Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kate Bishop – Don’t – Brian Manton

Square page split into 5 equal sized horizontal tiers.
All figures in black silhouette.
All speech bubbles on this page consist of graphical icons.

Tier one
One wide Panel

Flat perspective side view shot of a long alleyway. (The bottom line of the panel is the ground, we just see the wall, bins, boarded up doors, etc, in the bkg)
In full figure silhouette on the left of the frame we see Kate Bishop. She holds a bow but it is lowered.
On the right side of the panel, again in silhouette, we see a male figure, starting to run away from Kate.

Kate:  [symbol – A running stickman inside a red circle with a line through it. i.e. “Don’t Run”]

Tier two
Split into two panels with a vertical split in the centre. (Include a thin gutter between panels).

Bkg is the same as the first half of p1.1
Kate stands ready to fire her bow.

Kate: [symbol – an arrow]

The background on this panel has progressed from the right half of 1.1, but some of the same background should be visible for continuity (think like a scrolling platform game).
The figure is now in full run.

Tier three
This tier is split into three panels, the centre panel is square.

Same bkg as p2.1
Kate has released the bowstring.

A black arrow in centre frame.
The bkg is in motion blur.

The bkg has progressed further again from P2.2
The figure is sprinting.

Tier four
Split into two equal panels, as with tier 2

Kate is calmly walking forward. Progress the bkg a small bit.

Bkg progressed further.
The arrow has struck the figure in the shoulder. We see the point of impact – he has been pushed forward by the force and lost his footing.

Tier 5
One wide panel.

The right side bkg should be the same as P4.2
Kate walks towards the fallen figure who sits on the ground. The arrow sticks out from his shoulder. He holds out an arm in defence.

Figure:  [symbol – a fist inside a red circle with a line through it]


  1. You captured the art style of Fraction's run perfectly in your descriptions, and I can see David Aja in my mind when I read this.

  2. I'd go one further...not only does it capture Aja's feel, but it reminds me of 1960's-style minimalist animations, like the opening credits of some movies. Or do you remember the opening credits of Catch Me If You Can?

    Everything is stripped down to its most bare essentials, and the script just flows from panel to panel in smooth motions. This is a sweet piece of work, Brian. Well done.


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