(Creator / Writer / Artist)
The character of Turra Shibata© 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 IDW, 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 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 seen 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. His works can be seen in Titanium Rain from Archaia Studio Press, Bad Girl's Club from the Oxygen Network, as well as the digital release of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Book 1 from Action Lab Entertainment. He is also providing artwork for The Legend of Odin Jones from Action Lab Entertainment in 2013 as well as beginning a new chapter in the lives of the Toshigawa ninja with the release of Kunoichi Hime: Ninja Princess, also published by Action Lab Entertainment.
Janet Stone Wade
(Co-Writer / Inker)
Janet is co-everything in MAW Productions. Not only does she help write the story lines, she also creates characters, compose pin-ups, and meticulously inks ( it’s NOT tracing!!! ) the pages to the comic books. Having lived the early part of her childhood in Japan helps contribute to some of the research put into Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa. Her interests include photography, anime, kickboxing, Hello Kitty, and sleeping. She has a degree in graphic design and interactive multimedia…
Kevin L. Williams
Kevin L. Williams is a cartoonist/puppeteer, using these complimentary forms of entertainment as a means to spread humor and inspiration to his audiences. His creation, Muley the Mule, has been published in Muley Comix for many years in newspapers, international journals, comic anthologies, a self-published collection of comic strips, and on the internet.
(Web Design / Design)
Focusing more on the web and technology side for MAW, he has made it possible for the company to expand their ranges of service. With his web design/ graphic design degree and knowledge of computers and software helps keep MAW Productions on the cutting edge of what is new without being redundant of what is being created today.