Why Wrestling Comics?
Like any endeavor, professional wrestling, beneath all the bluster and spectacle, is built of people, real ones with real lives, real challenges, and real triumphs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan delves behind the curtain of entertainment to reveal the full story of this charismatic, gifted athlete, even as it explores the wider world of pro wrestling from their perspectives.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is the authorized comic biography of the WWE Hall of Famer (as of 2011) and champion of the inaugural Royal Rumble! Hacksaw's story is revealed in personal interviews with wrestling historian and writer John Crowther. The entire series is expertly illustrated by Marvel and DC comics artist Rich Perotta, with colors by Vito Potenza.
Renowned for his trademark 2x4 plank and his signature “HOOOOOOO!” battle cry, Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s storied wrestling career spans 35 years and every major wrestling promotion in the United States, including Mid-South, WCW, and, of course, his prime years as the patriotic babyface in the WWF.
Introduced to professional wrestling by patriarch Fritz Von Erich, Hacksaw went on to timeless feuds with Nikolai Volkoff, Sgt. Slaughter, Yokozuna, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Steve Austin, and many more. Along the way, he won the first-ever Royal Rumble championship, became King of the WWF in 1989, and was WCW United States Heavyweight Champion in 1994. His unmatched charisma and ring presence, along with this bounty of accomplishments, landed him a well-deserved place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
As independent creators with limited access to the mainstream comic market, we rely on Kickstarter to fund production and printing of our comics and to make them available to the comic-buying public. We have led TWENTY-SEVEN previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns for comic projects! We are experienced and reliable creators and purveyors of comics via Kickstarter. You will get what you pledge for and get it quickly.
John E. Crowther
John is the writer of our wrestling bio comics (Nikolai & The Killer Bees). He is also the writer and creator of Rochelle, which debuted as Rochelle: The Teen Cockroach #0 with AC Comics in March 2015, and is currently an ongoing series with Antarctic Press.
Starting as an intern for the X-Men office in 1993, Rich soon became a staff artist and then a freelance inker for Marvel with a dash of Dark Horse and Crusade Entertainment thrown in for good measure. Rich inked for Marvel for roughly ten years. In 2004, he took a break from comics and in 2010, re-entered the comic industry working for DC Comics inking titles Booster Gold and The Ray limited series. Rich is now pencilling and inking independent titles such as Mice & Man, Magma-Man for Source Point Press and the Scales of Time one-shot and Scissor Sisters series for INVERSE PRESS. Rich currently resides in New York City.
Born in Mola di Bari (BA) – Italy in 1983, Vito attended and graduated at International School of Comics – Rome [2005-2008] and subsequently worked as illustrator/comics artist for The First Place and Edizioni Master [2005-2012]. He then moved on to be illustrator and storyboard artist for Video Explainers [2013-today] and has worked from July 2016 as colorist for Inverse Press.
Risks and challenges
There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, most pages are complete in terms of art, colors and lettering. Printing and distribution will commence within a few weeks of the campaign's end!
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