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Nick Pitarra
12-19-2016, 04:06 AM
Hey guys! I wanted to share some process stuff for TMNT Universe #6 coming out in January. I collaborated with writer John Lees (And Then Emily Was Gone) and colorist Felipe Sobreiro (Luther Strode/Spread) to tell a one shot story introducing WYRM to the IDWverse.

Hopefully...if we did our jobs right...our version of WYRM will have the creepy oddity of the Ryan Brown designed toy...mixed in with the disturbing vibe of Wyrm's Ken Mitchroney illustrated TMNT Adventures appearance.

Here's a little bit of process stuff... we are going to do an art giveaway contest soon...I'll post about it here along with some more art when i figure out the details.

Thanks for your time!

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This is the subscription variant by Felipe and I ...

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Nick Pitarra
12-19-2016, 04:15 AM
Here was the first pass at the design (story ideas changed him up a good bit). What i found the most interesting at this stage looking at original Wyrm appearances is that he was clearly designed with the shape, movement, and even colors of different flat worms. Simple things that seem random like his googley eyes are actually designed based off of the narrow eyes (sun spots?) of real flat worms...


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Utrommaniac
12-19-2016, 04:35 AM
These look awesome! Makes things a little more exciting for when it's released.

And hopefully this will be a better Wrym than was in the Nick show.

ToTheNines
12-19-2016, 04:40 AM
This is the subscription variant by Felipe and I ...

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Oh wow, definitely grabbing that one. Thanks for sharing all of this!

neatoman
12-19-2016, 04:41 AM
First off, great design, I love that he's literally a pile of worms and random sewer trash caught between the worms. A really creative take on an already weird looking character.

But I'm just gonna say it, is he blind if his eyes are a rubber duck and a goldfish bag? And what's with the balloon? I get the mallet since came with the toy, but why a balloon?

Candy Kappa
12-19-2016, 05:21 AM
I love the design, so creepy but also very toyetic.

Nick Pitarra
12-19-2016, 06:04 AM
First off, great design, I love that he's literally a pile of worms and random sewer trash caught between the worms. A really creative take on an already weird looking character.

But I'm just gonna say it, is he blind if his eyes are a rubber duck and a goldfish bag? And what's with the balloon? I get the mallet since came with the toy, but why a balloon?

Thanks! I'd say he's the opposite of blind ...he's many many flat worms ...so he has many eyes...there are bits in the comic that will illustrate that. The trash/junk he assembles is only to make himself a larger scarier version/representation of one small flatworm...a strength in numbers kind of thing....he doesn't see with any of his assembled parts...doesn't eat with his saw mouth. The balloon bit ties into other elements of the comic story and his design that you'll see in the comic!

DestronMirage22
12-19-2016, 07:30 AM
Lovin' the design! Can't wait to see more of Wrm. Thanks for sharing this with us, it's always a treat seeing behind-the-scenes stuff like this. :D

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
12-19-2016, 11:38 AM
Aw yeah. This is gonna be great!

And I think you've succeeded in making Wyrm the creepiest-looking character in IDW TMNT! :tcool:

Sophie Campbell
12-19-2016, 12:23 PM
I LOVE that cover with the balloon!!!

funatic
12-19-2016, 10:15 PM
Thanks for sharing Nick! Love to see more creators on these forums. Really great take on a really weird character! Your unique style suits his madness perfectly. (That's meant as a compliment.) :eyemouth: Especially cool to see the sketches and background work, and an art giveaway!? Sign me up!