I came into contact with a writer who uses the pen name Tyler Weaver he was running a crowd funding campaign at the time looking for supporters for his project which was to produce a 1930’s comic both digital & physical plus a radio show which I thought was intriguing & subsequently became one of Tyler’s supporters. My supporters perk was an ad in the comic which was expected to come to fruition much sooner than has panned out. Tyler has now made the adverts available to the supporters of the project & I asked for the ad to encompass a 1930’s version of DyNaMik Records Tyler thought it would be fun to add a back to the future vibe & that sounded good to us so here it is.
Tyler explains below a bit about the project.
“Billy Wilder once said (I’m paraphrasing here) that he wrote comedies when he was sad and dramas when he was happy; a way to keep a balance, I suppose. When I embarked on what would become Whiz!Bam!Pow!, I needed that balance too: I needed to write something that made me smile. That was almost nine years ago.
But what is Whiz!Bam!Pow!? Good question. I think the last nine years were spent discovering that. It evolved over the course of its near-decade of existence, but at its heart, it is a story of family, friends, forgery, death rays, and the Golden Age of Comics, an era I hold near and dear to my heart, the beginnings of comics, when they were cobbled together by creators who were flying by the seat of their pants and had no flights of fancy or inclination that their work-for-hire creations would become a modern mythology that has transcended generations.
In the end, Whiz!Bam!Pow! became a three-volume novella about grandfathers and grandsons, families torn apart by creative obsession, and the serendipity that awaits those who open themselves up to it. Interwoven with those stories were the three episodes of The Adventures of the Sentinel radio show, the recordings of which will go down as the most fun I ever had in my creative career.
But I’ll be quiet now. I’ve taken up too much space here, and Susanna has been nothing but generous during the creation of this project, so I’ll leave it to you to enjoy the finale of my last nine years.
It’s time for me to get back to work and find a new balance.”
Who knows what the future holds for this project but surely it will be magnificently Whiz!Bam!Pow!