KANSAS CITY – Co-creator/writer CW Cooke, alongside co-creator/artist Travis Hymel, is pleased to announce the funding campaign for L.U.C.H.A. has begun, running until November 12th.
L.U.C.H.A. is the story of Agente, a luchador detective who spends his life solving low level crimes and murders, taking on any job that falls in his lap. He just so happens to get wrapped up in a murder campaign that involves vampires, wrestlers, and other notorious figures before the rug gets pulled out from under him…and the readers! The elevator pitch is: Lucha Underground meets The Truman Show.
PRAISE FOR L.U.C.H.A.:
“Non-stop and full of energy, this book is irresistible!” – Mark Waid, writer (Captain America, Kingdom Come, Doctor Strange)
“Who could resist a comic about a crime-fighting Luchador…and why would you even try?” – Mark Russell, writer (The Flintstones, Snagglepuss Chronicles, Lone Ranger)
L.U.C.H.A. was born from a simple idea as part of the Kayfabe anthology (a wrestling comic anthology put together by comic creators and wrestling fans alike, with the emphasis on wrestling as real), this story about Agente took on a life of its own because of the incredible working chemistry Travis and CW had and the unbelievably insane story they came up with. The other creators and fans of Kayfabe voiced their excitement and love for the character and story, leading CW and Travis to move forward on the full series.
“L.U.C.H.A. has been a blast,” said Cooke. “It’s a thrill to work with a team that comes together and makes a comic like this hum. Plus the outpouring of praise and well-wishes has been amazing.”
On Kickstarter now, CW Cooke and Travis Hymel would love to show you what they’ve got in store and hope you join them on this adventure. There are a number of wonderful reward levels available, including original art and commission sketches, exclusive covers, and so much more. They have plans for the future of the project including stretch levels, but they need your help to get there.
CW Cooke is a comic book writer living in the Midwestern US who has been working in independent comics since 2007. Known for his bold writing style and fresh voices across all genres, CW has built a healthy resume of creator-owned comics (starting with Solitary with volume 2 currently in the works and now in development for film and television) which can be found online and in comic shops everywhere. His newest series is L.U.C.H.A. with more to be announced soon.