Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blast from the Past #67 and #68 reposts: 1992 TurtleCon poster art

(For brevity's sake, I decided to put these two BftP's together into one (re)posting.)

Back in 1992 we held the Portsmouth, NH "TurtleCon", the only "official" TMNT convention to date. Held at the Portsmouth, NH Sheraton, it was a lot of fun. This is something I put together as a free handout at the show. It's one of my early Photoshop experiments (I think I was probably using Photoshop 2.5 back then!). I don't know exactly what the heck that gun Don is wielding does, but it sure looks cool.



Before doing the color work in Photoshop, I "cyberinked" the pencil drawing of Donatello.




I'm pretty sure I have some (pre-digital) photos from that Turtlecon somewhere... maybe I can dig some out and scan them for a future blog post. -- PL

8 comments:

  1. Has there been any interest in putting together any more TurtleCons?

    How many people attended the convention back then?

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  2. If that was inked on the PC, and not drawn by hand, how was it done? No way anyone has that steady a hand with a mouse, and drawing tablets back then hardly worked that well, at least for me :)....

    I remember trying one way back in 1996, and I couldn't get used to the smallness of the tablet, and how large the drawing showed on screen..if that makes sense..

    I'd love any video or pictures of TurtleCon. very little information is ever known about it..

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  3. -->> ..i recall T-con '92.

    I was in a hospital when i read about it, and it was like a pipedream.

    Was terrible sad i never got to go.

    I went to one of the unofficial ones.

    Never would have thought i'd ever get to go to something like that.

    Another official one would be insane.

    TMNT25 celebrations & cons may be the closest i'll get this year !!

    god i hope you make it to the West coast , Pete.

    >v<

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  4. I've not found one of those handouts in my travels, but I have managed to acquire one of the promotional posters:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayhemers/2717655550/in/set-72157606452396548/

    Would also love to see some photos and video from the event as I don't know an awful lot about it either...

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  5. -->> what is ' Cyberink works studios ' ??


    i mean i know it is in regards to the cyber inking process.. but - - ??

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  6. "Neil said...
    If that was inked on the PC, and not drawn by hand, how was it done? No way anyone has that steady a hand with a mouse, and drawing tablets back then hardly worked that well, at least for me :)...."

    Neil, I know I've gone into detail about this in a previous post, but I can't remember which one. Basically, I used an autotracing program (Adobe Streamline for this piece, though in recent years I found another one called Silhouette which works better), used Adobe Illustrator to clean it up, then brought the final result into Adobe Photoshop to do the colors. -- PL

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  7. "tOkKa said...
    -->> what is ' Cyberink works studios ' ??


    i mean i know it is in regards to the cyber inking process.. but - - ??"

    Dave, it was just a name I made up for the work I was doing with the "cyberinking". -- PL

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  8. Dragon Turtle- I asked about putting together another convention centered on the turtles at a few boards and basically got laughed off the topic.

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