If you don’t know the name Tony Schiavone, you’ve probably heard his voice: he’s been the announcer for the WCW, the WWE and now AEW (All Elite Wrestling). Soon, you’ll be able to read all about the man’s life once Source Point Press publishes “BUTTS IN SEATS,” a biographical comic.
The graphic novel, ten chapters in length, will feature the work of various artists including DJ Coffman (SECRET FORCES), Sally Scott (NIGHTMARE WORLD), John Marroquin (NIGHTMARE WORLD), Les Garner (APOCALYPSE GIRL), Jan Apple (BURIED BUT NOT DEAD), Colm Griffin (OCEAN CITY), Scott James (JUICEMAN), Josh Ross (TALES OF MR. RHEE), Austin McKinley (TALES OF MR. RHEE), and Len O’Grady (NIGHTMARE WORLD). Sean Burres (LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR)) is providing the colors, the cover will be whipped up by Marianna Pescosta (HAUNTED HIGH-ONS), and Drena Jo (BROKEN GARGOYLES) will be editing, with Schiavone himself overseeing the whole project.
“A lot of you may know Tony Schiavone as the announcer for professional wrestling promotions such as WCW, WWF/E, or more recently All Elite Wrestling… but whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, I can guarantee you that you will find his story engaging, amusing, and even inspiring,” says writer Dirk Manning. “For a project of this magnitude the only publisher we would consider taking it to was of course the mighty Source Point Press, and we’ve partnered with them to launch the book on Kickstarter this March, making it possible for those of you who pre-order it in this fashion to unlock and attain all kinds of cool bonuses and upgrades — many of which won’t be available after the campaign ends!,” says Manning.
Yup — you’ll be able to crowdfund this one in two months, and obtain bonuses and extra material that won’t appear in the regular version. Watch for the Kickstarter soon, and visit www.ButtsInSeatsComic.com to be notified as soon as it goes live.