About this project
FUNDED! On to Stretch Goals:
At $4500 - 3-Inch Die-Cut Killer Bees Action Decal
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. As with our NIKOLAI series, The Killer Bees delves behind the curtain of entertainment to reveal the full story of these charismatic, gifted athletes, even as it explores the wider world of pro wrestling from their perspectives.
The Killer Bees is the authorized comic biography of tag team legends, B. Brian Blair and Jumping Jim Brunzell. Their respective stories are revealed in personal interviews between each and wrestling historian and Squared Circle writer John Crowther. The entire series is expertly illustrated by comics and animation legend Dell Barras, with colors by Andrew Pate. This is the same amazing creative team behind NIKOLAI, the life story of the legendary Nikolai Volkoff!
Named for the famed Miami Dolphins defensive unit of the 1970’s, The Killer Bees are one of the most popular tag teams in professional wrestling history. Comprised of the Hiro Matsuda-trained B. Brian Blair and the 2-time AWA World Tag Team Champion Jumping Jim Brunzell, The Killer Bees took the wrestling industry by storm in the mid-1980's, leaping to the top of the tag team ranks with their high-flying maneuvers and "masked confusion" gimmick and reaching the pinnacle of stardom by capturing the Universal Wrestling Federation tag team championship in the 1990's!
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-FIVE 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 first wrestling bio comic, Nikolai, the story of Nikolai Volkoff. 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, having debuted to great reviews in August 2016.
Dell illustrated and hand-lettered Nikolai and is an industry legend, amassing over 40 years experience in the comic book industry with DC Comics, Marvel UK , Antarctic Press, AC Comics, and Heroic Comics on many titles, including Rochelle, Conan the Barbarian, The Amazing Spider Man, Blue Beetle and Death's Head II. Dell has also worked extensively as a storyboard artist for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Disney, Fox Family, Marvel Films, Cartoon Network, Hanna Barbara, and 20th Century Fox, on such titles as Transformers: The Movie, Shark's Tale, Buzz Lightyear, The Amazing Spider Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Incredible Hulk, Avengers, Silver Surfer, and the new GI Joe.
Andrew is a comic book colorist living in Panama City, Florida. He has been working in independent Comics and Game Design since 2014. He has worked on several published and soon to be published comics including our own Nikolai, Wannabe Heroes, Edison and New Life for Primary Target Press, and the colors for the board game Last Stand for Woodtop Worlds.
Risks and challenges
There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, ALL pages are complete in terms of art, colors and lettering. Only printing and distribution remain!
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