Sunday, January 30, 2011

Abyss


Quoting Nietzsche is relation to Pro-Wrestling... it's official, I'm a twat.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Steve Rickard

Anyone who has followed this blog, and my work in general for any length of time, will know I credit two people for my love of wrestling. In my upcoming book, I sum it up as succinctly as I can, when I say "this is for my Father, who took me to my first wrestling show... and for Steve Rickard, who kept me there".

For those of you who don't know, Steve Rickard ( seen here with fellow On The Mat star Mark Lewin, with whom he shared the Australasian Tag Team Championship ) was a wrestler and promoter, specifically around the Pacific area ( New Zealand, Asia, Hawaii ) for over 30 years. I've mentioned him before here , and as I said - "He was also the first wrestler I ever met, and more importantly from an historical point of view, the man behind the "On The Mat" television show in New Zealand. The show that "hooked" me into wrestling. I owe Steve Rickard a lot... "


I've wanted to draw Steve before, but always kind of got stage fright in drawing someone I hold in such high regard.. today I persevered, and put into cartoon form pretty much how I feel ( and also perhaps how most of the girls I've ever dated do too ).

Thank you Steve, for everything.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Naomi

The problem with this cartoon seemingly ( beyond the obvious ), was I had mistakenly believed that there were people actually watching season 3 of NXT. For those of you, who like the many I spoke to, who did not... this is Naomi ( Night ), she was a contestant on the show. She had a disproportionately large, but still very attractive backside. Thank-you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Southern Rockers

The Southern Rockers were one of the most popular tag teams ever in the Pacific Northwest territory. Then they broke up , and then they got back together... But I guess that's wrestling.
I've been watching quite a bit of Portland wrestling lately, and I must say, even now its still a lot of fun. Easily one of the best episodic wrestling shows ever produced. Even to this day, I still miss the territories so very much.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spot Illustrations


A couple more illos... this time "the Cat" Ernie Ladd, and "big" Scott Hall...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

UWFI

I've been watching a bit of UWFI and of RINGS lately... I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen more of it in the past. For the record, both of the History comps available from Japan, are well worth your time if you get the chance. Watching Volk Han in RINGS, and Gary Albright in UWFI is a very good use of your time.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Chuck Liddell

Mixed Martial Arts has lost one its icons, as Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell officially announced his retirement as an active fighter, and is beginning a transition into his new role with the UFC as the executive VP of business development.