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Spinning out of the Shinobi: Ninja Princess web comic comes the story of Trixi and her pursuit to live in the music. FOLLOW HER RHYTHM!

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Kokoro is the leader of the Azumi Ninja, a band of ancient warriors for higher. But, how does he and his army make money in the new Japanese economy? But, more importantly, is he happy with his current employment? After you read this, go out and grab Shinobi: Ninja Princess issue 2 to see how this fits in.

 

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Training Day

What is training to be a ninja like?

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Love at first STRIKE

Check out our newest Shinobi: Ninja Princess comic strip below. This one ties in to issue 2 and deals with everyones favorite ninja couple, Ai and Kim. Let’s see how these two actually got together.

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Shinobi: Ninja Princess – Rage Focus

How does Shianndrea Toshigawa take out her rage? Keep reading. Then run to your local comic book store and pick up Shinobi: Ninja Princess issues 1 and 2 from Action Lab Entertainment!

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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.

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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

 

 

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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

It’s Oh So Quiet

I know things have been a little quiet over here the last few weeks. The summer has been a hectic roller coaster of deadlines, new work, and those pesky bills (yes, I have them too) that keep coming up. Life can really get in the way of productivity. So, I’ve had to work very hard and very quickly on things that are not directly Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa related. That’s a good thing. The more artwork that I do, the more eyes will fall back on everyone’s favorite raven haired ninja. The bad part about this is that, most of the things I’m working on now won’t be seen for months. That’s a bummer. But, know that I am working and when these new projects are released, it’s going to seem like my art work is everywhere. I’m really looking forward to that.

Back in the Jetta world, I have been working on the final graphic novel in the series and loving it. Things are heating up and I’m really proud of the work that has been coming out of me with these pages. The story is top notch and an excellent way to close this chapter of Jetta’s life. If you haven’t joined our facebook fan page yet, then please join. I have been putting up sneak peaks at the artwork for the new book over there.

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Speaking of endings, let’s talk beginnings. As you all know, when one door closes another door opens. That can’t be more true with what I have planned for the readers in 2013. Be on the look out for a few MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS coming from me in the near future! I can’t wait to share the news with you. As well, I’m going to need ALL of the support from the readers once things go down. I hope you guys can respond in kind!

Thanks for bearing with me through this lull time. Your patience will be GREATLY rewarded soon. So stay tuned and be on the look out!

 

Gearing up for 2012

If you have frequented toshigawa.com, you’ve noticed that our web comics have not been updated as of late. Trust me. There is a big reason and it has everything to do with getting everything ready for 2012. From Convention appearances, to comic book signings, to being creative with story lines and artwork, we have been working hard to to bring you the best stories and art yet. We have a big announcement coming up really soon that will be a positive influence on the future of the Toshigawa Universe. Keep your eyes and ears here for more information. In the meantime, don’t forget to order Turra: Bombs and Betrayal from our store and join us at Comics and Collectibles in Memphis, TN on October 29th for the release signing!

Happy reading!!

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