Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean
Mar24

Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean

Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean by Jerry Whitworth   For almost twenty years, Joey Ryan has performed as the sleaziest professional wrestler in the world. Sporting his trademark sunglasses, white sports jacket, Hawaiian trunks, cherry lollipop, coiffed hair, trimmed mustache, and baby oil glistening, tanned, hairy torso, Ryan became a viral sensation when during a match he employed a suplex on opponent Danshoku Dino in...

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Lucha Underground Tres
Aug26

Lucha Underground Tres

Lucha Underground Tres by Jerry Whitworth   In about two weeks, Lucha Underground will return for its third season. While having already been filmed and details of that content can be found online, I’ve purposely avoided spoilers and will only comment on what the series has provided to its viewers. Beyond the dangling plot threads introduced in the first two seasons (which will be examined later), a trailer has been...

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Review – Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology
Jun20

Review – Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology

Review – Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology by Jerry Whitworth   In November 2015, writer and letterer Micah Myers (The Disasters), editor Marta Tanrikulu, and letterer Zakk Saam sought to put together an anthology of fellow comic creators featuring fictional wrestlers for the book Kayfabe (a wrestling term describing fictional elements of the sport’s performance art). Published last May and available through DriveThru...

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Lucha Underground Returns!
Sep26

Lucha Underground Returns!

Lucha Underground Returns! by Jerry Whitworth   In the past, Comic Art Community has discussed the connection between comic books and wrestling and how the former has influenced the latter such as in Chikara (and what it could do for WWE, who has recently adopted a comic-like storyline with Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Stardust, and Neville) as well as how wrestling could be adapted for the DC multiverse. In the last year, a new,...

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Wrestlers in Space: Interview with Nathanael Hopkins-Smith
Aug31

Wrestlers in Space: Interview with Nathanael Hopkins-Smith

Wrestlers in Space: Interview with Nathanael Hopkins-Smith by Jerry Whitworth   From the minds of Nathanael Hopkins-Smith (The Vagabond) and Francesco Chiappara (The Croods), Wrestlers in Space is a comic book being crowd funded on Kickstarter featuring four wrestlers (Commander Columbus, Rami Rasheed, and the Lobo Brothers) lost in space trying to find their way back home. Comic Art Community corresponded with Hopkins-Smith to...

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