Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mondo Murderer

MWS does it again. Another good guy gone bad. Mondo Gecko prepares to execute Michelangelo.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Batty Bad Guys

Courtesy of Mr. Wolf, a villainous Screwloose and a very rotund Wingnut make plans for world domination and then try to brainwash Zach. No Mutanimals here.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Japanese Leatherhead

If you collect variants here is the 1989 Leatherhead figure released in Japan with 1992 packaging.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hothead vs. Rattlor!

Hothead's extending neck was courtesy of Rattlor. Although Playmates wouldn't spring for the mechanism and simply had the child pull the neck out like Extendar.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Michelangelo in Blue

Another Archie Adventures style pinup or convention sketch I inked. Michelangelo attacks! Grrrrrrr!

I know the nunchakus are the wrong color but I like the orange.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gentleman Gene"The Dean" Colan

I'd have to say my favorite issue of the Adventures title would be issue 22. That's because Gentleman Gene Colan drew it!
These pages are special because my characters Vid Vicious and Warrior Dragon are on them.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Final #50 Leatherhead

Here is the final design for Leatherhead for the 50th issue of Tales of the TMNT! Awesome!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Preliminary Leatherhead

Here's Paul Harmon's second rough design for the character Leatherhead. I like his style. What do you think?

Sunday, March 9, 2008


The script to Tales #50 has been approved and now work can begin on the art. The creative team behind Tales of the TMNT #36, Tristan Jones and Paul Harmon, will again kick ass only this time they'll be down under in Australia. I for one am very excited about this very special 50th issue!

Turtle eats Pizza

Unused convention or licensing drawing of a TMNT eating pizza.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Game Over

Scratch is the boss!

Jagwar Action Figure

This is the Jagwar sculptural input drawing for Playmates Toys. Needless to say the figure never happened and we're all bummed about that!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Playmates Catwoman April design drawing from 1990.

My title at Mirage for a while was TMNT Toy Coordinator. My job was to keep track of all the design work being done for all the Playmates toys: making sure the process flowed smoothly between Playmates and Mirage; keeping track of all the different design stages items were in; getting written final approval for play sets, action figures, roleplay items, etc. from Pete and Kev; organizing samples, test shots, prototypes and paint masters. It was fun and hectic. I'd kill to have that sort of job again now!

Heroic Interview

For those of you who collect fanzines here's one from 1988. Jim and I are interviewed inside about Tales, Mirage's new comic day, our favorite artists and other assorted stuff. I like the cover. Bright, happy, sunny yellow! My copy is water-stained and old. Can't imagine many of these are still around today.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Primary Colorist

Great news! If you haven't heard by now, I'd like to bring to your attention that as of issue 43 Steve is coloring all the covers for Tales of the TMNT! Another Mirage alum joins the team! Even more reason to pick up a copy today!

Jim penciling, Eric inking, Steve coloring and Dan as editor. Wow, just like the old days! Mirage fans rejoice!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Old Art

A drawing I found in a box of old papers from my studio space in the old Cutlery building in Florence. I threw in some color for fun.