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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.

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.

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.

JETTA: TALES OF THE TOSHIGAWA FACEBOOK PAGE

Check it out!

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!

 

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.

SOON!

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

 

Haven’t read it? Stop by our store!

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!!

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