A while back, I mentioned in a post I was working on a short comic titled 'Role Model'. I've been following wrestling since October 1998, and I've wanted to do a wrestling related project for awhile.
Mark Arrow is an old wrestling great from the 80s that has come out of retirement due to poor money management, painkiller addiction and bad divorce settlements. Mark's tag team partner, Neil Bowe, looked up to him as a kid and modeled a lot of himself after Arrow, from his wrestling style to his mannerisms.
Mark feels ashamed of himself when he's around Neil, because Neil only knows Mark Arrow as the babyface wrestler, not the vulnerable man being torn apart by his inner demons. As the match begins, Mark sees shades of himself in Bowe, envisioning him as his younger self, and the opponents as his ruinous vices. The match soon transforms into a dramatic reenactment of his life. Will Arrow finally be able to overcome his inner demons? Or is it destined to end in tragedy?
I'm currently putting the final touches on the script, and here's a glimpse at the characters.
There will be flashbacks to his younger career back in the 80s. And being the 80s, yes, there will be mullets. And maybe a rattail or two lol.