TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE

"First, we must observe the ancient ritual of the, uh, uh... traditional pre-fight donut!" - Leonardo

So there was originally no intention of creating a matching companion poster for TMNT: The Movie. Although after completion of the first film's poster it was suggested from one of my favorite dudes and one of Mondos Art Directors Mitch Putnam to give the sequel a shot with a mirroring/matching composition. I did and am beyond happy we did. Originally I had pitched an idea for Secret Of The Oooze before anything else but it fell flat, as some concepts do...that was a good thing. 

For years I told myself that the sequel to the original TMNT movie was my favorite/more superior. That may have been so as a kid but fuck is the first film ever a banger. I think the second film played more to my age at the time it was released. It was a lot less dark, more akin to the cartoon turtles as kids we all fell in love with. Reflecting now, the first film is by far more my jam. I still love SOTO with everything in me but you really cant compare the two as their intentions from the beginning were to be two different things.

I think tonally I was able to capture the silliness of the sequel just simply by featuring Tokka and Rahza and the glow in the dark ooze cannister. It adds a little lighthearted-ness and fun to a composition that was methodically composed to be dark and brooding. Oh also, Vanilla Ice lurks somewhere in the shadows.

GO NINJA! GO NINJA, GO!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE
Created for 
MONDO
Heroes in a Half Shell: A TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Celebration
August 17th, 2018 at MONDO Gallery

24"x36" SCREENPRINT w/ GLOW IN THE DARK INKS
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