Friday, October 21, 2011

Rocket Raccoon & Groot - Three's Company - Grant McLaughlin

Three rows of panels. Rows one and two each take up a quarter of the page and each have two panels. The third row is a single panel that takes up the remaining half of the page.

1 – A forest on Earth. Rocket Raccoon is talking with two regular raccoons. They look kind of bored.

ROCKET: ...and so that's when I busted out my rocket skates --

2 – The regular raccoons have grown tired of Rocket and start scurrying away. Rocket reacts in surprise, yelling at them not to go.

ROCKET: Hey! Where are you going?! Come back!

3 – Rocket stands in the same position, watching as they run off. They move further away. No dialogue.

4 – Rocket turns back towards the reader, putting his hands in his pockets and kicking at the ground in an “aw shucks” kind of pose. It's kind of hard to tell, but it looks like he might be on the verge of tears. The raccoons are quite far away at this point.

ROCKET: Whatever. I don't need those flarks. They were terrible conversationalists. I'll be fine on my own. Besides...

5 – Slight switch in perspective. Elsewhere in the forest. Groot is standing beside a big redwood tree. Groot is offering a bouquet of flowers to said tree. The bouquet is clearly picked from the surrounding woods, with clumps of dirt apparent at their base. Groot looks quite bashful (at least as bashful as an extraterrestrial plant monster can). Groot's speech bubble is sprinkled with little hearts. Rocket is far off in the background, although he is still visible.


CAPTION (ROCKET): I-it's not like my best bud has abandoned me for some tawdry gal pal.


  1. Darn women, alway finding a way to get in between bros. :-P

  2. It was nice to see Rocket painted as the tragic/lonely figure in this one, instead of Groot.

    Panel five is a doozy.

  3. It's amazing how much empathy we can have with a big tree who only speaks three words. The Rocket panels here made me smile too.

  4. Man, I want to really see rocket skates now. A nice piece Grant, even if you put Clara Claton in it (too obscure a reference?)

  5. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    @Ben - M-maybe a little too obscure?


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