One of the most popular comic book series of all time has roots that run deep right here in Western New England. For decades, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics were produced by Mirage Studios in Northampton, with the comic’s artists relocating to the area and making it home.
After Viacom purchased rights to the Turtles in 2009, most of those involved with the comic moved on to new ventures. Eric Talbot was one of the artists that drew the iconic green characters. Talbot decided to stay in western Mass and moved on to a new venture, one that keeps his art alive for anyone who wants to have it… forever! Connecting Point’s Ross Lippman visits Oxbow Tattoo in Easthampton and finds out how Talbot’s career went from turtles to tattoos.