Thursday, June 16, 2005


..i'm speechless !! An incredible snappy SNAPPER thanks to all those who donated to the cause. !! Serious ..thanks.. that 90 bucks may have been a small chunk of change but things are hurtin' bad in the First-shell Piggy Bank n' Loan . To all those who couldn't donate..thanks for continued support as well. You can still donate --here !! Thanks again..i wish i could hug n' kiss ya all !! ..

(I'm not sure the total but if i am correct we've met the 90 $$ goal !! I'll call Mikey later and find out !!)

--..ah crap..not you guys 'AGAIN' !! Gaw..i gotta remember to rewind my Blockbuster tapes!!

This spot from Dierna..::

Everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic reptiles,
Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello, return
to the funny books in Digital Webbing Presents #24.
While the Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles are still
appearing in their own comic books from Mirage
Studios, namely TMNT and Tales of the TMNT, Kevin
Eastman and Peter Laird’s creations are making their
debut in Digital Webbing’s “Internet Collaborative”
anthology in the July issue of DWP.

“The story focuses on Raphael -- he's on his way to
deliver a mysterious package,” Ed Dukeshire, owner and
publisher of DWP explained. “Time is running out as
everyone is counting on him, but then he's ambushed
and outnumbered by Foot Soldiers.”

“Basically, I asked a buddy (Dan Berger) who worked at
Mirage Studios to hook me up. I've known Dan for close
to 10 years now. Dan used to write the syndicated TMNT
comic strip, so he's no stranger to the Turtles and
was my only choice to write this tale. He had some
ideas floating around, showed them to Peter for
approval and magic started happening. We wanted the
original Turtles and were fortunate enough that Peter
allowed it.

“My #1 choice for an artist was Andie Tong, who also
illustrated the Khenan feature in Digital Webbing
Presents #14. Andie is a huge TMNT fan and was very
excited to work on this story. I've known Andie for a
while now, and even worked with him on Masters of the
Universe. He's very professional, nails deadlines and
excellent to work with.

“Andie hooked me up with Darren Close to ink and
Jeremy Roberts to color/paint. The creative team
knocked this one out of the park -- you could tell
they were doing this for the love of the characters.”

“For me, it was a fun project that gave me a break
from my other gigs,” Tong added. “Further more, I can
now cross off another favorite 80s title on my list of
dream projects I'd like to work on. But hopefully, in
the future, I'll get an opportunity to pencil a
longer, more in depth storyline for these green
fighting machines. That would be grand."

The original black and white Eastman and Laird’s
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first debuted in 1984 and
proved successful enough to inspire a Saturday morning
cartoon in 1987, a live-action feature film and its
two sequels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The
Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
III: Turtles in Time, many video games and most
recently, a new animated series and the short-lived
Dreamwave comic by Peter David and LeSean Thomas in

For the record, TMNT co-creator Peter Laird even
previously lettered and edited the Gutwallow: Fury of
the Furry mini-series, also published by Digital
Webbing Press.

According to Dukeshire, the publisher is celebrating
the fifth year of publishing the anthology this year.
“DWP has been around since December 2001… time flies!”

--the full article is here..

Digital Webbing Presents #24
should hit stands in July !!


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