Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 3: The Turtles Stop an Asteroid

So, I'm on day 3 and I have another space themed picture for you, but there are a couple of differences. For one the turtles are actually in space this time. Also, this one has nothing to do with NASA or the current shuttle mission. This time I was inspired by the book I'm reading called Everything is Going to Kill Everybody. It was written by writer and editor Robert Brockway about a whole bunch of doomsday theories. Last night I read about asteroids and something called a Verneshot. In my mind there is no better doomsday contingency plan than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I think I've pretty well proven my point with this drawing.

Since it's Sunday and I didn't have to work today I tried to take some extra time with this one. I opted to not use notebook paper and I found some colored pencils in a drawer so I got to add some color. I should mention that those are green gloves and boots. Even the Ninja Turtles can't stand the vacuum of space on their bare skin.

While I was drawing this my wife came by to check on my progress periodically. She pretends to be all "Oh wow, you're so good at drawing Ninja Turtles!" But then she really just wants to give me a hard time about it.

Em: I like your drawing

Me: Thanks. It is pretty awesome, huh?

Em: Yeah, but how can they be in space if they were just watching the Shuttle launch yesterday?

Me: These pictures aren't canon. They don't have anything to do with each other.

Em: Oh, well how are these turtles supposed to get back to Earth? It's not like they have jet packs.

Me: Yes they do.

Em: No they don't or they would have this thing. *makes the shape of a giant box on her back* Like the astronauts doing space walks.

Me: No, they have different jet packs. This isn't NASA issued technology.

Em: Oh, I see. It's Splinter-issued?

Me: What? No. Donatello invented these suits and jet packs. They'll get home fine.

Em: No they won't, and now there will just be Ninja Turtles floating in space and you can't do anymore pictures.

Me: Yes I can. I told you these pictures aren't part of a canon. And they'll be fine getting back to Earth.

Em: Whatever. That's not even real anyway.

Me:  The Earth? It's totally real.

Em: No, an asteroid heading towards the Earth.

Me: Yeah not anymore cause the Ninja Turtles stopped it.


  1. Wow, I love this one. Sorry it took me so long to start reading your turtle-power-blog but I only recently figured out how to use my iPad. I also appreciate the conversation, it makes me feel like I was there.

    By the way did you make "swoosh"/"pow" noises as you were drawing this? I think that makes the drawing better.

  2. I probably did. I don't really remember, but I wouldn't doubt it.

    Funny story about this one, about a week after I posted it I was looking at my stats and my views went from like 50 to 600 from the time I left work to the time I got home. Apparently the guy who wrote the book I referenced in this post, Robert Brockway, found this on his own and tweeted about it. It took me like half an hour to figure out how I got all those views. This page still has about 15 times more views than any other.