Peter Laird Biography
Peter Laird is an American comic book writer and artist best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman.
Peter Laird Age
Peter was born on January 27, 1954. He is aged 65 years as of 2019.
Peter Laird Net Worth
The American comic book writer and artist who has a net worth of $20 million dollars.
Peter Laird Wife
His wifes’ name is Jeannine. Peter moved with Jeannine to Dover, New Hampshire, which happened to be a mere twenty miles away from Ogunquit, Maine, where Kevin was working at a lobster restaurant.
Peter Laird Early Life/Education
He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1954. His interest in drawing was evident at an early age, but it wasn’t until high school and the discovery of Jack Kirby’s work on ‘The New Gods’, ‘The Demon’, and other titles, as well as ‘Conan’ by Barry Windsor-Smith, that drawing became a serious passion. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.F.A. in Printmaking.
He entered the professional world with a sincere desire to become a freelance illustrator and comic book artist. After five years of struggling to attain this goal with some small successes, Laird’s life was transfigured by two significant events that occurred within a year of each other.Peter Laird Photo
Peter Laird Career
When he moved to Dover, New Hampshire. He met Kevin Eastman. The two joined hands in many things. After forming Mirage Studios in the summer of 1983, Peter and Kevin went on to create the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. He started working on a graphic novel serial with Jim Lawson entitled ‘Planet Racers’. This futuristic series took a look at motorcycle racing across vast galaxies while a sentient computer plots to wreck havoc upon society.
Laird currently provides editing and lettering services for TMNT Web Dude Dan Berger’s comic, ‘gutwallow: the gingerbread man’. In the moments that aren’t taken up by dealing with mutant reptiles, Peter enjoys seeking out interesting dinosaur toys (especially Triceratopses) and action figures, motorcycling with artist buds Jim and A.C. Farley, walking through the woods with Jeannine and the dogs, exploring the wonders of computer graphics… and drawing.
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