SWN Fan Art Corner #5 | Artist Interview: Andy

If you can just start by introducing yourself and telling us what you like to do?

My name’s Andy. I’m a massive movie nut. I’ll give anything a go at least once. Ghostbusters, The Crow and Evil Dead are my top three all time faves. I’m also a bit of a closet goth with a twisted sense of humor.

How long have you watched wrestling?

Life long fan, earliest memories are of wrestling on the telly on a Saturday afternoon. World of Sport.

Can you remember the moment you first fell in love with wrestling?

Not one specific thing that made me fall for wrestling, was just hooked from the get go and been along for the ride ever since.

What was it about it that attracted you?

Well as a kid I think wrestling was the closest thing you could get to a real life superhero, as I got older I think it was more the absurd storylines and compelling characters that kept me in wrestling’s grip for all these years.

Who have been your favourites to watch? Past, present and any tips for the future?

Past wrestlers: Roddy Piper, Jake Roberts, Lord Steven Regal, cactus Jack.

Present: BT Gunn, Jackie Polo, Sha Samuels, Lionheart, Liam Thomson, Jack Jester, Joe Coffey and Noam Dar.

Future: Kieran Kelly, Leyton Buzzard, Lou King Sharp.

And what has been your favourite match/event?

In recent memory my favourite match has to be hands down the Chris Renfrew versus Joe Hendry saga, it was ridiculously relentless and fun. Favourite event ever has to be WrestleMania 8 as it was the first mania I’d ever seen.

Do you go to any of the shows? What has been your favourite show you’ve been to?

Tie between SummerSlam 92 (first big scale event I went to) and ICW Fight Club recordings from October 2018, never been to a show like it before, VERY addictive and can’t wait for my next one!

How does wrestling inspire your work?

Well I started out drawing at a young age, used to sketch the Looney Tunes from TV episodes, then I discovered comics in my early teens and the superheros/wrestlers comparison came in to play again, I began sketching my favourite wrestlers while watching the shows. Adult life got in the way of something I loved and I completely stopped drawing for about 8 years, then the ICW show last year got the old creative juices stirring again and the first thing I drew was Joe Coffey and it’s just grown and moved on from there when I started sharing my work on social media. So technically Insane Championship Wrestling got me drawing again.

Where can we find your work? Anything you’d like to add?

Instagram is the only place I really post art work so following the_mac_maniac on there is your best bet if you would like to see more thank you.

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Thank you to Andy for letting us reveal a fantastic new piece of The Filthy Generation below:

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