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Old 08-01-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Kevin Eastmans New Project

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
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:37 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Ben Bishop is the main artist on the story
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #6
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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.
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It seems very autobiographical. I imagine it'll do well at least critically.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:33 AM   #8
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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?
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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.


I'd even guess that Shane is a merger of Eastman and Laird in some way.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:40 AM   #10
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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.
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If Shane is just Eastman with a twist, will Laird be parodied at all?
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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?
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Sounds like the Laird stand-in is Shane's brother who gets a loan from mobsters. Weird...
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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.
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Did anyone here pledge for the $250 TMNT mystery box? Definitely interested what that will include!
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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!
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