Stephen Treacy

Paradiso

For my major project I decided to create a comic book which would be more grounded than most. The aim was to design characters that would deal with real issues, but multiplied. I took inspiration from comics and video games. But after becoming quite unwell during the pandemic I had to scale down the project. The character deals with a type of depression, facial features are left in shadow quite a lot to try and convey his inner darkness. To give the comic a more “cinematic feel it was drawn in landscape as opposed to the traditional portrait style . The story is about miss direction and deception. The hero is the villain, and he is a commentary on how information can be manipulated in the modern age.