ZOOT SUITED MAGICIANS, BODACIOUS HEROIC BABES, TIME TRAVEL AND MORE-PRO SE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES LICENSING OF 'THE WORLD OF BIG DADDY COOL'
An innovative Publisher of Cutting Edge Genre Fiction and New Pulp, Pro Se Productions announces the licensing of another real life character, one who first appeared in person, not in print or elsewhere. Pro Se reveals today that the company has licensed the character of and all concepts related to Big Daddy Cool Johnny Dellarocca and the Bombshell Kittens, a literal universe of concepts created by the man Big Daddy Cool’s zoot suit, performer John Pyka.
“Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca (Pyka) is a larger-than-life, over-the-top ex-gangster turned entertainer who fuses smokin’ swing music, amazing magic and illusion and authentic swing dance. For nearly 20 years he has entertained grown-up audiences with his patented fusion of soaring vocal music, amazing magic and illusion, and larger-than-life theatrics. He is a 3 Time Champion of Magic, 2 Time Entertainer of the Year, 2 Time Variety Artist of the Year, and was featured on the Channel 4 documentary The Convention Crasher with Justin Lee Collins. He is recognized by his peers as one of the top entertainers worldwide, and has made a name for himself recently on the Pop Culture Convention circuit as both performer and MC.
“There are just some stories,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions states, “that scream to be told in as many ways as possible and by a company like Pro Se. The tales of the Big Daddy Cool universe most definitely fit that bill. To have a stage show and convention attraction with such an involved, absolutely pulpy and explosive back story is almost unheard of. And then you throw in the anything-can-happen sense of this universe that is peopled with faces from Houdini to Elliot Ness to Titanic Thompson, and there’s nothing but fun waiting for everyone involved. The pairing of fact (the actual performers and their stage show) with the fantastic fiction definitely makes this an ideal project for Pro Se Productions.”
The concept behind The World of Big Daddy Cool is that the stories told within the line are real and are being chronicled by various writers, Pyka being the first. Big Daddy Cool has lived a pretty colorful life, and that was before he was time displaced from 1946 to the present.
Harry Houdini taught him magic and Wyatt Earp taught him to shoot. He knocked out Jack Dempsey in under a minute and out-conned the king of con men, Titanic Thompson. Al Capone was a pal and Johnny taught him magic tricks to impress the ladies. He’s been a gangster, an entertainer, an international celebrity, nightclub impresario, and a secret superhero.
In 1946 Doc Impossible and Professor Maxwell Marvel created a chronal event that saved the world, but sent Johnny and hundreds of others into the future. THIS future. The Bombshell Kittens and Big Daddy were flung forward into this present and now Dellarocca has one mission- To find the Kittens so they and help them remember who they are so that they can be ready to protect the Nexus of Reality and save the world from from a an ancient cosmic evil. Again.
The World of Big Daddy Cool imprint will debut in mid 2015 with Tales from the Flip Side by Pyka, which will outline Big Daddy’s origins, his initial time travel, and introduce various other characters that are a part of the BDC universe. From super heroes to gangsters, fictional scientists to real life celebrities, the possibilities of stories to be told about a myriad of over the top Pulpy characters is nearly limitless in ‘The World of Big Daddy Cool.’
Following Tales from the Flip Side, Pro Se Productions plans to have a World of Big Daddy Cool anthology and announces that calls for this anthology, as well as novel and digest novel proposals of any and all characters in the imprint, are open as of now.
To request a bible for this imprint, please contact Anna Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of two pages, single spaced in 12 point, Times New Roman. If you have never published with Pro Se Productions before, a two page writing sample must be attached of your work, not necessarily a sample of your proposed story. Proposals should be sent to email@example.com.
Pro Se Productions is a royalty based company. Percentages will be discussed when proposals are accepted.
For more information on these upcoming titles, contact Morgan McKay, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Big Daddy Cool Johnny Dellarocca, go to http://www.bigdaddycoolshows.com.
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