You want magic? You want spooky? You want SASSY BRITS IN TIGHT PANTS? Then you want THE MAGICKAL MISTER PUNCH, launching soon on Kickstarter! Go to https://www.kickstarter.com/…/the-magickal-mister-punch-1 and click that NOTIFY ME button for the launch! #indiecomics #kickstarter
And Max, from our horror comic Gloaming, written by Michael McAdam and drawn by Kyle Burles, has something to say:
You’ll splish too.
Mr. Punch is a Britishly flamboyant mage who debuted in the pages of Twilight Detective Agency #1, and the response to his presence was tremendous. He is easily the number one fan-requested character I’ve created, both for story reasons and “appearing in tight leather pants” reasons.
Artist Jeremy Thew and I have therefore embarked on giving Mr. Punch his very own comic, The Magickal Mister Punch, which is in the works and will probably debut sometime in 2018. However, we believe in not leaving our audience hanging that long, and so we present to you the webcomic, “Hello, Punch!” which will introduce the character more thoroughly and give you a taste of what’s to come in his own eponymous title!
I’ve decided to upload a new page of Hello, Punch! every Tuesday to honour my friend Sherri, who often says she would like to punch Tuesday in the face, and so, voilà– Punch Tuesdays!
Please read and enjoy!
You may recall this post about the upcoming mini-series, “Hello, Punch!”. Today’s teaser is the first peek at the soon-to-launch project, written by Michael McAdam and drawn by the incredible Jeremy Thew. Punch fans rejoice, you’ll soon be able to get to know your favourite British “Mage Class With Sass” better!
I’ve received some fanmail and some fanart from people who really liked Mr. Punch, the mage from Twilight Detective Agency. That’s awesome– feedback of any kind is always cool, but when people take the time to write that they really like a character, that just sends me over the moon.
Naturally, of course, Mr. Punch must therefore have his own comic. That is in the works even as I write this.
However, comics take time to create– this ain’t a big huge comics company with fast turnaround! And so, while the process proceeds, I thought:
“Why not make mini-comics to let people get to know the new character?” Sort of a serialized strip that takes less time per page than a full comic? A visual, literary appetizer, if you will?
Thus the idea of “Hello, Punch!” : an ongoing webcomic with Punch mini-adventures to give you more of the character you loved in TDA, and also to introduce him to new readers prior to the launch of his solo title.
Art on “Hello, Punch!” will be provided by TDA artist Jeremy Thew, and will be appearing soon on this site!
And I’m not stopping there. I’ve also written a “Hello, Thunder!” comic too, to keep the Canadian Super-Hero awesomeness going between issues for my Big Canadian Super Dude. The first story is “A Code Monkey Christmas.”
Below is a partial shot of the first page of Punch’s script!
I met Molly “Jakface” Nemecek at the Edmonton Expo and became a fan of her excellent book (and webseries), Woo Hoo. I traded her a copy of Twilight Detective Agency #1 and she fell in fanart-love with Mr. Punch (who seems to be getting a hella lotta traction lately!) Here is her take on him, which of course made me squee with delight.