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Steve Lavigne at the 2009 San Diego Comic Convention.
|Born||September 22, 1962|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Artist, Letterer, Colourist|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
Steve Lavigne (born September 22, 1962) is an American comic book illustrator best known for his lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.
He inked the backup story in the 1989 collected Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Lavigne, along with fellow Mirage Studios artist Ryan Brown, illustrated the artwork seen on the vast majority of officially licensed Turtles merchandise. The team of Lavigne Brown produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art for Burger King, Pez, Konami, New Line Cinema, Colorforms, and Playmates Toys among many others.
Lavigne was a participant in the drafting of the Creators' Bill of Rights.
He currently lives in Wells, Maine with wife Denise and children Cooper, Gracie and Jackson.
Steve currently works as a freelance illustrator and does occasional work for Mirage Studios. In July 2007, he also released a self-published book Shine Like A Lighthouse, written by Tim Janis, illustrated by Steve.
Established in June 2012, Steve owns Shellback Artworks on Rt 1 in Wells Maine. His shop has art supplies, comics, toys, and a comic art gallery. The shop features all four life sized ninja turtle figures and a TMNT pinball machine.
- Mcdermott, Deborah (December 8, 2012). "'Ninja Turtles' artist shares 'mind-blowing' story". Seacoast Online. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
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