approx. 11″ x 12″ ..
–>> Two versions were made available by Jared with both all-red & colored bandanas.
This was obtained at NYCC 2012.
–>> Tokka tries to keep personal projects posted on GGM to a minimum ( but he also swore he’d stop talkin’ about himself in the 3rd person years ago as well ), but you TMNT fan-folks may appreciate this more than most.
Photos by Miki, shot at ** Steve Lavigne’s SHELLBACK ARTWORKS in Wells,MN.
This custom hoodie was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one o’ Mirage Studio’s most popular story arcs in TMNT history; and the final one that put an end to the original Volume one of the Mirage Turtles FOREVER : “City at WAR“.
Ripped from an old t-shirt .. the classic “C.A.W.” logo features on the front, and one the back the iconic Eastman & Laird image a vicious Shredder Elite choking the life out of one of the warring Foot Soldiers. One of the most memorable panels from TMNT v.1 #50.
The Hoodie goes up a tad small when the hood is actually pulled up over my noggin, but it’s not to bad. “Blood”,”ooze” , street grime & spray, Three-toed dragon symbol stencil, and some very worn battle-wrapping around the arms pay a small nod to the Shredder Elite Guards themselves.
Special thanks to Dan Berger.
–>> Comic & storyboard artist, stage-actor, voice artist, & professional model maker : Scott Williams.
An illustrator for **Vincent Ferrante’s Witch Hunter comics, double-time work as storyboardist & VA on MTV’s Daria, a tiny bit more of VA highlights in Scott’s repertoire include MTV’s CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH, video games such as Pokémon, & of coarse the 4kids series TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES as the brilliant, grandiose, over-the-top creator of the Mouser Robots BAXTER STOCKMAN.
Scott provided the truest, most FREAKISH elements of Baxter from the original MIRAGE comics & ran with them. Not only proving just how horrible and insane Baxter really could be, but even giving Baxter a humorous backbone that often counter-balanced the darker tone of the whole series, even at times allowing BAXTER to steal the whole show !! No matter just how many times Shredder & the Turtles cut him down to size, LITERALLY .. Dr.Bax always came back more frightening and disturbing than ever before !! By far in Tokka’s top 3 incarnations of the character.
Is Baxter taking any Mouser requests ?? Well if you can stay on the GOOD side of his ego and the price is right – maybe. >;p
H’m .. well how about that. An “actual MOUSER” created by THE ACTUAL “Baxter Stockman” a.k.a. Scott Williams.
“This summer some of the news that was released was the new designer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Merchandise line coming out. With watches, shoes, and shirts are some of the things we’ll be seeing for TMNT. This is bringing out new styles of art that we have yet to see on the official side of store sales. One of the artist who did some of these pieces is Ron English. At San Diego Comic Con International a lot of us fans saw some of Ron’s artwork get released to the public on shirts, which was a promotion for the Ninja Turtle watches that he designed. At New York City Comic Con we were able to catch up with Ron to ask him about .. ..
A good friend and fellow Ninja Turtle fan Tokka, joins me as the co-host in this interview. Tokka is a fan of Ron English, so he knew a lot of areas that I did not know about with Ron’s work. It was great to have Tokka on the show. A lot of fans may know him for his posts on Go Green Machine, Twitter, Facebook and so many other places on the internet. Tokka is an artist, who was even published by Mirage as one of the pin up pages in Tales of TMNT Volume 2.
Tokka and I talk to Ron about his history in art, how he originally learned of Ninja Turtles, and how he is now involved in the future of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We also talk a bit on how the fans of the Classic TMNT are reacting to this new swing with the Turtles.”
–>> In case ya missed it, watch Tokka play the FOOL as one of the most distracted Ninja Turtle zombies in history.
The RON x FLÜD collab- releases parallel this years FILA/TMNT releases. Ron also hints at his future with Nick, FLÜD, and the Turtles & soon-to-be released TMNT work in follow ups to the now infamous LEONARDO as MONA LISA piece ( made available as am exclusive poster at SDCC ’12 ). Hurry before Tokka collapses into a useless puddle of undead, toxic goo and gets toxic Mutagenic fluids all all over your fancy watch there.
–>> Don’t get your hopes up, but don’t give ‘em up. Unlike FUNIMATION , THEY GAVE UP on the 4kids TURTLES hardcopy DVD releases a few years back after **season 2, part two. BOOOOO !! >:O
That didn’t stop ***LF Garcia from being inspired by this conundrum and flexing his design muscles.
His custom “hypothetical” DVD covers for the never officially released ( well at least not yet, time will tell ) Seasons 3 & 4 of the show are actually really cool !!