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Bebop and Rocksteady Villain Micro Variant by BenBates Bebop and Rocksteady Villain Micro Variant by BenBates
Haha, so cool to be working on these characters! Dustin Weaver and I are teaming up for their IDW villain micro debut! We developed the story, then he wrote it and I'm just about to start drawing it. This is the first professional project where either of us has had so much creative control. It's going to be great and I can't wait to find out if readers are gonna like it.
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morfeoink Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very cool piece. I really like your style!
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darkdoomer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i never been a huge fan of TMNT because those dudes are like, mandatory villains.

hey what about a cartoon with those punk dudes made the law instead? nope.
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069x-ray Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Hahaha! Banzai! XD
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RoronoaxPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing! *____*
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Marco-the-Scorpion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

AWESOMELY CRAZY!!!!

<?xml:namespace prefix = da />Yay Yay :confusedbillie: 

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toxicadams Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This variant is one of my favorites of TMNT!! Thanks to ebay I was able to buy it from Italy, I was so afraid to miss it!! I hope to see more from you in the series ;)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013

Awesome work here

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BenBates Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional
Thanks man! I'm proud of the entire comic so if you ever see it around you should check it out! 
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theWESTKYLEVIRUS Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I just picked up this issue and holy hell, man... I love everything about it. Your redesigns are so damn fantastic. Only thing im disappoint in is not getting this variant cover.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! Dustin and I are kicking ideas around now for a second R&B story we're gonna try and pitch to IDW. 

We'll see what happens. 
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Extreme65anime Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013

I'm tearing this into a poster.

 

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BenBates Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional
Hey man, sorry for the hold up! Sometimes it can take me a long time to respond, and in this case I didn't even see your comment until just now.

It is one of coolest comments I've ever received though! Thanks a ton!
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Code-E Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
DUDE! My inner 4 year old is jumping for joy at the sight of this! You really managed to keep to the heart of these guy's 80s roots while still giving them a fresh and new look. Can not wait for this to come out!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Awesome have  to keeep my eye  open for that
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I absolutely cannot wait to read this; the very thought of the old 1987 cartoon characters getting new arcs makes me very happy. =D (now if only we could find a way to use the Mutant Fly version of Baxter Stockman or Mondo Gecko, we'll be golden) And it's great to see Bebop and Rocksteady come alive and with so much character. You really did keep the essence of these 80's characters while at the same time kind of modernizing them and giving them just a little bit more "punch" if you will. Great touch with the Foot Soldiers just barely lurking in the background. =D

And haaah, I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed the Spirited Away connection. Although I imagine the spirits can't really turn these two into anymore of a pig than they already are. Especially Bebop.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
The more lenient censorship definitely helps ! 
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StarWarpXVI Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Just so you know, this was posted on Memebase a while ago...I am so happy to have found the artist to this! Awesome job!!
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
Awesome!
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ToonTorment Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Got a release date on this? I'm looking forward to it! :-)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow they look so badass in your style. They look like they should have their own series entirely! :D
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I bet you do get to be creative, especially how DC and Marvel can be.. well, jerks who be either too demanding with how things should be, or just how they undone alot of hardwork with the greatest of ease...
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Just what do these two goons do to get so much love for being, with all do respect, being dumb street punk goons?
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feliw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see this art piece and i so can hear their voices like in the 80s cartoon XD loved bebop, he looks so drunk and happy, also loved the little details, the turtles in the menu and the one in the sewer, i guess its ralph
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Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Bebop and Rocksteady having their own story arc? your drawing it aww man im totally getting this when does it come out?
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional
Micro should be due out in October. You'll have to let me know what you think after you read it!
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CalebZX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Love it. They seriously need to bring these two back.
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pachira-jp Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Great! This is looks so fun!! Amazing color vision! Like an appetizing Foods ^^
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CoolcatTerri Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
This is a cool cover and I find it funny to see them surrounded by meat when rhinos and boars are herbivores. Guess it's their human mutation side that is craving meat and beer LOL.
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Coconut-Jaguar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help myself, but keep looking at the cute turtle chibis on these
food-plates |D"

Great cover, you did a wonderful job on it. I love the boisterous-mood
and like everyone else already said, it is good to see those two again.
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JayJayRey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to read threw it and look for details in the pictures! this is an amazing cover!
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Nice Bebop and Rocksteady look like they are having a good time. This reminds me of Spirited Away for some reason.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
That's great! Spirited Away was a huge inspiration for this. I wanted to capture the feel as best I could. 
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
That is awesome I like it. :)
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TheLoganMiller Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Woah! That looks like it was fun to draw.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
It was a lot of fun to draw. Like pure fun, the entire time.
Even on the best professional projects, now and again I can lose my enthusiasm and it becomes a grind but Rocksteady and Bebop have been a non-stop blast.  
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
you already know i love this one but i gotta say again, just tremendous!!!! so fun and full of character, and i love all the details! this is the first time i've ever actually been interested in Bebop and Rocksteady, they look like such a blast here. i never thought i'd be interested in drawing them myself but i might actually do it now... i love what you're doing with them!
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Ah man, yeah! You've got tons of stuff to draw already, but I for one, would be all for seeing you draw Rocksteady and Bebop (as mutants)! Let it be known in a public forum you already drew some awesome human versions in the Alopex micro. 


 
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional
I loved this cover so much!! Looking forward for the micro!! :headbang:
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Ah man, thank you very much! It was great to see your designs and have them as an initial lift off point. I LOVE the purple sideburns for Bebop and I'm glad you're setting the standard for Rocksteady's new size!  
It's gonna be killer to see what you do with them in the interiors during the City Fall stuff!
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks man! Really glad you like them!
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TurtleTitan97 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is awesome!!!:D
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Thanks a ton, TurtleTitan!
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TurtleTitan97 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Anytime, AnubiTheFrog! Big fan of your work on Turtles and Sonic!
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
About time they got some love.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Ha, yeah, they've been waiting in the background for quite a while. It was a really nice initial tease with the Raphael micro, its crazy to think how long ago that was now. 
But here they come!
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Rocketspeed88 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is there any chance this could be released in Australia? I would love to get my hands on this book.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Ah man, I don't have a clue. Does that mean you're not getting any of the Turtle comics down there? From the little I understand there isn't a big comics scene in Australia in general. Is that correct? 

Well, if you want to pay the shipping I'll mail you one myself when the issue gets released. 
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Rocketspeed88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Australia has had a horrendous time with comics. In the 90's it flourished but during the turn to the 2000's onwards, it has really hit a low. Archie is practically non-existent and DC/Marvel comics are hard to come by. Aside from Supernova and Penny Arcade Expo, there isn't much exposure for comics. To my knowledge, I haven't seen a Turtles comic in over a decade.

One of the reasons I joined DA was to see Sonic and Turtle artwork as I greatly missed reading their comics.

I'd gladly pay for the shipping upon its release, Its been so long since I've read anything Turtles.
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CyberKane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I can't love this enough, great job. Really looking forward to the book.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Thanks a ton! You'll have to let me know how it turns out when it rolls around. It's like, two months away!
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