Hi Ross! I was wondering about your TMNT fancomic (which looks awesome beyond belief, from what I've seen so far). Do you have a release date yet? And if so, what can we expect from it? (Like in terms of mood, and relationships between the turtles.) Thank you for your time!!
hi! thank you, i’m glad you like the fan-comic stuff i’ve posted so far! thanks for the interest! :D
no definite release date yet but i’m hoping to start doing a page a week schedule next year after i finish my official IDW TMNT story around February. i’m trying to think of how to sum up what to expect! umm, it’s going to be kind of light/cute in tone, but it also has a lot of melodrama and some serious stuff, existential crises, and a lot gloomy Turtles sitting around talking about their feelings! XD there’s some serious story stuff that happens, stuff with the Foot, the Turtles’ origin, there’s time travel, some big fights, but i’m trying to juggle it with low-key fun slice-of-life type things.
in terms of relationships i’m trying to put in time for everyone, every combination of Turtle and exploring each of their dynamics with each other, but i think the main relationships are Mikey/Leo, Raph/Artie, Artie/Alopex, and Raph/April. Donnie is there too of course, but he retreats from the others a bit. each main character (the 5 Turtles, Alopex, April, and to a lesser extent Splinter) has their own individual arc/set of problems that they deal with, too.
i hope that answers some things for you! let me know if you have any other questions. :D thank you again!
So have you found any of your old Razorback illustrations yet? If you haven't, could you draw new ones from what you remember?
here’s a post on the Shadoweyes site with some Razerback drawings linked in it. i have other old Shadoweyes artwork but i’m not going to post it anywhere or and i’m not going to do any new drawings based on it, sorry! :) i like to look ahead.
“We are extricating ourselves from a system that insulted our common humanity by dividing us from one another on the basis of race and setting us against each other an oppressed and oppressor. That system committed a crime against humanity.” — Speech in Pretoria upon receipt of a report from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which investigated apartheid-era atrocities. Oct. 29, 1998
“Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider themselves superior define and treat the rest as sub-human, denies the humanity even of those who elevate themselves to the status of gods.” — Address to the UK’s Joint Houses of Parliament, July 11, 1996.
On his opposition to apartheid:
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” — Statement at the opening of his defense in the Rivonia treason trial, April 20, 1964.
On human solidarity:
“As the years progress one increasingly realizes the importance of friendship and human solidarity. And if a ninety-year-old may offer some unsolicited advice on this occasion, it would be that you, irrespective of your age, should place human solidarity, the concern for the other, at the centre of the values by which you live. ” — Lecture in Kliptown, Soweto on July 12, 2008.
“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.” — Speech delivered in Johannesburg, July 2, 2005.
The White Apologist: “I’m so, so sorry for what my ancestors did to yours, man! It really breaks me down sometimes thinking about how despicable we were to you guys! Please forgive us!”
The Faux-Humanist: “Stop talking about race. We’re all just human.”
The Martin-Lover: “Yeah, but didn’t Martin Luther King say to judge people not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character! I have a dream today!”
The Lord of the Fee-Fees: “Don’t you understand how your comments about what SOME White people do are offensive to me and hurt my feelings? Not all of us are racist! By pointing out my “privilege”, you are spreading hate!”
The Wonderful White Friend: “I’m not racist, some of my best friends are Arabs!”
The Nigger-Lover: “Why can’t I say nigger? I saw it on the Boondocks! Why can’t I say nigger? Eminem’s a rapper! Why can’t she say nigger? What if she married a Black man? Why can’t she say nigger? What if he was adopted by a Black family?”
The Pea-Brained Peacemaker: “Maybe if you people weren’t so harsh and hostile, White people would want to listen to you? Try being a little calmer next time, why don’t you?”
The Silly Bitch: “I don’t care what you say, nigger isn’t a racist word. NIGGER.”
The Annoying White Feminist: ”I think our shared experiences as women are more important than race at this time, look at the bigger picture! Woman is the nigger of the world, and I have a right to say it, you colored women are just being divisive!”
The Reverse Race Specialist: “How come there are no historically white colleges? REVERSE RACISM!”
The Slave-Thrower: “Everybody was enslaved, not just you guys!”
The Fool: “I know you were fired from your modeling job because the casting agent said you didn’t ‘have the look’ and you were passed over for the job by ten other White models, but I don’t think this has anything to do with racism!”
The Colorblind Crook: “I don’t see color! There’s no difference at all between the races, we’re all the same deep down!”
The Bleeder: “Racism wouldn’t exist if you stopped talking about it. WE ALL BLEED RED!”
"The Bleeder" is also known as the "Morgan Freeman Effect".
i’m shaking because these are all really fucking true and i literally know at least one person to fit each one of these.
yeah! i should’ve been more specific instead of “she had different colors” XD she was purple with neon green eyes! and her feet/legs were MUCH smaller, haha. her snout was also more beaky, than round and upturned like it is now.
she sorta did, yeah! in the very earliest drawings she was more animal-like, then my co-designer and i took her in a more human-girl-like direction and she had breasts and slight curves, and then when i took the reins myself i went in a more alien/non-human like direction which is what she is now. :)
What did Shadoweyes initially look like? You got any early drawings of her from when you were just thinking her up? Or if you don't, could you draw up an early concept of her maybe?
she was pretty different in the early days, i think i’ve deleted all her early concept art that i drew off deviantart but it might be lurking around on one of my other sites, hopefully not. XD she was much thinner and lankier in the early art, and her colors were different.
Campbell senpai defended my anonymous honor ;o; What I said about your theme was merely in jest. I humbly ask for forgiveness! Your Christmas theme is perfect in every way and it fills me with holiday cheer and it reminds me of Pier 1.
i forgive you!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 let’s never fight again, anon.
aah is there any idea of when volume 7 will be out? the pages you posted look so amazing omfg
thank you so much!! :D i’m not sure yet when it will be out, maybe late 2014 or early 2015, if i had to guess. :( it’s going really slow and right now i’m busy with Ninja Turtles for a few months, but i’ll be going full steam ahead on Wet Moon come February or so. thank you for being patient, i really appreciate it!! <3 i hope the book will be worth the wait.
“One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.”—