Whistles, a new comic book series by creator Andrew Hussie and published by SLG Publishing, the company that brought you Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez, tells the story of Whistles the Clown star of the Starlie Calliope circus. One day an accident nearly cost him his life, and he became exposed to the corrupt underworld of the circus, rife with murder and cannibalism. Forced to flee, he experiences the hardships of the world such as homesickness and prostitution. But his spirit remains bright and optimistic. The six chapter series documents his journeys, and his long quest to return to the circus and his master.