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Project ADC-1: High Level Comic Book Plot V4

It didn’t feel that I’d given Benevolen enough time to camouflage himself inside the altar chamber so I’ve tried to pad out the scenes with the acolytes and Lady Umia.

Also there was no reason for Kopath to be extra scary since I’m not going to get him to fight Benevolen.  So Kopath’s not a giant any more, just a menacing high priest.

So here’s version 4 (hopefully the final version and I’ll then use this to write the revised comic book script):

It is dusk, Captain Sylen Benevolen stands on a cliff edge with Iyeon his winged panther.  He is gazing across a mist filled abyss at the Dark Temple Of Mymosule.

Inside, Lady Umia the maiden is being carried through a corridor in a cage by the black robed acolytes of Mymosule. Lighting is provided by wooden torches.  The acolytes are armed with knives and a few even have rifles.  A green moth watches.

Back outside a large swarm of Benevolen’s green moths is returning to him after he sent them in to recon.

The moths land on Benevolen, covering him everywhere except for his head.

Benevolen nods.

The moths take wing again swarming gently around him.

Two hedgehogs are crawling up a nearby ridge. A mother and baby. The baby falls onto it’s back and cannot get back up.

Benevolen puts on his helmet.

He bends down to help the baby hedgehog.

Benevolen climbs onto his winged panther and flies across towards the dark temple, his moths flanking him like huge batwings.

Inside, the acolytes have carried Lady Umia into an altar chamber with a stone table at the centre.  There are around 100 acolytes surrounding the altar.  This chamber has no windows and is lit by wooden torches.

Elsewhere in a nearby corridor, two acolytes with rifles are patrolling.  They enter long chamber.  Above and behind them on a ledge, Benevolen and Iyeon seem to materialise out of the stone walls as the camouflaging moths that have been covering them take off and swarm towards the wooden torches.

Benevolen and Iyeon drop onto the two guards, dispatching them with minimal noise.

Back in the alter chamber Lady Umia’s cage has been set down next to the stone table.

A green moth flies into Lady Umia’s cage.

She notices it and hold’s out her hand.

The moth lands on it.

She smiles.

Kopath the high priest of Mymosule moves to stand in front of Lady Umia and holds out a wickedly curved dagger saying,

“You should feel honoured young woman.  There is no greater privilege than to be offered to Lord Mymosule.”

Two large acolytes unlock Umia’s cage and grab her.

Just then a swarm of moths spews in through the entrance of the chamber which is now dark.  The swarm splits up and smother the torches in the chamber.  It goes black.

There is a terrifying roar followed by the sound of fighting.

In the dark Captain Benevolen has flown into the chamber on his winged panther and taken down the two acolytes holding Umia.  (Benevolen can see in the dark via an empathic link to his pets – he can see through their eyes).

Benevolen lifts Umia off her feet whispering,

“It’s me Sylen, you’ll be safe soon.”

Benevolen climbs onto Iyeon in the dark and the winged panther flies over to the chamber entrance and bounds down the dark corridor.

Moments later they hurtle out of a giant arched window and over the edge of a cliff.

An acolyte appears at a nearby window and takes aim with a rifle.

Suddenly a swarm of green moths envelops him and his shot misses.

Iyeon carries them high into the distant sky to safety.

Flying through the dusk sky over forest covered ruins, Benevolen removes his helmet and reassures Lady Umia.

Lady Umia thanks Captain Benevolen for rescuing her.

Benevolen is on the edge of confessing his love for her but says something that only half reveals his feelings.

Lady Umia guesses what Benevolen’s true feelings are but says that she is sorry but she loves Captain Atonis.

Benevolen apologises for speaking out of turn.

They arrive back at Suborea where Umia’s fiancee Captain Atonis rushes over and carries her away.

He thanks Benevolen over his shoulder.

A few days later Benevolen is watching at Lady Umia and Captain Atonis’ wedding.

Hurting inside, Benevolen packs his bags and leaves Suborea.

It is again dusk as he flies out over the apocalyptic ruins in the forest.

Project ADC-1: High Level Comic Book Plot V3

The original comic book plot did not reveal the things I wanted revealing about Sylen Benevolen so I’ve been reworking it.  Basically Benevolen is a stealth expert so I wanted to show some of his stealth capabilities.

This is version 3:

It is dusk, Captain Sylen Benevolen stands on a cliff edge with Iyeon his winged panther.  He is gazing across a mist filled abyss at a dark temple.

Inside, Lady Umia the maiden is being carried through a corridor in a black cage by the acolytes of Mymosule. Lighting is provided by wooden torches. A green moth watches.

Back outside a large swarm of Benevolen’s green moths is returning to him after he sent them in to recon.

Benevolen holds out the back of his hand.

The moths land on Benevolen, covering everything except for his head.

Benevolen nods.

The moths take off swarming about him.

Two hedgehogs are crawling up a nearby ridge. A mother and baby. The baby falls onto it’s back and cannot get back up.

Benevolen puts on his helmet.

He bends down to help the baby hedgehog.

Benevolen climbs onto his winged panther and flies across towards the dark temple, flanked by his moths like some huge batwing.

Inside, Lady Umia is still being carried in the cage by the acolytes of Mymosule. Kopath the high priest of Mymosule is leading them. We see how huge Kopath is (twice the height of a normal man). A green moth watches.

The acolytes are armed with knives and a few even have rifles.

A green moth flies into Lady Umia’s cage.

She notices it and hold’s out her hand.

The moth lands on it.

She smiles.

Kopath enters a large torch lit altar chamber followed by the 4 acolytes carrying Umia in the cage.

Suddenly Benevolen and Iyeon seem to materialise from a ledge above and behind the acolytes as the moths that have been camouflaging them disperse.

Some of the moths swarm around the acolytes whilst others smother the torches with their moth webs. It gets very dark and the acolytes start panicking and shouting.

Benevolen and Iyeon take down the 4 cage bearers.

In the dark the other acolytes fire their guns blindly hitting their own kind.

Benevolen (who can see in the dark via his empathic link with his moths) frees Umia and lifts her off her feet.

He climbs onto Iyeon.

<Maybe Benevolen gets wounded and has a big fight with Kopath here>

Iyeon flies them up and out of the giant arched windows above.

Flying through the dusk sky over forest covered ruins, Benevolen removes his helmet and reassures Lady Umia.

Lady Umia thanks Captain Benevolen for rescuing her.

Benevolen is on the edge of confessing his love for her but says something that only half reveals his feelings.

Lady Umia guesses what Benevolen’s true feelings are but says that she is sorry but she loves Captain Atonis.

Benevolen apologises for speaking out of turn.

They arrive back at Suborea where Umia’s fiancee Captain Atonis rushes over and carries her away.

He thanks Benevolen over his shoulder.

A few days later Benevolen is watching at Lady Umia and Captain Atonis’ wedding.

Hurting inside, Benevolen packs his bags and leaves Suborea.

It is again dusk as he flies out over the apocalyptic ruins in the forest.

Project ADC-1: 20 July 2015

 

I’ve been character designing and expanding on my digital comic plot which currently consists of a text file of 455 words.  Originally I’d estimated 1 hour for plotting, I’ve spent 6 hours on it already but I reckon I’m about done with the high level plotting now.

One thing that I found really helpful during structuring my plot was Tim Stout’s article on Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet.  I didn’t stick to it religiously but instead used it as a rough guide.  Thanks to my mate John for the tip-off 🙂

Like the geek I am, I have updated my digital comic project dashboard with my progress this last week.

Project ADC-1: 14 July 2015

I’m still in the early stages of my digital comic project and I’ve already had to lower my sites from making a 30 page comic to a 20 page one.  Timescale is the overriding factor here.

Most of the work has been done inside my head so far:

  • Idea Brainstorming in my car to and from work.
  • Drawing up a Character Design Template.
  • Character Design in my car to and from work.
  • Plotting in my car to and from work.

I’ve updated my digital comic project dashboard here.

 

Plotting My Digital Comic In 1 Hour

One of my eventual aims with this website is to complete a digital comic and distribute it online.  However, I am still only in the planning stages.  I have been for several years!

Searching for inspiration to help me get past the planning stages, I found an article by an author called M. D. Lachlan entitled “Plot your novel in an hour!

The whole article is excellent in my opinion, but the main point for me is that I must tell myself:  It’s going to be rubbish!

Taking this approach I completed a draft plot in about 15 minutes!  It very probably is rubbish but it felt good to complete a task.

I reckon this technique will also work for my digital painting.  Thinking back, that is how I completed this digital painting in round about 4 hours.

Muscleman
Muscleman

It’s not a perfect reproduction of the reference image I used, but it’s done.

Now that I’ve got a basic plot I’m going to draw a map of the fictional world – it’s going to be rubbish but it should be done by this time next week 🙂