Volume 8 Page 131
Posted July 21, 2021 at 12:01 am

Most of this page's dialogue was worked out long ahead of time, well before I ever put pencil to paper, while I was either  A) out hiking for the day's cardio in the afternoon or B) drinking a few beers and zoning out to the PS2 racing game Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition after the end of the working day. These are the two occasions when I do most of my plotting and/or story development—or, in this case, work out the dialogue for key moments in a volume.

Not a big SPOILER, I think, to note that we're about 50-odd pages out from another key bit of dialogue that I had worked out months or possibly even years before writing and drawing the actual pages. As with several other of these Big Empowered Soliloquies, I can still recite much of said dialogue from memory, given how I'd spent so much time refining and rewriting the text in my head beforehand.

Today’s Patreon Update: As I've done the last few months, I'm taking off the third week of July from putting up new Patreon content, as I just can't keep up an every-weekday posting schedule while struggling to make progress on Empowered vol.12. (In the near future, I'll probably switch to an every-week schedule of Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posts, which would avoid these week-long breaks.)

However, my vast archive of years of Patreon posts—extensive Empowered previews, vintage con sketches, work stages on covers, "damsel in distress" commissions, life drawings & much, much more—remains available for Patrons' perusal.

-Adam Warren
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