My contribution to Bottleneck Gallery’s “Ninja Turtles in Time” Show premiering October 3rd in Brooklyn, New York. More information here.
My fascination with any franchise is in its flexibility as a consumer product. Originally the Ninja Turtles began as a parody of 80’s Marvel Superhero comics and soon became a kid-friendly toy and cartoon series before becoming a global brand and iconic cultural relic. I was always interested in how this brand grew along the way, satisfying various demographics and adapting to different cultural needs. What I always found most iconic about the Ninja Turtles was their character design particularly those extremely recognizable faces, with the ever-present four color bandana combinations. I chose to illustrate 24 essential character head designs from the original Mirage comics to its film live film adaptations to its toy and video game alterations.
Revisiting some of the awesome artwork from Takei Back the Night, Geeks OUT’s 2012 art show honoring gay geek pioneer George Takei! Artists really knocked it out of the park!
Submissions are now open for the March 2013 show Dream Weaver, paying homage to geek muse Sigourney Weaver! Get drawing!! Additional information and submission guidelines are available at dreamweavernyc.com