Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin Director's Cut

Illustrated by Escorza Brothers
Cover Design or Artwork by Kevin Eastman
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Hardcover
$49.99 US
7.5"W x 11.25"H x 0.97"D   | 39 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Sep 26, 2023 | 296 Pages | 979-88-87240-54-1
| Rated T
FOC Aug 21, 2023 | Catalog July 2023
Go behind the scenes of the New York Times best seller with over 75 pages of character designs, concept art, and sketches as well as parts of the original draft idea from TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird!

In a future, battle-ravaged New York City, a lone surviving Turtle embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission seeking justice for the family he lost. Now see how a simple story concept, set aside more than thirty years ago, took on new life to become the biggest TMNT event in decades. 

Original Turtles creators Eastman and Laird are joined by series writer Tom Waltz and artists Esau & Isaac Escorza and Ben Bishop to reveal the development process that led to the recovery of a beloved idea from the depths of a forgotten desk drawer to a fully-realized project available on store shelves for millions of international fans to enjoy.
Born in 1962 in Portland, Maine, Kevin Eastman began drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. His discovery of comic books gave meaning to his crazed doodling. When Kevin discovered and studied the work of Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and John Severin, he began to hone his craft. His first published work appeared in 1980, a year or so before he met Peter Laird. In May 1984, he and Laird published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, creating the hit heroes in a half shell.

Peter Laird is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman.

Tom Waltz is a former active duty U.S. Marine, Desert Storm vet, and former California National Guard Military Policeman. He is an editor for IDW Publishing and the writer of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; The Last Fall; Finding Peace (with Nathan St John); the Silent Hill books, Sinner's Reward, Past Life, and Anne's Story; and others. He has also written for video games, including Silent Hill: Downpour, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, and the TMNT games Brothers Unite and Mutants in Manhattan. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two children.
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Go behind the scenes of the New York Times best seller with over 75 pages of character designs, concept art, and sketches as well as parts of the original draft idea from TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird!

In a future, battle-ravaged New York City, a lone surviving Turtle embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission seeking justice for the family he lost. Now see how a simple story concept, set aside more than thirty years ago, took on new life to become the biggest TMNT event in decades. 

Original Turtles creators Eastman and Laird are joined by series writer Tom Waltz and artists Esau & Isaac Escorza and Ben Bishop to reveal the development process that led to the recovery of a beloved idea from the depths of a forgotten desk drawer to a fully-realized project available on store shelves for millions of international fans to enjoy.

Creators

Born in 1962 in Portland, Maine, Kevin Eastman began drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. His discovery of comic books gave meaning to his crazed doodling. When Kevin discovered and studied the work of Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and John Severin, he began to hone his craft. His first published work appeared in 1980, a year or so before he met Peter Laird. In May 1984, he and Laird published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, creating the hit heroes in a half shell.

Peter Laird is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman.

Tom Waltz is a former active duty U.S. Marine, Desert Storm vet, and former California National Guard Military Policeman. He is an editor for IDW Publishing and the writer of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; The Last Fall; Finding Peace (with Nathan St John); the Silent Hill books, Sinner's Reward, Past Life, and Anne's Story; and others. He has also written for video games, including Silent Hill: Downpour, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, and the TMNT games Brothers Unite and Mutants in Manhattan. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two children.

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