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Pin-Emp by JohnStaton Pin-Emp by JohnStaton
Empowered in a pin-up-y show of strength, as she prances around with a 8,000 hp top fuel dragster engine.

I just started this out as a sketch in preparation for drawing Adam Warren's titillating titular character, for my work in the Empowered Special #4:Animal Style, coming to a comic store near you this coming June 5th. (Gotta get that floggery in, folks. ;))

In part, this drawing was inspired by an old Six Million Dollar Man action figure, I had as a kid. To demonstrate bionic strength, the figure came with a scale engine block, for it to lift when you pressed the orange button on its back.

I resisted the urge to put Emp in a red track suit. ;p
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korblborp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
it looks like she's wearing her costume from when she had that job cosplaying as herself...
JohnStaton Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yea, I can totally see that. This is one of the first drawings I ever did of Emp; long before I got the hang of the whole wrinkle-free aspect of the outfit. ^^;
fireforgegrafx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Partially colored my friend. Wife in hospital again and hopefully we get answers and a solution. :(
JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Talk about your good news and bad news. How is your wife doing? I hope it's nothing life threatening.
hrhtomas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Oh God, I remember that toy. You could see through its eye.
JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. In retrospect, I'm surprised that 8 year old me didn't find that toy more creepy, with that hole in its head. :XD:
AndysDames Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Aww, sweet! Superchargers make everything better. Also, congrats on landing the gig!
JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :icongrin--plz:
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It's nice to see a happy Emp.
At least no one has asked her to be a car doubt she wouldn't feel all smiley having to pose on a hood of some guy's ride.
JohnStaton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking about doing something like that, with Emp dressed as a racing queen with an umbrella.

I can't decide whether to put her in a short little racing queen outfit with her mask so folks will recognize her, or just her costume. :plotting:
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