Jerry "The King" Lawler got his start in pro wrestling through his art work. He sent his drawings of wrestlers to his local wrestling company. Eventually, it led t a regular role for him. More importantly, it also led to an in-ring career.
Lawler has had an amazing 50+ years in wrestling, but he hasn't strayed from his art either. I always wondered why Lawler used his talents to make a book. Thanks to Michael Kingston of Headlocked Comic, Lawler found a great home for his artistic creations.
Kingston's Headlocked is a realistic comic novel based on the world of wrestling. It is Kingston's dream and passion and Lawler joined him as the cover artist.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Lawler several times, most of which were at Headlocked's booth at comic cons, including C2E2 and New York Comic Con. Both guys are always absolutely great.
Meeting a legend like Lawler is cool. Having him recognize me from several meetings is surreal. I have followed Lawler's career for decades and my 15 year old inside of me can't believe I am standing next to The King, holding his crown.
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Jerry Lawler and me in Chicago, IL-April 2017.