Monday, April 16, 2018


Check out our reel of live action fun with our Toshigawa Universe of characters.

This video features:
• Jetta vs Deathstroke the Terminator
• Shinobi: Ninja Princess
• Turra: Gun Angel live action short film

Remember, you can best show your support for these comic books, live action properties and podcasts by becoming a supporter of our patreon at


Our friend Alex Zemke helped us get this short animated proof of concept out for Shinobi: Ninja Princess. This is rough, but it shows you the concept of what we are going for with this if it becomes a cartoon series! Who would want to see this on Netflix as a series? Show your support by downloading the books and sharing them with your kids.

Download the comic series here!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Shinobi: Ninja Princess The Series

Our series, Shinobi Ninja Princess, is in comic book stores and for digital download on Comixology. Check out our individual issues or VOLUME ONE and VOLUME TWO today!!

Shinobi: Ninja Princess

Shianndrea Toshigawa is just your average, ordinary ninja-in-training. On the run from the Azumi ninja clan, Shianndrea trains with the legendary Toshigawa clan to embrace the mysterious power within her, all the while, navigating the life of a teenage girl. Shinobi: Ninja Princess is 192 pages of martial arts action and all ages fun. 
Collects Shinobi: Ninja Princess #1-6!

Shinobi Ninja Princess: Lightning Oni Vol. 2

IT’S STEEL VERSES LIGHTNING IN THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE NINJA PRINCESS SAGA! After the capture and narrow escape of fourteen year old ninja-in-training, Shainndrea, the Toshigawa Ninja Clan has been forced to move to a new secret base further on the outskirts of Osaka. The evil Red Dragon has taken leadership of the rival Azumi Ninja Clan and is determined to fulfill the contract to capture Shianndrea at any and all costs. Now, with her new commanders in place, the stage is set for the Red Dragon to reveal her most powerful Oni yet, Yawata, the embodiment of war with the powers of lightning. However, Yawata has his own agenda and capture is the furthest from his mind.

Author(s): (W) Martheus Wade (A) Martheus Wade & Various (CA) Janet Wade
Released:April 2015
Diamond Order Code: DEC141007
Rating: E


Our new addition to the Toshigawa Universe is our web story READY 2 SPAR. This story is more of a slice of life story centered around two new characters, Aya and Psycho, training partners who are striving to be the best mixed martial artists they can be while taking on all opponents inside and outside of the squared circle. If you're a fan of our Universe of characters, be sure to lookout for cameos and guest spots from some of the Toshigawa Universe mainstays.

Subscribe and read for free HERE!!! 
Ready 2 Spar is updated every weekend. Check back often and share.

Adult Material. Not suitable for all audiences.

Monday, April 2, 2018



Wade's World Podcast is on the air!! 
Comic book husband and wife team, Martheus and Janet Wade, along with their son, Anakin, talk about all things geeky and give us a glimpse into their lives as they balance art, video games, con-going, cartoons watching, elementary school, and comic books. 

In this month's episode, Wade’s World Podcast is back after a LONG LONG hiatus bringing you the best in artistic disfunction that you can handle. This episode, we’ve been snowed in for a while and are a little stir crazy. So, bear with us as we catch you up on the happenings in our universe. In this episode we go over: The Super Flu, Poop Storms, The end of Shinobi: Ninja Princess, Ready 2 Spar, The lack of support for all ages comics, Justice League, The Last Jedi, Dragon Ball Fighters Z, Street Fighter Arcade Edition, Splattoon, and Poken Tournament Also: Special introduction to JASON WADE.​

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This podcast is part of the Taylor Network, which is a home to many great podcasts, all available on iTunes, stitcher radio and also google play.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome, 2016!

Another year has come and gone.  2015 was definitely a year for big changes in my professional life.

Unfortunately, I had to close down The Comic Studio.  Students were dwindling and I just couldn't keep the doors open.  But I still keep in touch with a few students who've been with me since day 1.  I hope we can get together still for an afternoon of art and video games or anime.

But I had the opportunity to take on the role of graphic designer for the Memphis Redbirds.  I am really enjoying my new position along with all the challenges it's presenting me.  So far I've been able to design special event nights, among them were superhero and Star Wars related.

On the comic book side, Shinobi: Ninja Princess was picked up by Scholastic.  So now kids can get the trade book from the local comic book shop AND the school book fair!  Remember how exciting those were?  I'm looking forward to attending my son's book fair in February to do sketches and signings for the kids.

I am really excited to announce the launch of our MAW Productions Patreon

This will be a family affair, so you won't be getting special updates and art from just me.  My wife, Janet, along with our son, Anakin, will be creating as well.  We appreciate any support you're able to offer.  Here are some of the tiers and perks you'll be able to select from:

To be clear, the MAW Productions Patreon is NOT for commissions.  The perks and rewards you get will be art we choose to work on at the time.  So it will be a mixed bag of comic book/superhero stuff, whimsical sketches, fantasy, etc.

If you're still interested in commissioning us with a special request, you can email us at

ONWARD, 2016!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

There have been a lot of people that have wanted to make our comic book illustration class but can't because of time of day or just living out of the area. I have been trying to think of a way to include and expand class to more people outside of my general area. So, here is your chance to be a part of the movement.
In MARCH, we will be launching our correspondence classes where students will get comic book illustration assignments and get one on one critique from me on their projects. The assignments range from anatomy, to perspective, to page design, to graphic design. This will help artists wanting to get into the industry understand deadlines, get professional critique in order to better sharpen skills, and understand direction in a client/editor/art director capacity. This will all be available for a low monthly fee of $30.00. However, it will only be open to 15 committed students. Making assignment deadlines is a MUST. If you are interested, fill out the registration form at the link below, email it back to me, and please feel free to contact me for more information!!