Monday, March 28, 2011

Blast from the Past #359: April O'Neil, ballerina?

Today, I came across this publication of the Amherst Ballet Theatre Company's 1978-1979 season...

... and was idly thumbing through, thinking I might recognize some person or place or event mentioned in it (having lived in or around Amherst at that time), when my eye was caught by a name on this page...

... and looking more closely, I realized that it was none other than Paige Turco, who played April O'Neil in the second and third live action TMNT movies. Here's a closeup of her section of the page:

Small world. -- PL

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blast from the Past #355: Pencil drawing for Archie TMNT Adventures #35 cover

This may get confusing, but I think that I will continue to number both TMNT-related "BftP" material and non-TMNT-related "BftP" material in the same sequence. Since I split my original blog, "palbog", into two entities -- one devoted to TMNT stuff and the other to everything else that I want to show and tell -- it has been a little hard to keep track of what goes where. But I think with practice it will work out just fine.

One of the odd things which seems to have happened is that I have lost the ability to search this blog, which I have used in the past to avoid as much as possible the embarrassing happenstance of posting the same thing twice (something I have done several times in the past). I'm not sure why that search function is not working -- it may be some arcane cyber-artifact of the blog transfer process -- but I did discover that I can search from the "Edit" page. It's a little clunkier, but seems to work.

In any event, I did do a search to see if I had posted this piece before, and it appears I had not. I suppose I could be wrong... I hope not. Please feel free to let me know if I messed up!

This is my pencil drawing for the cover of issue #35 of the Archie Comics "TMNT Adventures" comic book. I am pretty sure that Ryan Brown inked this one, as he did many of my Archie TMNT covers. -- PL

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blast from the Past #354: TMNT art for Kevin Munroe

I found this recently in a sketchbook that I rarely use. It's a drawing I did several years ago as the basis for a "congratulations card" for Kevin Munroe, the director of the fourth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. I really liked what he had done with the movie, so I drew this up...

... then scanned it, put some word balloons in with dialogue from all four Turtles saying congratulatory things, and sent it to him. If I remember correctly, I think he got a kick out of it. -- PL