Chapter 1 - Honesty
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Encoding Bushido is a seven issue series set in an alternative future of Japan where artificial intelligence competes for existence, status and resources. The first chapter of Encoding Bushido was published as a part of the Samurai Graphic Novel anthology under the premise "What does Samurai mean to you?"
Best known for work on SyFy's Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and Defiance, Jesse Mesa Toves is an Emmy nominated visual effects artist working in Los Angeles.