A thorough look back at the TMNT's comic book origins with their first stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Kevin Eastman - Born in 1962 in Portland, Maine, Kevin began
drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. His discovery of
comic books gave meaning to his crazed doodling. When Kevin
discovered and studied the work of Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Richard
Corben, Vaughn Bode and John Severin, he began to hone his craft.
His first published work appeared in 1980, a year or so before he
met Peter Laird. In May 1984, he and Laird published Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles #1, creating the hit heroes in a half-shell. Eastman
co-writes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and can sometimes be
found at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
Peter Laird is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman.