i'm really excited to see your works on this site. When i was 8 the turtles were IT man. x)
My brother and i would sit and try to draw them like you. It was really the first story that sparked my interest in the comic industry, the only other comics i had read and had an interest in was The Phantom comics.
Then i became interested in all the great stories like batman and spiderman and so on, wasn't until i was older that i realized how cool it was that TMNT sat in the same stead as stories from the comic giants.
I hope to put some of my own stories out there sometime soon. It's really very inspirational for me to see that you have joined up with this site. It's a big win for dA and it's members.