Peter Laird


Peter Laird
Mirage Publishing

One half of the dynamic duo that we know, love and worship, he is one of the original TMNT artists, and it is incredibly interesting to compare his earlier comics with those later on, and see how his style has progressed. He is one of the pair that knows the turtles best, and draws them accordingly. There is hardly any empty space within his panels, and he fills the page while keeping the focus upon one individual or group. The drawback to this is that a panel will sometimes come off as a bit confusing. His style is what I can only describe as “splotchy”, and conveys the sort of gritty mood that I associate with the TMNT comics; more specifically, those that take place in NYC. His turtles are short and muscular, and he uses a lot of round shapes when drawing them, without making them appear soft in any way. His experimentation with creative panel layout is fun to read, and keeps the eye moving. And, I have to say this: he makes his Splinter look very, very furry!



Back to Engineering