Sunday, December 14, 2014

Avatar – The Comedy of Amon – MK Stangeland Jr.

(As inspired by the “Comedy Amon” meme that I’ve gotten a ton of mileage out of since the concept first popped up during Season 1 of Legend of Korra. I’ve got roughly a hundred of those things to date and I’ve had fun with every one of them.

Plus, Varrick’s always a fun character. Hard to go wrong with Varrick.)

(6 Panels)

Panel 1: A 20’s or 30’s style movie set – the best inspiration would probably be the scenes from SEASON 2 of LEGEND OF KORRA during the NUK TUK filming scenes. VARRICK is in the middle of giving orders as BOLIN approaches.

VARRICK (1): AH! Bolin! Just the man I wanted to see!

VARRICK (2): We need to work out details about this Bolin Saves the World mover!

BOLIN: Varrick, I’m not sure if there’s be a Bolin Saves the World mover.

Panel 2: VARRICK is disappointed in BOLIN’s attitude.

VARRICK: Not with that attitude, there isn’t!

BOLIN: That’s not what I wanted to talk to you about anyway.

Panel 3: BOLIN is suspicious of VARRICK as VARRICK explains himself, looking proud of himself as usual.

BOLIN: What’s this I’m hearing about an Amon movie?

VARRICK: That? That’s my next big mover idea!

Panel 3: VARRICK speaks as he ‘sells’ his idea, complete with his arms out in front of him like he’s picturing a movie title displayed in lights. BOLIN looks less than thrilled about what VARRICK is saying.

VARRICK (1): I call it “The Comedy of Amon!”

VARRICK (2): It’s a fun, slap-stick piece that tells the story of Amon as he fails in his quest to ‘Get That Avatar!’ but has a ton of laughs along the way!

BOLIN: That sounds like a terrible idea.

Panel 4: VARRICK puts an arm around BOLIN’s shoulder as he continues to sell the idea.

VARRICK (1): Trust me, kid! I know exactly what I’m doing!

VARRICK (2): I invented the mover business, remember!

BOLIN: But a mover about Amon?

Panel 5: Continuation of PANEL 4.

VARRICK (1): Look, Bolin, I know all there is to know about movers, and you? Not so much.

VARRICK (2): The trick is to make light of Amon so that nobody takes him seriously!

Panel 6: VARRICK turns aside as he gets ready to move on to another line of thought as BOLIN fails to follow VARRICK’s saying.

BOLIN: I think you lost me.

VARRICK (1): Well, it’ll probably come off better once we’ve got a script together.

VARRICK (2): I’m still throwing ideas up against the wall and seeing what sticks.



  1. A good fun page. You have the voices of Varrick and Bolin down pat, as well as their interaction.

    On a side note, I enjoy your comedy of Amon memes. Please keep them up!

    1. I'll probably do a few of them here and there after Legend of Korra ends, but I can't promise anything since the show has provided the bulk of the material that I work with. I certainly enjoy Comedy Amon, though, so I'm certainly hoping I can come up with stuff to do every so often even after the show's closed up shop.


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