Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Neville and Faramond

Three rows of panels.  Row one is a single panel that spans the width of the page (with an inset on the right side).  Row two is three panels of equal size.  Row three is another single panel, similar to row one.

1 - Neville, a young boy, stands in the middle of a scary, dark forest.  Everything around him is exaggerated. The trees are taller and scrawnier, the dark is darker, and everything is generally scarier.  Neville looks about him, scared.


2 - Inset panel on the right side of panel 1.  Close-up of Neville as he turns to his right, startled at someone yelling at him from off-panel.

FARAMOND (off-panel): Neville!

3 - Faramond, Neville's imaginary friend, emerges from the nearby trees.  Faramond is a big, burly, fluffy monster, who looks pretty friendly - although he's mostly worried at the moment.  Neville jumps back a little in fear, but calms down when he realizes who it is.

FARAMOND: Neville!  Thank goodness I found you!

4 - Faramond hugs Neville protectively, maybe hugging a little harder than is comfortable for the young boy. Neville appreciates the gesture, but is still really confused about what's going on.

FARAMOND: Don't worry, I'll protect you.

NEVILLE: What are you talking about, Faramond?  Protect me from what?  Where are we?

5 - Faramond stops the hug.  He points at Neville's head to signify that they currently in one of his dreams.

FARAMOND: You're asleep.  We're in here.

6 - In the background, a whole bunch of scary looking eyes look towards our two protagonists (wild animal, insect, arachnid, take your pick).  Faramond places himself between Neville and the eyes.  Neville is scared, standing behind his protector, but he looks around Faramond to see what's coming.

FARAMOND: But we're not alone...

Oh man, coming up with ideas is too fun, sometimes.  What's cooler than a boy trapped in his nightmares, with only his (suddenly surprisingly real) imaginary friend to protect him?  I'm going to go out on a limb and say nothing?  I might be wrong about that, but I'm feeling pretty good about the assertion at the moment.

Either way, I hope you enjoy this glance into the trouble Neville and Faramond have found themselves in.

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