One benefit in attending comic conventions is meeting your favorite comic creators. Rarely do you get the opportunity to meet an entire creative team of a series. However, sometimes the comic gods shine upon you and if you’re a TMNT fan this is a great opportunity.
TMNT: The Last Ronin Creative Team
The Granite State Comicon welcomes creators of TMNT: The Last Ronin to their 20th anniversary event. Writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz; artists Esau Escorza, Isaac Escorza, and Ben Bishop; plus colorist Luis Antonio Delgado will be in attendance from September 16-18, 2022 in Manchester, N.H. at the DoubleTree by Hilton.
The Last Ronin wrapped up the five-issue miniseries in April. The hardcover trade released in June to widespread success landing the book on the New York Best Sellers list. The popularity of the miniseries allowed the creative team and IDW Publishing to announce a second limited TMNT series entitled “The Last Ronin: The Lost Years” at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. The first issue is set to release in November with Eastman, Waltz, Bishop, and Delgado returning.
Who is the Last Ronin? In a future, battle-ravaged New York City, a lone surviving Turtle embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission seeking justice for the family he lost. From legendary TMNT co-creators Eastman and Peter Laird, get ready for the final story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, three decades in the making! What terrible events destroyed his family and left New York a crumbling, post-apocalyptic nightmare? All was revealed in this climactic Turtle tale that sees longtime friends becoming enemies and new allies emerging in the most unexpected places. Can the surviving Turtle triumph? You’ll have to read the miniseries to find out which turtle ends up as The Last Ronin.
The series was such a hit, Magnus Edlund created an animated short featuring a very heart-wrenching scene from the series.
TMNT Comic Artists, Actors, Filmmakers
In addition to TLR creative team, TMNT creators such as comic book artists Mateus Santolouco, Jim Lawson, Steve Lavigne, and Freddie Williams II are attending Granite State Comicon with TMNT series showrunner and executive producer Ciro Nieli. Actors Judith Hoag (April in 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Greg Cipes (Mikey in TMNT series) will also be taking photos and signing autographs.
As a bonus, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 negative prints used in production of the groundbreaking original series will be on display.
Eastman and Bishop will also join the rest of their Drawing Blood and Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls creative team of David Avallone and Troy Little to sign the limited series.
If you are a fan of TMNT comics and films, attending Granite State Comicon is must. Tickets for the Giant-Size 20th Anniversary Con can be purchased at granitecon.com.