Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman

Born in Portland, Maine in 1962 Kevin Eastman began drawing at a very young age. copying children’s books and reading comics. Inspired by master storyteller Jack Kirby and later by underground comic pioneers and self-publishing creators like Richard Corben, following in their footsteps became an obsession. In 1982, while trying to sell some of his illustrations to local fanzines, he met Peter Laird in Northampton, Massachusetts, and shortly thereafter Mirage Studios was formed. A year later in the middle of a late-night drawing session, Eastman doodled a new character he dubbed a “Ninja Turtle” to make Laird laugh—several sillier sketches and a final drawing of four characters later Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were born. Self-published in May of 1984, the original comic evolved into a global success and forty years later remains popular with fans of the comics, toys, TV series, and animated films. When not having way too much fun writing and drawing on a variety of TMNT projects, new creator owned projects such as Drawing Blood and The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls, to name a few, are taking center stage. Kevin Eastman currently resides in California with his wonderful wife Courtney, awesome son Shane and two really bad kitties.

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