Monday, September 29, 2008

Blast from the Past repost #18: "Team Mirage" Hare Scrambles Turtle

From 1992, this was one of the first of the series of amazing drawings Jim Lawson did for Team Mirage, the motorcycle racing team which I sponsored for several years in the mid-1990’s.

The drawing represents an off-road style of racing called “hare scrambles” -- as a matter of fact, the first racer signed by Team Mirage was a hare scrambles ace named Tom Norton. I designed the turtle-head graphics and color scheme for Tom’s race bikes, which were Hondas that first year. -- PL

(The following promotional blurb was included with the original posting of this "Blast from the Past" back in 2001. Seems like it was only yesterday... -- PL)


As of this past week, Jim Lawson has started penciling, from my plot, the first issue of the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series which should see print sometime this year, hopefully late summer or early fall. I'm not sure what kind of publishing schedule the new book will have -- possibly bimonthly like the original TMNT comic. It will be black and white, and the first issue (at least as it stands now, in rough layout form) will be thirty-two pages long. I'm very excited to be working on a turtle comic book again, and even more so to be working with my good friend, motorcycling buddy, and PLANET RACERS collaborator Jim Lawson. Now I have to go start inking...!


  1. Ah yes, I recall that first issue..and the letter in the co-workers at East LOngmeadow public library also well rememebr least the screaming and dance of joy on my dinner break that

    By the time issue 10 came out later, they were used to me, and when I explained on another dinner break I was crying because my fave TMNT character passed away, they didn't even blink an eye.

  2. It does seem like just yesterday that I picked up a copy of Vol. 4, Issue 1 at my favourite bookstore, which had an extensive comic section. That shop, unfortunately, has long since closed.

    I've yet to obtain issue 10, although I have read it. I too, cried... it was heart-wrenching. As fictional as he may be, I credit Master Splinter as being one of my mentors. If it weren't for him, and through him, the Turtles, I wouldn't have been as enthused in the martial arts (Bruce Lee was the other half of the reason for this), nor would I have had as strong of a sense of justice and honour.

    Speaking of Volume 4, what is the current status of Issue 30?

  3. Pete,
    So wait you're starting a new series or is this a continuation of volume 4?
    -Vaughn M.

  4. -->> Damm, JIM !! DAMM !! !! :]

    * *

    S, i recall some promotional thing regarding V.4 announcement .. i don't remember what the promo is ..

    but there is this signed poster by Peter here and a letter regarding the release of volume 1.

    If that was yesterday i cannot remember why i have that poster.



  5. -->> Vaughn, i think that was the same announcement that came with the promo poster thing i have.

    did anyone else get this V.4 poster ??

    I need to pull that out and see if i can remember where i got it.


  6. ooo dur I should have looked at the date lol 2001!