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March 15, 2012

Artin' It Up With Tommy Lombardozzi: Turtle Power Edition

Hey folks. It's been awhile since I've shared any art with good ol' CCD, but here I am! Back again and ready to... dosomething!

So, a few days ago, I came across a new comic shop in my neighborhood. EXCALIBUR COMICS, on 20th Avenue and 74th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Exciting! There hasn't been a comic store around here in YEARS! Anyway... 

The place is in its infancy; not too much back stock, some toys and do-dads (cool Ghostbusters shit that if I had the money I'd buy), etc. Anyway, I picked up a few comics. The latest issue of the newest ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series by IDW Publishing, a TMNT Donatello one-shot, the latest issues of one of my favorite comics of all time, USAGI YOJIMBO, and a Ghostbusters comic. Fun stuff!

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Anyway, when I got home and leafed through the books, I was inspired to draw. Woooha! I decided to do a Ninja Turtles piece, just like I used to do back in 1989 and 1990! I used to be a huge fan of the ORIGINAL, black & white Mirage Studios'  series. The classic! Where it all began! So, I modeled my drawing on those old school books (especially when it came time to the coloring phase.) Also, I don't think I've ever drawn a group shot of the Turtles... I was always either too lazy or too unskilled. The latter may still be the case, but I did it anyway.

So, without further din, I present to you this new piece I call "TMNT" (very original!)... in two versions! The initial black & white pen marker drawing, and then a digitally colored version (which took me about 2 days to finish. I don't have a tablet, so I have to do it all by mouse. It's a very long process.)

B & W:


I hope you CCDegenerates have enjoyed this piece. It will be available as a print pretty soon on my website (click here), ... so make sure you go buy one!

I hope you're all well and enjoying this freakish, end-of-the-world weather we're having. Soak it in before the tornadoes start.

Until next time...

Smile up!