Friday, October 5, 2012
Spider Jerusalem - The Shakespeare of Profanity - J.D. Coughlan
(Better late than never.)
Panel 1: Wide panel of a stage. There is a large crowd before it, and a speaker at the podium. Spider sits to the side of the podium, somewhat older now (around his early 60s) with his arms folded, looking generally unimpressed.
A banner above the stage says "THE CONNOLLY AWARDS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN PROFANITY".
SPEAKER: Ladies and gentlemen, it is a privilege to grant a lifetime achievement award to a man who deployed curse words like strategic missiles in the field of journalism, never one to shy away from a colourful metaphor to decorate his articles...
Panel 2: Close on Spider now, a better look at his disinterest.
SPEAKER (O.P.): A man who once described a peace rally as being "clusterfucked balls-deep by a shitstorm of fascist bastards-of-bitches."
SFX (AUDIENCE, O.P.): (small, indicate it is polite applause) klapklapklapklap
Panel 3: Close on the Speaker. He holds up his hand for silence. He is grinning in anticipation of what is sure to be a great speech from this master of language.
SPEAKER: Truly, his work speaks for itself.
SPEAKER: Without further ado, I shall hand you over to the man himself... Spider Jerusalem!
Panel 4: Spider takes the podium, still looking grim.
SFX (AUDIENCE, O.P.): KLAPKLAPKLAPKLAP
Panel 5: Same as 4, Spider now standing more centrally behind the podium same expression.
Panel 6: Spider leans towards the microphone. Same expression.
Panel 7: Spider walking off-panel.
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