Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Foggy Nelson - Blind Date - Grant McLaughlin


6 panels distributed among three rows.  First row has 2 panels.  Second row has 3 panels.  Third row has 1 panel.

1 - Foggy's apartment.  Foggy is adjusting his bowtie in the mirror, looking nervous.  Matt stands slightly back and to the side, looking pleased with himself.  Have the panel have a slight sheen to it, as this panel is the mirror's reflection.

FOGGY: I don't know about this, Matt.

MATT: Nonsense!  You've been off the market too long!  It's time to get back out there and see what's on offer!

2 - Same positioning, but reversed.  This panel is "real life".  Foggy looks towards Matt, curious.  Matt continues to smile.

MATT: You'll have a great time, Foggy.  I promise you that you'll love this girl.

FOGGY: That's the other thing - how many beautiful lawyers have you been keeping to yourself?

3 - Matt is walking away, moving behind Foggy.  Matt looks a bit smugger than before.  Foggy is turning around to see Matt as he goes.

MATT: The number would surprise you.

FOGGY: What --

SFX (interrupting): Ding Dong!

4 - Matt perks up a bit in response to the doorbell.  He moves towards the next room.

MATT (1): Oh!  Here's our lovely lady now!

MATT (2): Coming!

5 - Matt holds the door and points towards the recent arrival (who is still off-panel).  Foggy looks pleasantly surprised.

MATT: Franklin P. Nelson, may I introduce you to...

6 - Switch angle to focus on our new guest.  It's Jennifer Walters!  She's blushing a little bit and waving somewhat awkwardly.

MATT: Jennifer Walters!

JENNIFER (shyly): Hi.

5 comments:

  1. In the name of all of us overweight, working-class shlubs...THANK YOU!

    Seriously, though, this page has so much charm, and you really nail the voices of both Foggy and Matt. Great set-up to what could be a great date-night story.

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  2. My mind goes to two questions - Is this before or after Jen gets a blood donation from her cousin, and if it's after, what happen to this situation when she Hulks out?

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  3. Good hook and premise to the page with some really nice character work. Solid.

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  4. Oh, boy. Now that's a team up.

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  5. I'm glad that this one resonated with so many of you! Thanks!

    @MK - I didn't really have any specific point in continuity in mind, although I'd say it would probably be more interesting if Jen already had her She-Hulk powers.

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