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Old DIRTY PAIR, extra pouty by AdamWarren Old DIRTY PAIR, extra pouty by AdamWarren
Behold, the last piece of old artwork that I'll be posting for a while, as I'm about to begin a week-long barrage of material promoting next week's release of Empowered vol. 6 [link] , the latest installment in my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics.

Here are two commissioned sketches of the Dirty Pair circa 2000, depicted in an exaggeratedly over-the-top "extra pouty" fashion just to give additional annoyance to folks already annoyed by my scandalous tendency to draw lips on my characters. Enjoy, haters! Keep in mind, though, that a fair number of "real"—that is, Japanese—mangaka and chara designers do, in fact, depict prominently indicated lips on some of their characters as well. Gasp! Even more shockingly, a few of them even draw "soup coolers" far more exaggerated than what I'm showing here... Double gasp! (That being said, the "poutiness" on display here is really a bit much.)

As you might guess from looking at the two sketches, I had a definite tendency to mess around with alternative versions of Kei and Yuri's faces, hair, and costume designs when I had to crank out large numbers of Dirty Pair commissions. The truth is, I get bored very, very easily while doing straight illustrations like this (which is how Empowered came about, but that's another story), so I would constantly tinker with DP design variations to keep myself interested. Oddly enough, the chara and costume redesigns used in Dirty Pair: Start the Violence and Run from the Future came about from precisely this sort of commissioned-sketch tinkering... (Many of which were illos of the Lovely Angels "in distress," but that's yet another story.)

In any event, neither of these particular DP design iterations were ever intended to be "canonical", for whatever that's worth. For more Kei 'n' Yuri variational wackiness, take a look in me DP gallery: [link]

...and you'll see shenanigans like the "hot pants and garter belt" DP outfit...



...which, you'll notice, wound up being part of the superhero costume sported by Empowered's Sistah Spooky. Wheeee!
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MissSexyRoller69 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Is dirty pair
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mylemonblue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Kei and Yuri, now with extra pouty powered nanites! Heh, this is a cute one and the outfit variations are really imaginative.
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MightyMoose Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta love the dirty pair! one of the first comics I read
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Duella-de-Ville Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your pencils
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I would love to see an animated series about this 2 drawn by you!
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MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Yay lips!

Great work as always.
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MADstarter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Extra pouty, indeed, yeah...

...as well as... EXTRA SEXY!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

You're the MAN, Mr. Warren!!!!!!! ;) :D
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silent-jay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I love ponty lipped manga chicks!
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jrl3001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   General Artist
I really dig this version of the Lovely Angel's costumes! Thanks for sharing!
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DmanM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Yes it has been a while and these are a nice treat!
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DarkMeW Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Really like this version of DP. Been a while since I've seen them in action.

One thing I've always been curious about is how they faired later in life. Since they were so phobic about growing old, what would they be like 10 or even 20 years later, and how they'd deal with being (out of their prime) and they're apocalyptic prone past.
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blackhellcat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
dsl lips!:D
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chuquin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah, i remember the comics, one of my favourites
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I prefer the post-'Dangerous Acquaintences', pre-'Run From the Future' look, these are pretty damn sweet.:)
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EricMor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Some mangakas do this...Battle Angel Alita HAS octopus lips.
Adam's girls have octopus lips now.
EMP has octopus lips.
Wonder if octopus lips are working for him?
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SasukeMahado416 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow... I learned something today AND got to look at yummy girls with sexy pouty lips that you draw SO WELL~ Thanks, Adam Warren! You're the best! X3 Can't wait for Emp. vol 6!!!
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Kei doesn't look like Sistah Spooky... in fact she's more of the 'unglassed' SEXY LIBRARIAN!!!!!!!!

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gir633 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Kei has always been one of my top favorite anime/manga babes. And I love "your" pouty lips, I so believe it is what first really attracted me to your work. That and the fact that it was the Dirty Pair, and I couldn't resist the power of Kei's acclaimed HYPNO-BUTT!
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avps Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
COOLˇˇˇ I LOVE THE POUTY LIPS
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PsychoAndy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, what's a "soup cooler"?
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Slang term for lips, presumably of the prominent/ pouty sort.
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PsychoAndy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Huh. What an odd term. I doubt it will ever enter my regular lexicon.
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Bubbaclaw Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Although I prefer them with smaller lips, any submissions from you is a great thing dude.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've had the most break-throughs during commissions, especially when people force you out of your comfort zone.
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PookaWitch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's... it's only a week until the new Empowered?! :excited: I had the idea in my head that it would be months still, this is great news!

And the Lovely Angels. :D Again, you so inspired my teen years with the early DP comics. ;) XD And even if it was to mock people dissing the lips, I think they look cute here too. :D
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ECNozmo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
"I had a definite tendency to mess around with alternative versions of Kei and Yuri's faces, hair, and costume designs ... neither of these particular DP design iterations were ever intended to be "canonical"..."

One thing I came to like about the "DP concept" is that there has *never been* a fixed version of the characters (although the 1980s anime ["Classic"] version is probably the most popular worldwide). In fact, in the last five years, there have been three further sanctioned variations in Japan:

the first radio series (2006 on FM Osaka), with Lovely Angels in late 20th-Century America on a mission taking them along Route 66 [illo by GUNBOY] -- [link] ;

the second radio series (2007, also on FM Osaka, scripted by Takachiho), with Kei and Yuri as kunoichi (a play on the station's frequency of 91 MHz) involved in political intrigue in 1791 Japan [illo by Rulia046, who also did the artwork for the three Dirty Pair Flash novels] -- [link] ;

and the manga series currently running in Comic Ryu [link] , adapting the first DP print story, with Tamaki Hisao doing the art and Takachiho himself doing the re-writes -- only place I could find the illo I wanted is here [link] .

(And I have copies of all *your* books, natch...)
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, very interesting... I'd heard of the new manga (though not that it was based on the first print story), but the radio dramas were a surprise to learn about. Thanks for the info!
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ECNozmo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I found it amusing that the new series was by the same *mangaka* who did _Star Wars: A New Hope_ , for which you did the Dark Horse release covers. Must be kismet, or Kermit, or something like that...
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royalboiler Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
nice!
I like that Yuri space collar.
Also I'm thriled that the new Empowered is so close.
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
BTW: Check out the first two links in the comment immediately following yours... DP radio dramas? DP as kunoichi? New to me.
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royalboiler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I really like the drawing for the radio drama with the suitcases and the yellow stripe down Kei's leg.

Also any chance of you putting up more of drawings from your dojinshi sketchbook? I have vauge memories of seeing a suspicious Gun smith cats drawing with a hot wheels track that I assume was from that era.
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'll definitely be posting more old-ish sketches later on, but I doubt that I'll put up many pieces from the sketchbook… For one thing, those sketches are repro'd from really crappy photocopies, and worse, almost all of those sketches tend to suck, big-time.

On the suspicious GSC front, you might be thinking of a piece I did for Sonoda's CHOSEN AME, wherein a severely distressed Rally is threatened by Grey (wielding a Weed Whacker prosthesis, no less). Dunno if I still have a copy of that wacky little piece, though…

On the Hot Wheels front, I know all too well what you're referring to; that would be the highly problematic cover to the last issue of my GEN 13: BOOTLEG story. Not only did an angry Oklahoma mom end up waving that issue around on TV, but Mattel proved none too amused by my unauthorized use of a trademarked product… Oops! (Hey, Maggie frequently referenced the concept of being beaten with a Hot Wheels track in L&R, but they never got hassled... Then again, Los Bros were never stupid enough to actually depict such an act, unlike myself.)
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royalboiler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
You sir, are clearly less into old Adam warren art than I am.

Yeah, It was a weedwhacker. What you lack in narcissism you make up for in insider knowledge.

Pissing off both Mattel and the Oklahoma mom sounds fantastic. Maggie and Hoppey should be so lucky. Between that and the playboy ears in DP 2, It seems like a lot of hassle for just doing what you do.
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Baltean Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Darn FCC, holding clothing in place since 1934.
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Mmm, pouty...
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KingNot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Again, Adam, how much for a "Fan Funded Project" for more "Dirty Pair"?


I am so angry with "The Mass Media" which YES I do include most comics makers including former "Indie" ones as part of for making bland, PC, mass-appealing sh-t while IMO actively suppressing anything with any edge and real talent. You've had tons of great ideas, but the big companies just ignore them as they turn even ideas that were awesome and cool to start with into repetitive "Crises on infinite parellel...." filler.
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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
I finally realized this looks a lot like the cover art used on the "Star Wars" manga books. It's very good, always liked the big, sexy lips. XD
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peggsy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I love your dirty pair, it was the first comic I read with your art and I was hooked instantly. Great stuff
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YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
   I'm actually not disturbed by your putting "pouty lips" on your characters at all... it's a stylistic thing that distinguishes you from a host of imitators.  What I'm fascinated by is your experimentation with the characters' hairstyles.  I need to try a little variety like that myself.
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The-Bongmaster Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always love ure DP but preffered the less pouty versions XD
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trumi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
These brings back many memories-good old days :+favlove:
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JenJenRobot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I remember seeing these in the coloured Sim Hell reprint. Kei looks brilliant here and I always love seeing Yuri with her beloved Bloody Card!

Will you ever do another DP story?

(also, I'm really looking forward to getting Empowered vol 6 next week!)
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I did, in fact, do another Dirty Pair story back in 2004, in a proto-Empowered pencils-only style, but I doubt that it'll ever see print... Oh, well.

Hope you like Emp 6!
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JenJenRobot Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Well, maybe if we're really really lucky it we might see a bit of it here if not in print!
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart:Awesome work!:heart::heart:

Always have been a big fan of your take on the Dirty Pair! :)
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Buddha-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Dem lips.

Doing something to purposely aggravate 'haters' so to speak, has to be the best response to anything, ever.
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Mallorychan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That Kei is just SOOOO cute!! you rule as always :dance:
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Thugmunk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mega DSL! Lol awesome
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wolfman-al Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Love the poutyness.
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icesamurai Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Got to love that detail
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