CGC Announces a Mega In-House Private Signing Event with the Creative Team Behind The Last Ronin

Posted on 11/29/2021

CGC is hosting a to-be-legendary signing event with Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza

CGC is beyond thrilled to announce that we will be hosting six incredible comic book artists and writers — Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza, and Esau Escorza — for an exclusive In-House Private Signing event! This will be the first-ever signing that brings together the six creative masterminds behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin. In addition, CGC has created a custom Last Ronin label exclusively for this signing that is sure to please all the die-hard TMNT fans out there. The TMNT series and entertainment franchise was created in 1983 by cartoonists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Since then, the Ninja Turtles brand has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon with a number of live-action movies, video games, toys, and several popular animated television series.  

The critically acclaimed Last Ronin five part miniseries follows the lone surviving Turtle on his journey through the post-apocalyptic future. The TMNT co-creators reunited for the first time in years to bring fans a final adventure. Eastman and Laird are joined by legendary writer Tom Waltz, and prolific comic book artists Ben Bishop, Isaac & Esau Escorza, and Luis Antonio Delgado. With this signing, comic fans will be given the opportunity to receive the signatures of all six artists and writers, and books will be encapsulated with our exclusive Last Ronin custom certification labels. In addition to signatures, the artists will also be offering Sketches and Remarques for purchase. See pricing details and examples below. 

“You do not want to miss out on this incredible signing opportunity,” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. “This event is going to be legendary, and we are so honored to be able to bring together these talented artists and writers at our headquarters. We cannot wait to see all of the submissions that we will receive for this amazing signing, and we are certain that our TMNT collectors are going to absolutely love this exclusive event!”

The custom CGC Last Ronin label is ONLY being offered for this event, and it is ONLY available for the Last Ronin books that fit in our magazine-sized holder. PLEASE NOTE: These labels cannot be added to any other TMNT books.

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Friday, February 4, 2022. 

If you are submitting books from the Last Ronin series, make sure to submit them in our "Last Ronin" window bags as they will not fit in the standard size window bags. Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. You can purchase the "Last Ronin" window bags for this signing HERE.

If the CGC In-House Private Signing needs to be rescheduled, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled. 

After the artists sign the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners. 

The Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $125 per item includes:

  • Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza AND Esau Escorza signatures
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza Duo Remarque is $240 per item and includes:

  • Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza AND Esau Escorza Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artists’ discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Luis Antonio Delgado, Isaac Escorza AND Esau Escorza signatures
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label

The Kevin Eastman CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $70 per item includes:

  • Kevin Eastman’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The Tom Waltz CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $60 per item includes:

  • Tom Waltz’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The Ben Bishop CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $70 per item includes:

  • Ben Bishop’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The Luis Antonio Delgado CGC In-House Private Signing fee of $70 per item includes:

  • Luis Antonio Delgado’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza CGC In-House Private Duo Signing fee of $70 per item includes:

  • Isaac Escorza’s signature AND Esau Escorza’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for an Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza Sketch is $325 per item and includes:

  • Isaac Escorza and Esau Escorza’s Duo Sketch. Important: The final design and subject matter of the sketch is at the artists’ discretion. CGC cannot guarantee sketch requests. Submissions must be a blank sketch cover. 
  • Isaac Escorza’s signature and Esau Escorza’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Kevin Eastman Remarque is $110 per item and includes:

  • Kevin Eastman’s Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests.
  • Kevin Eastman’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Ben Bishop Remarque is $110 per item and includes:

  • Ben Bishop’s Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Ben Bishop’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Luis Antonio Delgado Remarque is $70 per item and includes:

  • Luis Antonio Delgado’s Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Luis Antonio Delgado’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for an Isaac Escorza Remarque is $90 per item and includes:

  • Isaac Escorza’s Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Isaac Escorza’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for an Esau Escorza Remarque is $90 per item and includes:

  • Esau Escorza’s Remarque. The submitter may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. 
  • Esau Escorza’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CCS pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CCS pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label  

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC In-House Private Signing event, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit CGCcomics.com/join

To submit books for the signing: 

  • Log onto your account or sign up for an account HERE.
  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms. 
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and one of the following from the dropdown menu section:  

  • KEVIN EASTMAN, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • TOM WALTZ, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • BEN BISHOP, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • LUIS ANTONIO DELGADO, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • ISSAC ESCORZA & ESAU ESCORZA, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • EASTMAN, WALTZ, BISHOP, DELGADO, ISSAC ESCORZA & ESAU 
  • ESCORZA, IN-HOUSE SIGNING; 
  • ISSAC ESCORZA, SKETCH; 
  • ISSAC ESCORZA & ESAU ESCORZA, SKETCH; 
  • EASTMAN, REMARQUE; 
  • BISHOP, REMARQUE; 
  • DELGADO, REMARQUE; 
  • ISSAC ESCORZA, REMARQUE; 
  • ESAU ESCORZA, REMARQUE;
  • EASTMAN, WALTZ, BISHOP, DELGADO, ISSAC ESCORZA & ESAU 
  • ESCORZA, REMARQUE; 

  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to KEVIN EASTMAN, TOM WALTZ, BEN BISHOP, LUIS ANTONIO DELGADO, ISSAC ESCORZA & ESAU ESCORZA under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add the exclusive CGC custom Last Ronin label to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. If you are submitting books from the Last Ronin series, make sure to submit them in our "Last Ronin" window bags as they will not fit in the standard size window bags. You can purchase window bags for this signing HERE.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder for an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • IMPORTANT: Please write TLR on all sides of the outside of the box. You must initial outside of the box or we will not be able to honor the submission for this signing. 
  • Books will be received into the CGC system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process. 

PLEASE NOTE:

All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, February 4, 2022, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, February 4, 2022.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC In-House Private Signings.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings.

**If you submit a CGC-graded collectible that needs to be removed from its original holder by CGC, the collectible will need to go through the certification and encapsulation process again, and there is no guarantee that it will receive the same grade.


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