When confronted by an angry gang of mob guys on your first hit assignment always check the weather–For a hail of bullets. Enjoy page 29:
This is something fun that I thought I’d try, showing how my comic script page translated into Monique’s comic page. The page I chose is page 27 because it has a lot of Quentin Tarantino-esque dialogue and situation and as you see that, even with his funny quips(the one about the movie “Frozen” being my favorite), the building tension between Bella and Marenzano comes to a deadly conclusion expertly depicted by Monique:
Script page 27
Close shot, high angle, Bella’s POV of Marenzano and his men, who are pointing their guns up at OFF PANEL Bella.
Marenzano: OH! Can you fuckin’ believe this shit?! The chick from Harry Potter just got the drop on us big bad wise guys.
Marenzano #2: Are you supposed to be a mad dog hitman, sweetheart? Is that what you’re supposed to be? Because honestly–
Close shot of a nervous ad shaking Bella, sweat starting to stream down her face as she points her gun at OFF PANEL Marenzano.
Marenzano (off panel): You look a little shaky.
Marenzano #2 (off panel): Are you sure you wouldn’t rather be somewhere with your girlfriends, painting eachothers toenails, and singing songs from Frozen? Are you sure? Are you sure you’re sure?
Close shot of Marenzano looking up at OFF PANEL Bella while motioning to his men who are aiming their guns at her.
Marenzano: Because I’m not so sure you’re sure.
Marenzano #2: See fellas, it’s little insults like this–sending his grand kids babysitter to take out a made guy–this is the reason Falcone’s enemies are gonna line up against him.
Close up of angry Marenzano glaring up at OFF PANEL Bella.
Marenzano: And it’s for little insults like this that I’m gonna take great pleasure in killing the man…Right after I kill you, sweetheart. Fellas–
Close up of wide eyed and shocked looking Bella, sweat stream down her face.
Marenzano (off panel): SHOOT THIS BITCH!!!
Bella: Oh fuck.
Bella narrative: Okay, here’s what I remember…
Comic page 27
Now you know the world we live in has become a sad, sorry, superfical place when on the cover of the New York Daily News isn’t the riots in North Carolina, or the latest in the race for the White House that could determine whether a large percentage of americans start looking for real estate in Canada because Donald Trump gets elected in november (I for one am practicing “O’Canada” just encase), but instead was a cover story about the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with a rtwo page story inside the paper tracing the history of their relationship if you weren’t aware. Or didn’t give a damn. Now I like “Mr and Mrs. Smith” as much as anyone. Good action flick. But considering what’s happening in politics and the world, Brangelina shouldn’t be on the cover of my local newspaper.
Now Jennifer Aniston’s reaction to their breakup is a different story. I’d give a kidney to be a fly on the wall and listen to Jennifer talking about this with Courtney Cox. Seriously. A kidney.
“Mark me well, oh my Queen,
and of each word do take care.
For of this on my honor,
hand to heart, I do swear.
That before two noble kingdoms do in battle ensnare,
I will return from harms way–The young Princess Faere.”
Pledging himself before the High Queen of the Far, Far Away to the task of finding the princess Faere, kidnapped by evil betrayers to the kingdom Ever After in a sinister plot to return the realm of Hither and Yon to it’s war-like days, mouseketeer Chevalier and his nephew and squire Tom-Tom begin the long journey of their heroes quest to return the kidnapped princess before she is stolen away by the sea–And stop two noble kingdoms on a collision course to war.
CHEVALIER THE QUEEN’S MOUSEKETEER: FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY
Created/written by Darryl Hughes
Artwork by Monique MacNaughton
Publisher: Brand X Books
Pages: 46 pages
Recommended for 6 to 10
“CHEVALIER The Queen’s Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country”, book two in a four book fairy tale fantasy adventure series for kids by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton. It’s a fabled fairy tale of enor-mouse proportions.
I have included some sample pages of “Chevalier The Queen’s Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country” for your perusal that we think you will enjoy:
Chevalier preview (click image to enlarge):
“This book is gorgeous. Set in the magical land of the Hither and Yon and it’s equally magical neighbors, Monique MacNaughton’s artwork nicely compliments Darryl Hughes’ tale of a young mouse who yearns to be a hero and how he gets his start, despite his tiny stature. As becomes obvious by the end, this is but the beginning of a series. Chevalier is going to have all the opportunity for derring do he ever wanted, and maybe even more then he bargained for. I certainly intend to be along for the rest of his adventures.” — Kay Shapero, Ursa Major Awards
“It’s polished artwork and timeless storytelling makes this a book that can be enjoyed by young and old readers alike.” — The Drunk Duck Awards 2013
“Beautiful art. I really envy it’s wonderful narration. Definitely appeals to all ages.” — The Drunk Duck Awards 2014
“The pictures are adorable…The storyline, rhyming, and pictures are fantastic.” – Enigma Bookstore
WINNER — The Drunk Duck Award “Best All Ages Comic” 2013
WINNER — The Drunk Duck Award “Best All Ages Comic” 2014
CHEVALIER THE QUEEN’S MOUSEKETEER AT AMAZON:
“Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country” (Print version):