There’s always been a degree of correlation between professional wrestling and comic books — one of the biggest pro wrestlers in history is named “Hulk,” after all. If you know Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson, you may have heard that she’s a big-time pro wrestling fan, with grappling connections running as deep as illustrating WWE legend Mick Foley’s children book, Halloween Hijinx, back in 2001.
Thompson has a mutual admirer in current WWE star Daniel Bryan (known in his days on the independent circuit by his given name of Bryan Danielson). Bryan has in the past expressed his fondness for Beasts of Burden, the Dark Horse series written by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by Thompson. Last night on SyFy’s WWE Smackdown — yes, pro wrestling airs on SyFy and has for years now — he debuted a new ring jacket designed by Thompson. Earlier today, Thompson tweeted her original drawing. Click to enlarge!
And check out the finished product in living YouTube color here:
The new duds didn’t prove lucky on this occasion, as Bryan fell to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry in the main event cage match. You’ve still got the Money in the Bank briefcase, Dee-Bryan!