TMNT, Cerebus, and a letter from Dave Sim...
Above: Promotional art for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
In May of 2008, Peter Laird and Dave Sim came up with an agreement concerning the reprint rights to TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8 (July 1986). The comic book featured the guest-appearance of Dave’s Cerebus and team-up with Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In October of 2009, Peter Laird sold the Teenage Mutant Turtles to Viacom for approximately $60 million. I was curious to find out how this deal affected Dave and Peter’s agreement. I wrote Dave. I also e-mailed Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman about this, as well.
I did hear back from Dave Sim. I finally got Dave’s letter in the mail today. Looks like the letter was lost in the postal system for some time. The letter has a cover date of December 23, 2009. Anyway, here’s what Dave Sim has to say about the Viacom sale and it’s affects on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8: