And we waited... and waited...
It's time for a new path.
While I look very forward to continuing our relationship with Diamond Comics and our beloved retailers, Punchline & the Vaude-Villains is launching directly to readers through Kickstarter (Oct 13-Nov 12). We've had terrific success with the platform for our previous trade collections, but this is the first time we're launching a single issue series through it.
The character Punchline debuted in Tap Dance Killer #1 back in April of 2018. He was an instant fan favorite, and I have long promised a battle between him and the main superhero in our universe, Apama. Punchline was originally conceived as a villain for the Apama series before getting snapped up by TDK.
I speak with my peers in the indie comics field daily, and it's hard to find a sector that has been hit harder by the shutdowns than ours. I hope whether you support our book or someone else's, you spend some time on that Kickstarter convention floor. There's hundreds of talented creators waiting to give you a solid pitch and a great deal.
Thanks for supporting indie comics in all flavors. I look forward to seeing everyone again on those physical convention show floors that we love and miss so dearly.
Stay safe, and healthy :)
Ted Sikora, President Hero Tomorrow Comics
Drayton Hayes was a heavyweight boxer when his career was abruptly sabotaged. He was kidnapped by a bizarre troupe of scoundrels calling themselves the Vaude-Villains. The mysterious mobster troupe convinced Drayton to join them, and he underwent a transformation which turned him into a super-powered murderous clown named Punchline!
Punchline is about to meet the main superhero of the Hero Tomorrow Comics universe, Apama, for the ultimate throwdown. Then he'll be introduced to a new nemesis from beyond the grave in a match for his very soul.
Punchline & the Vaude-Villains is a five issue series.
Story, Colors, Letters by Ted Sikora
Art by Donny Hadiwidjaja
Punchline & The Vaude-Villains Campaign
Main cover to Punchline & The Vaude-Villains #1
First appearance of Punchline in Tap Dance Killer #1, April 2018
Issue 2 featured his first full appearance.
interior art from issue 1 of the new series.