Created by Dirk Manning

A graphic novel memoir co-written by Arn Anderson detailing his life leading to -- and then forever changing -- professional wrestling.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

We are "Marching" towards the finish line!
6 months ago – Mon, Mar 27, 2023 at 07:08:08 PM

Hello everyone!

As we approach the end of the month, we wanted to drop you all a line to let you know that production on Arn Anderson: My Life as the Enforcer is continuing to move along on schedule, and we are very close to the final review of the book before sending it to print!

All of Shawn Daley’s pages are done, Colm Griffin is finishing his final pages over the next few weeks, and we will then present Justin Birch’s final lettered pages to editor Drena Jo and then finally to Arn for final approval.

As many of you are aware, Arn’s family has recently suffered an unimaginable loss, and we ask that you continue to keep them all in your thoughts and prayers, and please send any queries about the final production schedule to us directly through the Kickstarter messaging platform.

We remain exceptionally grateful for your support and can’t wait for you to see the final product. On behalf of all of us, thank you for your support! We will be in touch again with another update (and perhaps even some exclusive preview pages) soon!

Thank you, everyone!

Your friend in comics,
Dirk Manning

Production is continuing! Here's some sneak peeks!
7 months ago – Fri, Feb 17, 2023 at 07:58:34 PM

If you don't want to see any sneak peek art, go no further...

Hey friends!

I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to let you know that production is continuing on ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER right on schedule! Shawn Daley's pages are finished and Colm Griffin is finishing the colors on his even as I type this... and Justin Birch has been laying letters as we go!

This is always the "quiet part" of the campaign where we're all just grinding away behind the scenes... but here's a few sneak peeks for you all, including a few finished pages by Shawn and some rare "behind the scenes' peeks from Colm!

Interior Page illustrated by Shawn Daley
Interior Page illustrated by Shawn Daley
Finished sample scene by Colm Griffin
In-process sample scenes by Colm Griffin

I can't wait for you all to see the finished product! We are all exceptionally proud of -- and excited about -- this graphic novel!

If you know someone who missed the Kickstarter...

As a friendly reminder, if you know someone who missed the Kickstarter, they can still pre-order the TPB directly from Source Point Press through for a limited time!

The advantage of pre-ordering it directly is that doing so will still get them the book before it hits the racks in book stores and comic shops... so if you know someone that may be interested, let them know!

Thanks all! I'll keep you all posted as we round the final corner! Your support of this book has been -- and remains -- very, very appreciated by all involved!

Thanks again, everyone!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Attention Cameo Backers!
9 months ago – Mon, Jan 09, 2023 at 07:02:37 PM

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BackerKits have been sent! Here's what to do next!
9 months ago – Wed, Jan 04, 2023 at 09:40:55 PM

Here's the BackerKit link if you didn't get it yet!

Hey all!

As of earlier today you should have all gotten a link to the ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER BackerKit, which is where you need to go to verify your address and finalize your order.

If you didn't see (or get) the email, you can access your BackerKit HERE:

As mentioned a moment ago, through BackerKit you'll also be able to  provide us with  your shipping address and specify any other details...  including adding on any bonus items you may want.

You can also share the BackerKit link if you know anyone who perhaps missed the initial campaign but may want to get a copy of the book and the other items available.

(Fear not, the hardcover edition and the Stretch Goals are NOT being made available to anyone who didn't preorder it through the Kickstarter Campaign. Only YOU get those numerous perks for preordering!)

What You Need to Know About BackerKit (Especially if You've Never Used it Before)

Your BackerKit will be pre-populated with the rewards you pledged for during the campaign. After you answer the questions related to your pledge level (if applicable), BackerKit will take you to the Add-Ons page. The Add-Ons page is set up just like a web store where you'll be able to include any  Add-Ons you may have wanted by adding extra money  to your pledge during  the campaign. Basically, it's just like you're  shopping online -- if you want anything extra.

Otherwise, just confirm your pledge and shipping address and you'll be good to go!

If you have any questions, please send a message through the BackerKit page -- or send me a Direct Message through this platform -- and I'll be in touch soon!)Here's the BackerKit link one more time:

Enjoy, all!

Production Update

If you were one of the lucky backers who secured a cameo in the book, I will be reaching out to you in a secondary message soon to get a photo for your likeness so that you can be immortalized in this graphic novel forever!

That aside, the art is and lettering on the book is currently being completed even as I type this update! As these processes are completed we’ll go over the final pages one more time with Arn for his final seal of approval (lest we risk a spinebuster!) and we will then send this book to the printer!

As always, I will keep you all posted via occasional updates along the way! Thanks again for your support, everyone!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

We did it! Thank you! Here's what's next!
9 months ago – Sat, Dec 17, 2022 at 08:04:08 PM

We did it, friends!

You all rock! Look at how amazing this is:

Wow. Wow, wow, wow!

Because  of over 600 of you supporting, sharing, talking about, and flat-out  believing in this book and that it should be made, ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE  AS THE ENFORCER by me and Arn Anderson (writers), Colm Griffin and Shawn Daley (illustrators),  Justin Birch (letterer), and Drena Jo (editor) from Source Point Press raised about $35,000 in presales in 30 days... and now it's officially  coming to life and being brought into the world this spring!

Furthermore, all of you whose pledge includes at least the KS Exclusive HC Edition of the book will be getting EIGHT free Stretch Goal bonuses and upgrades, too! Huzzah!

On behalf of all of us -- as well as our behind-the-scenes friends who have also been working away with us (Marcus and Paul, I'm especially looking in your directions)... THANK YOU, friends. Thank you so much! We can't wait for all of you to get deliver this graphic novel to all of you in the coming months!

Here's what's next:

In the coming weeks we're going to be setting-up and sending you a BackerKit where you can finalize your order, your mailing address, your shirt sizes (as applicable), etc.

Given that next week is Christmas week and then New Year's Eve/Day, it may be a week or three before the BackerKit is up and active, but rest assured that we will keep you posted here as it's ready!

For now, again... THANK YOU, friends! I hope you all have a very wonderful holiday and start to the new year, and we will be in touch soon!


Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning