TALES FROM THE FLIP-Side by John Pyka
He began life as a Gangster…
He found a new path as an Entertainer…
He never knew how far he’d go to end up a Hero.
In 1946 a chronal event ripped a hole in space-time, transporting ex-Gangster turned Entertainer "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca into the future. Now, tethered to this new time, Dellarocca can travel into his past to influence events to shape the present, his future. Tales From The Flip-Side reveals the tale of one of the earliest adventures of Big Daddy Cool & The Bombshell Kittens leading up to that day in 1946.
In the final days of WWII, Chicago Holo-Visor reporter Penny Lane has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by Chicago's most infamous villain, Dr. Diablo. With Chicago's masked heroes on a secret mission in Europe, it is up to "Big Daddy Cool" and his super-powered showgirls, The Bombshell Kittens, to stop Dr. Diablo and save Chicago's most beloved reporter from the machinations of the madman. However, behind the scenes there is another threat, a greater evil lurking, pulling the strings and seeking universal domination.
Mobsters. Vampires. Nazis. Showgirls. Masked Vigilantes. High stakes adventure in an alternate Dieselpunk history! Tales from the Flip-Side by John Pyka is the debut volume in The Adventures of Big Daddy Cool imprint from Pro Se Productions.
Availabli in print, e-book, and audio book formats!
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM JOHN PYKA...
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS BASED ON THE BOOKS!
John Pyka hosts workshops, panels and lectures for conventions and pop culture events. Available topics include:
Theatrical Magic - John's lecture designed to teach magicians how to create compelling theatrical presentations. based on the best-selling book, Theatrical Magic.
How To Produce Your Own Theater Show - John leads attendees through the ins and outs of producing their own show in theaters. based on the best selling e-book!
Magic You Can Do!
Quick Tricks to Look Clever and Astonish People in 5 Minutes or Less!
John Pyka has put together 40 fun quick tricks that you can do immediately!
It contains easy to learn and master magic tricks, puzzles, and juggling stunts that will help you impress friends, family, clients, customers, etc...
For kids and adults!
Theatrical Magic Omnibus
"A magician is a great actor playing the part of a great magician."
This classic quote is at the heart of Theatrical Magic by John Pyka (aka "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca). John is an accomplished actor and magician, with a degree in Music and Theater Performance from Eastern KY University and a thriving career producing theatrical entertainment for theaters, theme parks, cruise ships and corporate events.
In his book Theatrical Magic, John teaches the reader how to create theatrical presentations for by presenting the reader with creativity exercises, essays and audience tested scripts for classic and commercially available close-up and stage magic - The Origami Box, Substitution Trunk, Snowstorm, 20th Century Silks, The Broom Suspension, Sidewalk Shuffle, Chop Cup, Pyro Perception and more! The book includes a valuable chapter on character development for magicians, which many consider the center point of the book. Theatrical Magic was first released in 2007 and author John Pyka has updated the text with new routines, new methods, and updated scripts, including the long awaited method for the infamous "Scorpions" routine! Additionally, in this Omnibus edition John has included the complete How To Produce Your Own Theater Show and The Script as well as an expanded appendix and the complete never before published script for his hit magical musical Swingin' At The Roxy!
HOW TO PRODUCE YOUR OWN THEATER SHOW E-BOOK
A practical guide for performing magicians. This report guides readers through a step-by-step process to produce a full evening theater show--from script, to venue negotiation, to the closing curtain. John includes very helpful samples for press releases, contracts, sound riders, and handbills. Everything is here to get you started.
How To Produce is also included in the Theatrical Magic Omnibus print and e-book editions.