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.

Can you keep a secret? Well I’m afraid of the world because they want me to die can you believe it.. But I’m still alive.

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..


Behold, two of the better “Season’s Greetings” images I’ve done featuring characters from Empowered, my ongoing “sexy superhero comedy” series published by Dark Horse Comics.

Alas, at present I’m far too busy grinding through the final chapter of 2015’s Empowered vol.9 to indulge in an Xmas-y pic this time around. Maybe next year…?

Anyway, have a merry/ jolly/ happy/ joyeux one, folks, and I’ll talk at ya later. (And now, back to noodling away at ginormous alien mecha…)