Papa Shango! Probably my earliest memory of any sort of spooky kind of wrestler would have to be Papa Shango with his creepy music and smoking skull, and chanting as he made his way down to the ring. My other memory is of Shango putting a curse on the Ultimate Warrior and Warrior puking up what looked like creamed corn. But enough of that, Papa Shango is definitely one of my favorite spooky supernatural wrestling gimmicks!
I tried to make him look a little more creepy than the other two sketches I did at the beginning of the month. I added more blacks while inking and made the remaining white in the background coming from his skull’s smoke. I made sure to place the smoke in the background where it would emphasize the character and what I wanted people to focus on.
Q:What's your favorite thing to draw?
Hmm…I would have to say silly looking monsters and ridiculous looking Pro Wrestlers. It might be an obvious answer but it’s true! :)
Thanks for asking Benjamin!