A Sneak Peak of My New Project

I wanted to take some time today and plug a project I have been working on for quite a while.

It's an original Graphic Novel I'm creating with Harold Jennett. The working title is called My Super Mid-Life Crisis and the description goes a little something like this:

Most guys going through a mid-life crisis buy a sports car. Oliver Jordan gets super powers.

It's way more involved than that, but that - in it's essence - is the premise.

Anyway, I'm writing it and I wanted to post just a small bit from the script.

Here you go:

Ollie is sitting in his car, fiddling with his iPod.

Next panel is the same as the previous panel, but now he is bathed in a bright light from above. Ollie’s head is still down, looking in the direction of his iPod, but his eyes are looking up.

Double Page Spread. Pull back. We see the car with a flying saucer above it. The light is coming from the saucer and shining down on the car. Something is also materializing next to the driver’s side door of Ollie’s car.


OLIVER JORDAN: UH…

Exterior, outside of the car. Pull back in to the driver’s side of the door. The General is standing outside the door, looking in at Ollie who looks terrified. The car window is closed.

THE GENERAL: STEP OUT OF THE CAR.

Interior of the car. Ollie is looking out at The General.

OLIVER JORDAN: WHAT?

Back to the General

THE GENERAL: STEP OUT. OF THE CAR.

Back to Ollie.

OLIVER JORDAN: WHAT?

Back to the General. No dialogue and the General looks more annoyed.

Back to Ollie, no dialogue, and Ollie is shrugging his shoulders and holding his hands up as if to say: “I don’t know”.

Back to the General. No dialogue. The General is making a twirling motion with his index finger to indicate that he wants Ollie to roll down the window.

Back to Ollie. Ollie has the window down halfway and he has stretched himself up so that his mouth is level with, and is nearly sticking out of, the opening.


OLIVER JORDAN: YES?

Ollie is now smiling a big cheesy, yet nervous smile.

Back to the General.

THE GENERAL (YELLING): GET OUT OF THE @#$%&# CAR!

Back to Ollie, still in the car.

OLIVER JORDAN: I’M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND THE INCENTIVE FOR DOING THAT RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT.

THE GENERAL: DO YOU HAVE THE RING?

OLIVER JORDAN: RING?

THE GENERAL: THE RING. LIKE THIS ONE.

The General holds up his right hand. A ring that is similar to Ollie's is on his middle finger.

OLIVER JORDAN: OH, THAT RING. NOPE, SORRY. DON’T HAVE A RING LIKE THAT ONE.

THE GENERAL: YES YOU DO, I CAN SEE IT THERE ON YOUR HAND.

Ollie puts his hand behind his back.

OLIVER JORDAN: NOPE. NO RING. SORRY.

THE GENERAL: IT’S RIGHT THERE. ON YOUR HAND. YOU JUST HID IT BEHIND YOU BACK.

OLIVER JORDAN: SORRY. I’VE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.

THE GENERAL: THE RING. ON YOUR HAND. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO USE IT?

One or two panels of Ollie and The General looking at each other with no dialogue.

OLIVER JORDAN: RING?

THE GENERAL: I GROW WEARY OF THIS.

The General suddenly transforms into a hulk-like version of himself and tears the driver’s side door off of Ollie’s car.

The General then pulls Ollie out the car. Ollie is terrified. The General holds Ollie up by the front of his shirt with only one hand, his right hand. With his left hand the General is holding up Ollie right hand in Ollie’s face, showing him that Ollie is wearing the ring.

At some point during the conversation it would be cool to have a panel that shows just their feet so we can see that Ollie’s is about a foot off the ground.

THE GENERAL: THAT RING. RIGHT THERE ON YOUR HAND.

OLIVER JORDAN: OH, OKAY, RIGHT. THAT RING. OKAY, I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT NOW.

I am really looking forward to seeing this on the page. I know that Harold will knock it out of the park.

Check out Harold's art site at: Harold Jennett Artwork

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