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The studio that brought you the Lucha Underground wrestling comics, now wants to bring you the 'King of Dong Style' JOEY RYAN!
The studio that brought you the Lucha Underground wrestling comics, now wants to bring you the 'King of Dong Style' JOEY RYAN!
187 backers pledged $7,762 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! One-Shot
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! One-Shot

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.

Lucha Underground Comics
Lucha Underground Comics

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! - Page 1 (Preview)
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! - Page 1 (Preview)

 

Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! - Page 2 (Preview)
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! - Page 2 (Preview)

 

Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! - Page 3 (Preview)
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! - Page 3 (Preview)

"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

Tony Gregori (Artist on the "Lucha Underground: Mil Muertes" Comic) Colorist Doug Garbark ("Lucha Underground Comics: Rey Mysterio & Dario Cueto" and Boom! Studios "WWE Comics")!
Tony Gregori (Artist on the "Lucha Underground: Mil Muertes" Comic) Colorist Doug Garbark ("Lucha Underground Comics: Rey Mysterio & Dario Cueto" and Boom! Studios "WWE Comics")!

Jose Varese Exclusive Art Print

"Joey Ryan No More" Spider-man tribute cover! Jose Varese (Artist on the "Lucha Underground: Vampiro & Pentagon Jr" Comic) Colorist Doug Garbark ("Lucha Underground Comics: Rey Mysterio & Dario Cueto" and Boom! Studios "WWE Comics")!
"Joey Ryan No More" Spider-man tribute cover! Jose Varese (Artist on the "Lucha Underground: Vampiro & Pentagon Jr" Comic) Colorist Doug Garbark ("Lucha Underground Comics: Rey Mysterio & Dario Cueto" and Boom! Studios "WWE Comics")!

Ozzy Fernandez Exclusive Art Print

Pencils, Inks and Colors by Ozzy Fernandez
Pencils, Inks and Colors by Ozzy Fernandez

 

Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! Sticker & Enamel Pin!
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! Sticker & Enamel Pin!

  

Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! Kickstarter Tshirt
Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! Kickstarter Tshirt

 

Lucha Underground Comics Original Art (Dario Cueto/Matanza)
Lucha Underground Comics Original Art (Dario Cueto/Matanza)

 

"Joey Ryan: Big in Japan!" Graded Comic (Mock up)
"Joey Ryan: Big in Japan!" Graded Comic (Mock up)

 

Lucha Underground: Rey Mysterio #1 CGC 9.8 (Only 10 in existence)
Lucha Underground: Rey Mysterio #1 CGC 9.8 (Only 10 in existence)

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.

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    Digital Sleaze

    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you!

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    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you and a physical print copy!

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    Super Sleaze Combo 1

    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you, a physical print copy, a signed Joey Ryan 8x10 and a Regular Cover Art Print by artist Jamie Jones!

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    Super Sleaze Combo 2

    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you, a physical print copy, a signed Joey Ryan 8x10 and an Exclusive Kickstarter Limited Art Print by Tony Gregori!

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    Super Sleaze Combo 3

    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you, a physical print copy, a signed Joey Ryan 8x10 and an Exclusive Kickstarter Limited Art Print by Jose Varese!

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    Super Sleaze Combo 4

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    King of Dong Style Combo

    You'll get a digital PDF copy of the comic emailed to you, a physical print copy, a signed Joey Ryan 8x10, ALL 4 Limited Art Prints and a Limited Joey Ryan Sticker!

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    Joey Mania Package

    You get EVERYTHING included in the "King of Dong Style" Combo plus a Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! T-shirt!

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    The Ultimate Sleaze Ride

    You get EVERYTHING included in the "Joey Mania" Package plus a Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! Enamel Pin!

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    Retailer Sleaze Package

    If you own a comic book store and you love wrestling, then you NEED this book in your store!!! Get 10 copies of the book, 10 Stickers and 10 limited art prints. (You can mix and match between your favorite art prints).

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    So Big, So Strong Package!

    You get EVERYTHING included in the "Ultimate Sleaze Ride" Package plus a Guaranteed CGC 9.8 Graded copy of Joey Ryan: Big in Japan! signed by artist Jamie Jones.

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    One of a Kind!

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    Booyaka Blowpop Combo

    You get EVERYTHING included in the "So Big, So Strong" Package plus a Guaranteed CGC 9.8 Graded copy of Lucha Underground: rey Mysterio comic book!

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