Archive for the ‘April’s Corner’ Category

TMNT trailer finally here – thoughts?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

For those of you who have seen the new TMNT trailer, what do you think? And for those of you who haven’t, click the link below to check it out.

Ninja Turtles Trailer

Also….

Goomba?

Ninja Rap live in Dallas!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Hey everyone! Yes… we are still alive and kicking. If you are reading this post because the title sounds interesting… then you are wise beyond your years!

The turtles, Vanilla Ice, and Ernie Reyes Jr (Keno) are all coming to Dallas for Ninja Rap on February 22nd! If you love the turtles, then you should definitely attend, and don’t forget to like their Facebook page and let them know you are coming.

Jared’s Epic Party Facebook Page

TMNT movie synopsis???

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

I don’t know how many of you have seen this, but I just saw it for the first time on IMDB, it reads…

“Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptilian warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.”

What the heck? Seriously?

I have no words….

ComicCon 2013 update

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Hey everyone,

As I do every year, I went to ComicCon San Diego last week. It was incredibly awesome, as you might expect. I am still looking into ways to finish our graphic novel. My goal was to speak with Kevin Eastman and IDW about finding a way to get our book finished. For those of you who aren’t aware of the legal situation, Nickelodeon owns all the rights for TMNT. The license to print was sold to IDW just a couple years ago. Nickelodeon believes TMNT is for kids, and we made our graphic novel around the idea that there are a lot of guys in their 20′s, 30′s, and even 40′s that grew up with the turtles and have been craving something a bit more serious. Needless to say, all attempts to get Dawn of the Ninja published have failed.

Kevin Eastman is probably one of the nicest guys at the con, I’ve never seen a creator spend so much time with his fans before. Before we spoke, he spent about 30 minutes with just one fan, signing tons of stuff, chatting about all manner of things, etc. Kevin has been aware of our project for about four years now, he loves what we have done and even offered to do some art, maybe a cover, and whatever he can to support Dawn of the Ninja. IDW was also more than agreeable and wants to do everything they can to help our project get finished. However, getting their support doesn’t really mean much in terms of the legalities of doing this. The next hurdle is Nickelodeon.

I have no clue what Nickelodeon will say, I’ve spoken with them a few times in the past, and while they are very nice, they are very protective of TMNT and how their stories are told (and rightly so). Hopefully I will get a chance to speak with them soon about letting us finish the book using crowd funding, and hopefully they don’t mind.

In other good news, we got a lot of interest in Nocturne, an original by Jeremy and myself. We will be completing the novel in the next couple months and I expect it will be published by early 2014 at the latest. In the mean-time, please support us by downloading each of the available four issues of Seven Percent from ComiXology. Also, don’t forget to pick up the first issue of Ghost Cop this October. Published by Antarctic Press, Ghost Cop was written by VJ Boyd (writer on “Justified” the TV show) and his brother Justin Boyd. Here’s the tagline…

“Hard-boiled police detective Tom Fraley, killed in 1947 by a vicious serial killer, returns as a ghost in 2013 to hunt down whoever’s replicating that killer’s pattern, and to take vengeance for his own murder.”

And that’s all for this year, hopefully there is more to follow very soon on whether or not Nickelodeon will allow us to finish Dawn of the Ninja.

Best,
Luke Keith

Kickstarter to finish our graphic novel?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Greetings TMNT fans,

I am once again toying with the idea of doing a Kickstarter to finish Dawn of the Ninja. Aside from a soft and hard cover copy of the finished graphic novel, are there any other incentives you would like to see on our Kickstarter? What would entice you to contribute? We have quite a bit of money to raise in order to finish the remaining 11 chapters of our book, so I may do one Kickstarter for every chapter. What do you guys think?

Best,
Luke Keith

Megan Fox as April in Yellow

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Well guys, here it is, Megan Fox is dressed in the traditional yellow color of April. Aside from the fact that Megan Fox is hot, what are your thoughts?

Megan Fox as April

Megan Fox as April

April in yellow

April in yellow

Megan as April

Megan as April

DOTN Chapter 1 Russian translation

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Thanks to our good friends at 6 Bullets (6 Bullets), the first chapter of DOTN has now been translated into Russian. Soon I plan to update our online reader with language options to include the Russian translation, and any other translations we are able to do in the future.

If you are Russian, today is your lucky day =). Download the CBR using the link below.

Chapter 1 Russian (CBR format)

Best,
Luke Keith

Turtles casting complete

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Well guys, the word is in and it looks like all four turtles have been officially cast for the new movie. Here are all four turtles and April.

Raphael = Alan Ritchson
Jeremy Howard = Donatello
Pete Ploszek = Leonardo
Noel Fisher = Michelangelo
Megan Fox = April

To be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film features a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco, based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.

What do you guys think? Are you excited about the movie? Any predictions for how it will be received?

Seven Percent is now published!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

THE DAY HAS FINALLY COME!!! The first issue of Seven Percent is now officially published! It is available on Comixology and iVerse (Comics Plus). Feel free to purchase a copy on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Below is a link to purchase for Comixology.

Written by Jeremy Fiest and Luke Keith
art by Jarreau Wimberly
letters by Kel Nuttal

I hope you all enjoy reading Seven Percent as much as we have enjoyed making it! It’s taken two and a half years to get this far, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to finally be here!

Seven Percent on Comixology

Megan Fox as April?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I’m not sure if anything else needs to be said, other than we now know that Michael Bay plans to use Megan Fox in the new TMNT movie. Her role has not yet been announced, but we can assume it will be for April….. what do you guys think?