Geoffrey Wessel

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Chicago, IL
Ball State University
Japanese Pro Wrestling, US Indies, Lucha Libre
  • Geoffrey wrote and self-published several comics in the 2010s. One of his stories was once in an Eisner- and Harvey-nominated anthology in 2014.
  • He has been writing about Japanese pro wrestling off and on since the late 20th century, beginning at and
  • Geoffrey hosted two long-running pro wrestling podcasts focusing on both NJPW and AEW, and is preparing to write a non-fiction book about Japanese wrestling from 1999-2005.


Geoffrey is the writer of the graphic novel WAR BIRDS, released by Dark Horse Comics in March 2023. He has experience writing and podcasting about a wide array of topics from comics to Japanese pro wrestling for numerous websites and other forums, including Bleeding Cool Magazine, The Cauldron (formerly on Medium), and Fanbyte. Geoffrey also hosts a podcast covering and making jokes about professional soccer.


Geoffrey initially went to Ball State University to study TV/radio and telecommunications. He eventually graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Culture, keeping the TV/Radio as a minor.

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