The End of Paradise
Writer: TonyDoug Wright
Pencils, Inks, and Lettering: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj
Synopsis: Nick Hamilton, a former small-time criminal, is on a serious revenge mission to kill Frankie Paradise, a notorious mob boss responsible for the death of an innocent man and his family. Joining Nick on his mission is Marshall Jackson, a weapons dealer, and The Kid, a teenage prophet and gun for hire. Nick, Marshall, and The Kid must take out Paradise's henchmen in order to get to their main target, Frankie Paradise.
Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. This week we are starting part two of our series for The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge. Did you miss part one and two of the story? Click here to read part one, click here to read part two, click here to read part three, click here to read part four, click here for part five, here for part six, and here for part seven.
The heroes were the first to be introduced and we have introduced the villains. We are still getting introduced to the villains in The End of Paradise, so let's look at page 31 below.
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I continue to use conflict between Trent Reynolds and Frankie Paradise to keep the reader interested in the story. When you have moments that are dialogue heavy, then it is a good rule of thumb to have some sort of conflict to keep things interesting. Nobody wants a boring conversation. I also established the fact that Nick Hamilton is viewed as a snitch by Paradise. Why? I had ideas on Nick turning into a snitch after Danny Calhoun's death, and snitches get stitches in the criminal world. Adding the snitch element creates more danger for Nick because there may be other's out there that are angered by his snitching. Let's review page 32 below.
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Paradise is pretty cocky in his underground bunker, and that is upsetting to Trent because he deals with all of the nonsense in the real world. I wanted to create a situation where you had the crime lord and his right-hand-man on different pages. That was a good bit of conflict that just doesn't keep the story interesting, but creates more problems for these characters. But I also created more conflict by having rival crime families causing trouble for Paradise. While Paradise has some enemies that are no longer an issue, Reynolds brings up some trouble from Juarez and Hong Kong. The names of those cities would give the reader an indication that these are some serious bad ass dudes. Let's review page 33 below.
Paradise gives Nick Hamilton a hard time about being a snitch, but he seems to have no problem being a crime lord that works with law enforcement. The second panel of this page is something special because Kav added the cards to the background for a nice touch. I thought it was brilliant.
I wish I could write more today, folks, but this week has turned into one busy week. I'll see you next week as I talk more about The End of Paradise.
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The End of Paradise, The Red Devil, and Day 165.