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!