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Major announcement next week for our readers!

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Defiance

Jetta: “Breasts.”
Dan: “Wha… What?”
Jetta: “They’re breasts.”
Dan: “Oh! I’m so sorry.”
Jetta: Now, if we’re all finished gawking at my assets, answer my question. What did you call me?

From Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – Defiance.

This is one of my favorite pages. Not because of the illustration. I can draw better now. lol. But, I love it because of what the page represents. When I first started illustrating Jetta and publishing books, I got a lot of flak for how I drew her. She is a well endowed, beautiful woman. People didn’t sit well with that. She railed in the face of fanboys who where uncomfortable with visualizing her build. So, I wrote this page in our first book in order to address the readers who thought that by reading the book, they would be sexualizing the character. In the page, Dan is the reader and Jetta acknowledges his “wandering eyes” thus clearing the air between the two characters and between me and the reader. Did it work? I don’t know. But it was sure fun trying to clear the air. And I think that Jetta is a stronger character for it.

What do you think?

How do you feel about the imagery of the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa books? Did this page make you feel easier about having a voulptous hero as the books lead character? I want to hear from you so post away!

The Digital Revolution!

Resistance is futile! You know you want read all the martial arts action that this series brings! Hard kicking, in your face, mama said knock you out action that you have been craving!

Oh yeah… there’s drama too.

Now Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa is offered digitally at:

Graphicly

https://secure.graphicly.com/action-lab-entertainment/jetta-tales-of-the-toshigawa

Drive Thru Comics

http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/102384/Jetta—Tales-of-the-Toshigawa%3A-Book-One

Download your copy TODAY!!

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.

Action Lab Entertainment is proud to present Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa as a digital exclusive comic, available in Nook, iOS, Android, Kobo, Kindle, Graphicly and additional formats in Mid-May.

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.

Got an iPad? Get Our Books!

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)

The Blues

Here is a sneak peak at “Out of the BLUE”, a book that will debut at Anime Blues Con 2012 and stars convention spokes models, Trixi and Dax! See how the band get’s back together only at ANIME BLUES CON 2012

Illustrated and written by Martheus Wade

Inks by Janet Wade

Colors by Marvin Cheveallier

Edits by Kevin L. Williams

TWO GREAT TASTES!

Grab these books! You don't want to miss this.

Turra Love from the readers

From time to time, we get art from readers of their own renditions of our characters. With the release of Turra: Bombs and Betrayal, we have gotten artwork in from readers of everyones favorite gun slinging ninja. Check these awesome works out!

 

By Lee Jiles

By Marc Guerrero

 

Awesome pieces of artwork. Thanks Marc and Lee. Become a reader and join our facebook page! Click the link below and join us on the adventure!

 

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!!

Pre-orders and Special Deals available for TURRA!

We’ve talked about it! We’ve hinted and planned! Now, PRE-ORDERS ARE FINALLY OPEN FOR TURRA: GUN ANGEL – BOMBS AND BETRAYAL!!

Life was good. All Turra had to do was hunt bad guys and rake in the cash. Simple. But when circumstances force her back to Japan to help the Toshigawa Clan avoid extinction at the hands of Slash and his evil warriors, Turra and the streetwise kickboxer, Cat, embark on a journey that find them targeted by the Yakuza, the Azumi Ninja Clan, the Japanese authorities, and one mean zombie from Turra’s past. All of this and she still has to deal with her boyfriend, Cyan, and his wandering eyes and hands!

Ramen Delight will be free with your Pre-order of Bombs and Betrayal

Plus, as a special offer to PRE-ORDER purchasers, we will be giving away a free 10 page digital story called Turra: Ramen Delight, that will come directly to you from us. This story will shed more light on events that happen inside the pages of Bombs and Betrayal and will be an important addition to the events that unfold! Ramen Delight is perfect for your iphone, ipad, computer, or e-reader of your choice!!

100 pages Full Color covers / Black and white interiors
Written by: Martheus Wade
Illustrations by: Andrew Chandler, Alex Zemke, Martheus Wade
Editor: Kevin Williams
Price is $9.00

PREORDER YOUR COPY HERE!!

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