The Production Team Behind the Lucha Underground Comics: Rey Mysterio, Mil Muertes, Vampiro/Pentagon Jr. and Dario Cueto; wants to take on "Joey Ryan: Big in Japan!" Comic Book Debut! Chido Comics is bringing sleazy back to comic books!
Writer Tres Dean (Dodger: A Western Saga of Mechs and Mayhem; Kill The Drug War) and artist Jamie Jones (Five Ghosts, Violent Love, Lucha Underground) join forces with Chido Comics to launch their first Kickstarter campaign which brings professional wrestler Joey Ryan to the world of comic books for the first time!
Chido Comics is an independent publishing company which focus is to publish a wide variety of licensed & creator-owned comic books and graphic novels. One of our latest high profile projects was a licensing deal with the creators and producers of Lucha Underground along with movie director Robert Rodriguez and the team from El Rey Network.
Our goal is to keep publishing stories by up-and-coming, talented and diverse creative teams. Along with your support, we can join forces and help some of the best independent artists bring their work to life as they intended without limitations or restrictions!
The goal amount we are looking to achieve will be used and distributed to pay our amazing creative team, licensing fees to be able to use Joey Ryan's name and likeness, printing of the book, shipping costs and Kickstarter rewards & Fees. Any additional amount raised will be used to fund future issues.
If you never got a chance to read the Lucha Underground Comics you can read them all here FREE: http://bit.ly/1M86KSo - Take your time and get a quick glance of the quality and effort we put into every project we work on. For more examples visit ChidoComics.com
We had so much fun adapting the Lucha Underground universe into comic books that we really want to keep pushing the envelope in that same genre! We want to bring you some of the best independent professional wrestlers personas that make sense to put in a comic book environment! What better way to start that trend than with the "King of Dong Style" himself, JOEY RYAN!
"Joey is perfect for comics as a medium because the most notable things about his character have very little to do with in-ring stuff. He's the epitome of the adage in wrestling that the audience should know who you are by the time you're 3/4 down the entrance ramp. Look at this guy! If you're looking at his picture and you don't watch wrestling, I'm sure you can still figure out what kind of character he is."
"Joey lends himself well to a variety of storytelling possibilities and we found what is, in my opinion, the perfect take. It's gonna get weird. But the result, as long as we get funded, is going to be a comic about a wrestler dragging himself back from the brink. He's just gonna do that by way of dick flips and a whole lot of sleaze, neon, baby oil, and one-liners."- (Writer) Tres Dean
Here's a preview of our book!
“Joey Ryan was pro wrestling's king of sleaze - until five years ago, when a match gone wrong left his tag team partner crippled and one of his opponents dead. Now he spends his days looking for answers at the bottom of bottles in Tokyo bars. But when he hears that his old nemesis is back in town, he decides it's time to get back in the ring. And there's only one way they can settle their score - in a Japanese Death Match!"
"Joey Ryan: Big in Japan!' Rewards!
We have some cool rewards planned for this campaign, from a Digital Edition of Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! to rare Lucha Underground CGC Graded copies. With your help, we can bring this project to fruition!
Tony Gregori Exclusive Art Print
Jose Varese Exclusive Art Print
Ozzy Fernandez Exclusive Art Print
Your participation is the driving force of this campaign. We very literally cannot do this without you. Our sincere thanks for considering us, and supporting us!
Risks and challenges
A portion of this project's production has already started. The story has been outlined and work on the script has begun. Comic books take a while to finish when done properly and sometimes situations out of our control can come up and get in the way, so there's always that chance that the book takes longer to do than expected.
We understand the trust that it takes for you to back this project. We will do everything we can to complete and ship the project on time. Our goal is for the books and exclusive rewards to be completed and shipped by June 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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