Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Planetary - Cold Comfort - Grant McLaughlin

Panels one through three make up the top row.  Panels five through seven make up the bottom row.  Panel four is the focus of the page.

PANEL ONE
Drums sits at a computer, calmly doing his drummy thing with the search for information and the like.

NO COPY

PANEL TWO
Similar panel.  Drums takes a drink of his bottle of soda (I seriously can't remember if this was a one time thing or not.  If no, he's drinking that; if yes, he's drinking some nondescript energy drink).  A look of revulsion is on his face.

(1) DRUMS: -blergh-

PANEL THREE
Similar panel.  Drums holds the bottle out, looking towards the people on the other side of the desk (who remain off-panel).

(2) DRUMS: Hey, could I get a little heat subtraction over here?

(3) DRUMS: Lukewarm cola kills my mojo.

PANEL FOUR
Switch angle to reveal that Jakita and Elijah are on the other side of the desk, fighting off some seriously intense killer robot dog contraptions.  Jakita is trying to prevent one robot's jaws from closing down on her.  Elijah is freezing a few others.  The battle is pretty intense and there are plenty more robots chomping at the bit to get at them.  Despite their predicament, Jakita has the presence of mind to look towards Drums.  She's P.O.ed.

(4) JAKITA: Drums, if you don't shut these down right now, I'm going to kill you.

PANEL FIVE
Back to Drums.  He holds his hands up defensively, a surprised look on his face.

(5) DRUMS: Fine!  Jeez!

PANEL SIX
Drums works away again, similar to panel one.

NO COPY

PANEL SEVEN
Repeat panel six.

(6) DRUMS (quietly): The things I suffer for you guys.

4 comments:

  1. Nice showcase for the character of the Drummer. Shows his slacker attitude perfectly.

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  2. Not too familiar with the characters at all this week. But from the homework I've done I'd say this encapsulates Drummer pretty well.

    The repetition of panels 6 & 7 work particularly well in selling the last line.

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  3. You've captured the Drummer really well.

    What's the rush? He would have gotten round to it eventually :)

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  4. Great character study and Dan's bang on, that repeat of panel 6 to 7 sells that last line. Lovely use of pacing.

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