Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project gallery opening in San Diego on June 3

With Kevin Eastman, IDW Publishing, live sketching and special guests! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming out of their shells in a special art gallery opening hosted by Turtles […]

With Kevin Eastman, IDW Publishing, live sketching and special guests!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming out of their shells in a special art gallery opening hosted by Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and IDW Publishing!

 All 100 original covers from Hero Initiative’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project will make their public debut in a gala event at:

San Diego Comic Art Gallery

2765 Truxtun Road

San Diego, CA 92106

Friday, June 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

IDW Publishing provided special, limited-edition blank covered copies of the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative commissioned 100 well known artists including Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson and more to create original drawings right on the covers.  All the amazing art will be on display, for one night ONLY, June 3 (the same night as the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie)!

And there’s MORE: Kevin Eastman did an additional 15 original covers which will be available for purchase the night of the event, and he’ll be live-sketching two additional covers. Other participating artists will be in attendance, too, with more live sketching from the artists.

All art on display and produced the night of June 3 will be available this fall in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project, a book available in both hardcover and softcover from IDW. All the covers will go up for auction on eBay.com starting on June 14, 2016.

“I can not think of a better way to honor and celebrate the ART of the medium we all work in,” said Kevin Eastman “A special event, in a gallery setting created for our ART, while raising money to help the ARTISTS in need who originally inspired us!”

Admission is FREE (entrance donations to the Hero Initiative will be appreciated) and light refreshements will be available.

A splendid time will be had by all in an awesome event to raise funds for Hero Initiative, a charity near and dear to us all!

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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