Steve Lavigne

Steve Lavigne attended Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.

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 is also the basis for the character of Michaelangelo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, according to TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.

He lives in Wells, Maine with wife Denise and children Cooper, Gracie and Jackson.

Steve is currently appearing at comic cons throughout the USA, signing books and taking commission work. He does covers for TMNT/IDW comics as well.

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