Samurai Chef Colouring Competition

mayamada April 2, 2014 No Comments

The first mayamada colouring competition is now up and running!  We’re calling on you to submit your own coloured page from the Samurai Chef Origins comic.

Enter our Samurai Chef artwork competition and you will be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes including t-shirts and a copy of Samurai Chef Volume 1.

The deadline for entries is May 31st 2014.  You can send us as many coloured pages as you like so get started.

Don’t forget to share your work on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #AddSomeFlavour.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Antix On Balcony TV

mayamada September 25, 2013 No Comments

Balcony TV is an online music show featuring new and established musicians doing acoustic sets on balconies around the world.

This summer we got to see Antix perform a stripped down version of “You’re Crazy”.  Check out the video below and see if you can spot the mayamada t-shirt 😉


Mayamada Manga: Hot Lunch Part 2

mayamada November 7, 2011 No Comments

We’re back with the next episode of Hot Lunch, showing the story of a slick team of food thieves led by Taishi – a tiger on a mission for revenge.

A few years have passed since Taishi was booted out from the Circle of Flavour apprenticeship and he is now looking to recruit his team members to help with his plan to take down the chef cartel.

The first on the list is Tancho: A smart-mouthed strategist who has outgrown his current crew and is looking for his next big opportunity.

Enjoy ^_^


“Recruiting Tancho” page 1

“Recruiting Tancho” page 2

Mayamada Manga: Hot Lunch Part 1

Nigel October 28, 2011 No Comments

If you saw our first manga page for the Samurai Chef and wanted more, you’re in luck!  We’ve got another series of pages just for you.

This time we’re turning our attention to Hot Lunch – the show about a slick team of food thieves lead by Taishi.  With the help of his team he’s on a mission to bring down the infamous chef cartel: The Circle of Flavour.

Over the next few weeks you’ll get to see what lead to Taishi’s quest to take on the Circle.  Check out the first two pages below.

Hot Lunch: Taishi’s Story Page 1

Hot Lunch: Taishi’s Story Page 2

All our pages are being done in collaboration with artist Pinali.  Be sure to visit her site too.

We’ll have more of the Hot Lunch story to come very soon…stay tuned!

Hot Lunch Photoshoot

Nigel July 31, 2011 1 Comment

What a day! I always look forward to doing photoshoots for new tees as each one is something different and our photoshoot last week was no exception.

You’ve seen the story behind the show and the characters featured in the design…now we can tell you about the t-shirt itself.

mayamada show: Hot Lunch

The day stared off at a nice pub called the Lemon Tree. They were kind enough to let us take over the upstairs for hair and make up.  The models Andrees and Riyonn were expertly made up…


mayamada photoshoot

…while the rest of us waited…

mayamada photoshoot

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Out to Lunch: Part 3

Nigel July 21, 2011 1 Comment

Here we are, the final part of our Hot lunch character introduction. 

You’ve already met Taishi – the leader of the crew, and Tancho – the brains.  The last member of the team goes by the name…



Bruce is the crew’s 35-year-old stubborn equipment expert and enforcer. An experienced go-to guy who has become bored with making things happen for other people and is itching for some excitement. Taishi offers him an opportunity that he jumps at.

Bruce eats and drinks in very large amounts.  During their first meeting he challenges Taishi to an eating competition…and almost loses. This convinces him that he may be worth following on his crazy mission.

To the untrained eye he appears no more than “a simple brute” (in the words of Tancho). But this masks the reality that Bruce is very good at what he does – getting the right tools for the job even if they don’t exist yet.

Although not a very skilled fighter, Bruce is physically larger than either Taishi or Tancho and his presence alone is usually enough to provide cover for the crew when things gets tight.

He is low on patience and his blunt personality makes him very easy to read – let’s others know when to get out of his way!

It also means he doesn’t always get on well with Tancho…the two personalities clash and at times it seems Taishi is the only one keeping the team together.

Our photoshoot for the new design featuring all three characters is this Sunday and we’ll have more news on it’s release real soon.

Out to Lunch: Part 2

Nigel July 13, 2011 2 Comments

We’re back with another character from our upcoming show Hot Lunch, the mayamada show about a slick crew of sushi thieves out for payback…and a free meal.

This week, allow me to introduce you to…


A borderline narcissist and the brains of the crew, Tancho loves himself almost as much as Taishi loves cooking.

As Taishi is not one for details it’s his that makes sure every job goes to plan, and likes to make it known to the rest of the team.

He has a gentlemanly manner with a sarcastic edge and tries his best not to get his clothing dirty.

Tancho was the hardest to recruit to the team but eventually convinced joined the crew by the Taishi’s persistence and chance to be part of such an ambitious mission.


We’ll have the last member of the team featured next week with the t-shirt available to week after.  We’re currently gearing up for the photoshoot coming up later this month.  Stay tuned for more details on that in the next couple of weeks.


In the meantime, let us know what you think of the characters in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Out to Lunch: Part 1

Nigel July 6, 2011 3 Comments

Work continues for the upcoming release of a new t-shirt design later this month for our show Hot Lunch: about a slick crew of sushi thieves pulling heists in the name of revenge.

We’re continuing our collaboration with Pinali, who is doing amazing work to help us bring the mayamada world to life.

We’ll be profiling the three stars of the show, one a week until the t-shirt is released at the end of the month.

Hot Lunch centers around an aspiring chef and part-time thief. Humiliated after he is dumped out of Japan’s most prestigious cooking institution, he assembles a crew of top thieves with a plan to hijack food from best graduating chefs of the same institution.

So without further delay, allow me to introduce you to….





Taishi means “ambition” in Japanese and is the main protagonist of Hot Lunch. A petty thief turned criminal mastermind with a passion for sushi, the charismatic leader is out for revenge and will not let anything get in his way.

His usually cool temperament is only ruffled when there been a mistake on a job, or in the kitchen!

Look out for details on the next member of the team next week…