Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blast from the Past #216: Cereal mini-comics pencil roughs

I'm not sure how I got the job of doing these pencil roughs for the mini-comics that were packed into boxes of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cereal from Ralston-Purina -- possibly Kevin was busy or wasn't interested, or maybe I thought it would be fun and volunteered. Who knows? It's been so long, and it happened during a crazily busy period for Mirage and the Turtles.

In any event, there were three of these things, and they all linked together into one continuing story. If memory serves, I not only did these pencil roughs, but also finished pencils, which were then inked (by whom I can't remember, though it might have been Ryan Brown) and colored (by Steve Lavigne, I think). Wacky, but fun. -- PL

Pencil roughs for mini-comic #1


Pencil roughs for mini-comic #2


Pencil roughs for mini-comic #3

6 comments:

  1. That's really cool. It reminds me of the original cartoon.
    I also would have loved to see Casey as Cthulhu.

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  2. I have these if you want to post the finished color versions....

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  3. These look great. They remind me of when I was little and the turtles had a comic strip in the newspaper did you do the pencils for them as well?

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  4. " David McBride said...
    These look great. They remind me of when I was little and the turtles had a comic strip in the newspaper did you do the pencils for them as well?"

    No, I never worked on the newspaper comic strip. If memory serves, Ryan Brown, Jim Lawson, and Dan Berger all worked on that at various times. -- PL

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  5. -->> Murphy also contributed to the comic strip at least Early on.

    Mike, Pete ..

    Ryan posted about these months and months back

    ** Here ..

    ***& here...

    .. at least the covers and the Casey / Octo panel.

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  6. I always wondered what the circumstances were that led to you pencilling those mini-comics. Now I (kinda) know.

    PS - I wish there was a section on the official TMNT site dedicated to these little comics projects that don't fit into any of the standard categories listed on the site. This section could include things like these TMNT Cereal mini-comics, the mini-comics that came with some of the TMNT toys, plus the cool TMNT guest appearances in Miami Mice and Equine that you and Kevin Eastman worked on.

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