Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE END OF PARADISE - PAGES 34 AND 35



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 reviewing pages 34 and 35 of The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge.

Let's review page 34 below:



Page 34 is the last page where our main bad guys, Frankie Paradise and Trent Reynolds, are introduced. As the writer, I've established that Paradise is hiding out in a bunker. Why? If you've been following along then you have read that he did it as a service to his friends in the FBI and Congress, but he also went underground due to the emergence of rival powers from Hong Kong and Juarez. Is Paradise a criminal that's also a snitch? Is Paradise a washed-up old man who can't handle a turf war with international gangs? When writing these pages, I saw Paradise as both. He's the old school who has not fully realized the power of the new school. Maybe he's overly confident or perhaps he's slipping. I wanted readers to not get a clear view of Paradise because it would keep them interested in reading the story. 

Let's review page 35 below:
 

After establishing the bad guys, I wanted to go right back to our heroes, Nick Hamilton and Marshall Jackson. Nick and Marshall have made a stop while on their road trip to find and to interrogate Sato Akio, an accomplice of Paradise. They have met up with Walt Fenderson, an old buddy from back-in-the-day. I'm not going to talk too much about Walt right now because the upcoming pages will give the readers some background on Walt's character. However, Walt's last name comes from Deral Fenderson, a guy I know from Virginia that has lived the do-it-yourself rock and roll lifestyle. 

Next week, I will write more about The End of Paradise.   

TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The ZombieThe End of ParadiseThe Red Devil, and Day 165.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #111

Comic by Bob Toben

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NEW DOCTOR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE COVER

Kav, the artist for Dr Death vs The Zombie, sent me a photo recently of a teaser for the new comic book cover. Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

VICTOR POZZI PRESENTS: JACK ASPEN

A few months ago, Victor Pozzi, the artist for Westwood, The Captive, and Naira, contacted me about showcasing some of his original character designs at Champion City Comics, and I thought it was a great idea.This week we are featuring Jack Aspen. This character looks like a non-mutant version of Wolverine, which is a compliment. I see Jack Aspen as a hero and I envision him working with The Punisher or Captain America. 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE END OF PARADISE - PAGES 31 - 33



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 ZombieThe End of ParadiseThe Red Devil, and Day 165.

COOL COMIC BOOK COVER

Last night I spoke with A. 'Kav' Kaviraj, and he told me that he had worked on the best comic book cover of his career for a contest in Ireland. He sent me an attachment last night, and boy was he right. This is an AMAZING cover.

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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #108

Comic by Bob Toben

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

VICTOR POZZI PRESENTS: URRACA

A few months ago, Victor Pozzi, the artist for Westwood, The Captive, and Naira, contacted me about showcasing some of his original character designs at Champion City Comics, and I thought it was a great idea.This week we are featuring Urraca. Urraca is a Spanish term for magpie, one of the most intelligent animals, plus it is the name given to a chieftain that fought the Spanish conquistadors. I really like this character design by Victor, and I see him fighting some villains that are derived from Aztec and Inca mythology.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY RETURNS SEPTEMBER 14TH!

My apologies, but I had to drive out of state for a weekend event, and didn't have time to complete this week's version of Webcomicography.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

VICTOR POZZI PRESENTS: MOMIA

A few months ago, Victor Pozzi, the artist for Westwood, The Captive, and Naira, contacted me about showcasing some of his original character designs at Champion City Comics, and I thought it was a great idea.This week we are featuring Momia, a demon mummy that would make a very cool villain. Who would Momia fight in a battle? Share your comments below.

Monday, September 3, 2012