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RatKingLeo
08-01-2017, 05:27 PM
Not sure if anyones posted about this somewhere but Kevin Eastman is Co-Creating a new project called "Drawing Blood" it features TMNT cover artist Ben Bishop. The Kickstarter went live today and is 25% funded after 5 hours. Here is the link to check it out

http://https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073065927/kevin-eastmans-drawing-blood-vol-1-a-graphic-novel?ref=nav_search (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073065927/kevin-eastmans-drawing-blood-vol-1-a-graphic-novel?ref=nav_search)

Andrew NDB
08-01-2017, 05:37 PM
I've been seeing this here and there but I'm still a bit confused. Is Kevin Eastman writing it and drawing it? Is he even drawing it at all? The page doesn't appear to have an answer. Just based on the art I see (not his) and the general vibe of it, it seems like he's only peripherally involved, covers, maybe a short in it.

dl316bh
08-01-2017, 05:56 PM
I've been seeing this here and there but I'm still a bit confused. Is Kevin Eastman writing it and drawing it? Is he even drawing it at all? The page doesn't appear to have an answer. Just based on the art I see (not his) and the general vibe of it, it seems like he's only peripherally involved, covers, maybe a short in it.
Reading the Kickstarter closely, it sounds a lot like his involvement with the IDW Turtles. He's co-plotting with someone else doing the full scripts.

RatKingLeo
08-01-2017, 06:04 PM
I've been seeing this here and there but I'm still a bit confused. Is Kevin Eastman writing it and drawing it? Is he even drawing it at all? The page doesn't appear to have an answer. Just based on the art I see (not his) and the general vibe of it, it seems like he's only peripherally involved, covers, maybe a short in it.

From listening to some interviews and reading the Kickstarter page I think he is Co-Writing it and adidng covers and some interior art. It almost seems like an exaggeration of Eastmans life. A young man Shane Bookman creates The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls (a play on TMNT) fame and fortune hits him hard and I believe the book will detail the stories of Bookman dealing with his life after fame hits.

RatKingLeo
08-01-2017, 06:05 PM
Ben Bishop is the main artist on the story

Utrommaniac
08-01-2017, 06:26 PM
I saw this one Facebook and left a comment about the idea Ragdoll cat ronin (just the right floppiness for martial arts) - which he and Courtney left likes on.

pferreira
08-03-2017, 10:00 AM
It seems very autobiographical. I imagine it'll do well at least critically.

eskater
08-04-2017, 10:33 AM
From listening to some interviews and reading the Kickstarter page I think he is Co-Writing it and adidng covers and some interior art. It almost seems like an exaggeration of Eastmans life. A young man Shane Bookman creates The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls (a play on TMNT) fame and fortune hits him hard and I believe the book will detail the stories of Bookman dealing with his life after fame hits.

I backed it, I'm genuinely interested in it just because Eastman seems to be putting a lot of thought into it. Like maybe since it's taking cues from his life we'll get a new perspective from him on how those early years went on possibly?

Utrommaniac
08-04-2017, 11:03 AM
I'm just really into the reimagining with Ragdoll cats. I mean, he could have used Maine Coons or Bombays, Siamese, or even Bengals, something fairly big and bad@$$, but he used the breed famous for floppiness and amicability.

At least there's a possibility for the Ragdolls to have differences in appearance to set them apart aside from weaponry, thus allowing them to share a single color uniform/mask.
http://www.5280ragdolls.com/cat%20color.jpg

I'd even guess that Shane is a merger of Eastman and Laird in some way.

eskater
08-07-2017, 08:40 AM
I'd even guess that Shane is a merger of Eastman and Laird in some way.

You think so? I thought Shane would just be Eastman with a twist.

***First of Two Latin Kings***
08-07-2017, 08:42 AM
If Shane is just Eastman with a twist, will Laird be parodied at all?

eskater
08-07-2017, 08:44 AM
If Shane is just Eastman with a twist, will Laird be parodied at all?

That's a good question, even if he is parodied what direction will that take?

ToTheNines
08-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Sounds like the Laird stand-in is Shane's brother who gets a loan from mobsters. Weird...

eskater
08-07-2017, 11:56 AM
Sounds like the Laird stand-in is Shane's brother who gets a loan from mobsters. Weird...

Yeah, at least a little bit. I know it's fiction but it's at least somewhat of a look into what Kevin thinks when he thinks about in those early days. I won't analyze it too much though.

funatic
08-10-2017, 12:09 AM
Did anyone here pledge for the $250 TMNT mystery box? Definitely interested what that will include!

eskater
08-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Did anyone here pledge for the $250 TMNT mystery box? Definitely interested what that will include!

I wish! Plus they keep adding goodies to the project....it'll be interesting to see what's in the mystery box for sure!

RatKingLeo
08-26-2017, 08:54 AM
Only 5 days left for this Kickstarter, just over $5K left to get fully funded. I just thought I would mention some cool TMNT related rewards left.

So many cool Kevin Eastman rewards, Sketch covers, TMNT cover roughs, a 30 minute skype call, signed books, but coolest of all an ultimate VIP experience where he flies you out to San Diego and you hang with him for the day!

They have added more of the previously SOLD OUT TMNT mystery boxes filled with tons of random TMNT goodness from Kevin Himself!

TMNT cover artist and main artist on the project Ben Bishop has been offering up TMNT sketch covers as an add on to your pledge check his Facebook page for details. You can also get a super rare Eastman-Bishop sketch cover team up! Also original art pages from Drawing Blood!

TMNT vet Frank Fosco has his own version of a Ragdoll up for grabs as a reward

Bill Walko has a cool deal he mentioned through his facebook if you buy his Ragdoll art reward level he will also include a April O'Neil drawing and 3 TMNT prints! You just have to mention it to him on Facebook that you grabbed his reward!

There May be more to come who knows? Randomly Throughout the campaign art from TMNT legends Steve Lavigne, Jim Lawson and Matteus Santolouco popped up!

Go to http://drawingbloodcomic.com to check everything out!!

DestronMirage22
08-26-2017, 09:42 PM
Only 5 days left for this Kickstarter, just over $5K left to get fully funded. I just thought I would mention some cool TMNT related rewards left.

So many cool Kevin Eastman rewards, Sketch covers, TMNT cover roughs, a 30 minute skype call, signed books, but coolest of all an ultimate VIP experience where he flies you out to San Diego and you hang with him for the day!

They have added more of the previously SOLD OUT TMNT mystery boxes filled with tons of random TMNT goodness from Kevin Himself!

TMNT cover artist and main artist on the project Ben Bishop has been offering up TMNT sketch covers as an add on to your pledge check his Facebook page for details. You can also get a super rare Eastman-Bishop sketch cover team up! Also original art pages from Drawing Blood!

TMNT vet Frank Fosco has his own version of a Ragdoll up for grabs as a reward

Bill Walko has a cool deal he mentioned through his facebook if you buy his Ragdoll art reward level he will also include a April O'Neil drawing and 3 TMNT prints! You just have to mention it to him on Facebook that you grabbed his reward!

There May be more to come who knows? Randomly Throughout the campaign art from TMNT legends Steve Lavigne, Jim Lawson and Matteus Santolouco popped up!

Go to http://drawingbloodcomic.com to check everything out!!

Wow, this is starting to sound like a really cool project. I'd love to see the kind of goodies people who backed it that much will get.

If only I could help back it. :(

eskater
08-26-2017, 11:09 PM
Wow, this is starting to sound like a really cool project. I'd love to see the kind of goodies people who backed it that much will get.

If only I could help back it. :(

You can still hop on! They met the original goal but there's a stretch goal still I think. Definitely worth something

RatKingLeo
08-27-2017, 09:21 AM
They hit their goal yesterday and they dropped a bunch of prices to try to hit their 100K stretch goal, you can now get Eastman cover blue line art, the Russian tmnt book with 4 turtle head sketch, and a Bishop/Eastman team up sketch cover all for less!

They also added more of the preciuosly sold out TMNT pizza cookbook signed with a turtle headsketch by kevin!

http://drawingbloodcomic.com

drag0nfeathers
08-27-2017, 03:18 PM
I wish! Plus they keep adding goodies to the project....it'll be interesting to see what's in the mystery box for sure!

This was my pledge, but I may up it to something else if I have the spare cash.

RatKingLeo
08-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Only 48 hours left to get in on the Kickstarter, and just over $18K left to hit their stretch goal!

Go to http://drawingbloodcomic.com now to check it out.

Tons of TMNT related rewards still available and some have been lowered in price to help meet the stretch goal funding!

funatic
08-30-2017, 12:14 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2yyt4p0.jpg

RatKingLeo
08-30-2017, 12:04 PM
They also just lowered the Eastman/Bishop TMNT sketch cover team-up reward

http://i66.tinypic.com/15xliip.jpg

RatKingLeo
08-31-2017, 09:17 AM
HOLY SMOKES!!!! 3 hours left and just over $2K away from hitting the $100K Stretch goal! Last chance for anyone looking to score some cool swag!

Go to http://drawingbloodcomic.com to check it out!!!

funatic
08-31-2017, 01:15 PM
Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls #1 unlocked! I pitched in an extra $10 at the end to get what I'm sure will be a stunning variant cover by Santolouco!

RatKingLeo
09-01-2017, 11:06 AM
Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls #1 unlocked! I pitched in an extra $10 at the end to get what I'm sure will be a stunning variant cover by Santolouco!

Same here!

TigerClaw
09-01-2017, 11:21 AM
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funatic
11-04-2017, 04:39 PM
Awesome look at "Shane Bookman's" Ronin Ragdolls that Bates put on the facebook page a few days ago:
http://i68.tinypic.com/2lw2m8n.jpg

Utrommaniac
11-04-2017, 05:03 PM
Woah, just three?

It looks like they've all been named after Japanese animators. And all girls? Maybe just Otomo and Tezuka.

Eastman and Laird seems to have been converted to "The Bookman Brothers" too...

ProphetofGanja
11-04-2017, 05:39 PM
I would love to see the RRRR crossover with the IDW TMNT

Utrommaniac
11-04-2017, 06:24 PM
Honestly, if that were on the table...shut up and take my money!

(Though, I hope they do get a mini-fanbase around predictions on how they could parallel TMNT through the ages. A FW-Style Ronin Ragdolls would be adorable! With the "original" fans braying about how they're not supposed to be "adorable" :P )

The namesakes are Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), and Haiyo Miazaki (no need for a list!), and their long lost brother coming in 1997, Zeus!

ProphetofGanja
11-04-2017, 07:12 PM
Honestly, if that were on the table...shut up and take my money!

(Though, I hope they do get a mini-fanbase around predictions on how they could parallel TMNT through the ages. A FW-Style Ronin Ragdolls would be adorable! With the "original" fans braying about how they're not supposed to be "adorable" :P )

Honestly I would love to see them done in any TMNT style other than the 2012 Nick show

The namesakes are Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), and Haiyo Miazaki (no need for a list!), and their long lost brother coming in 1997, Zeus!

lmao I like what you did there :lol:

Utrommaniac
11-04-2017, 07:24 PM
Something got me thinking...as terrible as the "pizza thing" has become...what could possibly be their naturally integrating food thing?

Then I realized...pasta. All the pastas. Little Miyazaki just...getting up in all of it. Introducing the children of the 80's to the fact that there's more to noodles than just spaghetti!

And "imposter/impasta" jokes as far as the eye can see!

ProphetofGanja
11-04-2017, 08:14 PM
Something got me thinking...as terrible as the "pizza thing" has become...what could possibly be their naturally integrating food thing?

Then I realized...pasta. All the pastas. Little Miyazaki just...getting up in all of it. Introducing the children of the 80's to the fact that there's more to noodles than just spaghetti!

And "imposter/impasta" jokes as far as the eye can see!

Yeah, as overblown as the TMNT's pizza obsession has become they may as well poke fun at it and give the RRRR a similar food fetish. I agree that pasta would be good, I can see them eating a lot of spaghetti, lo mein, ramen, et cetera, even mixed with weird stuff to parody the strange pizza toppings of the Fred Wolf cartoon. That or sushi would be cool.

I hope most of IDW's roster of TMNT artists do some sketches or drawings of the cats, I would love to see them in Santolouco's style, Ben Bishop, Sophie Campbell, Andy Kuhn, and some others too

Utrommaniac
11-04-2017, 08:23 PM
They'd probably end up with this monstrosity in some way :lol:

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Sushi could be a consideration, but since the writers were looking for something kids would associate with, pasta might be a closer parallel. I guess the next closest thing would be various sandwiches, but that's a little on the boring side.

funatic
11-05-2017, 01:20 AM
I would love to see them in Santolouco's style

ask and ye shall receive:

http://i65.tinypic.com/2ntv5vn.jpg

He's also doing the variant cover to RRRR issue #1!

Ben Bishop, Sophie Campbell, Andy Kuhn, and some others too

EDIT: just saw Kuhn has one as well

http://i66.tinypic.com/2598jma.jpg

–and I'm sure Ben Bishop has already taken a stab at it considering he's drawing the main book. Sophie if you're reading we'd love to see your take as well!