Why I Wrote The Job
In the Fall of 2019, I was dared to write a play by an actor/producer friend of mine and The Job was the end result.
We were super close to getting a team together for this one and then, out of nowhere, CO-VID 19 happened. Upset was not the word for how I felt. I was pissed. I love this script. But who knows, this could have and maybe one day, will be an amazing play. But after Condrey was released and Kieran X. Quinn and I got in a groove, I knew we could give it the comic book treatment. For the time being, the only way this script will be shown to the world is in comic book form. I am totally okay with that.
Anyone that knows me loves that I love films the likes of Point Break, Dog Day Afternoon and Reservoir Dogs. The Job is that crime caper flavor mixed with my favorite era of pro wrestling. It’s going to be a lot of fun, I promise.
The idea of being a comic about wrestling was special to me because I’ve covered pro wrestling as a journalist for over 15 years. The concept of a book centering around a pro wrestling Jobber and his wife being so much more than anyone thought was too cool an idea to pass up as well. Pro Wrestling is often seen as wacky and “fake” to many, but for everyone who works in the industry, the world is anything but phony. Over the course of this series, Dan and Beverley will have problems we can all deal with- they need more money- they want a family, a house- they want freedom. The way they go about accomplishing these goals is different, though.
This is where things will get interesting. Dan and Beverley will have a series of decisions to make that can and will change their lives forever. Add in a healthy dose of grit, ‘90s wrestling terminology and fun and you have a series that has cinematic and theatrical qualities and will connect people to the behind the scenes world of pro wrestling and to a life of crime they never saw coming.
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