|Between the Panels: Closing Reception 1/17/2014|
“Between the Panels: The Art of Martheus Wade”
The art of Martheus Wade is currently on exhibit in The West Gallery until January 24th. There will be a closing reception on January 17 from 6 – 10 pm with an opportunity to meet the artist, hear some music, and purchase original art. The art shown extends from original graphic novel pages to graphic design to pin-ups. At 8 pm the artist will discuss the process of his graphic novel series, the motion picture options of his titles Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel, and his creative comics classes, The Comic Studio.
The West Gallery is located at West Memorials, 2481 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 with hours Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. More information can be found at www.westmemorials.com (Map below).
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 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, 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, Adventures of the Boobie Watcher from Universal Pictures, and illustrated, wrote, and produced a comic book crossover with his title character, Jetta, and William Tucci’s, Shi. His work has been seen 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.
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