Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — 30 May, 2002 — Fans eager for more of Matthew Cashel and
Jeremy Haun’s PARADIGM following the disturbingly surreal first issue of the
all-new series will be pleased to know that there IS a second issue on the
way…but they’ll have to wait until after the series relaunches this
September at Image Comics.
Originally published by Cashel and Haun’s Two Irish Guys Press, PARADIGM is
the tale of twenty-something Christopher Howells, an average guy, completely
comfortable with the life he shares with his girlfriend of two years, until
a chance encounter on the way home from the movies changes everything. In
that moment, a revolution that challenges the norms of society begins, and
suddenly Christopher finds himself drawn into a tangled web of conspiracy,
betrayal, and fantasy.
Characterized by its creators as a “historical retelling of the future,”
PARADIGM is set to expose a world within worlds and open a gateway to the
ultimate pop-culture mismatch. It’s a serialized adventure that attempts to
make sense of the world we choose to ignore, but what’s more, it’s an
intensely personal epic charting the rise and fall of mankind’s final
Taking advantage of the move to Image, Cashel and Haun have opted to
completely “remaster” PARADIGM #1, expanding its story content from 34 to 42
pages. The first issue is also being relettered and will have an all-new
wraparound cover to make it easily distinguishable from the original
And why make the switch to Image in the first place? According to the
creators, it was all about the freedom the move afforded them in terms of
putting the book out on time and in a quality manner under a quality banner.
“The Image ‘i’ demands that we do our best work and do so in a timely
manner,” explained Cashel. “It’s all about getting the story out there to as
many people as possible, and we can’t imagine a better home than Image
“Image to me was always an ideal. Something new, where the restraints have
been thrown to the wayside, creative passions unleashed. Image is and always
has been exciting — artists looking out for artists, creators creating —
but most of all, Image is a company about ‘the love of comics,’ and that’s
something I’m proud to be associated with.”
“The opportunity to tell our stories the way we’d like has always been
important to Matt and I,” added Haun. “Image has allowed us to do
exactly that. What’s more, the people at Image are passionate about comics,
and we’re happy to be part of a company like that.”
Available for order in the July issue of Diamond Previews, PARADIGM #1 is a
48-page black and white comic priced at $3.50.
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