Wrestling by itself is full of intense action, interesting characters, and gut-wrenching drama… The sort of things someone would like to see in a webcomic. In fact, some creators found that the world of wrestling makes a good topic for a webcomic. Today, we browse through five comics whose stories revolve around WRESTLING, and though they all share the same topic, each one is completely different from the rest.
If you’re new to this, here’s the scoop: Each Wednesday we will showcase five indie web comics. Each will be categorized and will be judged by ART, STORY and APPEAL. This will give you an opportunity to support indie artists and the amazing work they do.
This weeks comics will explore WRESTLING. Without further ado, let’s GO!:
Comic: Headlocks and Headaches
Story & Art: Dean Stahl
About: “I’ve been a comics & pro-wrestling fan since the early ’80′s. I’m a 2001 Central Michigan University graduate with a BAA in Graphic Design. Having worked for years in print publishing as a Graphic Artist and pursuing my dream of being a comic book artist, I decided to do my own work here in a webcomic.
I’m available through many social media streams and am always up for personal commission. I also maintain my artist website at http://www.steelhorse-studios.com.
I live in Michigan with my beautiful wife and 4-footed furry children.”
Comic: Rival Angels
Story & Art: Alan Evans & Justin Riley
About: Rival Angels follows the story of Sabrina ‘Ultragirl’ Mancini and her three roommates in the fight of their lives as they battle against the best wrestlers in the world. As Sabrina begins her career she finds the road already full of personal and professional rivalries to contend with.
Comic: Nightmare Pro Wrestling
Story & Art: Jon Guerra
About: Nightmare Pro Wrestling is an all ages webcomic that updates every Monday. Jon is the creator of NPW and loves comics, Halloween, and eating crawfish. Nicole co-writes NPW, collects maps, and loves all things delicously absurd.We currently live in Austin, TX and enjoy spotting cats lounging on windowsills.
Comic: Botched Spot
Story & Art: James Hornsby
About: Botched Spot is a professional wrestling themed webcomic that both follows the adventures of experienced wrestler Olav Orlav and rookie Rad Bad DeBone as well as satirizes the current professional wrestling product. This comic updates three times a week (M-W-F) and in terms of a “rating” would probably be around a PG-13, TV-14, T+ level. Botched Spot started in March 2008 and has over 350 comics. The comic strips are drawn in Manga Studio with a Wacom tablet and are lettered using the Blambot font “Digital Strip.”
Want to share your favorite indie web or print comic? Feel free to comment below! I would love to add them to my list. Also feel free to visit my Facebook Wall to chat with these and other Indie comic creators.