|04-17-2012, 03:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Portfolio Pieces - All artists
Hey guys...comics creators of all ages. I am looking to make some nice little five-ten page comics that we can share around the net, and share at conventions as portfolio pieces.
I am a writer that loves to write ANY genre, and loves to take on the challenge of any artist. I write full script or Marvel style, depending on what you want, and will give it my all. I also letter, so I can do that.
Artists and colorists, if you want in on something fun, energetic and a good exercise of skills for everyone, please get back to me at: email@example.com
Great to have some stories to pad your portfolio with...something original and fun to get into editors hands. And learn how to communicate and work well with others!
|04-18-2012, 08:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2009
I would love someone to illustrate this.
Any takers on this one? I would love to see this come to life. Email me if you think you'd like to.
Old Hands - A Story About The Aches And Pains Of Getting Old
Hey there. This would go well with a classic style, John Buscema, John Romita, et al. It is a story about how things change as you get older, and what it is like to not be like you once were. The main character the Mangler is a tough, boxer-like character, I am imagining he looks like the character on the left side of this picture, but in a costume similar to the Dynamo drawn by Wally Wood. The Mangler can fly and is super strong, but those are the extent of his powers. He is African American, a short cropped hair, brown eyes, fine features. His hands are thick and powerful, his body much the same. He is about 55 and is starting to grey and wrinkle. He has a watch video phone much like Dick Tracy on his left wrist.
PAGE ONE: Four panel grid - Widescreen
Panel 1. Old hands tying up some knee high boots with thick tread attached to the sole of the boot. This is the Mangler.
(1) CAP: My hands hurt, every morning they are stiff and I have to work the joints to get them to move.
Panel 2. Old hands attaching the belt around the Manglers waist, they are his hands. Center the image as the credits will roll around the image
Panel 3. The Mangler looking straight out from the panel. He is using a pick to pick out his hair. There are slight wrinkles on his face, he is about 55. Here is a picture of the hair I think would look interesting.
Panel 4. The Mangler pulling on gloves over his hands.
(2) CAP: You punch enough things and your hands eventually feel it.
Panel 1. A shot of the video wrist watch and the wrist and hand it is attached to. There is a man of about the same age sitting at a desk on the screen of the watch. Offset the panel on the upper left hand side.
(1) WRISTWATCH: Mangler, there is a monster downtown.
Panel 2. The Mangler walking towards a balcony. This panel is from behind him. He is inside of an apartment. You can include some art on the walls, a lamp, maybe a really comfortable looking chair and some plants. His hands are clenched by his side.
(2) MANGLER: IíM ON IT.
Panel 3. The Mangler on the balcony. Looking out over the city. This is seen from a wormís eye view focusing on the Mangler.
Panel 4. The Manglerís feet lifting from the ground.
Panel 5. The Mangler flying away from the building with an enormous smile on his face. He is happy and liberated and proud of his work. I think of him as much more of a workman than a celebrity superhero. If he did not have these powers he would be a farmer, a plumber, or a butcher. A Kirby style shot.
Panel 1. Establishing shot. A Kirby-style monster is breaking the buildings, stomping on people and setting fire to everything with beams coming out of its eyes. The Mangler is in the upper left hand corner of the panel. Birdís eye view. People and military are on the streets.
(1) SFX: FSSSH (FIRE)
(2) SFX: AAAH ACK (SCREAMING)
PAGE FOUR Four Panel Grid - Widescreen
Panel 1. The Mangler getting hit with the gaze of the monster, energy beams blast parts of his costume off.
Panel 1. The Mangler falling from the sky. He is limp, his head falling towards the ground, his arms and legs limp and drifting slightly upward.
Panel 2. The Mangler hitting the ground with a plume of dust and a small crater, people are running away from him screaming.
Panel 3. The Mangler lifting himself from the ground. He looks tired and in pain. His shoulders are slumped, similar to how you are on a dark, winter morning when things are too cold outside and you donít want to get out of bed.
Panel 1. The Mangler pushing himself off the ground.
Panel 2. Mangler has picked himself up straight and there is some very heroic lighting going on.
(1) CAP: Thing is I donít feel it when I work. The hands donít hurt.
Panel 3. Someone beside the Mangler bursting into flame from an errant burst from the monsterís eyes.
Panel 4. A closeup on the Manglers face. He is sad and angry at having seen the person catch fire.
(3) CAP: When I have work to do, I work through the pain. I HAVE TO. No one else is here.
Panel 1. Manglers hands balling into fists.
Panel 2. The Mangler taking flying into the air.
Panel 3. The Mangler smashing the monster a huge hit under the jaw.
Panel 1. The Mangler at home. He is looking down at his bruised and swollen hands. He is sitting in a regular kitchen chair. There is a bottle of wine, and a bottle of pills at the table. He is contemplative, and looks worried.
(1) CAP: I just donít know how much I have left in these old hands of mine.
(2) CAP: Iím tired.
Panel 2. The Mangler looking at his wristwatch.
(3) WRISTWATCH: Mangler, ATOMIC MIKE has attacked the packing district.
Panel 3. Mangler getting up with a look of pain on his face.
(4) CAP: But someone has to do the good work.