At top, a page from Empowered vol. 2, featuring Ninjette wearing an outfit that I completely forgot about until 8 volumes later. (The page also also puzzlingly slaps character-inappropriate “pouty lips” on the normally thin-lipped Ninjette in panel 4, but let’s ignore that problem right now.)
At bottom, a new page from Empowered vol.10, after I finally got around to reusing the aforementioned Ninjette ensemble. Better late than never…? Also, note that both the boldness of my pencil artwork and my preferred, post-scan Photoshop level-adjust settings have changed a fair bit over the years.
Behold, Ninjette (from Empowered,
my ongoing “sexy superhero comedy” comic) drawn in an extra-cartoony
style inspired less by conventional manga/ anime “chibi” tropes but by
the adorably superdeformed cheesecakery of the French artist Arthur de
Pins. Alas, this is a somewhat inferior companion piece to my first stab at the
superdeformery that featured superheroine Emp herself, which worked
out a bit better. Still, fun to play around with this style..