CM Punk: The Return Home

Acrylic on illustration board

Artwork by Rob Schamberger

Printed on 14" x 11" 130 pound uncoated cover stock, perfect for framing!

“I made a new painting of CM Punk,” was not something I had on my 2023 bingo card. I started working with WWE the week he and the company parted ways, so this is actually my first official painting of him. Back in the day when I started making art focused on pro wrestling, it was my paintings of CM Punk that really put me on the map so it’s cool to finally do this all under the same umbrella.

For this piece, I thought it appropriate to make a painting from CM Punk’s surprise return to WWE at the 2023 Survivor Series. It’s a mostly representative acrylic painting with some artistic flourishes because I just can’t help myself. It felt good to make, like being able to come home again.