PowerCon 2013

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.

Adding New Plugins

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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Planet of the Turtleoids”

This is some artwork from season 7 (1993). These episodes were made after I’d left the show, working on Exosquad, among other things.

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Groundchuck, from the TMNT episode "Planet of the Turtleoids"

The TMN Turtles are on a mission to save the Planet of Turtleoids – Shellri-La. A two-foot dwarf turtle, Kerma from the Shellri-La is asking for help to save his planet from the two-headed dragon – Herman the Horrible. The arch rival Shredded is all set to destroy the peace of town in the mean while with a gigantic robot and two new mutants. Can the TMNT save the Shellri-la from Herman the Horrible? Can they defend Shredder from his evil dreams? Watch out for more with our original Ninja Turtle cartoon artwork!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “The Legend of Koji”

Samurai General, from "The Legend of Koji"

The Shredder has a new plan, now! He wants to uproot the master of foot clan. He uses his time-machine to move back to 1583 to fight and defeat Hamato Koji. Koji is the great ancestor of Splinter – the Ninja masters of the Turtles. Without the Splinters teachings the Quadra-Turtles will remain as normal turtles and can never become Ninja warriors! All Shredder has to do is to defeat and kill Hamato Koji so that Splinter can never be born. Will he succeed? Will original Ninja Turtles defend Shredder in this mission? What is the game plan? Let’s have the outcome through the series of TMNT – “The Legend of Koji.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Night of the Dark Turtle”

TMNT - Robotic stegosaurus from "Night of the Dark Turtle"

After being electrocuted, Donatello transforms to a Dark Turtle. An alien race of Triceratons has landed on earth to invade the civilization. The arch-rival Shredder is all set to make his most powerful weapon against the Ninja Turtles, who have one of their strongest partners converted into a Dark Super Hero. Will Shredder succeed? Will his mini-blaster blast off the Turtles? Will the earth be saved from the star gate? Look in our original artworks of 156th episode of TMNT for the answer.

Interesting Factoid:

The Triceratons were characters from the original ninja turtles comic books. Only a few of the original characters made it into the original series.

Unsolicited Testimonial:

I love this set of color tmnt model sheets! I hope you will release more as I’d love to have all of the characters for my archives and to help me make the best custom action figures that I can.
Thank you so much for making these available!
—Vaughn M.