The Fabulous Kangaroos

$25.00 USD - $40.00 USD
  • The Fabulous Kangaroos
  • The Fabulous Kangaroos
  • The Fabulous Kangaroos
  • The Fabulous Kangaroos

“The Fabulous Kangaroos” - ink & digital illustration

This piece arose from an older, never-before-released sketch that I found the other day from a few years back. I actually quite like it, so decided to finally colour it for you! This was drawn from a fantastic reference photograph that I came across of one of the truly great, often unsung, 1st ballot hall-of-famer tag-teams of Pro Wrestling history.

“Pioneers and perhaps the originators of tag-team wrestling, the 'Fabulous Kangaroos' were one of the first teams to wear identical gear, adopt a shared gimmick, and work together as partners to gain the advantage.” - Wrestling 1972 Yearbook (Bonus Feature: The Greatest Tag Teams of All Time)

Al Costello & Roy Heffernan became a truly great heel tag team playing up a xenophobic “Ultra Australian" gimmick to great drawing-success the world over. From Stampede Wrestling in Calgary to the Funks’ Amarillo territory to Championship Wrestling from Florida, Japan, Mexico, The Olympic in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden.

I’ve read they were even the reason that tag team wrestling is still referred to as “Relevos Australianos” in Mexico to this day!

As a fellow-Aussie, I’m very proud of what these boys accomplished. I also LOVE that they used a boomerang as a foreign object!

ENJOY!!

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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!!

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