Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Goongala! Turtle Power documentary available for pre-order at amazon.com!

I saw some exciting news recently -- the long-awaited documentary about the history of the TMNT is getting close to release, and amazon.com has a page at which one can pre-order it. The release date is set for this August 12, and here's the link for the pre-order page:


I've seen a few different cuts of this project, but not this finished one, and I'm really curious to see how it finally came together. So much work has gone into this thing, a true labor of love on the part of those dudes from Canada.  Come on -- buy a few copies! -- PL

Friday, June 6, 2014

Blast from the Past #713: Pete working on color art for TMNT t-shirt iron-on, circa 1984

I came across this photograph yesterday while continuing my long-term project to scan and digitally archive all of our family photo albums, a project which seems to go in fits and starts. Maybe I will have it completed by 2020.

Anyway, I had not seen this one in a while, and found it interesting. This shot was taken in my little studio room in the house in Dover, NH, probably sometime in early 1984. It was actually a second floor bedroom, right at the top of the stairs as I recall. I don't recall working in that room a lot, but apparently I had my airbrush set up in there, and in this photo I am using the airbrush to do part of the coloring on one of the pieces of artwork we produced to make the TMNT t-shirt iron-ons which we sold in the early days of Mirage Studios. I can tell this by the fact that the lettering of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the piece is backwards, which was necessary so that when the iron-on was ironed on to a t-shirt, the writing would then be correctly oriented.

Very technical. -- PL