Monday, January 27, 2014

Sixty...







… doesn't look a whole lot different than fifty-nine.

Or does it? 

Which is which? -- PL

23 comments:

N.Ricci said...

First picture is 60!!! Do I win a #1 first printing :)

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, do you have a picture from when you turned 50? I don't think you look any older now than you did on those interviews you recorded for the 4kids 2k3 DVDs back in the early 2000's. You're aging rather gracefully.

Happy birthday. May you live on well past 100!

The Fifth Turtle said...

Happy birthday PL! Any big plans for turning 60?

PL said...

"The Fifth Turtle said...
Happy birthday PL! Any big plans for turning 60?"

At this point, to have at least a 70th birthday as well... and maybe an 80th, 90th, and beyond! -- PL

PL said...

"Anonymous said...
Just out of curiosity, do you have a picture from when you turned 50? I don't think you look any older now than you did on those interviews you recorded for the 4kids 2k3 DVDs back in the early 2000's. You're aging rather gracefully.

Happy birthday. May you live on well past 100!"

My fiftieth birthday happened before digital cameras were common, I am fairly sure, so not many photos were taken here back then. But I might be able to dig one out from a photo album if inspired. Thanks for the kind words about aging gracefully... and the centenarian wishes! -- PL

mikeandraph87 said...

My turtle snese went off and I realized someone just had a birthday. Age is but a number,if you feel 20 one day that is what you are. I you feel 80 one day that is what you are. I hope you have another great year.

Also a hope that you will put out any kind of work. A book of your photography work would be grand. I like to pick up anything with your name on it. :)

As Leonard Nimoy would say," live long and prosper".

blossombrooks said...

Happy Birthday!
Have a great 60th year and beyond.

Mark H said...

Happy 60th birthday Pete.

Michael Beaver said...

Happy birthday sir! I hope the year brings happiness and health to you and your family.

Best regards,

Mike B.

John Pannozzi said...

Happy birthday, man!

BTW, have you seen the halloween costume and toys based on the forthcoming TMNT reboot movie?

Just in case:

TMNT 2014 halloween costume:
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=113871

TMNT 2014 toys:
http://www.comicvine.com/articles/new-tmnt-movie-designs/1100-148005/

cool ray said...

happy birthday peter!
I think the picture in which you're smiling is your 60eth birthday pic...
is this correct?
anyway, I wish you a pleasant year and much health and love for you and your family!
thank you also for all the great work on the turtles over the years!know that these stories never really leave me.so often I come back re-reading all of vol 4 or the first comics.they're simpley GREAT comics!
greetings
marcel

Nathaniel said...

Happy Birthday, Peter!! I hope candles keep you warm during the cold weather.

Lord Nightwalker said...

Happy Birthday! Best wishes!

Zachary Korff said...

Happy birthday sir!

bryesque said...

Happy belated birthday, Peter!! All the best!

Chris Monaco said...

Happy 60th PL

You may not remember me, but I was the guy who you and Kevin used as your first comic book copycenter back in the early 80's in Torrington, CT.

The corner copy shop then known as CopyWriters a division of County Stationers....

The shop is no longer there... but I will never forget you two young artist coming into my shop with the original Black and white sketches of what we all know today as those famous TURTLES!

Chris Monaco
Aka/Evil Zebra
evilzebra2002@yahoo.com

PL said...

"Happy 60th PL

You may not remember me, but I was the guy who you and Kevin used as your first comic book copycenter back in the early 80's in Torrington, CT.

The corner copy shop then known as CopyWriters a division of County Stationers....

The shop is no longer there... but I will never forget you two young artist coming into my shop with the original Black and white sketches of what we all know today as those famous TURTLES!

Chris Monaco"

Chris,

I confess I do not remember you, but I do remember our many trips down to Torrington to make good copies of artwork in the days before we'd saved up enough money to buy our own copy machine. I think we may have even bought it from the place at which you worked. I guess Sharon was just not sophisticated enough at that time (1984-1986) to have a decent copy machine.
Fortunately, even though it was a somewhat long trip, we found you guys in Torrington. And we also used to combine out trips to make copies with a trip to the closest comic book store, which was "My Mother Threw Mine Away", also in Torrington.
Thanks for writing! -- PL

Anne M Leone said...

Happy birthday, Peter! Been thinking of you lately, and hoping all is going well. Hope you had a great celebration, even if it didn't feel all that different.... That is a good thing, though, right?

PL said...

"Happy birthday, Peter! Been thinking of you lately, and hoping all is going well. Hope you had a great celebration, even if it didn't feel all that different.... That is a good thing, though, right?"

It is a good thing, Anne... I think. Anyway, it's nice that you commented here, as, coincidentally, I have been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing in your new state. Hope things are going well for you! Email me! -- PL

Lucky said...

Well then Happy Birthday Peter Laird! So far 60 is looking good on ya!

Lou said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Laird! Hope you continue to enjoy your golden years.

D-Rock said...

Happy birthday, Mr. Laird. I've admired your work since I was a boy. Here's to another 60 years! Hopefully, I'll connect with you at a convention at some point.

Cheers!
-Darin

miiiike said...

Happy birthday Pete,

I'm right behind you, 60 next month.

m. heyes