Friday, July 13, 2012
Dr. Dinosaur - Killing Time - J.D. Coughlan
Nine panel grid.
Panel 1: Atomic Robo sat at a table. There is a checkerboard on the table. Robo is winning the game.
ROBO: We need to talk.
Panel 2: The reverse view, as if from Robo's POV. Dr. Dinosaur is sat across him. Dr. Dinosaur moves a checker.
DR. DINOSAUR: Talk is for the weak-minded!
SFX (CHECKER): KLAK
Panel 3: From above, but at an angle. Robo is raising his hand to make a point while moving a checker to take Dinosaur's.
ROBO: Actually, it's usually considered--
ROBO: Never mind.
ROBO: Anyhoo, I was thinking: Where is this relationship going?
Panel 4: Side view. Dr. Dinosaur rolling his eyes.
DR. DINOSAUR: Oh cheese!
Panel 5: Side view from the opposite side. Robo is shrugging.
ROBO: No, seriously. When will this all end?
ROBO: Are you gonna destroy me? Am I gonna destroy you? Are we both gonna destroy the world?
Panel 6: Dinosaur's POV across the table again. Angled so that he's looking at the checkerboard. He has very few pieces left. Robo is almost frustrated, but reigning it in.
ROBO: What's your plan?
Panel 7: Robo's POV. Dr. Dinosaur is staring straight at him/us, completely blank-faced, like a confused dog. His head could even be tilted.
Panel 8: Robo's POV. Dr. Dinosaur, with the exact same blank expression, is shoving a checker up his nose.
Panel 9: Robo's POV. Dr. Dinosaur, his hands back on the table, checker up his nose, stares at Robo/us.
DR. DINOSAUR: Checkmate.
DR. DINOSAUR: Your move.
END OF PAGE
With apologies to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.