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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography
     

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography

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by Kevin Eastman, Kevin B. Eastman (Artist)
 

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TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman guides you through a dazzlingly, in-depth look at the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the modest beginnings to the merchandising, pop-culture juggernaut, this collection of concept art, comics pages, and insider, behind-the-scenes notes has been "sold out" and hard to find for years. But now it's back in print for a

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TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman guides you through a dazzlingly, in-depth look at the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the modest beginnings to the merchandising, pop-culture juggernaut, this collection of concept art, comics pages, and insider, behind-the-scenes notes has been "sold out" and hard to find for years. But now it's back in print for a new generation of fans to enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613776612
Publisher:
IDW Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Edition description:
Mature Readers (ages 16 and up)
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

Born in Portland, Maine in 1962 Kevin Eastman began drawing at a very young age copying children’s books and reading comics. Inspired by master storyteller Jack Kirby, and later by self publishing creators Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and Dave Sim, all of his early work focused more on Science Fiction influences than traditional Superhero style comics.

In 1982, while trying to sell some of his illustrations to local fanzines, he met Peter Laird in Northampton, Massachusetts and the partnership studio; Mirage Studios was formed. Less than a year later in the middle of a late night drawing session, Eastman doodled a new character he dubbed a "Ninja Turtle" to make Laird laugh—several sillier sketches and a final drawing of four characters later "Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" had officially entered the universe!

Self published in May of 1984 the first issue sold out of its 3000 copies overnight and quickly became a fan favorite. Catching the eye of Merchandising Agents and Hollywood Producers, Eastman and Laird maintained full control of their creations while guiding them through Toy Licensing, TV Series adaptation, as well as Feature Film exploitation, and by 1989 the TMNT’s were number one in all three categories.

Kevin Eastman resides in San Diego with wife, Courtney (aka First Lady of the Turtles), son Shane, as well as three insane Dachshunds, and two bad kitties.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A biography based on the creation and life of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original comic series 'from books 1-11', Body Count, and more. Mostly contains thumbnail sketches of the comics with commentary, full color splash pages, as well as concept art. Expecting just a mere art book I was very impressed with the presentation of a visual history spanning years and the evolution of the art style. With the large amounts of thumbnails and cover art of the comics, it's almost like owning most of the collection in one hard cover book.
Zugie More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely fantastic!!! I highly recommend this book. A must-have for TMNT fans. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago