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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite Mirage TMNT artist?
Kevin Eastman 6 11.11%
Peter Laird 8 14.81%
Jim Lawson 16 29.63%
A.C. Farley 6 11.11%
Michael Dooney 10 18.52%
Dan Berger 2 3.70%
Eric Talbot 5 9.26%
Steve Bissette 0 0%
Rick Veitch 1 1.85%
Rich Hedden 0 0%
Mark Martin 0 0%
Mark Bode 0 0%
Michael Zulli 0 0%
Rick McCollum 0 0%
Rick Arthur 0 0%
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:53 PM   #21
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I kinda wanna say Mark Martin because of this one page, but that would just be a joke...


Maha GoGo, Maha Gogo, Maha GoGoGo!

But in all seriousness, Jim Lawson. Yeah, it's rather blocky artwork and never looked as good as it did in Return to New York. On the other hand, it's kind of difficult to imagine TMNT comics without him and even though the style he chose isn't in everyone's taste, the man has proven himself a competent artist in the past...

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Old 04-05-2017, 12:59 AM   #22
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Even though Mark Martin 'made a funny', that part is well illustrated.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:53 AM   #23
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Too bad there's no option for Eastman and Laird's combined art that made up the first issues of the series. I rather enjoyed the end result of those.

That said, I do love me some Jim Lawson. For City at War alone he took us through such a great story, and I loved every minute of it.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:32 AM   #24
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It's really damn hard to choose. Going Lawson I think. I like both Eastman and Laird's stuff a lot too, together or apart.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:53 AM   #25
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I may be bias but Talbot gets my vote. I love how his style differs from most every artist. That's why I have one of his turtles tattoo'd on me.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:46 AM   #26
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Obviously you'd want Laird and Eastman together... but ranked against one another? I'd probably give it to Laird by a good margin. I liked Eastman more on the inking side, and layouts.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:58 PM   #27
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Obviously you'd want Laird and Eastman together... but ranked against one another? I'd probably give it to Laird by a good margin. I liked Eastman more on the inking side, and layouts.
Agreed. Peter just had a really good style. A page from Old Times for example:

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Old 04-05-2017, 03:16 PM   #28
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Eastman's stuff sometimes has that look to it where everything has sort of strange proportions, like they're all tabletop miniatures or something? Timesplitters 2 characters give me that same vibe. And I kinda dig it? Dunno why.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:27 PM   #29
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Agreed. Peter just had a really good style. A page from Old Times for example:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7OX7EQZx7o...s1600/old2.jpg
What's this from? I don't recognize it. Donatello is wearing his Stump Asteroid wrestling get-up.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:31 PM   #30
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What's this from? I don't recognize it. Donatello is wearing his Stump Asteroid wrestling get-up.
Dude, I stated it right in the post: Old Times. It was in the 1st issue of Plastron Café vol 2.

And that's a Japanese rising sun bandana. A common symbol I believe.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:21 AM   #31
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I voted Eastman but obviously Laird, Lawson and Dooney come next for me.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:03 AM   #32
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Just noticed Tom McWeeney is missing from the poll options. What a glaring oversight! I demand a recount!
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:51 AM   #33
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I actually prefer Veitch's work on the book, but I guess that's just me. The artwork in the river stories and sons of the silent age is my favorite Mirage tmnt art style (and those stories are among my few favorite TMNT stories),. I always liked his turtle style better than the other artists.

I dunno, my tastes with Mirage TMNT are weird compared to everyone else's Tristan Jones is my favorite Mirage writer, and I'd take a TMNT mirage comic written by Jones and drawn by Veitch over an Eastman and Laird series any way. But again, I guess that's just me.

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I dunno, my tastes with Mirage TMNT are weird compared to everyone else's Tristan Jones is my favorite Mirage writer, and I'd take a TMNT mirage comic written by Jones and drawn by Veitch over an Eastman and Laird series any way. But again, I guess that's just me.
Nah, Tristan's in my top bracket of Turtles writers as well, and I think many here would agree. It would be interesting to have a counter-poll of people's favorite TMNT writer.

Also, I'm actually kind of surprised that Tristan's Tales tag-team partner, Paul Harmon, wasn't one of the options in this poll, having inked a fair amount of issues of Mirage, and having a very distinctive style. It looks like Andrew was listing mostly the old era of Mirage though.
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It looks like Andrew was listing mostly the old era of Mirage though.
Only volume 1. And polls only allow you to include 15 options, anyway.
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What's this from? I don't recognize it. Donatello is wearing his Stump Asteroid wrestling get-up.
It was actually one of the original costumes Eastman and Laird came up with for Donatello when they were still going to give them all costumes in Mirage TMNT Vol. 1, #1. They didn't, of course, and the costumes appeared in the Stump Asteroid issue of TMNTA, and Plastron Cafe #1 as what Near Future Don wears. You knew all of this, though.

Don will be wearing that same outfit throughout "Origin."
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Talbot.
With Farley SO VERY close behind it's not even funny.
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It's pretty amazing what a following Eric has for doing so little compared to Jim, for example.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:31 PM   #39
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WOW!!! this really is just TOO big of a question!!!

there are so many great artists and styles that it's really hard for me to choose only one favorite.

if i had to narrow it down i'd say my all time favorite artist would be Richard Corben.





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the art he did for Creepy magazine and his Den series were just incredible!!
having him do art for Ninja Turtles as truly a gift!

but i think the collaborated efforts from various artists was some of my favorite early Mirage art.
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:21 AM   #40
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if i had to narrow it down i'd say my all time favorite artist would be Richard Corben.
Partly why I'm really happy to have two of the original pages from Turtles Take Time heh...
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