Graphic Design student at SVA. Puerto Rican. Final Fantasy and overall Square Soft turned Enix veteran. I like too many things and you'll probably see drawings of them if you stick around.
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—» All info herein was correct as of 2008, presumably ..
.. this print is still in the collection of Peter Laird.
” Now don’t get all hot and bothered by this pic because it honestly does NOT mean anything in terms of a sequel to the TMNT CGI film (any official announcement on that front would not be coming until the end of September, possibly maybe, if at all). What you’re seeing here is a large framed print delivered to Mirage yesterday by Imagi (animation studio of TMNT). No note accompanied the picture, so our assumption (mine, anyways) is that the image was an in-house “inspirational” piece of art that would have accompanied a specific story pitch for a potential sequel, art that Imagi - for whatever reason at this point in our relationship - decided to send us as a gift. In and of itself, every picture tells a story. This one seems pretty clear. ”
— Steve Murphy
“A few weeks back Steve Murphy posted on his blog about this piece of art — a framed print of which we had received at Mirage from Imagi, with no note of explanation. (It’s now hanging on the all outside my office, in case you want to know.)
Well, I now have some info about how this art came to be, courtesy of Galen Walker, producer on last year’s TMNT movie, who recently gave me a very nice copy of this same piece of art, printed on canvas. According to Galen, this art was created by an artist named Sam Michlap, who painted it after hearing a pitch about a possible TMNT movie sequel by some creative folks at Imagi. The pitch apparently involved a plot idea which had three of the Turtles affected by an anti-mutation serum, and only Michelangelo was left unaffected… and the only one who could save his brothers.
Just to be clear — while I really like the art and I very much appreciate the fact that there were people at Imagi who were still interested in the Turtles enough to be discussing this stuff, this is not the direction we will be heading in for the next movie. ” —**Peter Laird
Man, my Mikey feels went into overdrive after seeing this…
The feeling of being so very alone: It would break you
Ah yes. I remember this!
I remember the sheer havoc this picture caused, back when it was first released online. Good times!