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17 Years of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa

Shinobi-Defiance variant cover.

Shinobi-Defiance variant cover.

Since 1998, we have been publishing independent comic books to our friends and fans. That’s 17 years of ninja action. This week, we are celebrating our 17th anniversary of publishing Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa. A special thanks goes out to everyone that has bought a Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa, Turra: Gun Angel or Shinobi: Ninja Princess graphic novel, comic or piece of art. It’s because of you we have made it to 17 years.

With that being said, we want to celebrate big. By popular demand, we will be re-releasing our first book to hit the market, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Defiance. This time, it’s with a new cover design and extras self published by us! This is first time this book has been on the market since 2005 and has been since out of print. As an added bonus, pre-orders of Jetta – Defiance will be able to choose between the standard cover and the Shinobi: Ninja Princess variant cover.

As well, in August, we will be closing pre-orders and selecting one lucky order to get an upgrade. The order we choose will get all the books in the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Graphic Novel Series along with their order. If that isn’t enough, that person will also get the only copy of the original release of Defiance that we have that was originally published by Shooting Star comics. That’s a total of 8 books that will be delivered to one lucky winner.

Standard Cover.

Defiance Standard Cover.

JETTA: TALES OF THE TOSHIGAWA – DEFIANCE

Vol 1 in the saga. The price of being the Chosen One weighs heavily on Shianndrea Toshigawa. Two years have past since Shianndrea and her sensei, Gaudient, fled to America. This destiny has forced her from her homeland and her one true love, Kim. However, Emperor Terminus has dispatched his second in command to seek out the young ninja warrior in her new homeland, America. Meanwhile, Shianndrea’s new defiant attitude towards her duty spells certain doom for the survival of the Toshigawa clan.

“Defiance” is an 80 page graphic novel, perfect bound with full-color cover and black-and-white interior.

Creator, writer and illustrator: Martheus Wade

Co-writer, Co-inker: Janet Wade

Editor: Kevin Williams

 

Pre-order your issue of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Defiance today and help us celebrate 17 years of great stories!

*Please make a note in your order for which Cover of the book you would like shipped to you.

Written by: Martheus Wade
Illustrations by: Martheus Wade
Editor: Kevin Williams
Price: $10.00

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Shinobi: Ninja Princess in full swing

Shinobi ad4squareShinobi: Ninja Princess is in full effect and we couldn’t be prouder. So far, we have 2 issues out in comic book stores NATION WIDE! So, get out there and pick up your books for a fun, all-ages, martial arts adventure.

Published by Action Lab Entertainment, this 6 issue mini-seires is about a 14 year old Shianndrea Toshigawa. The same Shianndrea that grows up to eventually take the code name of Jetta in the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa graphic novel series. Here we get the chance to see what her life was like as a teen training to be ninja under the watchful eyes of her masters Gaudient and Jubei. Along the way, we get the opportunity to revisit key moments of her childhood as well as introduce new characters into this rich universe. This time, Shianndrea is on the run from the Azumi Ninja Clan who have accepted a contract to capture her by the Emperor of Japan, Terminus. Now Shianndrea has to navigate being a teenager as well as being a ninja in a world out to get her.

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #1

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Variant Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99

Jishin ?? (Confidence): 14 year-old ninja princess Shianndrea Toshigawa and her strike team have a new mission: spy on their rivals, the Azumi Ninja Clan, and discover what secret dealings they have with the evil Emperor of Japan. But when the plan goes awry and fellow ninja Hamasuke is captured, can Shianndrea overcome her lack of confidence and save him before it’s too late? Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

NINJA Princess 01

 

 

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99

After successfully completing her first mission, Shianndrea is allowed to accompany Kim on reconnaissance to New Tokyo in order to spy on the Azumi Ninja Clan. Things can’t be better! However, just when things are getting cozy between the two ninja, Ai joins the mission, making these three ninja a crowd.

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.

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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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Shianndrea and Jetta

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.

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!

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

NINJAS ON COMIXOLOGY

The 2013 announcements are starting EARLY!!

So! I got some good news for readers! Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Beginnings is now available on Comixology! That means that Jetta will be hanging out with the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman on the #1 comic book app system out there today!! If you haven’t tried Comixology, get the free app and download the free preview of Jetta: Omnibus and read away!! Don’t forget to buy the entire 116 page book afterwards tho!

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa Omnibus 1: Beginnings

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Beginnings

Shianndrea Toshigawa is “The Chosen One” of the Toshigawa Ninja Clan. She is the only warrior powerful enough to save the world from the wrath of the Knave, a demonic samurai army led by her father, Terminus. Although Shianndrea longs for a normal life away from the weight of her destiny, she is hunted at every turn. Taki Sato, one of the most deadly warriors in all of Japan wants Shianndrea dead and the monstrous tracker known as Desai would like nothing more than to restore his honor by breaking Shianndrea and returning her to Terminus. Now this reluctant warrior must cope with the fear of her destiny, a battle to the death and a rumor that another clan member is traitor. Created by Martheus Wade and optioned for a motion picture, “Beginnings” will be the first in a series of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa digital omnibus collections to be released over the next two years. “Beginnings” collects Jetta: Last Chances (first published in 2003) and Jetta: Crucible (first published in 2009) into one 120 page full color graphic novel. With all new story additions, art and ending commentary, Beginnings brings an entirely new reading experience to these exciting books and provides an excellent jumping on point for new readers who have always wanted to check out one of the most popular female characters in independent comics.

Kunoichi Hime (Ninja Princess)

You may have seen the promotional images we have been placing on Facebook, Twitter and Deviant Art with the caption “Soon”. Well, it’s time to spill the beans. We are excited to announce Kunoichi Hime, the newest story in the saga of the Toshigawa Ninja Clan.

 Fourteen year old Shianndrea deals with the hardships of any normal teenage girl. She’s in love with a boy who is way out of her league and dating someone else. She hates the way she looks. Her teachers are overbearing. And her rival just so happens to be a star pupil who is always willing to make her look bad. But Shianndrea is not like any  normal girl. She is a ninja princess, born into a world of martial arts training and death defying ninja action all in order to safeguard Japan from its evil Emperor. The last thing she wants is to let her clan down.

However, certain forces are moving against her. The Azumi Ninja Clan has their eyes set on capturing Shianndrea and delivering her to the Emperor who is ready to destroy her. They have conjured an Oni (Demon) to make sure that the Ninja Princess does not escape. Now Shianndrea has to stay out of the Azumi’s and their monster’s sights while navigating the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl. All of this and her Ninja Master Test is just around the corner.

“What makes this different from the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa series?” Well, I’m glad you asked, young reader. This series will be presented initially as a web comic released biweekly. That’s right!! Tune into toshigawa.com every two weeks to see the story onfold! Another thing that sets this series apart from the graphic novels is the story. Kunoichi Hime is set 8 years before the original graphic novel series, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa, and is about how a 14 year old Shianndrea copes with love, life, and ninja training all while trying to discover what kind of woman she wants and needs to be. “We wanted to do some stories that where a bit lighter in tone. Kunoichi Hime is a fun and exciting read that will entertain, not only current readers on the original graphic novels, but teens and girls who love comics and manga as well”, said writer Janet Wade. “I, for one, am extremely happy with the stories that Janet and Kevin have crafted. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take this next.”, said creator Martheus Wade. “It’s going to be refreshing to turn over the reigns of these characters to someone else for a change.”

 Kunoichi Hime will make it’s debut at Anime Blues Con Winter Remix Saturday, January 19, 2013. We will have with us an exclusive 8 page intro story in print and on sale to kick off the web comic. Don’t miss this opportunity to get this REMIX EXCLUSIVE. We will also have prints and posters to help us celebrate this new beginning to the Toshigawa saga. Kunoichi Hime goes live at toshigawa.com on January 26! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to subscribe for frequent updates!

 

Writen by: Janet Wade

Illustrations by: A.I.M.I

Cover by: Johanna Tamminen

Edits by: Kevin L. Williams

Colors by: Janet Wade

Color assists by: Marvin Cheveallier

SOON!

Be on the lookout for our new digital release! You have been Warned!!

 

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