Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Those Were The Days





















This picture was taken at one of the many photo shoots in the old Florence studio. We were all in the background trying to crack them up. I had an excuse for goofing around because the photographers always commandeered my space for the backdrop. That's why I was always late with the inks for Tales, yeah!

Say "cheese".

13 comments:

Adam Winters said...

I like the background art. It seems inspired by Vol.1 #4. Was it a unique piece or based on something else?

Vaughn Michael said...

oooo I've never seen that art before! I don't think I have anyway.
I love the photo and yeah those where indeed the days.
Shame the turtles fahters aren't together anymore. :\

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ahh.. so cute ..

They look like the owners / workers of the local Deli ..


..maybe Pete can order me up a pastrami on rye with a pickle, onions, and a baked potato and sardines.

>v<

~ tOkKa said...

-->>What Year was this ?!

>v<

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Um, I don't remember adam. I know we had a stack of
B&W posters printed up with that artwork on it. Don't remember what for though...

My guess is 1989 tokka.

PL said...

The art in the background is a color piece I did (I'm not sure if it was used anywhere -- possibly on a cover of a role-playing game book) that one of us enlarged on the then-new Mirage Studios color copier in segments, which were then taped or glued together to make a big poster-type thing. Primitive, but effective! -- Peter Laird

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Some day, Peter.. i hope we can see the piece in full effect. The photo is terribly intruiging and poster is one i doubt many fans have seen if not in a long time.. .. perhaps ever !!

>v<

PL said...

Actually, the more I look at this thing, the more it looks like something I drew, and then Michael Dooney painted. I do think I did my own color version of it, though. -- Peter Laird

PL said...

I managed to track down my version of this piece of art. Come on over to my blog at http://plairdblog.blogspot.com/
and take a look! -- Peter Laird

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Hey Pete!! Thanks for stopping by and clearing this up. We couldn't remember exactly what the art was for.

Splinter's Iroonna said...

And did you ever succeed in cracking them up?

Liquidfire said...

Wow, this is the studio behind my house, I remember those days. Used to visit you guys frequently in my young days. Remember a guy named Craze packard by chance?

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