Comics Tagged : creativity

The Procrastination Game

The Procrastination Game

Strip Info

Title
The Procrastination Game
Date
May 8, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Day

Kevin sits on his couch, controller in hand, playing a video game. His bird sits next to him.

Kevin
Ugh. This game sucks.
Bird
Then why not play a game you like?
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin replies.

Kevin
Because if I play a game I like, I’ll get absorbed and won’t do the other things I have to do today.
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continous

The bird ponders.

Bird
So why not do those other things first, then play a game you like?
Kevin
Because playing games is how I procrastinate.
Panel 4 : Int. Living Room – Continous

The bird looks concerned.

Bird
Wow, you’re all messed up, huh?
Kevin
My therapist calls me his “goldmine.”

Switch It Up!

Switch It Up!

Strip Info

Title
Switch It Up!
Date
February 13, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk drawing, head resting on his Cintiq. Perched on the top of the Cintiq, the bird looks on.

Kevin
-Uuugh!- My comic strip is just a rehash of Garfield. I’m a hack!
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird responds.

Bird
Sure, the whole ‘Cartoonist/Pet” setup is the same, but it’s the details that make it different.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
For example, an original art style can make it more unique. Try switching it up!
Panel 4 : Ext. Forest – Continuous

Kevin and the bird appear drawn in the style of Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes.

Kevin
Like this?
Bird
Perfect.

The Realization

The Realization

Strip Info

Title
The Realization
Date
February 6, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk drawing. The bird perches on his shoulder.

Kevin
I’m making a comic strip about us!
Bird
Oh! Like Garfield?
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin pauses.

Kevin
No. Garfield is a cat. You’re a bird.
Bird
Sure… But besides that, it’s basically Garfield.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin scoffs.

Kevin
…No it’s not.
Bird
Yes, it is. ‘Cartoonist and his sassy pet?’ That’s Garfield.
Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird puts a newspaper scrap with Jon Arbuckle on it next to Kevin’s drawing of himself.

Bird
Look. You even draw yourself like Jon!
Panel 5 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin eyes widen. He stares off into the distance in realization.

Bird
Congrats, dummy. You’ve created Garfield.
Panel 6 : Ext. Beach – Evening

Kevin stands on the beach at sunset, same hundred-yard stare on his face.

Panel 7 : Ext. Beach – Continuous

Wide shot of Kevin walking into the ocean.

Panel 8 : Ext. Beach – Moments Later

Kevin is gone. Only his footsteps in the sand remain.

Trust The Process

Trust The Process

Strip Info

Title
Trust The Process
Date
January 24, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk drawing. The bird perches on a camera behind him.

Bird
What’s with the camera?
Kevin
I’m documenting my creative process.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Kevin continues.

Kevin
Y’know- in case someone wants to make a documentary about me someday.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird scoffs

Bird
-Pfft- No one will want to watch ‘Idiot Sits Alone In A Room For Hours.’
Panel 4 : Int. Kodak Theatre – Later

Two presenters at the Oscars open the envelope for Best Documentary.

Presenter 1
And the Oscar goes to…
Presenter 2
…’Idiot Sits Alone In A Room For Hours’
Panel 5 : Int. Kodak Theatre – Continuous

Kevin sits in the audience in a tux. Next to him, Meryl Streep applauds. Kevin raises an eyebrow and looks to his shoulder, where the bird crosses its arms in indignation.

The First Week of January

The First Week of January

Strip Info

Title
The First Week of January
Date
January 9, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Race – Day

A runner perches on the starting line of a race. A nearby sign reads “2022 Start.” Behind the sign, a judge looks at their watch and holds a starting pistol in the air.

Runner
This year will be my year!
Panel 2 : Ext. Race – Continuous

The judge fires the pistol: “bang!” The runner takes off smiling.

Panel 3 : Ext. Race – Continuous

The runner trips on uneven ground.

Panel 4 : Ext. Race – Continuous

The runner faceplants on the hard ground. THWAP!

Panel 5 : Ext. Race – Continuous

The runner lies face down on the ground.

Panel 6 : Ext. Race – Continuous

Wider to reveal the runner only a few feet from the starting line.

Runner
Leave me here until next January.

Digital Artists During Inktober

Digital Artists During Inktober

Strip Info

Title
Digital Artists During Inktober
Date
October 3, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk, drawing on paper with a crow quill pen. His bird sits watching on a nearby cup of pens.

Kevin
I love Inktober. After drawing digitally all year, it’s great to get back to basics.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Close up on Kevin’s hand drawing. The bird looks on.

Kevin
The flow of the ink. The tooth of the paper. Each mark so permanent. So unforgiving.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird hops up on his shoulder.

Kevin
It forces you to slow down and appreciate the process of drawing again.
Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

The bird speaks.

Bird
Missing that ‘undo’ button, aren’t ya?
Kevin
(screaming)
SO MUCH!

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

Strip Info

Title
Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists
Date
July 4, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A single panel graphic. A header at the top reads, “Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists (from good to best).”

In a descending column under that are the following actions: “Bookmark, Like, Comment, Share,” and finally, “Learn to code, hack Instagram, and change the algorithm to favor artists again.”

At the bottom is a drawing of Kevin hunched over a laptop looking suspicious.

Feed Me

Feed Me

Strip Info

Title
Feed Me
Date
February 10, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at his desk working. Instagram steps out on the table behind him.

Instagram
Hey. I’m hungry.
Kevin
I just fed you yesterday!
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram gets indignant.

Instagram
Do you want to grow your audience or not?
Kevin
Yeah, but… c’mon- I’m tired!
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Instagram hops up on Kevin’s chest, grabbing him by his collar.

Instagram
Well maybe you should’ve have attached your self-worth to the likes I GIVE YOU.
Panel 4 : Int. Home – Later

Kevin sits at his computer, drawing another comic, crying. His bird sits on his shoulder.

Bird
I mean, he’s not wrong.
Kevin
(sobbing)
I know.

Every January

Every January

Strip Info

Title
Every January
Date
January 4, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin stands in front of a table of glittery, glowing blue orbs. Written on all of them is “2021.” Kevin’s eyes go wide in anticipation.

Kevin
Look at all these shiny new projects for the new year!
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

From off-panel, something speaks.

Orb (O.S.)
What about us?

Kevin’s eyes look to the side.

Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

Behind Kevin is another table. On it sits a pile of sad, dull, misshapen grey orbs. Written on all of them is “2020.” Kevin gives them a side-eye.

Panel 4 : Int. Void – Moments Later

Kevin gathers the shiny 2021 orbs in his arms. The 2020 orbs sit in a trashcan behind him.