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:

Stretch Goal #4 Unlocked! Arn's Autograph is next!
10 months ago – Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 11:35:33 PM


You all hear that galloping in the distance, right? That's the approaching of the FOURTH (and final) autograph on the bookplate that will be coming with every Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover book, because we unlocked the FOURTH Stretch Goal last night! Look at everything you're getting with your hardcover, friends:

Next-up: The Arn Anderson Autograph!

Honestly, I'm especially excited about this because you'll all be getting -- for free -- autographs on your bookplate from me (I'm in the USA), artist Colm Griffin (Ireland), and now Shawn Daley (Canada)... and as we unlock the next Stretch Goal (more on that in a moment) you're all going to get the autograph of the legendary Arn Anderson with your book, too! That's FOUR autographs by people on this book from across the world! How cool is that!

Keep spreading the word and sharing the link so we can keep getting more free bonuses and good stuff!

And speaking of good stuff...

A couple of you asked about this, and after talking to book artist Colm Griffin, I've  about it, we've found spots for four (and only four) more cameo appearances to be drawn into the book! I've added a second "Hey Look! That's Me!" pledge level titled "Hey Look! That's Me Too!" to the campaign at the same price as the first round, and I'm giving you all first notice before we start putting this "on blast" across social media. If you want to upgrade to this pledge level, you can go in and adjust your pledge accordingly.

Remember, this pledge level gets you EVERYTHING at the "Gimme Everything!" pledge level, and "Talk Time With Arn," and the cameo drawn into the book, forever making you a part of the Arn's legacy. This is a really, really cool opportunity, so if you want to "treat yo'self" (as the kids say), now's the time... because there's only two weeks left in the campaign, and the remaining three pledges may not even make it that long!

(Oh, and one "Hey Look! That's Me Too!" pledge will also automatically unlock the Arn Anderson Autograph Stretch Goal for everyone, too... so you'd really be making a huge impact on the whole campaign, too!)

Thanks again, everyone! If we don't talk before the weekend's over, we all hope you have a great one!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Happy Thanksgiving! Stretch Goal #3 has been unlocked! That's double-signatures!
10 months ago – Thu, Nov 24, 2022 at 06:45:50 PM

Double-signatures have been unlocked!

Friends! Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm especially thankful today that the THIRD Stretch Goal has been unlocked! Here's the details:

Two of four signatures on the Kickstarter Exclusive Bookplate have been unlocked!

For those of you keeping track at home, this means that every pledge level that includes the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition of the book now gets the following upgrades for free with their pledge:

  • A free Kickstarter Exclusive Bookplate illustrated by Colm Griffin and Shawn Daley
  • The bookplate is signed by co-writer Dirk Manning and book artist Colm Griffin!

We're now moving towards Stretch Goals #4 and then #5, which unlock the signatures by book artist Shawn Daley and then Arn Anderson himself -- for free with your KS Exclusive HC pledge! How cool is that?!?

My friends, again, THANK YOU for your support of this campaign! All the sharing your doing on social media is bringing more and more eyes to this book, and that leads to more preorders and more free upgrades for everyone!

Please keep sharing the link with people who will be interested in this book! Remember, the more people who preorder the book here on Kickstarter, the more free upgrades everyone gets!

Yes... it's really that simple! Thanks again, everyone! We all appreciate you very much!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Stretch Goal #2 has been unlocked!
10 months ago – Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 12:16:56 PM

The first of signature has been unlocked!

Hey all!

I'm thrilled to announce that the SECOND Stretch Goal on this campaign has been unlocked! This means that every pledge level that comes with a Kickstarter Exclusive HC will now also include, for free:

  • A Kickstarter Exclusive Book Plate illustrated by Colm Griffin and Shawn Daley
  • Every bookplate will be signed by ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER co-writer Dirk Manning (Hey... that's me!)

Here's a peek at what Stretch Goals come next, too:

Let's unlock all "Four Horsemen of Comic Book Signatures" together, friends!

Unlocking all four signatures -- including Arn Anderson himself -- will make this book plate extra special because it will make this the more "global" Stretch Goal I've ever offered on a campaign with signatures from creators in THREE different countries!

The best way to unlock all these signatures is to continue to share the campaign, so please continue to share the link, and/or this graphic as well:

Thanks again, everyone! If we don't speak beforehand, to those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, I hope it's wonderful for you!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Stretch Goal #1 has been unlocked!
10 months ago – Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 04:47:22 PM

The KS Exclusive Bookplate is unlocked! Let's start unlocking the signatures!

Hello friends!

Thanks to you combined and continued support, the first free Stretch Goal upgrade to your order has been unlocked!

The KS Exclsuive Bookplate has been unlocked!

The bookplate will be a Kickstarter Exclusive piece of art that will be included with every pledge level that includes the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover of ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER.

Now that this free art upgrade has been unlocked, we can begin unlocking what we're calling the "Four Horsemen of Comic Book Signatures" with continued pledges and support!

A lot of you have been hoping that you can get your books signed by Arn (at least), and these Stretch Goals will enable that -- and make this a truly global experience, as through the next four Stretch Goals you'll be getting signatures on the bookplate by me (USA), Colm (Ireland), Shawn (Canada) and then we'll circle back around to the USA for Arn again!

I've run numerous Kickstarters over the years, and this is the first time I've been able to offer such a "global" series of free rewards/upgrades, so let's keep sharing news about this book and campaign using the link and let's unlock them all!

Thanks, friends! On behalf of all of us on "Team Arn" with this book -- we appreciate you so much!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

P.S. -- Those of you who follow me and Arn on social media (I'm on Instagram and Twitter -- are we connected there yet?)... we have an AMAZING video promo dropping tomorrow that I am absolutely blown-away by, and I hope you'll all join us in sharing it. It's a good one! 

We're Funded! Let the Stretch Goal Party begin... with free signatures!
10 months ago – Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 10:57:49 AM


Hello everyone!

I've got exciting news! Thanks to all of you and your support and enthusiasm for this book... WE ARE FUNDED!

Now comes my favorite part of any campaign cycle: THE STRETCH GOAL PARTY!

For those of you new to Kickstarter, here's how it works: The more pledges the campaign gets, the more free upgrades that come with every pledge that includes the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition of the book... and we're starting with something many of you have been asking for...

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...

"The Four Hosemen of Comic Signatures" have been unleashed!

Here's how it works: As we surpass each dollar amount in pledges, we unlock first a Kickstarter Exclusive bookplate... and then more and more signatures on it!

Then, should we unlock all these signatures, we'll open up Round Two Stretch Goals with even more free upgrades!

To help us get there, please keep spreading the world about this campaign by sharing the link with people who may want to get the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition of this book -- and FOUR free signatures in it too!

On behalf of Arn and all of us working with him... THANK YOU, friends! Let's get those four free signatures!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning