Page 1 – (6 Panels)
1.1: Exterior, sunset, Snake Plissken’s face illuminated by the sun’s rays. He is high above the Earth, meditating on top of the World Trade Center. His eye is closed.
Snake (caption): What is the sound of one eye closing?
1.2: Exterior, Snake standing inside the vaudeville theater from Escape from New York. The stage is visible, the curtains drawn, some homeless prisoners acting out a pantomime onstage.
Snake (caption): Is it the same as the air rushing past your face when the curtain’s pulled back to reveal the mask beneath the mask.
1.3: Exterior, Snake walking up the steps of the NY Public library, on his way to meet Brain.
Snake (caption): What is the sound of one eye closing, that inward search for meaning that is always just beyond the grasp of our rational minds?
1.4: Snake walking through the main concourse of Grand Central Station, surrounded by the Duke’s men.
Snake (caption): Is it the destination we arrive at easily, with no journey to build character and test our resolve?
1.5: Snake fighting Slag, the tail-end of the fight when Snake gets the upper hand.
Snake (caption): Every battle we wage is just an exterior reflection of an interior truth.
Snake (caption): Never an opponent.
Snake (caption): Always a teacher.
1.6: Exterior, sunset, Snake, eye open, floating in lotus posture above the roof of the World Trade Center. He has achieved Nirvana, bathed in a blue halo of enlightenment.
Snake (caption): I am the sound of one eye closing.