Wrestletown illustrated novel.
Here we have a new project brought to our attention by its creator Christopher Irvin. Wrestletown is currently being crowdfunded on the the inkshares crowd funding website via the attached link. Wrestletown Crowdfunding Page
Orphans and best friends Motoko and Reg live in the crumbling attic of a cathedral-turned-pub in Wrestletown, a city obsessed with pro-wrestling, where the heroic wrestlers are worshipped as unbeatable gods, and everyone believes the action is real – that is, except for twelve-year-old Motoko, whose mother stole her innocence after her father, an unnamed wrestler walked out. The long-running head of The Ministry, The Booker, has died and it’s Kid Muscle, his adopted son’s turn to rule from Turnbuckle Tower, ushering in a new era of wrestling – one secretly planned to be fraught with conflict. When Motoko and Reg are saved by the Grand Champion, Amadeus Carp, after an attack amid the parade of champions, they are gifted front row seats to witness Carp’s first ever loss to The Revenant, a mysterious woman with ties to forgotten days of wrestling lore. With the former champion out for revenge, Motoko and Reg’s fierce loyalty will be tested as the city tilts on the edge, ready to explode.
Here are some excerpts from the book…
“The forgotten playground, abandoned to decay on the outskirts of the city, its ropeless ring half buried in sand and faded wood chips, was their escape from the hodgepodge maze of Wrestletown. Motoko hung upside down, legs curled over a bar in the top of a rusting jungle gym designed to look like the Dome, the immense coliseum that played host to the weekly wrestling events, a perfect square rising above the bustling city. Her long, black hair drifted below her in the breeze, her red, unzipped hooded sweatshirt like a hero’s cape as she watched Reg, prized black and blue Lucha mask pulled tight over his head, make his way to the ring in the center of the park, humming his entrance music, working himself up to battle another invisible opponent in his quest for the title. Motoko cupped her hands around her mouth, lowering her voice in her best announcer impression to introduce her brother to the imagined capacity crowd.”
We hope you will take the time to check out Wrestletown.
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