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Bret The Hitman Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (Way of the Blade Art Print)

$25.00 USD - $55.00 USD

"Bret 'The Hitman' Hart vs 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin" - ink & digital illustration

On the way to the upcoming Way of the Blade sequel, here's another flashback to an illustration & match that I love dearly from the original (from the great guys at Hybrid Shoot, written by the rad Phil Schneider, illustrated by yours truly!).

This truly wonderful wrasslin' bout took place on March 23rd, 1997 at WWF WrestleMania 13: 'Heat' from the Rosemont Horizon on the outskirts of the ever-lovely city of Chicago, IL.

Okay, so to start off, this may be my favourite WWF/WWE/WrestleMania match of all time (either this or the Bret vs Owen mania match 3 years prior at WrestleMania X). I really feel that in terms of encapsulating a 'story' in a professional wrestling match, this is just about as good as it gets. Perhaps the most masterful 'double-turn' to ever occur from bell to bell. Whereby the good-guy becomes bad & the bad guy becomes the crowd favourite. The lead up to this match is also I think the best build to a match that has ever taken place in World Wrestling Federation history. The actual wrestling is also just so totally badass, gritty, physical, crazy-heated & most importantly, feels like a fight. There are so many things that I can say about why & how I loved this SO DARNED MUCH! So I've got to just stop myself here or I'll go on forever.

Artist's Note: As one of the most famous & well-known matches of the book (& really, one of the greatest visuals throughout wrestling history), there was quite a bit of pressure that I felt to do this one justice. I hope I did. Either way, this one still makes me smile to look at.


Fancy, high quality art prints of this book illustration are now available to purchase for as little as 25 clams, FREE worldwide postage!

HQ Basic Art Prints: Printed on 189gsm, museum-quality matte paper stock, printed with high-quality multicolour, water-based inkjet printing technique. (Printing & delivery arranged by Printful).

'Premium' Art Prints: Voluptuously extra thick, textured & hand-signed! Printed on 320gsm 'Sihl Masterclass Textured Cotton Rag', French made, Cold Press style textured art paper. 1cm additional border for easy framing unless otherwise requested. High archival rating, printed with 12 colour Canon Lucia EX pigment Inks, expected life over 100 years if displayed correctly. Since I send these out myself, I'll also include a little bonus 'surprise' for you! + ALL PREMIUM PRINT PURCHASES COME WITH CHRIS THINGS ZINE VOL. 1!!

Pre-Framed Art Prints: For those who don't want to worry about the hassles of framing! Pre-framed basic art-prints printed on 189gsm, museum-quality matte paper stock, printed with high-quality multicolour, water-based inkjet printing technique. Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick, light-weight wooden frame from renewable forests. (Printing, framing & delivery arranged by Printful).

Please don't hesitate to send me a message if you require a different size - all prints made to order.

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