Kevin Eastman

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sat & Sun
Booth 3439
We welcome Kevin Eastman to the guest roster of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2019. Mr. Eastman is a Saturday and Sunday guest ONLY.

Mr. Eastman's pricing is as follows:
Autographs - $20
Mr. Eastman will autograph one fan provided item for free.
Autographs on additional fan provided items are $20 each.
Autographs are included on items purchased at Mr. Eastman's booth
Professional Photo Op - $30

His schedule will be as follows:
Saturday, March 30
Autographs- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Booth # 3437 (Team Eastman Booth)
Panel – 1:30 pm- 2:20 pm - TMNT: The Live Art Jam RM# 2504AB The Studio
Photo Op - 2:50 pm – 1:05pm at Epic Photo Ops Booth #3890
Autographs -3:30pm – 5:30pm Booth # 3437

Sunday, March 31
Panel - 11:20 am – 12:20 pm – Kevin Eastman: TMNT & Beyond Room #2505A
Autographs - 12:45 – 2:45 pm Booth # 3437
Photo Op - 2:50 pm – 3pm @ Epic Photo Ops Booth #3890
Autographs- 3pm – 5pm Booth # 3437

Mr. Eastman's booth will be staffed during public show hours and merchandise will be available for purchase, including autographed Kevin Eastman items.

A Planet Comicon Exclusive Variant cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #92 is available at the Planet Comcion KC Merchandise booth (Booth #1115). The variant cover is by Kevin Eastman and is Kansas City themed.

Biography

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 self publishing creators Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and Dave Sim, all of his early work focused more on Science Fiction influences than traditional Superhero style comics.

In 1982, while trying to sell some of his illustrations to local fanzines, he met Peter Laird in Northampton, Massachusetts and the partnership studio; Mirage Studios was formed. Less than 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” had officially entered the universe!

Self published in May of 1984 the first issue sold out of its 3000 copies overnight and quickly became a fan favorite. Catching the eye of Merchandising Agents and Hollywood Producers, Eastman and Laird maintained full control of their creations while guiding them through Toy Licensing, TV Series adaptation, as well as Feature Film exploitation, and by 1989 the TMNT’s were number one in all three categories.

Thanks to “THE BEST FANS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET!” according to Eastman, after 34 amazing years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles STILL continue to find their way into the hearts and imaginations of kids, large and small.

When not having way to much fun drawing the TMNTs, he also launched three new series in 2015/16; Fistful of Blood, Lost Angeles, and Underwhere. In 2017 Kevin launched his first ever Kickstarter that was fully funded for his new project Drawing Blood.

Kevin Eastman resides in San Diego with wife, Courtney (aka First Lady of the Turtles), son Shane, as well as three insane Dachshunds, and two bad kitties.

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