John Pyka- Author
john pyka- AUTHOR
John B. Pyka is an entertainer and storyteller. He is an award-winning actor, singer, and magician best known for creating over the top, larger than life characters like Marryin' Sam, Buffalo Bill, and The Cowardly Lion. He is most well-known for his original magic and music based character "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca, the lead character of the musical Swingin' At The Roxy and of course Tales From The Flip-Side! John is also seen and heard as the host of Comixstravaganza Live and The Diesel Powered Podcast.
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!
John is the author of 4 books on magic, including the bestseller Theatrical Magic. Tales From The Flip-Side is his first work of prose.
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 World of Big Daddy Cool imprint from Pro Se Productions.