Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Kevin Eastman Launches Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls in May

Okay, this is going to get really meta, really fast.

Kevin Eastman is the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He made millions off it. He lived the rockstar life, spent millions on Tundra Comics


came out of it somehow alive.

And now he is telling that story in a fictionalised comic book version.

He is self-publishing Drawing Blood: Spilled Ink in May from his Kevin Eastman Studios, with David Avallone, Troy Little and Ben Bishop.

(W) Kevin Eastman, David Avallone (A) Kevin Eastman, Troy Little (A/CA) Ben Bishop

Kevin Eastman (TMNT) returns to independent comics with a new creation: an inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids, Shane "Books" Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion dollar global franchise. Now, years later, the partnership dissolved, the corporate buy-out all spent, Books is struggling to recover from the hit-and-run driver called early success… and looking for the will and the joy to create something new again. Co-created by Kevin Eastman and David Avallone (ElviraBettie Page). In Shops: May 08, 2019 SRP: $3.99

But then, that comic is followed up with another comic. The comic within the comic, created by the fictitious Shane and Paul Bookman from that comic. That's right, we get to see what The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls comic actually look like…
(W) Kevin Eastman, Troy Little (A/CA) Kevin Eastman, Troy Little
From the pages of Drawing Blood and the mind of Kevin Eastman comes the story-inside-the-story: the indie comic about three crime-fighting mutant cats which launched the Ragdolls franchise in 1992, and kicked off Ragdolls-mania! See where it all began, in this thrilling one-shot from co-creators Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page).In Shops: May 08, 2019 SRP: $3.99
He is having his Turtle-shaped cake and eating it… Drawing Blood and Ragdolls are published in May. Here's a look at the covers to both from all sorts of folk…


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