Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DA Copyright Law Panel from San Diego Comic Con



Excellent! Excellent panel from San Diego Comic Con about copyright law and how it effects fan art and commissions. There is a lot of helpful information in this video. So, listen up and know your rights and the rights of the creators whose characters you love most.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

MAW Productions Announces The Comic Studio


If you know me personally, then you know that this is a long time coming. I am excitied to be starting a new endeavor that I hope will be able to change some lives and help aspiring artists in the Memphis and surrounding area! I am a big advocate for giving kids (anyone really) a creative outlet to express themselves. The arts have helped me understand myself and others better as well as influence my community positively. That is why I want to pass on what I know and I’m starting The Comic Studio to do it.

The Comic Studio are art classes with a comic book twist. The classes taught will take an innovative approach to creative design that combines fine art, writing and graphic design skills and team them with goal setting techniques that will empower students to see projects through to completion. Courses will cover everything from photoshop techniques, to illustration techniques, to writing all from the perspective of comic book and graphic design creation. Thanks to Adam Shaw, classes will start in November at 2547 Broad Ave, Memphis TN! If you are interested in enrolling in classes, or you would like your child to take part in them, please feel free to message me as space will be limited. Also, I invite you to join our facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/267211640062353/. More updates will be posted there as well.

Thanks and I hope to see some of you in class!

OFFICIAL COMIC STUDIO PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact Persons for The Comic Studio:
Martheus A. Wade 
martheus@toshigawa.com 
www.toshigawa.com 

INDEPENDENT COMIC CREATOR PUTS A COMIC BOOK SPIN ON ART CLASSES 
September 5, 2012

Indy comic book creator, Martheus Wade, creator of the hit graphic novel series Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel and art director for MAW Productions Studios, is proud to announce the formation of The Comic Studio, a series of classes that specialize in the art of comic book and graphic novel creation.

The Comic Studio will be art classes with a comic book twist. The classes take an innovative approach to creative design that combines fine art, writing and graphic design skills and team them with goal setting techniques that will empower students to see projects through to completion. Courses will cover everything from photoshop techniques, to illustration techniques, to writing all from the perspective of comic book and graphic novel creation. "I've always wanted to give back to the Memphis area," Martheus said. "The idea for the Comic Studio began when I taught comic illustration in the penitentiary system. There were some extremely talented individuals there that could have contributed so much to the art world if someone would have reached them early and helped develop their talent. I want to find that child before it's too late." Thanks to fellow artist and prolific painter, Adam Shaw, classes will start at his studio in November at 2547 Broad Ave, Memphis TN. "The revitalization of Broad Avenue as an arts district fits The Comic Studio perfectly," said Martheus. "It's the perfect place to open minds to the arts and the power of the graphic medium."

Classes start in November and will meet Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. More information on times will be available in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in enrollment should contact Martheus Wade at martheus@toshigawa.com or join our facebook page, keyword: The Comic Studio. Free art tutorials are also available online at www.mawpro.com.

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Martheus Antone Wade

Optioned for motion picture, 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 exciting characters and imaginative storylines. 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, Senior Services, The YWCA, The Girl Scouts Council of the Mid-South, and Special Olympics.

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, Bad Girls Club for the Oxygen Network, and illustrated, wrote, and produced a comic book crossover with his title character, Jetta, and William Tucci’s, Shi. His work has been used for the movie Role Models from Universal Pictures as well as the instructional DVD and book, Hi-Fi Digital Color for Comics available from IMPACT Publishing.

Visit www.mawpro.com to see more of his work and artistic process .