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WWF Tugboat by dfridolfs WWF Tugboat by dfridolfs
I grew up a fan of WWF wrestling back in the 80s and 90s. The wrestlers had such flamboyant personas that felt like comic book characters sprung to life. I have fond memories of that time, watching matches on Saturday mornings and evenings with Saturday Night’s Main Event,  the pay-per-view events, spending many quarters playing the WWF Superstars arcade game, and even attending some matches when they came to town.  So when BOOM got the license to do new comics, I was excited to have the opportunity to contribute to those “Legends” I grew up watching. For the launch of their new title WWE Then Now Forever #1, I wrote and drew a “Legends” backup story starring…Tugboat!  I always appreciated the fun loving and good-natured wrestler, and thought it appropriate to try to draw the story as an homage to the old Fleischer black & white styled Popeye cartoons. Check it out when the first issue debuts this week!

- D
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow the Popeye homage fits Tugboat. ESPECIALLY Quakemuffin as Bluto. Whoulda thunk in a short time they'd be tagging together?
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
And you'll be seeing another story with the two of them in that very capacity in the near future.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay
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kiddlunar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
That's perfect.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
This is beautiful, D. I was a wrestling kid too. I remember not liking Tugs or Earthquake back then, but when I watch their old stuff now, it's pure nostalgia.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Thanks! Fun scratching that nostalgia itch.
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TroytheDinosaur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cute. I wouldn't mind reading a comic like this.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Thanks. More to come...
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Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I love you.
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is just beautiful! Colors are truly great
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LaddyLegasus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well this looks awesome! ^^
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