Thursday, May 8, 2014

4th Year Anniversary - Pirate Eye - J.D. Coughlan


PAGE ONE

Panel 1: Wide panel. A small, one-room flat. It is a mess; littered with papers, clothing, food, and generally not well kept at all. Our hero, Arkley Gold, lies face down in the bed. Note that this takes place in the early 18th century, so clothing and setting should reflect that.

SFX: KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

GOLD (CAP): Life on the ocean had taught me one thing...

GOLD (CAP): Well, many things, but one thing seemed very relevant now...

GOLD (CAP): Never trust a moment of calm.

Panel 2: Gold raises himself from the bed. He is unshaved, scruffy and his clothes dishevelled. He looks wearily towards the door.

SFX: KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

GOLD (CAP): I was in the middle of enjoying a few days of sleep in my busy schedule of nothing when I was interrupted with my first case in some time.

GOLD: Innaminute.

Panel 3: Gold on his way to the door, swigging out a bottle.

SFX: KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

GOLD (CAP): As much as I enjoy doing fuck-all, there's no denying my work has its bonuses.

GOLD (CAP): Namely money.

Panel 4: Gold opens the door to his landlord, an old, bearded man with a parrot on his shoulder.

GOLD: There had best be reasons numerous for this visit, Mr. Cartwright. Besides rent, which I have already made excuses for; it's not my fault if they're terrible excuses...

GOLD (CAP): Y'see, what I do can be pretty grim -- acting as a private detective for pirates.

Panel 5: Close up on the landlord and his parrot.

PARROT: There's been a murder, Mr. Gold!

GOLD (CAP): It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. And that someone is me...

Panel 6: Close up on the parrot. It narrows its eye.

GOLD (CAP): Arkley Gold--

PARROT: A murder at sea!

GOLD (CAP): --Pirate Investigator.

END OF PAGE ONE

2 comments:

  1. I am both perplexed and highly intrigued by this concept.

    ReplyDelete

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