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SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT

SDCC 2016 :: FEAR BEAR & TMNT


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t2z – the tOkKA bootlegz :: “MONI-ONI” & “Say Everything” SKATEBOARDS (( 2016 )) **src

–>> Hey, Snapper-Keepers and Turtle Legions – happy Solar Eclipse Day, hope it ECLIPSES Tokka’s grumpy birthday. Been struggling for weeks to come up with as decent post to start this final quarter year of incredible contention off to a decent start. Especially when the final quarter of LAST year ended in such a hostile thud. And that kinda happened to everyone.

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iIn the uncertain cloud of smoke many of us get lost in  — in the “War of Words”, it’s a good time for your old snapper-pal here to take stock of the good things past & present while moving forward. I’m not good with mincing cliches, but if they are true – what can ya do ??

t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: MONI-ONI iiThat being stated – 2016 wasn’t ALL bad. ’16 marked a pivotal year in many regards for the world, on a personal level – – i personally was given solace in some regards to the difficult path i’ve chosen to continue on into my 20th year in industry.

SDCC 2016 :: SDCC 2016 :: Gwendoline Yeo with Tokka & "MONI-ONIskateboardSpecifically with Nickelodeon’s TMNT Animation & Vocal Talent team. Two examples included here are part of that constant distribution of my work to industry talent, writers, designers, acting talents, charity causes, ect. This has to an important aspect on perspective i’m trying top take into 2018. If you reading this can get something inspirational out of this or at least something positive internally, all the better.

The deck posted above was made specifically for Gwendoline Yeo. Many know my obsession with TMNT villain lore, and  the latest FOOT CLAN addition to the animated canon is Gwendolin’s Shinigami.  Likely taking slight design influence from the FOOT CLAN MYSTICS, Shini is becoming an important foil and ally to both the Teen Turtle Team and the Foot Clan itself. All good, bad, lethal humorous, lovely, and loyal to her best friend, Karai.

Details in the first and second quarters of last year about her character were rather nil at least design wise with her general look. Tho’ SHINIGAMI is an important  type of spirit in Japanese culture and in religious beliefs. Also being made popular in Anime & Manga franchises like DEATH NOTE, these “gods of death” seem to have a very mysterious and antagonizing name, so i chose 1/2 and 1/2 portrait of a menacing ONI ( the famous Yokai of Japanese lore ) to face off against Raphael, as a menacing substitute to absence of design reference for the beautiful, funny but deadly Shini.

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t2z - the tOkKA bootlegz :: SAY EVERYTHING iiGwendoline became surprisingly enamored with her deck, and a wonderful friendship was struck. This is what it’s all about. Making people happy and helping as many as i can. I’m going to try, in the coming months to do more ground work for the Hero Initiative as well.

The second deck here was granted to friend & supporter Sean Astin, who is the recipient of many “TOKKA” works, even a couple to honor his legendary actress of a Mom. The great Patty Duke !!

SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin with Tokka & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboard


SDCC 2016 ::Sean Astin & "SAY ANYTHING" skateboardMore, quick work examples from this years portfolio :

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: ZoRAPH i

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: #FISHFACE INFERNO i

#TMNT / t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: Kickboxin' Leo i

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: USAGI year 1 iMost pieces do glow in the dark, enhanced in some shots by black lights.

t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: USAGI year 1 iii

 

Other recent works include pieces again of recycled nature utilizing vintage VHS cassettes.t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: PENGUIN COMMANDO, VHS

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t2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: CASEY JONES, VHSt2z - the tOkKa bootlegz :: MONA LISA, VHSIDW, Nick Animation, Varner Studios, Playmates Toys, NECA, METTAL MEGA BLOKS & then some are among Tokka’s beneficiaries.

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa

SDCC '17 x #tOkKa@Regrann 💫 🍝🐢 @gavinhignight - " Totally floored by the awesomeness of this #handpainted #tmnt #skateboarddeck of #donVizioso by @tokka_oroku !!!" #tokka thanks so much sir!!! #teenagemutantninjaturtles #tmnt2012 #thedon #likeaturtSDCC '17 x #tOkKa
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Actress #GwendolineYeo with her #Shinigami #skateboard, her character in #Nickelodeon's #TMNT.

Gwendoline Yeo eventually did receive her legitamate Tokka designed “Shinigami “skatedeck this summer.

**In the next several hours i shall be offering your chance for a custom, recycled-art skateboard or so & hopefully one of the video cassettes for top-tier backers for Jay Lawrence’s HIGHLY in-demand TMNT ACTION FIGURE ENCYCLOPEDIA Hardcover and Softcover Kickstarter program which has under 6 days to finalize. Watch this link closely !!

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Further #TMNT related crowd-funding campaigns in their final days & / or worth your time & monetary flexibility and some incredible rewards  !!::

Another TMNT comic project from the influencial & infamous A. Modeen. His non-canon TMNT, indy-comic stories, particularly this one invites back Mirage Studios talent Jim Lawson, Dan Berger & others – these hypothetical adventures are so close to the creators’ original MIRAGE canon, they become a “Hypothetical – canon” & might as well be CANON. He’s the scoop on his latest project.

From the same team that brought you the Image TMNT conclusion (Vol. 3 #24 & 25) as well as “TMNT: Odyssey” comes a brand new graphic novel. This one takes place after a couple of years after Mirage TMNT Vol. 4, with Donatello leading an excursion to the center of the universe both to save it (an unknown energy is breaking down all life on a cellular level) as well as get answers for himself, his brothers and the others in his group along the way. Answers will be had, secrets revealed and consequences will be suffered.

 

TOKKA may have missed the draw on this one, as when this post publishes, this Passion Project of TMNT & TICK alumn, Dave Garcia may be up & plumb out of juice. But it’s not like Dave to just up and keel over like a dead horse at a dried up waterin’ hole. I’ll keep you guys updated on further developments & potential re listings of this SCI-FI WESTERN Graphic Novel project, a decade in the making !! **Check out Dave’s site for more info & to read S.O.T.W. yourself !!

Join the Black Ghost and Old Man Coyote “the Trickster” on their perilous adventures. Learn why the Masked Man used silver bullets.

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As usual, thanks for your patience !! I’m workin; best i can with my skeleton GGM crew to keep ya updated on the latest n’ greatest & BEST TMNT related news bits as my poor ol’ tiny dinosaurian typin’ tips can tap out on the keyboard !!

 

Ok – more later. Heysave some of that 7 day old pizza from behind the couch for me and sticka candle in it n’ wish this grizzly ol’ Snapper the Grumpiest of birthdays NEVER !! !!

 

** mumble grumble **  

 

~ t

 

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative – “Mutanimals” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A - "HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))** GGM on Facebook, Public & Free **

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative A – “HERMAN & Mondo Gecko; Peace & War” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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–>> Gonna go ahead and drop this during your TMNT II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE 25th anniversary week – – featuring the Tokka that started it all for your ol’ Snapper pal here ;” THE MOST ‘HATED’ Turtle ARTIST IN COMICS “  !!

 

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** The Hero Initiative **

***Visit Rich’s TMNT-NinjaTurtles site for more information in regards to these special H.I. incentive variant covers.***

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B - "OLD HOB'S Back" by tOkKa (( 2016 ))IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #50 // Cover RE Hero Initiative B – “OLD HOB’S Back” by tOkKa (( 2016 ))

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#ICYMI & RELATED NOTES ::

In regards to the anticipated, TOM WALTZ writing lead – MAY 24,2016 release ** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan ..

  • GAMEINFORMER :: EXTENDED GAMEPLAY

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March, 2016
09TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #15; Batman/TMNT #4; TMNT Amazing Adventures #8; TMNT Adventures, Vol. 11 TPB
16Batman/TMNT #3 2nd printing; TMNT: The IDW Collection, Vol. 2 HC
23TMNT #56
30TMNT Deviations One-Shot; Batman/TMNT #1 3rd printing; Batman/TMNT #2 3rd printing

April, 2016
06Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 8 TPB; TMNT, Vol. 01: Shell Unleashed TPB; TMNT New Animated Adventures Omnibus, Vol. 01 TPB
13Batman/TMNT #5; TMNT Amazing Adventures #9
20TMNT #57; TMNT #55 2nd printing; TMNT #56 2nd printing

May, 2016
04TMNT Amazing Adventures #10; TMNT: Allies & Enemies TPB
11Batman/TMNT #6; TMNT Amazing Adventures: Carmelo Anthony Special; TMNT: Enemies Old, Enemies New 2016 TPB
18TMNT #58; TMNT, Vol. 14: Order From Chaos TPB

June, 2016
01TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1
08TMNT Amazing Adventures #11; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2; TMNT Color Classics: The Works, Vol. 5 HC
15TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #3; TMNT Villains Collection HC
22TMNT #59; TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #4
29TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #5

August, 2016
17Batman/TMNT HC
24TMNT Shadows of the Past Game

 

**..hey, know what – -the WIZ KIDZ F.B. Page is also public and free. Find out the latest developments on the Turtles Hero Clix and DICE MASTERS games and figures !! !!**

*** Also check the official HERO CLIX site for more specs on upcoming game pieces of all sorts of incarnations of your fave Turtle heroes and enemies !! !!

 

~ t

‘GENERAL KRANG’S PERSONAL DIMENSION X TRANSPORT’ art by Langdon Foss (( 2013 ))

GENERAL KRANG'S PERSONAL DIMENSION X TRANSPORT art by Langdon Foss (( 2013 ))

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** The art of Langdon Foss **

COMIC FEST 2013 :: LANGDON FOSS

COMIC FEST 2013 :: LANGDON FOSS  & TOKKA

IDW :: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES  #20; COVER RI - "KRANG MECH" art by Langdon Foss (( 2013 ))

..singed by Langdon .. Langdon, Bobby Curnow & Tom Waltz

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–>> The story apparently goes :  Bobby, TOM and crew liked Langdon’s Mobius-esque “KRANG MECH” alternate cover so much .. Langdon’s design was incorporated into TMNT #20’s story. The Krang Mech attacked the Neutrino forces lead by Raphael and Zak.

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Workin’ Fans’ UPDATE :: The Art of 88 continues & hits Heavy Metal this summer, TMNT OotS, COMIX – ‘EVIL’ Leo et. al.

HEAVY METAL Presents: The ART of 88 - Kay D’Arcy;AGENT 88 & Tokka   (( 05.11.2013 ))

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AGENT 88: THE ART OF 88 opening night was a huge success and we’re going to continue screening for the next 3 weeks. If you’re available to come down to the screenings please do. Included here you’ll find an invite to the May 30th screening and below are the remaining dates at Petra Gallerie are as follows:

  • Thursday May 30th 7 til 11pm
  • Thursday June 6th 7 til 11pm
  • Wednesday June 19th 7 til 11pm

HEAVY METAL Presents: The ART of 88 - Kevin Eastman & Tokka   (( 05.11.2013 ))

Every evening is a bit different in that the artists that are signing books and prints from 7:00 til 8:30 are different each week as well as the Live Talent performing between screenings.

We’ve included some shots from the event, where we we had the pleasure of seeing quite a few of you. Some that flew in from as far away from Japan, U.K, Hong Kong and from around the USA. It was …..Mind Blowing are the words I think I’m looking for. All 561 backers had their names up on the big screen for the first time and it was a great feeling to see how far all this has come and where it all started…with you.

HEAVY METAL Presents: The ART of 88 - Santino Ramos & Tokka   (( 05.11.2013 )) [[ Courtesy of DIGGER ]]

More news soon- ( including AGENT 88 Short comic stories in HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE this summer !! ~ t )

Thanks for the leap of faith!

DIgger and Jan

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” ― Criss Jami

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"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES : OUT OF THE SHADOWS" //  ..cover photo (( 2013 ))  [[ Courtesy of Activision  ]]

 

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Your Majestic Mile-High Colorado Comicbook week UPDATES courtesy of **Rich ::

!!** “TMNT #25 Cover Reveals Leonardo’s Foot Clan Costume “

May 22TMNT Color Classics: The Works, Vol. 1 HC; TMNT Villain Micro-Series #2 Baxter Stockman ; **BAXTER preview

May 29TMNT #22, **22 Preview ,***TOM WALTZ talks ‘CITY FALL’

 

June, 2013

05TMNT Color Classics #11; TMNT Classics, Vol. 5 TPB

12Secret History of the Foot Clan TPB

19TMNT Villain Micro-Series #3 Old Hob

26TMNT #23

 

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Workin FAN’S UPDATE :: Burnham & BAXTER ,tmnt-ninjaturtles.com Collection coming soon, TMNT – OUT OF THE SHADOWS BETA. related , TOKKA v. Ross Cambell – you can win !!

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–>> Calm down, **HOB .. i’ll give ya a round up of the news if you’ll get off my back !! Maybe this lowdown on your former boss Dr.Bax will cheer ya up from CBR :: ***Burnham Dissects Classic Villain in “TMNT: Baxter Stockman” ..er, maybe not. Thanks, Tom.

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Well in case you’re a workin’ fan and / or are just getting to the comic shop to pick up your stash of books or in Hob’s case, cat-nip ( medicinal use ONLY ) ..

..here’s Rich’s quick check-list for what’s left of  MARCH ’13 and what may be waiting for you. ::

 

 

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Related notes ::

In case you missed it.,

 

Finally we got this ol’ guy whom ya know and loathe  ..

tOkKa v. Ross Campbell :: ROUND 2;  ' t2z-13; SAVANTI ROMERO '

..an artistic clash between fan favourite and Wet Moon & TMNT vet **Ross Campbell & the much reviled ***TOKKA.

You can win this .. stay tuned !! >:)

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