1999

Kodak Moment #57

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is me wearing my movie Michaelangelo arms.

Kodak Moment #41

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is at the Words & Pictures Museum.

Cowabunga Corner #101: Motor City Comic Con

Hey everyone,

Welcome to episode 23 of Cowabunga Corner Season 4.  In this episode I talk about Motor City Comic Con.  How I started to go to the convention, how it inspired me to hold a booth for TMNT fans, and why I still go to this convention to this day.  Motor City Comic Con was where I held my TMNT con booths in 2000, 2001, and 2003.

Cowabunga Corner #94: Words and Pictures Parties

Hey everyone,

Welcome to episode 16 of Cowabunga Corner Season 4.  In this episode I share memories of the membership parties that the Words and Pictures Museum use to hold.  I remember these parties well and truly do miss the miss the Museum.

Raphael... Death?

This is a Fanfic that I wrote back in the 1999.  Hope everyone enjoys.

Raphael...  Death?

Michaelangelo jumps down and looks up at a Pizza place.   This must be the place.   He thought to himself, as he looks around.   So, where is he?   Michaelangelo, pulls a long coat and hat over himself, covering his looks, as he stands outside.   The dark sky  covers the city like a blanket as the light reflecting from the city hides the millions of stars that could be out that night.   The full moon makes him think of the horror movie he just got done watching.

Michaelangelo takes one more look at a watch hidden in his pocket.  Oh man, he's late. He walks into the building, looking up at the new signs, and the smell of the fresh pizza.   I can't believe he's late.  Michaelangelo goes over and takes a seat.

"Hey, what would you like today?"

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #75

In this episode I share a time when a group of Ninja Turtle fans got to visit Mirage Studios. They were in town for the Words & Pictures Museum and got invited to see the studio.

Mirage Studios was founded by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and made it's mark on the map when they released the first Ninja Turtle comic in 1984. At that time there was no studio, though with the success of the Turtles, the studio became real. The first location was flooded out, so this is not the only building that has been Mirage. Though this building has been Mirage Studios for many years.

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #70

Welcome to episode 18 of Cowabunga Corner Season 3. In this episode a group of TMNT fans are at the Words & Pictures Museum for a Good Bye party to the Museum from the TMNT fans. The Museum Staffers, were nice enough to let our group host the party during closed hours, the day after an event took place at the Museum that a handful of us came to see.

Cowabunga Corner #20

In this episode I share video footage from July 1999 of the closing of the Words & Pictures Museum.

This is the Thank you speech to those who supported the Museum during the years that it was open. We also see Kevin get a few awards for the kindness he’s shared with others.  I filmed most of this video personally the other camera person was my sister Miki. I was filming through the full speech, I know the camera swings around a bit from time to time.

Editing by Michele Ivey & Phoenix