A sizzlin' hot update re: EMPOWERED

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A few words about the current status of EMPOWERED, the Dark Horse-published "sexy superhero comedy" comic of mine that's been dominating my DA gallery of late...

First up, and most importantly, I thought I'd address a question that's come up in the comments a fair bit... Here's how to snag yo'self a copy of EMPOWERED vol.1, if you can't find it at your local comics retailer or bookstore (though you could, of course, ask your local comics retailer or bookstore to order it for you):

From the DarkHorse.com page for EMPOWERED (where, BTW, you can see a 14-page preview and download an EMPOWERED desktop image)...


...you can click on the "buy this product now" link to go to Things From Another World, DH's online shop:


...et voila, you can order up your very own copy. (Note that you can preorder EMPOWERED vol. 2, as well...) Alternatively, you can go to Amazon.com and order EMP 1 there, where the book is ranked a sizzlin' hot #22,244 (ouch):


If you really enjoyed the book, I might humbly suggest that you consider posting a review at TFAW.com or Amazon.com, if you're into posting reviews at all. If not, no biggie; thanks much for buying the book, period. Additional "mucho thanks" to the many Deviants who have posted kind words about EMP in the comments, here; whilst I was hacking and flailing away at the last clumps of new stories, chapter breaks, revisions and relettered pages to finish off EMPOWERED vol. 2, your positive feedback on EMP 1 was keenly appreciated, buoying me up considerably during the final few grinding weeks of work.   

As it turns out, EMPOWERED vol. 1 has just gone back to press for a second printing, which is pretty good for a $15 shrink-wrapped book that's been out less than four months. Side note: Damn, but we came so very close to not shrink-wrapping the book... I even removed a few incriminating "spit-strings" from certain panels, in a failed attempt to avoid the Dread Wrap. Oh, well.

A non-EMP-related side note: Due to my hotel arrangements falling through, I've had to cancel my usual trip to the San Diego Comic-Con at the end of the month. I've received a few kind offers to sponge off of other folks' hotel rooms, but I've already made other plans for the week of the con... More specifically, with no mainstream work on tap at the present, I've made other plans for the $1500+ expenditure that the SDCC trip usually racks up! It's possible that I might be hitting a wider array of conventions in the next year or two, now that I (sorta) have a regular book coming out; since I stopped getting invited to Otakon, I've only done the SDCC as a regular convention stop.

Regardless, in the next few weeks I'll be hacking away at the commissioned sketches I was supposed to deliver to the SDCC this year (and will instead be mailing); I'll post those suckers as I finish 'em.

Anyhoo, in the days to come, I'll post about three more chapter breaks, a recap page, the opening double-page spread and a few other gewgaws from EMPOWERED vol. 2. As the book's release nears, I'll prolly post a few, brief portions of story pages here, too. (I could rack up some decent pageviews for, say, the garter-tastic, eyeglasses-ariffic opening page from "Smart Girl", even though it's in B&W...)

Have yourselves a good one, and I'll talk at ya later.


Whoops, almost forgot... Heh. I've received the green light from Dark Horse for EMPOWERED vol. 3, due out in March 2008. Work will be commencing forthwith, needless to say... I'll be cranking out the cover within the next week or two, so stay tuned, yo.
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Dear Adam,

I'm one of those fanboys that bought Empowered Vol. 1 primarily because of its superheroine bondage elements. But I must say that she has really grown on me such that she's a much more compelling and real superheroine. Now I read Empowered to cheer her on, on her misadventures, rather than for the bondage element. [Mind you, I still love them though!]

Thank you for the wonderful characterisation and story-telling.

[BTW, you wouldn't be able to just give a hint about the suit's true nature, would you?]