I just learned that the first episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I ever wrote, “The Fifth Turtle,” was voted the best of all the TMNT shows on IGN.com. You can see the list here. IGN failed to list the writers, though. As a public service, here they are:
“The Case of The Killer Pizzas” Doug Booth; “Get Shredder!” David Wise; “Casey Jones – Outlaw Hero” David Wise; “Corporate Raiders from Dimension X” David Wise ; “Turtle Trek” David Wise;
David Wise & Patti Howeth wrote “Shredder Splintered” & “A Thing About Mouser.” David was solo writer on “Usagi Yojimbo.” Jeff Scott wrote the final episode, “Divide and Conquer.”
And yours truly wrote “The Fifth Turtle.”
Considering the award, it seems useful to credit the creators, just so people don’t think the actors make up the dialog as they record.
Here are twenty-four pages (including cover) of character models from various episodes from the ’93 and ’94 seasons. Images include mutant April, Irma and Burne; Scumbug, a Triceraton; and others. Download the PDF for only $6.99!
I guess artists are really into early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle artwork. Anyway, I’ve got the downloadable version of color backgrounds from a few early episodes available as a PDF for only $8.95. Forty-four pages, including 38 full-color scans, five tables of contents and a color cover. Check it out.
By popular demand (two people have asked), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Main Model Pack is now available as a download. Eighty-five pages of artwork — three in color — of characters, props, vehicles and other stuff the board artists and animators used to create the show. Only $9.95!
PowerCon was great! I was on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel with Larry Carroll and Rowby Goren (ably moderated by Michele Ivey), and saw a lot of friends and fans.
Here are photos:
Karla & Phyllis
Danielle cannot keep her hands off me.
Geezer-fest: Mel Gilden, Phil Harnage & me.
Dean Stefan helping out at my booth.
Val Staples & his fiancee Rachel at my booth.
Despite popular demand, I will be a guest at the 2013 PowerCon at the Torrance Marriott South Bay, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, California 90503ept 14-15. I will be on some panels (Ninja Turtles, She-Ra and possibly He-Man), and for sure will be hawking my scripts, artwork and other stuff at my booth.
Find out more at The PowerCon.
Ninja Turtle Collectibles
I’m trying out a social sharing plugin. Links to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other networking sites. Let’s see how it works
In other news…
I haven’t been paying much attention here because we’re in the middle of moving to a new house! After almost 30 years in North Hollywood, CA we’re moving to the Palm Desert area. Will try to keep up but it’s hard to pack and post.
I’ve made available all the scripts I’ve got for sale as PDF downloads — at less than half the price. Of course these won’t be autographed, but you get the same content as in the $19.95 version.
Just click on ‘Ninja Turtle Scripts’ above, then on the link to ‘PDF Downloads.’