Monday, November 19, 2012

DECEMBER 8TH! The Comic Studio Begins!!

December 8th is the date and I wanted to remind everyone, if you are interested in classes, get those registration forms in to me. Download them from this site! You can send them to 2547 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112 C/O Martheus Wade. As well, pass on this video to anyone that may be interested in classes as well! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in class on the 8th!
Special Thanks to Antoine Beane for shooting and editing this piece as well as Janet Saltygirl Stone Wade for sitting in with me!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kunoichi Hime: Ninja Princess!!

Before she got the name “Jetta” She was a young ninja on the verge of being a Master. Her journey begins at the Anime Blues Winterfest Remix!

Kunoichi Hime, the first chapter in the life of Shianndrea Toshigawa, is in full swing production and will be ready to go January 2013!! Check out the commercial by GT Media Group starring Sara Frietes as Shianndrea Toshigawa. Illustrations by Martheus Wade!

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 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 on January 26! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to subscribe for frequent updates!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Comic Studio Starts December 8th!

This past weekend, I attended the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention. I had the opportunity to talk illustration and technique with over 1500 students during my Comic Studio sessions on Friday morning ! It was an AWESOME experience and I think I missed my calling to teach.

Thank you to everyone that attended the classes, took time to stop by our table, or contacted me for more information on the Comic Studio! It was great to meet so many parents and teachers that support this thing we call art.

If you haven't gotten your registration forms in for the Comic Studio, time is running out. Classes begin December 8th and they are filling quickly. As an added way to make things more affordable, We have added a per class rate of $35.00. This is a great way to be a part of things even if you know your time will be limited per month. Make sure to notify me if you are wanting to attend! Download the registration form here and take a look at the list of the classes offered and the supply list!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pin up for "Princeless"

From our very own Saltygirl...

was very happy when i was asked to contribute a pinup for "princeless: short stories for warrior women" #1 by action lab entertainment.  here are the progression shots.

"the awesome duo"