Sunday, October 30, 2011

Eric O’Grady – Something About Apples And Trees – Ryan K Lindsay


1. Eric O’Grady hides in red hair. He is in some sort of cold weather Ant-Man suit.
Caption-O’Grady: I’ve done some pretty shitty things in my time.
Caption-O’Grady: The girl at the grave – what was her name?
Caption-O’Grady: Those three girls at the casino. Full moon, yeesh.
Caption-O’Grady: I even committed mopery. Once.

2. We pan back to see Eric on the head of a lovely looking woman. She’s got gorgeous red hair and a fantastic face.
Caption-O’Grady: But I haven’t seen my sister since she was sixteen walking out the backdoor with a backpack full of my favourite books and our father’s blood on her knuckles.

3. We pan back further to see this woman, Eric’s sister, walking across a snow field. She has a backpack on her back and all sorts of field gear strapped to her – crazy binoculars, one of those stupid trench digging tools, some rope, and plenty of pouches.
Caption-O’Grady: I haven’t even said hello to her yet and I feel bad about that.

4. We have panned back further. Eric’s sister is walking away from us now, we can see a large HYDRA symbol on her backpack, and in the distance there is a helicarrier crashed into the frozen tundra of northern Norway.
Caption-O’Grady: I’m just trying to find the right time.
Caption-O’Grady: The right words.
Caption-O’Grady: The right weapon.

For the record, his sister’s name is Erica. She’s a complete bad ass, she’s a hell of a lot of fun, and I wish I could write so much more of her.

I miss The Irredeemable Ant-Man.

Oh, and this script was a killer to write. It must have gone through about half a dozen very different drafts. They all just sucked from inception and then I finally lucked onto this concept which I’m pretty happy with. I often want my thoughtballoons pieces to act like a one page ad, and I’d totally send this page out to every website to promote me relaunching The Irredeemable Ant-Man. If I also had my druthers, Declan Shalvey would be drawing this with me. Damn. Life will never actually get that good, how lame.


  1. This is indeed a return to form. Really great page!

    Just for the record though, you can't "pan back". Panning is a sideways motion, either turning on an axis or tracking parallel to the subject ;)

  2. Thanks, Danial.

    And I actually don't think that's the first time you've called me on that, ha. I'm sticking to it, damn you and your camera knowledge!

  3. Yeah, I agree. Great script, man.

    I think you will find the term you were looking for is 'pull'.

  4. Ryan you picked the character I would have picked ever given the chance, so a tip of the hat to you on that firstly.

    Second, I am in love with this page. For me it captures everything that I loved about the Irredeemable Ant-Man book. Eric is funny, dark and a little conflicted which is just how he is. Then the scene is just great I can picture the page just looking gorgeous.

    My protest to get you writing this book starts here.

  5. Cool bait & switch, Ryan, perfectly paced. And obviously, you got the voice down pat.

  6. Did he expose his nude ant form to the blind person???

    Same as above!!!!!

  7. Great page this week!

    I can't really say much more than that. It draws you in, the pacing is great and I WANT to see the next page. Good stuff!


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