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:

SEVEN Stretch Goal upgrades and counting! You're amazing!
7 months ago – Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 05:04:35 AM

Seven Stretch Goals (and counting) in the first 12 hours of the campaign? THANK YOU!

Hey all!

Dirk Manning here! I have the distinct pleasure (and honor) of working with Tony Schiavone as the writer of BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY, and I wanted to take a moment to say "THANK YOU!" on behalf of myself, Tony, Source Point Press, and the rest of team for your support of this project.

As I type this we have unlocked SEVEN Stretch Goal upgrades in less than the first 12 hours of the campaign, and to say that this has exceeded our wildest expectations for the first day of the campaign -- let alone the first half of the first day -- would be an major understatement. So, truly, again, from all of us... THANK YOU.

Thus far, every Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover comes with the following FREE bonuses and upgrades as part of the Round One Stretch Goals:

  • A digital copy of BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY you'll be able to read on your computer, phone, tablet, or e-reading device
  • A Kickstarter Exclusive TRIPLE-SIGNED Bookplate autographed by me, bookplate artist Josh Werner, and of course Tony himself
  • TEN new illustrated bonus pin-ups will be added to the book as chapter breaks, with each one illustrated by a different artist who was not previously in the book... meaning that puts us up to OVER TWENTY unique illustrators contributing to Tony's life-story (so far)

We're now already in the Round Two Stretch Goals, too, which means...

  • The first Bonus Story has been unlocked, which details some of of Tony's fondest (and funniest) memories with legendary wrestling manager and announcer Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (again, illustrated by another artist who wasn't previously in the book)
  • If (when?) we unlock the next three Round Two Stretch Goals over the course of the campaign, three more artists new to the book will also illustrate the three more new bonus stories

After that, we move towards unlocking the Variant Cover for the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover (illustrated by Scott James) and, finally we could even complete the "Quest for the Gold" by getting Tony a metallic enhanced gold belt on that variant cover, too!

If you're new to Kickstarter, here's a few notes I hope you'll take a moment to read...

  • No money will be collected until the Kickstarter ends on Friday, April 16th
  • As long as your pledge level includes the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover, you'll be getting EVERY Stretch Goal we unlock throughout the campaign
  • If you want to add any extra items to your pledge (such as a T-shirt of an extra KS Exclusive HC), just add that amount to the item you want to your pledge (while maintaining your current pledge level). There will be a BackerKit (an online shopping cart) at the end of the campaign where you can then add-on the items you want with your balance

In closing...

Once more, friends, thank you. In the time I've taken to write this update I've spoken to Tony, and he again expressed his gratitude and thanks to all of your for your support of this campaign. As you may be aware, Tony is a big comic book fan, so to be able to tell his story in such a dynamic fashion with BUTTS IN SEATS is a privilege  that he -- and we all -- most sincerely appreciate you making possible.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the campaign (so we can all get even more Stretch Goal upgrades), feel free to share the link www.ButtsInSeatsComic.com on your social media platform(s) of choice.

We appreciate you all so much and will be in touch soon! In the meantime, let's keep pushing for the "Quest for the Gold" and get Tony (and all of you) that gold belt he has earned over such an amazing career!

Reppin' team BUTTS IN SEATS,

Dirk Manning