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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

Comic book and Manga Classes are a GO!!

INDEPENDENT COMIC CREATOR PUTS A COMIC BOOK SPIN ON ART CLASSES

Indy comic book creator, Martheus Wade, creator of the hit graphic novel series Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel and art director for MAW Productions Studios, is proud to announce the formation of The Comic Studio, a series of classes that specialize in the art of comic book and graphic novel creation.

The Comic Studio will be art classes with a comic book twist. The classes take an innovative approach to creative design that combines fine art, writing and graphic design skills and team them with goal setting techniques that will empower students to see projects through to completion. Courses will cover everything from photoshop techniques, to illustration techniques, to writing all from the perspective of comic book and graphic novel creation. “I’ve always wanted to give back to the Memphis area,” Martheus said. “The idea for the Comic Studio began when I taught comic illustration in the penitentiary system. There were some extremely talented individuals there that could have contributed so much to the art world if someone would have reached them early and helped develop their talent. I want to find that child before it’s too late.” Thanks to fellow artist and prolific painter, Adam Shaw, classes will start at his studio in November at 2547 Broad Ave, Memphis TN. “The revitalization of Broad Avenue as an arts district fits The Comic Studio perfectly,” said Martheus. “It’s the perfect place to open minds to the arts and the power of the graphic medium.”

Classes start in November and will meet Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. More information on times will be available in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in enrollment should contact Martheus Wade at martheus@toshigawa.com or join our facebook page, keyword: The Comic Studio. Free art tutorials are also available online at www.mawpro.com.

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Martheus Antone Wade

Optioned for motion picture, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa was created in 1985 by Martheus Antone Wade, a graduate of the University of Memphis. Martheus’ love for martial arts, along with his talent as a graphic artist, was a natural fit for creating exciting characters and imaginative storylines. He then began his carrier as an intern at Signature Advertising. After completing his internship, Martheus worked as graphic designer. After two years, Martheus struck out on his own as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator working with companies such as the Radison Hotel, Trust Marketing, Senior Services, The YWCA, The Girl Scouts Council of the Mid-South, and Special Olympics.

He has illustrated for Maximum CNG, Bloodstream for Image Comics, Shooting Star Comics, Chaos Campus for Approbation Comics and Andrew Dabb’s Slices just to name a few. Recently, he has worked on such titles as Action Man and Nanovor for IDW, Bad Girls Club for the Oxygen Network, and illustrated, wrote, and produced a comic book crossover with his title character, Jetta, and William Tucci’s, Shi. His work has been used for the movie Role Models from Universal Pictures as well as the instructional DVD and book, Hi-Fi Digital Color for Comics available from IMPACT Publishing.

Visit www.mawpro.com to see more of his work and artistic process .

Art Up! Pencils Down!

Check out the artwork from our first MAW Productions contest. The contest was to depict Jetta, Turra, Muley or any of the characters from our books in different spots in time! It could be anytime at all. The future. The past. Anywhere!! Check out the art below and vote by liking your favorite ON OUR FACEBOOK CHAT PAGE. All contest entrants are labeled Contest! Contest! Contest!

This MAW Productions contest entry is by the one and only Adam Shaw depicting Jetta in Feudal Japan offering up some samurai justice! Awesome piece!!

This MAW Productions contest entry is by Kenny Gordon! This one has both Jetta and Turra in the old west smack in the middle of a gunfight and ninja invasion. That’s a lot of action expertly done here! Sweet.

Take a look at all of the great art at our studio site at www.mawpro.com!

Graphic Design Guitar

Bet you didn’t know that our very own Martheus Wade is a talented graphic artist as well as an illustrator and comic book artist, did you?  That’s right!  He’s also done design work for Girl Scouts of the Mid-South, the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge, and the Larry Finch Foundation, to name a few.

 

 

 

Here’s a piece he did for a client just in time for Christmas.  (Very cool custom frame done by the good folks of 1910 Frameworks.)

Guitar Graphic Design Piece -- by Martheus Wade