Monday, August 25, 2014

Ryu - Brothers - Grant McLaughlin

If Saboten hadn't beaten me to it years ago, I'd like to think I'd have written something like this.  However, since that's already been done, you'll have to settle for the following instead.

1 - Ken Masters meditates in a traditional Japanese garden, his eyes closed.  No one else seems to be around.  It is winter, with a fresh snowfall blanketing the world around him.  Ken sits beneath a majestic tree (also snow covered), with various aspects of Japanes gardens visible throughout the panel (perhaps part of a pond in the foreground and sideground, a bridge crossing the pond, a stone lantern or two, a little building in the background, etc).

KEN: You know, Ryu...

2 - Repeat panel.

KEN: I think I'm finally starting to understand where you're coming from.

3 - Ken (eyes still closed) looks over his shoulder, presumably to where he believes Ryu is.  Unfortunately for Ken, Ryu (who has been and remains off-panel) has thrown a snowball at Ken from the direction he is looking towards, which hits him straight on in the face.

KEN: When I'm not acting out and causing distractions, this is actually really relax--

SFX (snowball): paff!

4 - Ken sits in the same position, but his face is covered in snow, which drips off comically.  Perhaps have his angry open eyes visible through the mask of snow.

RYU (off-panel): You know, Ken...


  1. Ha! I love this. It explores the bond between the two really well. Great stuff.

  2. Heh. I had to chuckle at the way this all turned out. Nicely done. :^)


Feedback is what every good writer wants and needs, so please provide it in the white box below
If you want to play along at home, feel free to put your scripts under the Why? post for the week.