CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
Kate McAllister may be one of the best detectives in Chicago, but her world is about to change forever.
Modern police thriller collides with classic werewolf tale when Kate and her partner are kicked off a juicy gun-running case to investigate a series of bizarre animal maulings. But as she begins to develop strange symptoms and powerful, frightening abilities, Kate realizes she may know this beast better than she could possibly imagine.
Now, her nightmares have invaded her waking life, and there’s more than just her job on the line—her humanity and the lives of everyone around her are at stake!
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“Exactly the sort of professional, entertaining American genre comic that is flying off the shelves in some alternate universe… Tiede assimilates manga visuals… with as much grace as any Westerner I’ve seen. His craftsmanship is impressive.”
–Noah Berlatsky, The Comics Journal
“An entertaining read with characters that grab you.”
-Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
“Paradigm Shift is the total package: a thrilling cop drama, a supernatural mystery, and a lovingly-drawn portrait of Chicago. Do not fail to read it!”
– Shaenon K. Garrity, Narbonic and Skin Horse
“An undisputed gem from the golden age of webcomics!”
– Spike Trotman, Iron Circus Comics
“Few American artists have learned as much from manga and made those skills their own like Dirk Tiede. Paradigm Shift combines procedural police drama and paranormal science fiction with incredible action storytelling and ultra-detailed backgrounds in the style of Ghost in the Shell.”
-Jason Thompson, King of RPGs and Manga: The Complete Guide
“Paradigm Shift features some incredible rendering…the draftsmanship is immaculate.”
– Braden Lamb, Midas and Adventure Time
It’s a procedural Psycho Pass in Chicago with werewolves. Come for the gorgeous art and atmosphere, stay for deep characters as real as any of us and just as complicated and messy. Paradigm Shift will stay with you long after you’ve finished–and you’ll be better for it.”
-Comfort & Adam, creators of The Uniques
How do you build a city from SCRATCH?
One block at a time. Chicago has always been a character on its own in Paradigm Shift. So, when I embarked on creating an animated version of PS, it meant I needed to bring the Windy City to life as well!! I started with Kate's apartment building. Using photos I had...