Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story

Created by Travis McIntire

A biographical journey through the career of legendary wrestling color commentator, Tony Schiavone, as told through comics!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

See you soon, New York Comic Con...
13 days ago – Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 08:11:15 PM

Team BUTTS IN SEATS is taking a bite out of the Big Apple next month!

Hey all!

I have exciting news to share!

Not only will I be a guest at New York Comic Con (October 7th-10th) stationed in Artist Alley all weekend, but I'm tickled to announce that Tony Schiavone will also be set-up at the show all weekend as well! (Final details on both our locations will be shared here when we get them!)

Furthermore, we will *both* be part of a BUTTS IN SEATS panel and Q&A session on Sunday, October 10th from 2:00-3:00 PM with co-panelists "Gimmick Attorney" Mike Dockins and Book Editor Drena Jo! Following the panel we will then be heading to the Source Point Press booth for a special signing engagement to close-out the convention in style!

Again, we'll have final details in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, if you want to join us at New York Comic Con you can explore options for getting tickets for Sunday -- or perhaps even all four days -- HERE.


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Most of you have gone ahead and completed the BackerKit to ensure that you will get your graphic novel and other pledge levels in a timely fashion. If you haven't completed it yet -- or need to update your address -- please take a moment to do so RIGHT NOW by clicking HERE.

Remember, if your BackerKit isn't completed we won't be able to ship you your books and other goodies when they arrive, so make sure yours is completed and accurate, as we're getting close to locking it down in preparation for the books arriving! 


Most importantly... THANK YOU! More goodness (and some horror) is coming soon!

As always, thank you for your support of this project, friends. Truly.

We look forward to wrapping this campaign up with the delivery of your books this fall, and in the meantime I'm currently finalizing details for my next Kickstarter preorder campaign with Source Point Press, this time the latest installment of my horror-noir graphic novel series TALES OF MR. RHEE. (If you're not familiar with the series but want to jump in when it launches, don't worry, we're also releasing an massive TALES OF MR. RHEE: ACT ONE Omnibus that will allow you to get the whole series at a nice bundled price. Details on that will be forthcoming, too.)

Until then, THANK YOU for your support, be well, and consider taking a minute to reach out to a loved one today to let them know you're thinking of them, yeah?


Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning 

A Kickstarter we're excited for: NIOBE & DURA: Wrath of the Ancient
14 days ago – Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 01:07:00 AM

If you're into dark fantasy comics with beautiful art and cool stories, make sure you jump on the kickstarter for NIOBE & DURA: Wrath of the Ancient! And if you are new to their world, check out Reward No. 28a for the sweet Oversized Hardcover deal. They have rare metals too! Sebastian and Stranger Comics have put everything into their world building and story crafting. Artists include David Mack (Echo), Jae Lee (The Dark Tower), and Hyoung (The Last of Us).

HIT THE LINK HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sebastianajones/niobe-and-dura-wrath-of-the-ancient-1?ref=7r1ufe&token=a3066303

Major Printing Update! And some secret insight, too!
29 days ago – Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 05:29:21 AM

Hey all! You've been patiently waiting for lots of news... and boy, do we have lots of news to share with you! Let's get to it!

Printing/Delivery Update!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words... so let me share a picture with you, friends:

BUTTS IN SEATS is now available for pre-order in comic shops for November arrival using code SEP211772!

For those of you not as familiar with comic shops as some of us, that's the PREVIEWS comic book catalog that comic shops use to pre-order comics and graphic novels every month... and as you can see, BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY is now available for comic shops to pre-order this month from Source Point Press with an expected shelf-date of November 24th!

This obviously means that Source Point Press should be getting the books at their warehouse around this time, too, which means they'll then be able to start packing and shipping all your packages! Huzzah!

Keep in mind, though, THESE ARE ALL ESTIMATED DATES. What it does do, though, is give you all an idea of the type of timeline we're all on in regards to getting the books! They're at the printer now, and we're getting close, friends! Huzzah! Again!

This also means that anyone you know who missed the Kickstarter campaign can now pre-order the softcover TPB of the book from their local comic shop in the next few weeks (again, using Order Code SEP211772 if they ask for it)... so if you know someone who might be interested, let them know!

Oh... and look at this...

The most "all elite" badge of New York Comic Con has the most "all elite" comic cover on it!

That's right, friends... Source Point Press is the official sponsor of all the badges at New York Comic Con this year, and the Premium Exhibitor badge -- the most "all elite" of the badges, if you will -- has been awarded to none other than BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY with that gorgeous cover art by Marianna Pescosta!

Source Point Press will be set-up on the main floor of New York Comic Con all four days (October 7-10), and I'll be stationed at my table in Artist Alley all weekend... but what does this mean for Tony? Watch this space... and perhaps start looking into picking-up a ticket for Sunday, at least, using the official New York Comic Con Lyte Ticket Exchange, friends...

Big news is on the horizon! We'll talk soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

This weekend Ann Arbor! And in October...
about 1 month ago – Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 02:15:03 PM

Convention Season is upon us! See you this weekend?

Hey all!

As you all know, BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY is currently at the printer, which means we should have the books in hand -- and ready to start shipping -- sooner than later at this point!

In the meantime, convention season is now upon us all, starting with several members of Team BUTTS IN SEATS appearing in Michigan this week!

This weekend Tony, Editor Drena Jo, and our very own Head of Talent Relations "Gimmick Attorney" Mike Dockins will be at ASTRONOMICON 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Look at this incredible guest line-up:

Whether you love AEW, music, or horror... ASTRO 4 has you covered!

Furthermore, Tony, Drena Jo, Mike and I will be part of a special BUTTS IN SEATS panel on Sunday at Noon:

Check out this full panel line-up, too!

Keep in mind that while I'll be at the convention all three days, Tony will be only be there Saturday and Sunday. Apparently there's some big wrestling event going on in Chicago Friday that's going to feature the "Best in the World" or something? Maybe?

If you can make it to Ann Arbor this weekend, though, we all most sincerely hope to see you there... and we'll then be in touch with more convention appearance news soon... including a really big one in October!

See you soon (we hope) and talk soon (for sure)!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

A new comic from Source Point Press writer/creator Bob Salley!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 05:24:07 AM

Ages ago... Source Point Press writer/creator Bob Salley made very good friends with a local Bostonian bartender and sci-fi nerd. Bob told him one day he would make him the most famous intergalactic bartender and all the universe… Today Bob starts to make good on that promise! His Kickstarter is coming to a close so jump in TODAY!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brokengargoyles/starlight-tavern-happy-hour