#17 Blade Maid

| December 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

To the Markalan family, Deb Araki is just “Deb”, their youngest and best maid.  She always dotes on young Sammy Markalan, and Sammy thinks she’s the coolest person ever.  She’s his babysitter, helps with his homework, and she can cook a mean steak and potatoes.

And she can also kill a man–or two or three, if she has to.

Deb is more than just a maid and babysitter to Sammy–she’s his bodyguard, trained from a young age in the various martial arts, including ninjitsu.  It turns out that Deb’s father, Kenzo, was a close friend of Jim Markalan, Sammy’s father.  Because of his work as a Government freelancer, Jim’s family is in constant danger.  He’d like to make sure his family has a normal life, but even the Secret Service can only do so much.

Kenzo came up with a simple idea–have Deb be young Sammy’s bodyguard, and also, she can stay with the Markalans in the US.  Simple.

Because of the bladed weapon she uses, Deb is called the “Blade Maid” in criminal and terrorist circles.

Category: 2010, Humor, Manga

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Hello everyone, I'm Marc McKenzie, and this is my second year taking part in of this challenge. I've been a freelancer for the past few years, working in animation and creating commissioned work for clients including the New York Times. There have been ups and downs, but...that's life. Honestly, though, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge last year, and I hope to do my best this year...but I hope that everyone does their best and has fun! Ironically, I never really set out to do art at first. I studied something completely different in college and it was only because of an art teacher that I changed gears. Currently I'm living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, working on commissions, trying to find full-time work, and being a doting uncle to my niece.

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