Instead of me having a pseudo witty caption for this comic, I just want you to picture me laughing as I was drawing it. I believe that image should suffice.

Normally I don’t care much for spring, I’m more of a “SUMMER OR GTFO” kind of person but I have to say I am very much looking forward to my first B.R.A.W.L. event.

BRAWL’s roots actually go back the original Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers, who you can check out HERE.

When I first heard of Broad’s Regional Arm Wrestling League I was intrigued because I was not allowed to compete in it, and I am forever drawn towards things I can’t have. Normally I proceed to resent said thing for the rest of my life, but the ladies of B.R.A.W.L. aren’t exactly your average sort. Observe this outlandish music video, for example:

How it works is that there is a suggested donation of two bucks at the door, each competitor is pro-wrestler-type character with her own entourage and back story. You can support your favorite with coins or cash. They stage everything except the wrestling itself, and at the end of the day all the money goes to a charity.

I happen to know the lady behind Rochester’s chapter and I’m pleased to say she’s been making some waves from her movement:

Like this news interview where all the anchors are both excited and self conscious at the same time.

If you’re in Rochester and on Facebook then you should join me and go to their latest event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/321342977923865/

I spoke with Cheryl today and she said that they’re actually looking for some new lady wrestlers to compete. You can email them at rochesterbrawl@gmail.com if you want to sign up, but make sure to do it before April 1st and have a persona/character prepared!

Otherwise you can check out their Tumblr for more information:
rochesterbrawl.tumblr.com

I think ultimately what I respond to the most is the idea that activism can be fun. And why not? Right?