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One of the best ways that I have found to try new books is digitally. And, there is no better jumpping on point to our stories than our digital omnibus that is out RIGHT NOW! Check out Action Lab Comics and Drive Thru Comics to begin your journey to ninja mastery!!

Synopsis:

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.

Front Cover By – Martheus Wade

Written By – Martheus & Janet Wade

Art By – Martheus & Janet Wade

For Readers 15+ & Up (Mature Themes)

Girl Power!!

One thing that I have noticed over the years is that our female readership has grown tremendously. They are very vocal and very loyal. I really think that is cool! I love to see diversity in comics and comics readers and to know that women enjoy the character as much as they do, is a very good thing. So, I wanted to do something to celebrate that. Here is a piece that I did, called Girl Power, where I tried to get the most famous female fighters together in one awesome pin-up! From video games to comics, I tried to cover as much territory as I could. I still missed a few. But the martial arts power speaks for itself! Hope you guys like it.

Beautiful and Deadly!

See how I designed this piece from sketching all the way to finished art over at www.mawpro.com!!

One Moment In Time

Team Evolution brings you another hit song based on the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa graphic novel series. This song is called One Moment In Time and is a tribute to the love between Kim and Shianndrea (AKA Jetta). The relationship between them is a driving force of the series of books. I had the privilege to hear the songs performed live at our Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa panel at Anime Blues Con 2012 and it thrilled me!! I hope you enjoy this awesome song as well! Click the link below and take a listen!

One Moment In Time

Composed by Team Evolution

Song by Iyse Gibson and Lenore Mathis

Based on Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa Graphic Novel Seires

Jetta One Moment In Time

All Cons!! All The Time!!

So, team Toshigawa has finally emerged from the convention tour we have been on for two weeks. While it was fun to hit Superman Celebration and Anime Blues Con in back to back weekends, it was also exhausting! We also made it out of the art whirlwind that was May and June that saw the release of Jetta: Beginnings from Action Lab Entertainment, Free Comic Book day, and our 2nd MAW Productions Drink N Draw. However, after the smoke cleared and the dust settled, we had two great convention experiences! Here’s a rundown of what you missed.

 

SUPERMAN CELEBRATION 2012

Superman Celebration was all about family for me and Janet as we took Anakin (our son not the Jedi/Sith) to his first real convention. Things where a little hectic juggling daddy duties and being available at the MAW Productions booth. But, in the end, things worked out well. So, since a picture is worth 1000 words, I got plenty of photos to show you guys.

Me and Anakin at the MAW Productions booth! He plays. I work.

 

Turra and a Super Fan!

 

I did two seminars on breaking into the comic book industry! I had an awesome time!

 

Anakin saw Green Arrow and had to take a picture with him! This is an awesome picture!

 

Anakin also fell in love with Wonder Woman. He was looking for her after this picture so he could take another one with her.

 

Found this car outside of Lamberts and Anakin and I decided to take a spin around the block!

 

We took this same shot of him when he was only a few months old. Time flies.

 

The Super Mule and the Cookie Caper puppet show went great!

 

Roy Duck, Buford the Dog, and Muley the Mule star in Super Mule and the Cookie Caper!

 

Got the chance to meet the man himself, Mr. George Perez!

 

This is what Superman Celebration was about for me this year. My family and my art!

 

ANIME BLUES CON 2012

Anime Blues Con 2012 was all about work, work, work. Some of you guys know that I’m also a convention head for the art track at ABC. What that means is, not only am I set up for the convention at the MAW Productions booth, but I am also responsible for artist alley, the art panels, and the artist guests of honor. It can be a lot of fun. But it is also very taxing. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Janet and Aang pose at ABC 2012

 

Reason number 1 anime conventions are different from other comic cons

 

Reason number 2 anime conventions are different from other comic cons.

Kevin is interviewed at the MAW Productions booth by Becca Meritt

 

Animator and comic artist, Alex Zemke, demos his animation skill at his booth!

 

Paintings by Demarco Randall!

 

Jewelery by Janet Wade

 

Anakin shows Turra all of the great spots to take photos!

 

Then he stops to take pictures with Catwoman. His convention tour continues!!

 

Animaniacs in the house!

 

TEST YOUR MIGHT!

 

ABC was so huge that DJ Lance Rock made an appearance!

 

Out of the Blu number 1 made it's debut at ABC! This was awesome to see completed and have anime and manga fans read for the first time. Be on the look out for the web series coming soon.

 

The Anime Blues Program Book and Out of the Blu #1 together! 2X BLues! Anime Blues!

Ninjettete from my favorite graphic novel series Empowered!

 

Anime Blues Con 2! Two times the trouble!

 

Shuks Howdy!!!

 

This is the look of an exhausted con head and artist.

 

CONVENTION COMMISSIONS APLENTY!!

Dejah Thores Commission

New 52 Superman Commission

Muley the Mule and Snuffy Commission

BATGIRL commission

Turra Shibata commission

 

She-Hulk Commission

 

Jetta Commission

Thanks to everyone that came out to both Superman Celebration and Anime Blues Con! You guys are what we do this for and I look forward to meeting you all out there on the convention road! Next stop, Memphis Comics and Fantasy Convention.

 

Art for Sale & New MAW Blogspot

Martheus has a TON of original comic pages and pin ups for sale, pencils and inks.  Pieces from Bad Girls Club (IDW 2011), Jetta/Shi oneshot crossover (MAW Productions 2008), Adventures of the Booby Watcher (IDW 2008), Darth Maul sketchcards (Star Wars Galaxy 5) just to name a few.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, he’s always open for commissions.
DarthMaulSketchcard

Darth Maul Galazy 5 sketchcard puzzle (pencils & inks)

Bad Girls Club spread

Bad Girls Club wrap around cover (pencils)

In other news, MAW Productions now has its very own spot on the interwebs to house all things, well, MAW Productions. TOSHIGAWA.COM will still feature all things Jetta.  But on mawproductions.blogspot.com we’ll not only have news and info on Jetta, but also Muley art and news, MAW Productions artists’ personal projects, tutorials, blog-thoughts, videos, comic related reviews…anything you can think of, it’ll be there.  So go visit and subscribe!

Janet Takes Over! With iPhone 4 Covers!!!

ATTENTION, TOSHIGAWA.COM VISITORS! THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY MAW PRODUCTIONS CO-CREATOR, JANET WADE!

Wow, that wasn’t too dramatic, was it?

I’m very excited about bringing updates and fresh content to the TOSHIGAWA.COM posts! I’ll insert my usual brand of charm and wit and will refrain from typing in my, what Martheus calls, “lolcatz speak” because apparently that isn’t professional. Well, ok then.

Aaaaaand here’s what I got in store for today’s slammin, jammin post!

Need a cool way to customize your iPhone? We got you covered, my friend.

Jetta Splash iPhone 4 Cover - $7.00 w/ FREE s/h

Turra Splash iPhone 4 Cover - $7.00 w/ FREE s/h

Jetta Full Circle iPhone 4 Cover - $7.00 w/ FREE s/h

What better way to display your love for the Jetta comic books than to customize your iPhone with one of these babies? They make great gifts for friends, family, or yourself!

If you’re interested (and admit it, you know you are!), you can purchase these through paypal at martheus@toshigawa.com. Remember to specify in the notes which cover you want.

~~jswade

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