The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawing is on sale for $2 million

The creator of TMNT is putting his first ever drawing from 1984 up for grabs


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman is hoping to part with his first-ever character drawing of one of the heroes in a half-shell – for $2 million.


Eastman drew his first crime-fighting turtle in 1984, which means this year is TMNT’s 30th anniversary – perfect timing for the new live-action feature out in the UK in October.

“After 30 years of owning it, I think it is time to find a new home,” Eastman said.

1984 TMNT drawing

Some funds from the sale will be donated to good causes: “We have a bunch of different charities we work with, and want to spread some turtle cheer to them. It just feels like the right time to let it go.”

The drawing sale will be handled with the help of Heavy Metal, an entertainment brand, through its website and

The Turtles began life in a comic book before the franchise was extended into TV series, toys and video games, as well as a string of films.

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