Tuesday, December 18, 2007

For The Record

The new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume One collected book is out and it looks real good.

For the record, Murph had scheduled me to ink the new story by Jim Lawson, as well as the new frontispieces and epilogue by Jim and Murph. We both thought it would be fun and appropriate to reunite Jim and I for this collected volume. Unfortunately, by the time the pencils were ready for inking Mirage had instituted an "in-house artists only" policy and Murph had to remove me from the project... and Jim wound up inking himself.

I was, and remain, bummed.


Vaughn Michael said...

yeah me also...stuppid new rule..*kicks dirt*

Erik said...

It was/is a stupid decision.

Vaughn Michael said...

I'd still like this as a poster though.

~tOkKa said...

OPQWQ-->> ..may i say some bad words..

or is there a 'Little Ears and 'Little eyes' policy ?!



Rachel said...

Total bummer about the new stuff! But now that I bought the book, I finally got to see your work on the older stuff--lovely. I think my favorite, inks-wise, is The Return of Savanti Romero, it really appeals to me. Jim Lawson's own inking on the newer stuff is awesome, too, but different--sharper, maybe? And not toned, I guess, so it's just black and white, whereas the older stuff has a lot more gray areas. I think the grays sort of suit Lawson's older style, actually, and I have trouble picturing that kind of inking on his newer work--though I'm sad we didn't get to see it.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Yes tokka, watch your mouth.

roseangelo said...

That is a really lame execution of a technicality.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Thanks rachel. That issue was my attempt at Jean Giraud "Moebius" inks. At least I tried to ink like Moebius but of course I could never come close to his genius.

Can you tell I love the man's art?

The grey areas are accomplished with Duo Shade board and I think Jim's art in this new collected Tales is his best to date!

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Thanks Rose... much appreciated!

Vaughn Michael said...

I'll have to get this new collection and see if I like it I wasn't to be on Jim's art in TMNT vol.4 but I was starting to like it towards the last issue of bad moon rising.

~tOkKa said...

-->> ..o fine ..i'll just sing ::
♫ ♫ ** ~~ ♫ ♫

B-A-bay, B-E-bee, B-I-bicky-bi, B-O bo, bicky-bi bo, B-U bu, bicky bi bo bu.

C-A-cay, C-E-cee, C-I-cicky-ci, C-O co, cicky-ci co, C-U cu, cicky ci co cu.

D-A-day, D-E-dee, D-I-dicky-di, D-O do, dicky-di do, D-U du, dicky di do du.

F-A-fay, F-E-fee, F-I-ficky-fi, F-O fo, Ficky-fi fo, F-U fu, ficky fi fo fu.

G-A-gay, G-E-gee, G-I-gicky-gi, G-O go, Gicky-gi go, G-U gu, gicky gi go gu.


H-A-hay, H-E-hee, H-I-hicky-hi, H-O ho, hicky-hi ho, H-U hu, hicky hi ho hu.

J-A-jay, J-E-jee, J-I-jicky-ji, J-O jo, Jicky-ji jo, J-U ju, jicky ji jo ju.

K-A-kay, K-E-kee, K-I-kicky-ki, K-O ko, Kicky-ki ko, K-U ku, kicky ki ko ku.

L-A-lay, L-E-lee, L-I-licky-li, L-O lo, Licky-li lo, L-U lu, licky li lo lu.

M-A-may, M-E-mee, M-I-micky-mi, M-O mo, Micky-mi mo, M-U mu, micky mi mo mu.

DA DA DA DA DAA DAA ~~ - - -

♫ ♫ ** ~~ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ** ~~ ♫ ♫♫ ♫ ** ~~ ♫ ♫ ..>v<

Vaughn Michael said...

I don't get it tokka...some times that boy worries me...yep he aint right..lol

~tOkKa said...

-->> ..woobwoob .. ~~**

n'yuck n'yuck ..


funkidrumr said...
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funkidrumr said...

That does stink Ryan. I'm sorry that happened. Would have been cool if an exception could have been made. I still can't wait though to get my grubby little mitts on this new trade!