Child actors are typically a welcome addition to any cast. The thing is, they're put the wringer in terms of dealing with fame and fortune at an extremely young age. It's too easy to say that every child actor grows up a little too fast, but when you're a child actor who becomes a hitman, it's safe to say that things may have taken a turn at some point. In One-Hit Wonder #1 by Fabrice Sapolsky and Ariel Olivetti from Image Comics shows what happens when Richie Reese crosses the line between fiction and reality.
“[In Los Angeles] many people are actors trying to break in. It's not rare to go to a restaurant and have waiters and waitresses who are actors and that kinda play a role when they serve you,” explained Sapolsky. “The idea of an actor who goes to the dark side and really become a hitman started to grow in my mind.”
Richie Reese takes method acting to a deadly level. Richie shocks his fellow celebrities and industry schmoozers when he rises above his past as a child actor and becomes a hitman, and finds more success at knocking people dead than he ever did in front of a camera. It's the first of five issues in this new series and hits stores on February 26, 2014 for $3.50. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130493. And Sapolsky is fond of Olivetti.
“Ariel is the best, he's amazing and super-fast too. He understands immediately how to do justice to a script. His art is quite unique on the market, no one draws like he does,” said Sapolsky. “I'm incredibly lucky that he not only agreed to work with me but also that he liked and supported the project all along. I provided him full scripts, he'd send me quick sketches, we'd talk about it then he'd go straight to final pages. And you could imagine that not living in the same country would be a problem, but it has never been an issue for us. I wrote the series between Paris and New York and for both locations, the time difference with Buenos Aires isn't really a big issue.”
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