I really can't remember why I did this piece. It's a recreation of the first two-page spread (pages 2 and 3) from the first issue of TMNT. I penciled and inked this back in 1986.
I have a feeling it was done to be used for an ad or some kind of promotion. However, I can't recall if it actually WAS used in such a fashion. It's possible that it was used to promote the First Comics color graphic novel-style reprints of the early TMNT issues.
Looking at this drawing, I am once again reminded of Kevin Eastman's talent for layouts, as this composition is directly lifted from issue #1, which followed Kevin's layouts quite closely. If I had had the task of laying out this two-page spread, I don't think I would have come up with these imaginative poses for the four Turtles. -- PL