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1. Those two announcers are talking to us. I don’t know their names, you do, draw them.
Announcer 1: Wow, I cannot believe Moneyshot Lindsay is stepping back into the ring for this bout.
Announcer 2: It is for The Quickening, [insert name here if they have names], there’s no way he’d let 3-Star Rosenthal take it without it getting physical.
2. 3-Star Rosenthal stands in his corner ready to go. Here’s the fun, let’s make Ben a wrestler. I’m thinking denim overalls, with the ass flap open revealing pink underwear, maybe some sort of lame mask or hat. You hate him as much as I do, let’s tear him apart.
Caption: “This. Is. Going. To. Be. INSANITY!”
3-Star: I wonder why they call him--
3. Insert sneak attack SFX panel with MONEYSHOT written vertically. Should homage the old Batman POWS, y’know? Panel is only about 1cm wide or so.
4. 3-Star has been blown back, he is tangled up in the ropes, he’s upside-down, his pert little ass is facing us. An announcer is standing at the side of the ring. I don’t care which one (pick your favourite) and I don’t care exactly where he stands.
Announcer ?: Wow, he really took that right across his chest like a champ!
Squared Circle artist extraordinaire Mike Perry is an old mate of mine -- this is why the script is so damn informal. Truth be told, I was kind of hoping it would make him laugh even between the lines.
As for the content, I just got to turn my good friend Ben into a wrestler. A very funny looking wrestler. You'll also notice I left myself off the page. Yeah, that's how I meant it.
Alas, this is my final 'official' script for thoughtballoons. Time constraints have finally crushed me and as such I've got to let something go. I plan on hopefully submitting scripts from time to time but for now I need to work on some other paying gigs.
Thanks for two straight years of scripts, guys. It's been amazing.