That article inspired me and got me thinking about my work. I did this comic book script back in July, right before Comic Con. It’s based off a short story I wrote called, Snooze, Booze, and Away. I posted that here a while back; it’s towards the very beginning of this blog. I showed the script to a few artists, got a few emails going back and forth, got excited, and then…silence. Now it’s the end of the year and I felt like sharing the opening of this story with you. I know, it’s short for an opening, mainly because I was able to get the idea across smoothly. At least I think I did. If anyone is interested or just wants to give me feed back, please feel free.
Page 1-FIVE PANELS
Panel 1: Open with a close up of Adam, a dark haired, thick framed glasses wearing, twenty three year old college student. (Think Clark Duke) Currently, Adam is bleeding from his nose and mouth. His right eye is swelled shut, while blood swims in his left eye; bruises have begun to appear on his face. The lenses on his glasses are smudged with bloody fingerprints. Adam is getting his ass kicked, bad. Given his current situation, Adam continues to smile.
Caption: Not the best park in Los Angeles, California.
Dialogue: Ever thought being a twenty three year old college student was tough? Yeah, me too. Ever thought that having the ability to transform into a superhero was cool? Yeah, me too! Ever though this transformation would take place once a month, like some teenage whores over-bloody period? Didn’t think so bitch, but guess what, it happened to me. And if there was ever a night to want that period, it would have been tonight.
Panel 2: The park appears creepier at night. We see a tree on the right near our characters and three more off in the distance. We are angled from behind, Adam has his back turned to us. His head is now cocked to the left as five cholos, dressed in baggy pants and over sized t-shirts stand facing him. Four of the cholos surrounding Adam cheer, hands in the air, yelling with excitement, as the fifth stands directly in front of Adam. His left fist is barreling into Adam’s face. Blood escapes Adam’s mouth.
Panel 3: We are looking upwards now as if lying on the ground. The cholos seem larger, more menacing from this angle. The attacking cholo, Enrique, is now pointing at us; he looks pissed.
Dialogue: You puto, you knew not to mess with us! You think you can go around talking shit? Guess what ese, this is my turf, and no fucking cabron is going to come up in here and tell me and my crew what to do!
Characters: Jose & Elmer
Dialogue: (from the crowd of cholos) Yeah kick his ass Enrique! Jack he wallet aye!
Panel 4: Adam is on all fours, struggling to get up. We see the legs of the cholos as they surround Adam.
Dialogue: HA! Is this the best you got? I’ll beat the…
Panel 5: Enrique kicks Adam hard in the ribs, the impact knocking the air out of Adam.
Page 2: FIVE PANELS
Panel 1: Adam rolls over on his back, struggling for air. His hands wrap around his body, as if trying to hold his insides in.
Dialogue: Good one Enrique. Finish this cabron off!
Panel 2: Adam is still on the floor facing upwards, as Enrique takes a step forward moving next to him.
Dialogue: You may be thinking, “what the hell is this kid talking about,” right about now. Periods and superheros? This has to be someone else’s drunken nightmare right?
Panel 3: We see Enrique lift his right foot high into the air above Adam’s face, ready to slam it down and finish Adam.
Panel 4: From Adam’s POV looking up from the ground. We see Enrique grinning as the other cholos watch in the background.
Dialogue: Any last words ese?
Panel 5: Close up of a bruised and broken Adam, similar to page one, panel one. Adam grins right back.
Dialogue: Yeah, you can’t beat me! I’m a fucking superhero!
Narrative Caption: Let me take you back to how it all began.
Everyone needs to read this.
For those that have TV, please tune into the Chiller network tonight at 10pm and watch. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Steve Niles and Evalena Marie at Comic Con this past year. Amazingly talented people.
Everyone should be reading this.
Anonymous asked: yo steve, where are doze new comic pix u showed me at the laundra-mat. I couldnt see them on your ghetto ass android... i thought they'd be showcased here. C-Rizzle
Haha leave the shit droid alone. I’ll post them soon with an update about what exactly is going on in that department. Thanx for reading man ;-) Comment more!!
“Excuse me.” she said to Adam. “Excuse me, is there anyone sitting here?” Adam sat in the two hundred seat auditorium, deaf to the static dripping from the professor’s mouth. He stared, starry eyed at the young woman in front of him. The light around her jet black hair became blurry, giving her a glow that filled him with something he had never felt before. He didn’t hear her words, instead Do You Realize by The Flaming Lips played through his head. Paralyzed, not by fear, but by an instantaneous, undying passion to know her. Who was this beautiful figure in front of him? Her aphotic brown eyes penetrated his, burning him where he sat. Adam shook his head slowly, his mouth hanging open. She smiled, giggling at his strange behavior. She kept her eyes on his as she danced past him, taking the seat to his left. He couldn’t look away, he didn’t want to look away. She turned to him and with a smile stated, “I’m Antoinette. You are?” Abandoned by any and all concern, the words spewed from Adam’s mouth, “I’m Adam, I had my first kiss at sixteen with a woman three years older than me. There isn’t much I regret about my life but the one thing I know I will, is if I leave here today and never see you again.” Those sitting around Adam scoffed, shooting awkward glances at him. Antoinette giggled at his recklessness, keeping her eyes only on him. “And what makes you so sure about that Adam?” she asked. Catching his breath, he smirked and replied, “That’s for us to find out together now isn’t it?” She continued to smile as someone nearby said “I get all my lines from popsicle sticks too pal.” “What if I have a boyfriend? What if I’m in love with someone?” asked Antoinette. Adam chuckled, “Not to sound like a creep but I don’t think that would stop me.” Deeper and deeper they saw into each other. She knew his intentions were good, that he could be good for her…and that he was cute. There was no denying that, she thought to herself. She stuck the tip of her tongue between her teeth, biting down so she wouldn’t speak. Antoinette couldn’t stop smiling as she turned away from Adam and to the professor. She felt Adam’s eyes on her. He thought to himself, superhero abilities plus girl who must be from heaven…how did I get so lucky?
Antoinette leaned towards him then, her scent the sweetest of citrus filling his nostrils, teasing his soul, euphoria eclipsing his brain. “So um, would it be incredibly criminalistic if we snuck out right now?” sang her alluring voice. Without looking away, Adam held out his hand. “Ready in three, two, one…” Beaming, Antoinette took his hand. His heart began pound at the touch of her skin. It’s just a chemical reaction he thought to himself; you are not going to die from a woman’s touch. It felt like slow motion as they walked, every eye in the back of the room on them. The dubious glances couldn’t break the bond already formed between the two.
Don’t worry, it’s not an angry one. I just find it odd that today, I find myself in complete lazy mode. Half like it, half don’t. Uninspired, tired, very tired, not wanting to move around tired. I had a bomb cheeseburger today and told myself i’d go running…but didn’t haha. I don’t have anything recreational to read. I didn’t go to comic quest this week and kick ass 2 #4 is out and AV #19!!!
I really, really, really, really want a Kindle Fire. It’s probably one of the coolest things ever. I’d probably spend too much money on books though, speaking of, idk if I’m ready to make the jump to digital. It’s so scary!
Anyway, I rented Xmen First Class from blockbuster express, which I don’t recommend doing. It was $2.99 for one night…over priced whore. It is a fantastic movie though. Probably one of the best ones this year. Kevin Bacon needs to be in more movies btw.
Ps, chocolate milk and buffalo ranch sunflower seeds are amazing together. So is Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
Thanks for listening.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, I find myself once again without a properly working phone, and this time I’m actually blogging about it. Say whhhaaaaat!
So Verizon, aka Satan’s phone company, told me that they’d send me another phone…this will be my 4th Droid X…4th. I haven’t had that many periods!
Until the “new one” gets here, which will probably only work for hmm lets say 3 maybe 4 months until it starts to hate me, I cannot send or receives texts, open any applications, facebook, twat, or do anything phones should be able to do…but make calls, which lets face it, is so overrated, which is why the devil invented facetime :-)
On a side note, I had a wonderful conversation with a guy who grew up with Cameron Crow. I mentioned how much I loved the Tiny Dancer scene from Almost Famous. Oh, and Ian Edelman, the creator of How To Make It In America twitted back to me. So, so cool.