How it was billed –
Turning 30 isn’t everyone’s favorite, but when it comes to Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird‘ TMNT it’s nothing but a cause for celebration. To commemorate this mutant milestone, in May IDW will release its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special, an anthology bursting with all-new content from a selection of the comic series’ most influential creative teams. If that’s not enough, the anthology will come wrapped in the first official TMNT collaboration between Eastman and Laird in years.
ComicsAlliance: Congratulations on the upcoming book and congratulations, Kevin, on your first official TMNT collaboration with Peter Laird in some time. How long, exactly, has it been since you and Peter collaborated on a piece of art?
Kevin Eastman: Thanks, I am very excited about the new TMNT projects coming out this year — between the awesome IDW projects, to the Animated series, to the New Film — I KNOW they’ll be some really cool Turtles adventures for both fans new and old!
It’s funny about how I think about the new work with Peter in many ways — although I feel like we haven’t had a “physical” collaboration in many years, I feel like all the work we did together, on the original series, as well as fifteen years of working on the animated shows and movies, has been a foundation that we have both been inspired by over the last thirty years… which by the way, I can’t believe it has been that long!
Personally, it was quite a thrill to work on a new piece with Peter — made me think back to many fond memories and a much simpler time and place.