Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blast from the Past #269: The Shredder

Here's another pinup from the early days (1985). I didn't draw the Shredder very often... my pinups usually featured Turtles (probably because they're easier to draw). -- PL

Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Fugitree relics" for sale!

What you see in the box in this photo are some of the fifty Fugitoids I used to decorate our Christmas "Fugitree" in 2009. I made a special label for the boxes and signed each one.

These "relics" will go on sale shortly, and I believe they will be sold for $25 each. -- PL

P.S. Here's a link to the ordering information at

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blast from the Past #267: "Justice Force" character designs

I drew this back when I was working on issue #15 of the original TMNT comic book. That was the second TMNT comic that I wrote and penciled by myself (Jim Lawson inked it). -- PL

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blast from the Past #266: Drawings in silver pen on black paper

I was doing a little bit of cleaning yesterday and came across these drawings. They are from 2005, and I think I did them at the NY ComicCon.

Beginning around that time, I decided I would bring with me to shows a few pads of black paper and several silver Sharpie® pens, just for something a little different. People seemed to get a kick out of a sketch done this way, instead of the traditional black marker on white paper.

I believe I did these near the end of the last day of the show, when we had a few rare moments of not being swamped at our tables. -- PL

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Fugitree is no more

Yesterday I spent some time doing post-Christmas clean-up, mostly taking down some of the lights I'd put up for the holiday. A number of those lights were on the mighty Fugitree. I decided it was time for the ritual dismembering of the Christmas tree, and -- after carefully removing the fifty Fugitoids and the scattering of silver balls -- I got out my long-handled loppers and proceeded to cut every branch off the tree.

I've done this for the last eight or so years, as I discovered that it makes getting the tree out of the house quite a bit easier, and less messy (not so many needles falling off as I when I used to struggle to manhandle a full, albeit now dried out tree, through the doorway). It's also kind of fun.

For the last five or six years, I've been saving these denuded trunks in the garage, with the idea that at some point I might transform them into walking sticks. I haven't done it yet, but I still hope to. Here's a photo of the remains of the Fugitree with the other trunks in the garage (the Fugitree's trunk is the tallest one).

I want to thank my daughter Emily again for suggesting the idea for the Fugitree -- it turned out to be one of the best-looking Christmas trees we've ever had. -- PL

P.S. I think I am going to offer those fifty Fugitoids for sale, though I have not yet decided on a price.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blast from the Past #264: Raphael lifting machinery pinup

I hope I haven't posted this one before -- I did a quick search and didn't find it. This is a pinup drawing I did back in 1987. Raph's lifting a big hunk of machinery -- not sure why, maybe he's just showing off. -- PL