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philippesaner asked: Why didn't Mindf**k get her eyes and tongue regrown by Fleshmaster or some other cape with appropriate abilities? I've been discussing this with some other Empowered fans over on RPGnet, and we've got a couple of speculative answers but nothing solid.

Didn’t quite get around to clarifying this bit in EMP vol.8, as I thought the book was grim enough already… The idea is that Mindf**k’s brother inflicted neurological damage on poor MF at the same time that he forced her to mutilate herself, burning out the, uh, “sensory relays” that would’ve allowed sensation from—and control of—the organs in question. (For him, self-mutilation represented more of a ritualized act than anything else.) Even if, say, the Purple Paladin Memorial Hospital’s Suprahuman Treatment Wing could’ve regrown Mindf**k’s eyes and tongue, the regenerated organs would’ve still been useless to her.

(This in turn led to a riff about how Mindf**k’s visor thingie didn’t directly engage the damaged optical center of her brain, but instead induced an odd form of synaesthetic artificial vision by piggybacking off of her other senses… I felt that my planned explanation of this concept ended up being both A) way too technical and B) wholly extraneous to the overall story, so I cut it from EMP vol.5, as I recall.)

So, yeahp, that’s EMPOWERED: A “sexy superhero comedy”… except when it isn’t.

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kimbarose:

Megacon 2014 Friday cosplay of Emp from Empowered! This is my tribute to you Adam Warren! I love your comic so so much!

Hey, very nice (with spot-on hairstyle and everything)! Might have to use pic #5’s very Emp-appropriate pose for photoreference, at some point… 

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gutsanduppercuts:

The director of “The Raid 2,” Gareth Evans, breaks down what’s required to make a good fight scene.

His ideas about momentum are amazing. The fact that it allows for cuts without the audience knowing is smart as hell and, looking back on “The Raid 2,” I see it in every fight. There’s a very distinct flow to each action scene.

Evan, Uwais and Ruhian know choreography. Now that “The Raid 3” isn’t going to be out for two or three years, I imagine they’ll be hired for a lot of Hollywood projects.

Definitely need one of those "Raid 2"-labeled hammers, which would surely do wonders for my (admittedly meager) carpentry skills…

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Apropos of not much, here are the work stages (rough, inks, colors) for the ninja-tastic cover of Empowered vol.7, one of my favorite installments of my ongoing “sexy superhero comedy” series published by Dark Horse Comics. More info here: http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/18-058/Empowered-Volume-7-TPB

Line art me me, badass color art (on image #3) by Joe Weltjens for the coloring studio Guru eFX. One of my very favorite color jobs, despite the admitted “busy-ness” of the composition; clearly, exposure to Capcom’s many cavalcade-of-characters illustrations had a powerful effect on me.

Filed under Empowered Adam Warren Ninjette comics comic books

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zeroiasd asked: Hm, for other books kinda like Emp one could recommend, there's Fred Perry's comics Gold Digger perhaps? It's got female protagonists, cheesecakey art (with some beefcakey tossed in ^^) with a manga-influence style, action, some romance... tends more to adventure-archeology than superheroes, but has heroes, SF, and other stuff tossed in. Not a perfect match, but the closest I can think of.

I could see that; a fine recommendation.

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eclectida asked: Hi, I recently finished reading Empowered and as a newbie to comic books, I have to say it's my favorite one yet, it has really made me want to read more (of your) stuff... so... no question... just saying thank you and keep up the good work. Best of luck! PS: in case you care, I'm from Argentina, so at least one person here is enjoying your work. PS2: do you have anythig to recommend that is similar in tone or style? thanks! bye for now...

Thanks for the kind words!

Tough one, to recommend other books with an EMPOWERED-ish tone, as the series isn’t really directly inspired by other superhero titles… Hrmmm.

Here’s one that springs to mind: The very funny (and far more action-packed) manga ONE-PUNCH MAN explores some vaguely EMP-like territory, particularly in later chapters when the broader suprahuman community is addressed.

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robscorner:

DIRTY PAIR
Felt like drawing the Lovely Angels today. It’s been a while since I did a full illustration of them. Stuck to the original 80s version but put a few spins on them by borrowing from some of Warren’s designs, mainly on Yuri.
Drawn and colored primarily in Sketchbook Pro, stars and background done in Photoshop. Enjoy!

robscorner:

DIRTY PAIR

Felt like drawing the Lovely Angels today. It’s been a while since I did a full illustration of them. Stuck to the original 80s version but put a few spins on them by borrowing from some of Warren’s designs, mainly on Yuri.

Drawn and colored primarily in Sketchbook Pro, stars and background done in Photoshop. Enjoy!

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joewight:

Doing a big artbook on Kickstarter!

I’ll be posting more examples here!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709087269/arclight-the-art-of-joe-wight

Note the Star Wars manga covers above, which Joe and I collaborated on back in the day. (Only wish my line art for those illos could’ve been stronger; this era was a problematic one for my facial-design approach, alas.) Anyhoo, I’ll be funding this puppy myself, shortly; hope you’ll consider doing the same.

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royalboiler:

mercurialblonde:

These guys.
Side benefits of rooming with brandon and co is getting to talk comics with adam warren at dinner.

harsh realm mann.

So total is my commitment to action storytelling that my hands smear into hyperkinetic blurs of motion whenever I discuss comics… WHOOOOSHH

royalboiler:

mercurialblonde:

These guys.

Side benefits of rooming with brandon and co is getting to talk comics with adam warren at dinner.

harsh realm mann.

So total is my commitment to action storytelling that my hands smear into hyperkinetic blurs of motion whenever I discuss comics… WHOOOOSHH