Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blast from the Past #65 repost: Leonardo and Frostbyte

This is a penciled piece I did back in 1992. It's signed by me "To Sam" -- I'm not sure who Sam is. I think this may be the only drawing I've ever done which pairs one of the Turtles with a character from a Funatix! property, in this case Frostbyte™, the leader of the Barbearians™.

(In case you don't know, Funatix! was a toy concept and design group made up of most of the Mirage dudes: me, Mike Dooney, Jim Lawson, Steve Murphy, Eric Talbot, Dan Berger, and for a while Steve Lavigne and Craig Farley. Ken Mitchroney was also one of the founding Funatix! members, but problems due to geography -- Ken lived in Florida at the time -- led to his leaving the group early on. We worked on a bunch of different concepts, but Barbearians™ was one of the first and the most fun.) -- PL

Frostbyte™ and Barbearians™ ™ and © 2009 Funatix! Inc.


  1. Haha cool, I want more funatix pix.

  2. -->> Gee ,Sam .. when you gonna pick up your kill illustration.

    Wonder what the ultimate fate of the Barbearians is !?

    Damm .. !! !!

    Again.. those awesome, big scans.. !!


  3. "Wild Goose said...
    How do you pronounce "Funatix"?"

    Like "fun addicts". -- PL