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TMNT: The Secret History Of The Foot Clan #3 by mooncalfe TMNT: The Secret History Of The Foot Clan #3 by mooncalfe
my cover for IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History Of The Foot Clan #3!

#3 is due out in February 2013, i believe. the series kicks off in December, co-written, with Erik Burnham, and drawn by the amazing *Santolouco who brought me on board to do a cover! it was an honor.

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note: the TMNT title logo here is one i added myself, it's not the same logo that appears on the actual issue! i thought the logo completed the composition better so i threw it on.
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tmntsam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Your take on Karai is so cute! :love:

Come to think of it, your take on EVERYTHING is cute!
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BFire92 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Karai reminds me of Orube from W.I.T.C.H.!
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
jones better not hit alopex... never hit a lady v_v
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NightViperOne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Too bad this isn't the title set used. I really like the throwback to the old Eastman and Laird style cover and title. And it really fits your style, somewhat of that E&L style grit the turtles so much desrve, but with a slightly softer touch that still leaves it good for the kids.
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EmperorsRoyalGuard Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Again another great piece of art! I dig Raph locking blades with Karai!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks!! :D
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marioprad0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Man, I would have LOVED if you went on as the regular artist for the TMNT book, your style of drawing them is soo awesome! I come on here like every other day just to see if you've uploaded a new TMNT pic, made sure I got your cover of issue #16 too, great artwork man. Keep up the amazing work! :tmnt1:
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
thank you so much!! i really appreciate that. :)
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LostKhance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Can't wait to add this to my collection of Turtle covers by you!

Why the rounded mask for Casey Jones though?
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
thanks!
just felt like doing a regular real-life hockey mask. :) i've drawn Casey like that before, too: [link]
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional
I love this!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
thanks, Jeff!
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DeadEnd669 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Cool!!!
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ah god your TMNT stuff is just so amazing! I absolutely love the composition of this piece. So action packed, but not cluttered. Your use of line weight really gives a strong sense of depth, and your coloring has such a rich quality too it. I seriously think you are one of, if not THE best TMNT artist out there.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you get involved with the TMNT? Your art seems like a great match for the franchise.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
thank you!! i very much appreciate your kind words. :)

i did my first pro TMNT stuff back in 2007, when i simply sent an email to Steve Murphy at Mirage and told him i wanted to do work on Turtles, and i did a couple frontispieces in Tales of the TMNT and the covers for the Raphael: Bad Moon Rising mini-series. i almost got to do an issue of Tales but it didn't work out. then after that, in 2010, i was slated to draw the new TMNT comic for another publisher but it fell through when IDW got the license instead, so i made a big stink about it on Twitter and if i wasn't on IDW's radar before than i was after that! haha. then they contacted me to do the Donatello micro-series issue but the scheduling didn't work out but i got Leonardo instead and that was it. :tmnt2:
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Haha wow, that's actually pretty nuts! Is there any chance you'll be working on any upcoming issues? If they do a comic series based on the new Nick cartoon, you'd definitely kill it.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
oh yeah another thing, there was also a screw-up where i had posted a bunch of TMNT daily sketches on my Tumblr, and i mentioned the TMNT gig falling through and a few comic news sites picked up on it and got it all wrong and did articles about how my goof-off daily sketches were concept art for the official TMNT comic i was going to draw for Dark Horse, despite me specifically saying they weren't and that i'd done the sketches a year prior. so i think that must have made it onto IDW and Nickelodeon's radar, too. what a nightmare.

i'm still in contact with the IDW folks and we've talked a bit about possibilities, but nothing concrete yet. they actually asked me about taking over the main artist position on the book but i turned it down because i didn't want to walk off my Image series and i'm not sure i want the monthly artist job, but i'm hoping there will be something smaller scale in the future. we'll see!
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Sounds like a series of crappy twists, but at least things more or less worked out. It would be cool to see more of your turtles work, but it makes perfect sense to focus on projects you already have going.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
doing TMNT professionally was also stressful and emotionally taxing for me, so i think i have to get tougher and build up some muscle before i take a full-time Turtles job. :XD:
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powerbomb1411 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Damn, I was hoping you were on interiors too.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
aww, thank you! that means a lot. :heart:
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mcbriderulz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome! great job
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks!
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mcbriderulz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no problem
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plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
another great work. i love how everyone is climbing over each other to try and get the book.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks, man!!
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JamieFayX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
very cool
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks!!
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JamieFayX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
np
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diello Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS IS FUCKING LOVELY!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
thanks, Fawn!!!

...EXCITED FOR WHAT?!?!? :stare:
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diello Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EXCITED for the awesome cover + I get overly excited when I see an especially lovely piece of your work <3
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
:love:
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michaelrose101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I like it better with your logo :P
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
:#1:
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comicninja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Freakin' sweet!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks, Chris!!
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Nice trying to catch a book. Is that April on Leo back?
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
yep, that's April. :)
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Awesome!
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ScruffyScribbler Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the link to another turtles artist!
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional
It is my honor to have you on board, Sir!
Awesome work as usual!!!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks so much, Mateus!!!
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TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maked me wanna get around to that 3D-project of your Turtles I've been wanting to do. Damn this pic is totally awesome! I would so want to buy the original :P
But yeah, that 3D thing.... gotta get to it!
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thank you!! yeah, the 3D Turtles thing!!! do it!!! :eager:
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so excited about this book. The art is going to be OFF THE DAMN WALL.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
yeah, Mateus rocks!! i've read the first issue, it's super.
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Drunkfu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Gorgeous.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
thank you!
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PeteyDee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! i love ninja turtles i cant wait till i get to see some comics to this story! (donnie is my fav so be sure to make a lot of stoires with him ;D)
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