It was announced that Dan Duncan is leaving IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art duties and will be starting a new career in animation. Check out the quote from Bobby Curnow below.
“Unfortunately, during the production of TMNT #11, Dan let me know he wouldn’t be able to continue after #12. So what was going to be a 2-issue hiatus has turned permanent. He got a new gig in the world of TV animation. Dan let me know with ample time, and with LOTS of gratitude, both for the opportunity, and for the fans. He’s grown to be iconic with IDW Turtles and will be missed a lot. He knows he’s welcome back, and we’ve discussed some exciting possibilities for the future, though they will be shorter in nature. At least for the foreseeable future.
Andy Kuhn will indeed be continuing for issues #15 and 16. Beyond that, we’ll see. He’s working on issue #14 now, and turning in some really great stuff. I hope folks enjoy his work as much as I do.”
- Bobby Curnow
A MESSAGE FROM DAVE SIM:
EVERYone keeps telling me: KICKSTARTER! KICKSTARTER! KICKSTARTER! So, um, here I am as part of a event/partnership — Cerebus Digital — registered by John Scrudder in his home state of North Carolina. You GO, TARHEELS! Okay, so John tells me I just have to sign my name and personalize CEREBUS esoterica a few thousand times and mail out a few hundred packages…
(both of which I’m definitely up for since, fortunately, they don’t require computer literacy — I still use an electric typewriter, “escargot mail”, a fax machine and landline telephone to communicate with the outside world, relying on outside help for anything Internet-based (my MacBook is only for typesetting and downloading photoreference: God Bless Google Images!!!) I have written instructions here from John telling me how to input this. I hope I’m doing this right)…
So: here’s my pitch for the $6,000 that I’m trying to raise:
STEP ONE: CEREBUS DIGITAL HIGH SOCIETY
Continue to convert HIGH SOCIETY into digital files by producing a HIGH SOCIETY combination e-book, audio book/ digital graphic novel/ oral history/weekly serialization at (so far) iVerse, Diamond Digital and Comixology and hope revenues can help things along by the time I’m getting paid early next year (The “Hail Mary” Pass Scenario)
STEP TWO: CEREBUS DIGITAL 6000
If more than $6,000 is raised (this is where I suspect John is pulling my leg: MORE than $6,000???) then the money would be put aside to do e-books/audio books/digital graphic novels/oral history/weekly serializations of ALL OF THE CEREBUS BOOKS, Beginning with CEREBUS (500 pages), CHURCH & STATE vol. 1 (600 pages). CHURCH $ STATE vol. 2 (600 pages), and JAKA’S STORY (500 pages).
So, okay, John (I finally agreed). But make the pledges FUNNY.
FUNNY? he says (from which I gather than Kickstarter doesn’t ordinarily, you know, DO “funny”).
Yeah, you know — our “crazy Luddite technophobe senile dinosaur hermit routine” we do on the phone.
He goes, Are you SURE?
Oh, definitely. If you want them to even READ all these pledge descriptions the LEAST you can is entertain them. Just think of it as $20 for writing stand-up if we pull in $6,080. (I knew exactly what would work on him).
And now. Heeeere’s Johnny! (he gets funnier in the Rewards section, trust me).
Thanks for reading all this (assuming I actually saved it all by hitting that green button down there)!
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The Boston Comic-Con is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday April 22nd, 2012.
Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!
Simon Bisley is one the British masters of comics starting out in the lauded title 2000AD with ABC Warriors and Slaine the Horned God. His painting have graced the covers and pages of title including Judge Dredd, Batman,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Hellblazer, and many more. A rare US appearance only at the Boston Comic Con!
David Petersen became an indie comics sensation with the release of his epic Mouse Guard. Since then his award-winning series has garnered popular and critical acclaim as one of the best kid-friendly publication on the market. He has also been providing cover art for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mico-Series.
Also, you can find Michael Dooney down in the artist alley.
If you spot any other TMNT alumni let us know!
The heroes in a half-shell still know how to excite comic readers and retailers alike it appears, as IDW Publishing is heading back to press to offer third printings of both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (AUG118097, $3.99) and #2 (AUG118103, $3.99) in order to meet demand. The new printing of issue #1 is scheduled to go on sale November 2, while issue #2 will be released November 16.
“The response to the debut issue of the series has been phenomenal,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s chief operating officer. “We are grateful to all the old and new Turtles fans who are supporting this series so strongly, and will be delivering the second printing as soon as possible.”
“WOW! What a wonderful welcome back,” said co-creator Kevin Eastman. “Although this never could have been possible without such amazing and creative teams at Nickelodeon and IDW to work with, NONE of it would have been possible without the love and support of such amazing TMNT fans!”
IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles offers a brand-new take on the original series, led by TMNT co-creatorKevin Eastman and co-writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Infestation: Outbreak).
“When I first started working on IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan, and the rest of the IDW and Nickelodeon TMNT crew, I was excited and very optimistic about the possibilities. I mean, all the pieces were in place for a successful reboot,” said Waltz. ”But to have fans and retailers jump onboard in such huge numbers — and in such a positive fashion — has far exceeded even my own lofty expectations for our ongoing series. It’s already been an exciting ride and I couldn’t be happier or more thankful. And, knowing what we have lined up for future issues, I can honestly say the best is yet to come!”
This first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series features new and exciting storylines that maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to these action-packed adventures. The first arc tells the origin story of the Turtles and introduces a new villain, the fearsome mutant alley cat, Old Hob.
As a reminder, IDW will also collect Mirage Studio’s original series later this fall with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection HC Volumes 1 (JUN110375, $49.99) and 2 (SEP110279, $49.99).
In 2008, 786 Rutgers students and community members gathered at the Livingston Recreation Center to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Ninja Turtles.