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RatKingLeo
08-01-2017, 04:27 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, 04:37 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, 04:56 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, 05:04 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, 05:05 PM
Ben Bishop is the main artist on the story

Utrommaniac
08-01-2017, 05:26 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, 09:00 AM
It seems very autobiographical. I imagine it'll do well at least critically.

eskater
08-04-2017, 09:33 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, 10:03 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, 07:40 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, 07:42 AM
If Shane is just Eastman with a twist, will Laird be parodied at all?

eskater
08-07-2017, 07:44 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, 07:51 AM
Sounds like the Laird stand-in is Shane's brother who gets a loan from mobsters. Weird...

eskater
08-07-2017, 10:56 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
08-09-2017, 11:09 PM
Did anyone here pledge for the $250 TMNT mystery box? Definitely interested what that will include!

eskater
08-10-2017, 08:03 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, 07:54 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, 08:42 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, 10:09 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, 08:21 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, 02:18 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, 10:28 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
08-29-2017, 11:14 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2yyt4p0.jpg

RatKingLeo
08-30-2017, 11:04 AM
They also just lowered the Eastman/Bishop TMNT sketch cover team-up reward

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

RatKingLeo
08-31-2017, 08:17 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, 12:15 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, 10:06 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, 10:21 AM
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funatic
11-04-2017, 03:39 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, 04:03 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, 04:39 PM
I would love to see the RRRR crossover with the IDW TMNT

Utrommaniac
11-04-2017, 05:24 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, 06:12 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, 06:24 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, 07:14 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, 07:23 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!

funatic
01-13-2018, 11:09 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/15fkacj.jpg

eeeeeenteresting.

Utrommaniac
01-13-2018, 01:59 PM
I'm going to say this is a post FW parallel dream sequence.

This reminds me a lot of Sophie Cambell's art style, but not quite. An uncanny valley of it.

funatic
01-13-2018, 04:08 PM
My first thought was when Kevkn sold the rights to Pete around 2001 or so but yeah maybe the metaphorical selling out to FW is more apt.

Also I just noticed the sushi on the back of the Ragdoll’s coat. Maybe that is, in fact, their analogous food. TMNT:pizza :: RRRR:sushi ? Oddly appropriate as it was always the favorite food of Splinter’s that they made fun of in FW. Speaking of, I wonder who the Ragdoll’s sensei is? Shatter the crusty old Iguanna with a penchant for pizza? :trazz:

Utrommaniac
01-13-2018, 04:11 PM
Given that they're cats, I can see the sense in sushi. But then again, pizza doesn't really make sense for turtles.

We're just going on a very, very long meta train, aren't we?

(The Iguana is played by Phyllis Diller in the first live action movie :P )

drag0nfeathers
01-13-2018, 04:20 PM
Kevin mentioned in a livestream that the Ragdolls love sushi and anime. (also the names were inspired by Kevin's favorite anime directors)

I can't help but notice the back of the red coat Otomo is wearing looks an awful lot like Kaneda's coat from Akira. Very cool little anime nod.

funatic
01-13-2018, 05:50 PM
We're just going on a very, very long meta train, aren't we?

Yup. I can't wait until they face off against Italian crimelordess Oriana Sacco (aka The Strainer!) and her nefarious Boot Clan in the first issue!

ProphetofGanja
01-13-2018, 05:54 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/15fkacj.jpg

eeeeeenteresting.

Those are some bad ass panels

Chabrendeki
01-14-2018, 12:36 AM
Can't wait the first cameo of the RRRR in the new Nick show... :D

ProphetofGanja
01-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Splash panel from RRRR #1 and a full page:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/994d3d022fd513ffe8c0e9ea89a66147/tumblr_p2k3zukIP91qelupoo1_1280.jpg

http://78.media.tumblr.com/f367de60ff631f4c0fb117e938766e18/tumblr_p2k3zukIP91qelupoo2_1280.jpg

And according to the latest Kickstarter update the first issue of Drawing Blood will be released to all backers digitally on January 24th

Utrommaniac
01-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Ya gotta drawww somethin!

AquaParade
01-15-2018, 11:09 AM
This project has potential to be super interesting. You know...assuming it's layered with enough fact over fiction. I mean, this has to be some pseudo-Kevin Eastman comic biography, right?

Will it be available once all the kickstarter business is said and done?

eskater
01-18-2018, 08:05 AM
This project has potential to be super interesting. You know...assuming it's layered with enough fact over fiction. I mean, this has to be some pseudo-Kevin Eastman comic biography, right?

Will it be available once all the kickstarter business is said and done?

I think it will be available for actual purchase, I backed it so I get regular updates too but I don't see why this wouldn't be for purchase after the support it's getting.

ProphetofGanja
02-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Any backers for this project read the first issue yet? Wasn't it released digitally on January 31st?

funatic
02-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Any backers for this project read the first issue yet? Wasn't it released digitally on January 31st?

Yup but we're not supposed to talk about it. :fshifty:

...Lol actually just not supposed to share the file.

First impression was it felt a lot like other projects with Kevin behind the wheel: crime'n'babes, with a more polished script and great art by Bishop (and even a couple flashback pages by Kevin!). I'm hoping for more backstory and thematic tie-ins to the TMNT franchise in future issues, but there's a chance it could just be a slightly smarter-than-Kev's-average crime romp with a comic artist slant.

The thing I'm still most looking forward to about this project is my two copies of RRRR #1. :trazz:

drag0nfeathers
02-06-2018, 03:36 PM
The thing I'm still most looking forward to about this project is my two copies of RRRR #1. :trazz:

You and me both!

ProphetofGanja
02-06-2018, 06:34 PM
Yup but we're not supposed to talk about it. :fshifty:

...Lol actually just not supposed to share the file.

First impression was it felt a lot like other projects with Kevin behind the wheel: crime'n'babes, with a more polished script and great art by Bishop (and even a couple flashback pages by Kevin!). I'm hoping for more backstory and thematic tie-ins to the TMNT franchise in future issues, but there's a chance it could just be a slightly smarter-than-Kev's-average crime romp with a comic artist slant.

The thing I'm still most looking forward to about this project is my two copies of RRRR #1. :trazz:

Hmm. I'm definitely still interested, I hope the first issue sees a wider digital release soon. I hope they're not waiting until all the issues are done, to then release all as one digital graphic novel

But yeah, I'm way more excited about RRRR #1 too :lol:

eskater
02-07-2018, 11:35 AM
hmm. I'm definitely still interested, i hope the first issue sees a wider digital release soon. I hope they're not waiting until all the issues are done, to then release all as one digital graphic novel

but yeah, i'm way more excited about rrrr #1 too :lol:

so much hype and i love it

Peter Palmer
02-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Anyone know when the mystery boxes from the campaign are going to ship?

Allio
02-09-2018, 10:01 AM
I'm just gonna say it now. Tezuka is best puss

ProphetofGanja
02-09-2018, 11:22 AM
I'm just gonna say it now. Tezuka is best puss

I don't know, Otomo seems pretty bad ass. Miyazaki seems like the Mikey of the group

funatic
02-09-2018, 11:46 AM
I don't know, Otomo seems pretty bad ass. Miyazaki seems like the Mikey of the group

Something about her goggles and namesake makes me think Miyazaki's more of the Donnie.

Tezuka's weapons and placement in the splash panel suggest she's the leader, which also works with Osamu Tezuka being kind of the hallmark figure of the manga renaissance, as it were, much like Leonardo Da Vinci is arguably the most well known artist of Italian Renaissance.

...and to just state the obvious: Otomo (of the gritty aggressive Akira namesake) is through and through the Raphael.

That would leave us Mikeyless, kind of a group without a heart, which seems oddly fitting for a parody of the TMNT. Or maybe a weird reflection of Eastman's TMNT (thinking about Bodycount being pretty heartless).

Lol I'm putting so much thought put into three parody characters, only one of which has had a couple panels of actual 'screentime' thus far. :tlol:

eskater
02-13-2018, 11:20 AM
Something about her goggles and namesake makes me think Miyazaki's more of the Donnie.

Tezuka's weapons and placement in the splash panel suggest she's the leader, which also works with Osamu Tezuka being kind of the hallmark figure of the manga renaissance, as it were, much like Leonardo Da Vinci is arguably the most well known artist of Italian Renaissance.

...and to just state the obvious: Otomo (of the gritty aggressive Akira namesake) is through and through the Raphael.

That would leave us Mikeyless, kind of a group without a heart, which seems oddly fitting for a parody of the TMNT. Or maybe a weird reflection of Eastman's TMNT (thinking about Bodycount being pretty heartless).

Lol I'm putting so much thought put into three parody characters, only one of which has had a couple panels of actual 'screentime' thus far. :tlol:

Interesting.....

funatic
02-28-2018, 06:06 PM
As part of a stretch goal being met Kevin has promised to get a mohawk. You can vote on his website what color he should dye it: https://fan.kevineastmanstudios.com/?p=12903

Utrommaniac
02-28-2018, 06:09 PM
Looks like people are really into purple :lol:

funatic
02-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Lol yeah Donatello's suddenly extra popular when it comes to representing the hair of a middle-aged man.