Friday, May 22, 2009

Letters Page

We always received tons of mail for TMNT Adventures. We read every letter and tried to publish all that we could. Take a moment to click the letters pages above and relive those wacky, bygone days! Did any of you write us a letter?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tales of the TMNT #58 in stores now!

As the space vampire Galactose ransacks the universe, it leaves dimensional destruction in it's wake. Alternate realities are laid bare.

Artwork by Dario Brizuela.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Terrorpin and Snappy Warhol

A Playmates action figure submission by Stephen R. Bissette and Stephen Murphy.
This is just begging to be made into a custom figure!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grisly Grimace

Grisly Grimace, the other half of Antrax! Pencils by Brown with inks by Berger.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Armaggon Attacks!

Commissions from fans are always fun and we enjoy doing them when we get the chance. They give us the opportunity to work together just like back in the old days! While most requests are for the TMNT, once in a while we get to do other characters from Mirage Studio's vast array of characters. This time it's Armaggon and it's for David. Above are the blue pencils!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"...And Deliver Us from Evil"

Above is the unpublished cover for TMNT Adventures #41. This was replaced with a Peter Laird cover for publication.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Coupon Expires 10-6-90

Prices effective Sunday, September 30 thru Saturday, October 6, 1990!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Uncanny Trio!

Mind controlling mutants who turn people into zombies! Exposed to incinerated toxic waste, this evil trio will get their revenge!

TMNT Mutant Universe Poster

We think it would be great to reprint this poster for the 25th celebration!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Style Guide Art

Four pages from an old Mirage Studios style guide we came across. Hope to find the rest!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

No Brainer

Another unpublished cover of Leo swimming in brain fluid. This one was for TMNTA #65.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mondo Gecko Loves Candy

Candy Fine that is!

Cyber Samurai Turtles Cover

We can't remember why this cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #63 was rejected, but rejected it was!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Proposed TMNT Vehicle Sketch

Pencil sketch by Pete of a cool TMNT vehicle.

Chef Boyardee

Storyboards for a 1993 Chef Boyardee TMNT pasta commercial. Yum!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Pithy Portmanteau!

I remember it distinctly, the name "Mutanimals" just hit me one day, out of the blue, and I decided to develop a concept around this ( what I thought was a catchy) portmanteau. The premise would be simple, a mutant animal group whose mission it was to save the planet from mankind. I then set about the task of picking the team members and designing the logo at which time I added the "Mighty". Upon completion and with these in hand I then ran the whole thing by Murph who responded with whole-hearted, enthusiastic gusto. And while Murph thought the team was strong he suggested adding two more members. Jagwar was the first of the two with Murph creating him as a sort of a lord of the rainforest. I suggested a tasmanian wolf which Murph christened "Dreadmon".

With all our ducks in a row now, we then began to weave the story of the mighty mutanimals into the rich, resplendent tapestry of the TMNT Adventures title.

Above, Leatherhead battles his doppelgänger, Nether-dead the Doppelgator! Pencil art courtesy of Fernando!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tales #62 Character Studies

Fernando sketches up Mikey, Raph and an utrom for Tales of the TMNT #62.

Tales of the TMNT #62 Model Sheet

Here is a model sheet by Fernando Leon Gonzalez for the upcoming Tales of the TMNT #62.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nether-Dead The Doppelgator!

Magligna creates a Doppelgänger of Leatherhead to infiltrate the Mutanimals
and destroy them. The beast has a special hatred for Leatherhead and wants him dead.
Not included in the Mutanimals animation bible but intended for a second season pitch had the series made it that far, this drawing along with accompanying notes also state that Maligna would have manufactured an evil team of Mutanimals in the deep, dank caverns of the Hive-World and that they were hatched from egg cases full of goo. Eew!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Up The Stairs, First Door On The Left.

Getting nostalgic during this 25th anniversary of the TMNT.
This is the apartment building on West Street Jim and I occupied during the early days of Mirage Studios. Good times. The best of times. Tales began here. REM fills my head as I see Jim at the kitchen table working on Bade and Orson.

I designed the Thieving God idol just up the street at Forbes Library and Mirage was at 16 Market Street.

Thanks to Dan for snapping this photo!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This gets our vote as a better Burne figure. Not much potential there anyway but Pete did put an imaginative twist on it. Such a shame Playmates passed on it.

Blister Card Pencil Art

Above are a couple examples of pencil art for the TMNT blister cards.