Co-Creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kevin looks forward to meeting all of his fans in Sydney and Perth in June 2023.
Kevin will give a Q&A panel, pose for photo-ops and sign autographs throughout the weekend in both cities. One signature per Autograph Token. A maximum of five (5) items can be signed at any one time. Additional items will be accepted; however Token holders will need to re-join the queue to receive these signatures.
Further information on Kevin’s panel and photo sessions will be released closer to the convention.
All guests pending international/domestic travel and quarantine restrictions. Stay tuned to our Social Media channels for updates.
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 3,000 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 35 amazing years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles STILL continue to find their way into the hearts and imaginations of kids, large and small.
In between TMNT projects, Eastman created an artist friendly publishing company, “Tundra Publishing” where projects like “The Crow” “From Hell” and “American Splendor” first flourished, as well as purchased and published the world renowned “Heavy Metal Magazine.”
When not having way too much fun drawing the TMNT, he also launched three new series in 2015/16; Fistful of Blood, Lost Angeles, and Underwhere. In 2017/18, Kevin launched his first ever Kickstarter that was fully funded for his new projects, Drawing Blood and Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls.
In 2020 Kevin launched The Last Ronin. An epic like you’ve never seen before. It continued on to become the TMNT event of the year decade and hit the charts as the Number 1 comic publication in the USA. The series continues with the launch of The Lost Years in early 2023.
Kevin Eastman lives in San Diego with his wife Courtney, son Shane, a few insane and thoroughly lovable Dachshunds, and two silly, bad kitties.
Autograph with Remarque - $80
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Panel rooms may be subject to venue capacity and safety requirements, and may reach maximum capacity.
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and is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, behind VIP Supa-Star and Supa-Q Pass holders.
Additional COVID-19 safety measures may be implemented regarding Autograph and Photograph opportunities.
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If you wish to have ten or more items signed by a single Supa-Star guest,
please speak with one of our friendly team members in our Guest Signing Area, and they will be happy to assist.