01-13-2016 TEENAGE

Interview with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator Kevin Eastman

A beautiful thing about the TMNT is that they mean different things to different people. Every new creation of a TMNT comic series, movie, or TV show creates a new generation of followers. To some, they became fans with the earliest comics. To others, they caught on with the 2007 animated movie. The 2012 Nickelodeon show brought the Turtles back into the mainstream consciousness and garnered the love of a whole new era of fans. Kids of the earlier generation latched onto the early TV show, begged for the first run of toys, were captivated by the movies, and never let go.

Zach Norris links up with Turtles co-creator, Kevin Eastman, and chats with him about the lasting and constantly evolving legacy of the TMNT in his memorabilia-filled recreation office at the San Diego Comic Gallery. Their discussion ranged from the creation of the Turtles, to Kevin's early TMNT sketches, to seeing his characters come to life on the silver screen, to what his legacy means in comic culture, and more.

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