Friday, January 29, 2010

Tales 70/Page 1

I'm not sure if the title is going to stick but for now I'm calling this "Return To New York Story". Different for this book is that it's being drawn on tone paper and I'm doing it a bigger size than what is normal for me (10x15).
Page 1 apes a panel right from the old Eastman and Laird RTNY series- issue 19, page 27 to be specific. I did this I suppose, to establish the connection between the two books- however, no where else did I take panels from the old book. Well, one other spot (the end of the fight scene in the barn is dramatically the same). I tried to make this retelling different and in a few spots I had to seriously compress time.
I'll try to post more soon.


  1. I love creator previews! Looks like Raphael gets the focus this time around and the honor of being the featured turtle of the final constant publishing.

    See what you can do about some of rule of 18 coming your way!:D

    Thanks again,Jim!

  2. Awesome. I love it. Thanks for posting this preview, Jim! I'm excited about this issue. RTNY was one of the best TMNT story arcs, IMHO. I can't wait to see what you've got for us.

  3. Man, your pencils are so full of life here. I love the Foot ninja's hands in the bottom-left panel; great shapes!

  4. Cool! I love that old tone paper. Great stuff!

    It makes me a little melancholy, reading about one of my favorite TMNT stories from its glory days as an indie comic. I guess it's part nostalgia and part sorrow that they're not "indie" anymore.

    Excited to see the story revisited!


  5. Man, that is awesome. I gotta say I dig when you put up lone panels as opposed to full pages though - there's something cool about seeing a panel outta context, not knowing what came before or next.

    By the by, I picked up some Bade Biker & Orson comics t'other day - man they are cool. You can fair draw a motorcycle. I want a pair of Bade's trainers.

  6. Just stopped by to give the same wishes as Stan. Happy Birthday Mr. Lawson.

  7. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great celebration. :)

  8. Those look fantastic. So much depth - so much life.

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  10. Jim,

    It's my wish to present this homage to you and the Mirage Group as you all were a source of inspiration for me during my youth and as i continue in my career as an adult.

    Mirage Group Illustration

    Hope you enjoy it, and thank you for the past 25 years and for many to come!


    Mr. Gale Benning
    Executive Producer / Director/ Production Designer
    Philosophia Studios

  11. Hi Jim... I was thinking about you today, wondering how you've been. Hows it going? Is life treating you well? Happy that spring is here at last? Got any epic adventures planned? Hope to hear from you soon and take care, eh? :)

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