been reading a lot of my old Ninja Turtles comics recently so i’m more Turtled up than usual. i was supposed to draw the new TMNT comic for a Dark Horse, they were poised to get the license from Nickelodeon (after Peter Laird sold TMNT to Nick in 2009) and it was going to be amazing and awesome. i almost got to draw an issue of Turtles for Mirage before Tales of the TMNT stopped being published at #70 (i did get to do a few covers though), so the Dark Horse thing was my even better second chance, and would’ve been the best shot in the arm my career could’ve gotten, not to mention something i’d wanted to do all my life and be a part of something that heavily influenced me as both an artist and writer. but alas, Nickelodeon pulled out, and TMNT cruelly slipped through my fingers a second time! then recently it was announced IDW Publishing got the TMNT license, argh! maybe i can get in on that but even if i did it probably won’t be as awesome as the other series would’ve been.
anyway, these TMNT sketches weren’t for the comic that would’ve been, these are sketches i did about a year ago during a 2-month run of daily sketches. i thought i’d post them here.