#23 The Cornerstone

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oh, time for a revelation. When I was starting out as a comics writer, I wasn’t getting many gigs. No one does, right? So, as a professional wrestling fan, and as a fledgling writer, I took to wrestling roleplaying. I will say this much for it; I had fun doing it. You can talk about it all you want, make fun, whatever, but I had a blast. And I’ll say this too; it taught me how to dialogue characters. If you can, try to find some of my roleplays online.  I think they’re somewhere.

Anyway, today’s character(s)…

Concept: Where does a wrestler go when he’s hit the ceiling? After winning every championship (some multiple times), “The Cornerstone” Dino Black, the franchise of the federation, retires and goes into business for himself…as a hero for hire.

Design: The Cornerstone is based on me, but I wanted him to go a little bit further. He wears the black and gold of Pittsburgh, his hometown. The pants are supposed to be leather, but the leather that wrestlers wear (you know, pleather). The mask is new, but that just adds to his new heroic persona.

As an added bonus, I threw in his old tag team partner, Jack Suede! I picture him as a recurring character, helping him out when he calls.

Art (above) by Andres Balmir! Art (below) by Uriel Duran!

The Cornerstone is copyright © 2010, Vito Delsante.  Jack Suede is copyright © 2010, Chris Schiavo.

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Category: Drama, Humor, Superhero

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I'm not exactly sure what I should put here, so here goes. I'm a writer, written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, AdHouse Books, and Simon & Schuster, among others and his stories have been reprinted in other countries. Mostly concentrating on creator owned work right now, so the challenge suits me just fine. I live in Queens (Astoria/LIC), NY with my wife, Michelle, and two dogs, Kasey and Kirby. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, but I'm sure I'll keep changing this. Oh, here's something. I contribute to the Project Rooftop site. The RetroFix column was kind of my idea, so I feel like that experience will help me out here.

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