Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Juan De Anda/SF Weekly TMNT Animators drawing stills from the TV show for fans at the TMNT book laucn event June 14, 2014 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
Yes, yes, these are the names of four Italian masters of Renaissance art, sure. Certainly, but more importantly, for many people in their 20s and 30s, these were the heroes of a generation.
Yes, these are the pizza-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who are now, like a lot of Millennials, celebrating their 30th birthday (which, like only certain Millennials, came via genetic mutation) with a new retrospective book release in conjunction with a San Francisco-exclusive exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History is written by Andrew Farago, the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum and responsible for organizing the new exhibit.