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Team Turra! Bring it!!!

Team Turra took over Lexington Comic and Toy Convention this past March. Thank you to everyone that braved the crowds and joined us for our panel discussion that Saturday where we showed the first draft of the Turra: Gun Angel Live Action Short Film. Star Rachel Alig, along with Marshal Pictures and myself where on hand for the festivities. This is a fun con and having Rachel at the table brought a light to our booth like none other! Be on the lookout for the DVD and news about the production of the entire feature film! Join Team Turra to keep up with us.

Turra: Gun Angel.com

Join Team Turra here: Turra: Gun Angel Facebook

Check out Marshal Pictures here : Marshalpictures.com

Also, if you want to read about how we brought this awesome project to life, check out my article titled, That Life with Martheus Wade, where I go into detail about what it took for us to successfully turn a graphic novel into a crowd funding campaign and live action short. And read about the price I personally had to pay!

Read it here: That Life with Martheus Wade

 

 

Turra World Premiere

 

Rachel Alig at Lexington Comic and Toy Con

Turra DVD

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Team Turra panel

Team Turra

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega

This is what I have been working on for the better part of 2 years. Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega is the final graphic novel that ties up the current storyline running in the main graphic novel series. Man!! This has been an endeavor of love, right here. I have honestly worked harder on this book than I have on ANY BOOK that I have ever done. Why? Because my career started with these characters and I want to make my life’s work, well, work. When this comes out, I hope you all will support it. I hope you will give it a chance like you have before. I hope… hope… hope. I’m currently wrapping up pencils on it and will be heading into final productions soon. Be on the lookout for updates.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook at: Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa Facebook

Join Team Turra on Facebook at: Turra: Gun Angel Facebook

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How can you say no to these two women?

Kunoichi Hime!!! To the MOON!!!

GEEZ!!!

It has been a long time since I’ve had a break in order to post here. The good news is that I have been REALLY BUSY with new Toshigawa Universe stuff. The bad news is that it takes me away from informing everyone that reads this site, what I have been up to. So, here is a rundown of what we have been doing to insure new artwork, stories and books are there for you guys to enjoy. The first thing that I have been getting wrapped up is Kunoichi Hime! I’ll have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT on this coming up really soon. I can’t wait to share it. Until then, know that this 6 issue mini from Action Lab will be something special. If you don’t know, the book tells the story of a young Shianndrea Toshigawa (AKA: Jetta) at the age of 14 while she struggles with love, loss, ninja training and being a teenage girl. It’s an awesome, lighthearted, fun tale that will give some new blood into this Universe. If you are a long time reader of the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel series of graphic novels, don’t feel left out. Kunoichi Hime will fit right into the vein of stories you have come to enjoy as you will get to see these familiar characters earlier in life. You get to read about events that where only mentioned in the graphic novel series as well as see what actions formed these characters’ ambitions and motivations. I am really proud of the work that Team Toshigawa/Turra has put into this book. I’m sure you will love it too.

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Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa

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Shianndrea and Jetta

Happy Holidays!!

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New Artwork and Books to add to the store

Hey guys and girls. I have wanted to do this for some time now and with our growing inventory of prints and original artwork, I feel that now is as good of time as any. And, it’s long over due. We will soon be offering prints for sale in store as well as original art and new Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel books only previously sold at conventions. Hopefully we will have the new inventory available online by the end of October just in time for your holiday needs!! But that’s not all. We will be rotating artwork out often. So, keep us in your bookmarks for special deals and incentives. Here is a sneak peak of some of the prints and new books we will be offering first!

Uh.. I think you caught Spike and Faye at a bad time!

Uh.. I think you caught Spike and Faye at a bad time!

You like anime? So do we and COWBOY BEBOP is our favorite. This print is 11×17 and illustrated by Martheus Wade with colors by Janet Wade. You a Cowboy Bebop fan, you need this.

Beautiful and Deadly!

They are the deadly beauties of Anime, Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Video Games and they are all here to kick ass in a frame on your wall. Of course all of these lovely ladies are led by the two baddest ninja on the block, Jetta and Turra! 11×17 Illustration and colors by Martheus Wade.

Turra wishes you a good night.

Turra is wishing you a good night. But think long and hard before you jump into be with this ninja assassin. It might be the last thing you do. 8×10 Illustrated by Martheus Wade.

We will have more art and books to announce in the coming weeks! So keep your eyes here for the deals!

Keep those pencils moving.

The artwork continues!

Hey everyone! The artwork continues! That is all!

Catwoman says. "Hello".

New Character perhaps?

Uh.. I think you caught Spike and Faye at a bad time!

A lot has been going on!

Turra and Cyan in Kunoichi Hime© issue 2

There has been a great deal of things happening that I have to fill you guys in on. First off, sorry for the long delay between updates. Life can get away with you sometimes and this is one of those times for me. The good news is that I haven’t been just sitting around. I’ve been working on some cool stuff!! So, here is a quick update to let you guys know where I am on all of the different projects that are currently in production.

Janet, Martheus and Marvin at ABC Remix

Kunoichi Hime is looking REALLY GOOD. Our preview book that we have taken to conventions has had a great response. There are A LOT of people looking forward to this book coming out. The first issue is in the can! The second issue is in deep production. Tressa Bowling (LOI Studios and co-host of the podcast Beaucoup Pop) has completed her cover for issue 2 and its awesome. I’ll preview it as soon as production on it has completed! I’m still in talks with Action Lab Entertainment to get a formal date for the Kunoichi Hime Release. Once I get that, I’ll let everyone know when this book will hit the shelves! Be on the look out!

Kristen meditates on page 4 of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Omega

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Omega is also looking awesome! I’m really proud of the work that is going into this book as we close this main Jetta story arch. I’ve been working on the Jetta stories my entire comic book career and this is a VERY bittersweet book for me. So, I’m trying to give you guys the best that I can to thank you for sticking with me and Jetta all these years. I am on the last chapter of pencils! Be on the look out for pre-order announcements when we get closer to release!

Turra© is Realdy to Roll!

August 3 and 4 will see Turra: Gun Angel come to life in our live action short. Since our Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for the short was successful, this has been the big thing that has kept me away from other projects. This is MASSIVE. If you have donated and joined Team Turra, your incentives will be shipped to you as soon as the edits are complete and we have a final copy of the short. I’m so excited to be on the set again working with Marshal Pictures and Rachel Alig to bring this story to life. Find out more info on the movie and the Turra© character at turragunangel.com!

Alright peeps! There is more to do and so little time. I’m going to put on the artist cap again and hit the drawing board. I’ll see you all in the comic books.

Martheus

One Tired Creator!

Turra: Gun Angel is a GO!

TURRA: GUN ANGEL IS A GO!

There is so much to update you guys on. For the last 45 days, Marshal Pictures and I have been heading up an Indiegogo Campaign to bring our favorite white clad ninja to live on the screen. We were successful! And even raised an extra $3,000. The first scene of Turra: Gun Angel will start filming this summer.

Check out the campaign and the first teaser trailer!

As part of the incentives, donors will get a 12 page comic of the opening scene as well with artwork provided by me. Here are a few preview pages from the book.

Martheus Wade and Director Greg Gray also sat down and answered questions about the movie live! You can view the recorded broadcast here.

We also kicked this entire campaign off at the Lexington Comic and Toy Con this past April. If you didn’t see us there, here are some shots from that con as well. It’s quickly becoming our favorite convention to set up at. Power Rangers!! Turra!! Comics!! How can you go wrong?

We can’t thank everyone that supported this effort enough! Because of you, our dream of seeing Turra on the big screen is a reality! Please continue to follow this journey at www.turragunangel.com. Also, we will be back to updating here as well with artwork sneak peaks from both Turra: Gun Angel and Jetta: Omega!

And now, we leave you with a word from Turra star Rachel Alig.

It’s Turra’s Time to Shine!!

 

Rachel Alig is Turra Shibata

Short Summary

Marshal Pictures and MAW Productions are teaming up to bring the comic book character Turra : Gun Angel to a screen near you!

Turra has been raised as a ninja assassin and is burnt out on the endless training and constant killing. She leaves Japan to become a bounty hunter in America.

After the particularly brazen extraction of a target from a night club, Turra is visited by an elder member of the Japanese Mafia who offers her a job she can’t refuse.

Being Turra, however, she does refuse and she soon lands in the middle of Yakuza Civil War! 

What We Need & What You Get

Without that particularly brazen extraction of the target – a network hacker employed by  some very bad people –  the proverbial ball of violence cannot get rolling. That opening scene contains the inciting event for the whole enchilada. 

That’s where we need you!! Pledge to our indiegogo campaign and help us spread the word!!

To do that opening scene right, it is gonna cost some money. Blank firing guns, squib hits, real flash grenades (well, almost real), the people to make it safe and the insurance to cover it all ain’t cheap! 

The good news is, Marshal Pictures owns almost all of the necessary production equipment and works with many talented people in the Mid-South who are willing to work for a greatly reduced day rate – some times as reduced as a grilled cheese sandwich – on a cool project like this.  

Therefore, all the money donated (after incentive expenses and indiegogo’s cut) will go straight to buying the fun stuff like blank-firing guns and the not-so-fun stuff like insurance. If we have any left over we’ll probably buy some grilled cheese sandwiches. 

If, by the gods of Veronica Mars, we get overfunded, we’re going to shoot more of the movie!

So are we all take and no give? Heck no! We have some booty kickin’ incentives to show our appreciation for your generous support. Please have a look!

Other Ways You Can Help

No cheese? No bread? You can still help if you want to. Just tweet, text or otherwise communicate something nice about the production. indiegogo.com even has tools to make that easier. 

Literally no cheese and no bread? Then you can’t have any grilled cheese sandwiches!

**Please note: The opening scene takes place in an upscale gentleman’s club. There will not be any nudity, but you still must be 18 or older to participate in the production day and after party. Thank you!

DONATE TO THE CAUSE TODAY AND JOIN TEAM TURRA!!

 

Major Original Artwork Sell

Just in time for Valentines day, I’m selling some of my original art for a very low price! Ranging from 11×17 artwork as well as Star War sketch cards, this is a great gift for your special loved one. Check below for that perfect piece for you. If you are interested, contact me at martheus@toshigawa.com and let me know. You can also send payment via Paypal to martheus@toshigawa.com to reserve your favorite piece. All pieces are on a first come, first served bases.

Darth Vader vs Ole Starstone

11X17 Original Page

Pencil

$35.00

Wonder Woman

11X17 Original Page

Pencil, Ink, Copic Warm and Cool Grey

$40.00

Turra: Bombs and Betrayal

11X17 Original Page

Pencil and Ink

$35.00

Jetta Crucible

11X17 Original Page

Pencil and Ink

$35.00

Jetta: Full Circle

11X17 Original Page

Pencil and Ink

$35.00

Star Wars Sketch Cards: Empire Strikes Back

Official Lucas Films Cards

Pencil, Ink, Copic Marker

$30.00 (Each)

Star Wars Galaxy Sketch Cards: Darth Maul

Official Lucas Films Cards

Pencil, Ink, Copic Marker

$30.00

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