Jeremy moderated a Q and A panel at Tracy Comic Show with Kevin Eastman. We cover the origin of the turtles and their connection to Daredevil. Jeremy asks a few questions, then Kathy Garver and others in the audience get a chance to quiz Kevin.
About Kevin Eastman and the Turtles
Eastman was born in Portland, Maine. He attended Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine with comic book illustrator Steve Lavigne.
While searching for a local underground newspaper to publish his work, he began a professional relationship with Peter Laird.
In May 1984, Eastman and Laird self-published the first black & white issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The forty-page oversized comic had an initial print run of 3275 copies. It was published by the duo’s Mirage Studios, a name chosen because, as Eastman says, “there wasn’t an actual studio, only kitchen tables and couches with lap boards.” By September 1985, their first issue had received three additional printings.