Awakened by an early morning phone call, Kate gets ready to investigate a second murder…
This scene is set in the Chicago neighborhood of Wrigleyville, just north of the friendly confines of Wrigley Field on the narrow, alley-like Dayton Street, just off of Belmont Ave. For those in the know, this is also the home of Ragstock, a go-to thrift shop for the young hipsters looking for street chic clothes at a rock-bottom price in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
I love the moody urban feel of this part of town and decided it would be the perfect spot to set Kate’s apartment. Later on, those fire escapes will prove useful, too…
The second book of Paradigm Shift debuted on the innovative and before-its-time subscription webcomics portal ModernTales.com in 2002. It picks up right where Part One: Equilibrium left off at its original home on dynamanga.net.
This first scene is set in the neighborhood where I used to live in Chicago. My old apartment building is in view right there in panel one—the second building to the left of the construction site. I took photos from a number of angles to capture the look of the block, including from the roof of my building.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paradigm Shift, the story returns to beginning, to run with weekly updates starting in April. The first book—Part One: Equilibrium—is now up and ready to read in the archive.
I’m delighted to tell you that Paradigm Shift is coming back. I’m currently finishing up the script for Instinct, the next chapter of the PS saga, and I’ll be starting the artwork production for Issue #1 soon.
When we last left Kate and Mike, they were on the run and hiding in the hills. Now they must turn and face the secret agency that sponsored the experiment that turned Kate into the monster she is. Expect plenty of action, adventure, and mayhem to come!
Issue #1 will debut later this year after another Kickstarter. However, I’m also trying something new this time. I’m going to start up a Patreon to allow for early access and offer a full behind the scenes look at the process of the comic being made.