Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Five rows of panels, each made up of a single panel that extends the entirety of the page.  All equal size.

1 - A child's bedroom.  The child is tucked into their bed (on the left side of the panel), their parent has turned off the light and is closing the bedroom door (towards the middle / background of the panel), and a closet door is visible on the right side of the panel.  Three eyes look out from the darkness of the closet.

SFX (lightswitch): click!

PARENT: Sleep tight!

2 - A big fury monster, Marv, has creeped out of the closet.  He is currently crawling along the floor towards the bed.  The child has closed their eyes to sleep.  No dialogue.

3 - Marv stands at the edge of the bed, hands in the air, preparing for a big scare.  The young child opens one eye and looks at Marv.  No dialogue.

4 - The young child is at the foot of their bed, giving Marv a big ol' hug.  Marv holds the same position, but his eyes have gone wide in surprise and shock.


5 - Marv is back in his home, looking pretty devastated.  His girlfriend Sheila, an octopus-like monster, holds him reassuringly with her multiple arms.

MARV: It happened again.

A little Monsters, Inc.-esque, but it's not like Pixar invented the concept of monsters living in closets.


Marv is a big fuzzy monster with three eyes, claws, and all that good stuff.  He doesn't have a head in the way that humans would.  Instead, his eyes, nose, and mouth are all placed at what would be considered the upper-part of a human torso.  Except, you know, he's a monster.

As the page suggests, Marv is having difficulties scaring children, which is hurting his self-confidence, which exacerbates his difficulties scaring children.  A vicious cycle.

In case you're curious, Sheila is an octopus monster with so many arms because I like the image of her using a plethora of them to try to reassure Marv.


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