Alexander van Dam is a stage hand at Paradiso, and an aspiring musician. He identified with the rock-and-roll lifestyle for a long time due to his brother, but is finding that his ambitions are changing into becoming a singer-songwriter. Through his new calling he tries to step out from his brother's shadow and become who he wants to be.

Comics: 50
Recent Appearance: 59. Tryout
First Appearance: Page 1


Suzanne Grotenhuis is the operational director at Paradiso. She makes sure that every concert goes smoothly. She is career-oriented, smart and independent. Has a slightly worrisome addiction to coffee. Smoker, but wants to quit.

Comics: 30
Recent Appearance: 59. Tryout
First Appearance: Page 1


Vincent van Dam is Alex's older brother and the frontman of the successful indie rock band Dinosaur Gardens. He can be found in and around Paradiso quite often, much to the chagrin of the people there, because Vince is a bit of a narcissistic troublemaker.

Comics: 19
Recent Appearance: 57. Stalemate
First Appearance: Page 2


Nick is the head sound technician at Paradiso, bestowed with a wealth of knowledge about equipment and mixing. Quietly dreams about being a band manager or producer someday. Likes to horse around with Alex.

Comics: 16
Recent Appearance: 59. Tryout
First Appearance: 25. Jumbly words


Anna is a fairly successful singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. She and Alex met after she played a concert at Paradiso, and though initially their flirt fizzled out when Alex took things too fast, they have kept in contact ever since.

Comics: 13
Recent Appearance: 40. The heights of literacy
First Appearance: Page 8


Bert is a security guard at Paradiso. His straight-forward opinions can sound rather crass, but at least he is always honest.

Comics: 8
Recent Appearance: 50. Splitting hairs
First Appearance: Page 15


Nina is a music journalist writing for FRET magazine. She is also Suzanne's BFF, and used to work in the Paradiso marketing department. Generally sassy and promiscuous. Dated Vince for a while.

Comics: 7
Recent Appearance: 59. Tryout
First Appearance: Page 7

Dinosaur Gardens

Dinosaur Gardens is a well-known rock band from the Netherlands. Besides frontman Vincent van Dam, it consists of three other musicians: Max, Billy and Jessie, each one as much a classic rockstar archetype as the next.

Comics: 6
Recent Appearance: 55. Unexpected company
First Appearance: Page 4


Adelina is a self-employee sex worker from the Red Light District. She has a complicated relationship with Bert.

Comics: 5
Recent Appearance: 50. Splitting hairs
First Appearance: 27. Win-Win