It's September! And you know what that means Poppers. It's time for our Artist of the Month!!
Martheus Wade (Creator / Writer / Artist)
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 the characters and storyline. 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 and Senior Services.
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, Marvel Comics Masterpiece card series, and illustrated, wrote, and produced a comic book crossover with his character, Jetta, and William Tucci’s, Shi. His work has been used for the movie Role Models from Paramount Pictures as well as for the instructional DVD and book, Hi-Fi Digital Color for comics available from IMPACT Publishing. He has illustrated for the Star Wars franchise for Topps Card Company as well.His creation, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa has been option for a motion picture and is currently in production. Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Full Circle (The fifth graphic novel in the series) was released in June 2011 and his spinoff title, Turra: Gun Angel, will be released in August 2011. His next works will be seen in Titanium Rain from Archaia Studio Press and as penciler for Bad Girls Club which debuted at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con International and published by IDW.
His website, www.toshigawa.com, has tons of samples of his work, from graphic novels to webcomics, as well as TONS of info. It's also a great way to keep up with all news related stuff, keeping you nice and up to date on everything. Be sure to head on over and check everything out!!