Comics Tagged : productivity

No “Off” Switch

No “Off” Switch

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Title
No “Off” Switch
Date
June 12, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Beach – Day

Kevin sits on a beach chair on a sunny shore. Wearing an open Hawaiian shirt, he clasps his hands behind his head and smiles. His bird perches on his elbow.

Kevin
Isn’t this great? A week away from social media! No F.O.M.O. No stress…
Panel 2 : Ext. Beach – Continuous

Kevin and his bird sit in silence, soaking up the sun and surf.

Panel 3 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Another moment of quiet.

Panel 4 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Kevin’s bird turns to him.

Bird
You’re thinking of ways to turn this into content, aren’t you?
Kevin
Yes. I’m very broken.

The Procrastination Game

The Procrastination Game

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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.”

Trust The Process

Trust The Process

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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

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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.

The Film School Grad’s Lament

The Film School Grad’s Lament

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Title
The Film School Grad’s Lament
Date
July 11, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Day

Kevin slouches on his couch, watching TV. His bird sits on his head.

Kevin
Man, this movie is awful! I could easily write something better than this crap!
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin’s bird perks up.

Bird
Oh! Does this mean you’re finally going ot finish that screenplay you started in your 20’s?
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin glowers at the bird.

Panel 4 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin picks up the remote.

Kevin
Let’s see what else is on.

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Artists

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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

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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.

Weekend ToDo List

Weekend ToDo List

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Title
Weekend ToDo List
Date
January 15, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Bedroom – Day

Egg lies in bed, wrapped snug in the comforter. Toast walks up bedside, holding up a sheet of paper.

Toast
OK! Here’s my list of everything we need to get done this weekend.
Panel 2 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

Egg isn’t moved.

Egg
Is “Stay In Bed & Watch Netflix” on your list?
Panel 3 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

Toast looks quizzically at the list.

Toast
No… That’s not–
Egg (interrupting)
–Weird. It’s on mine.
Panel 4 : Int. Bedroom – Later

Both Egg & Toast are curled up in bed, watching Netflix together. Toast sips a cup of coffee.

Egg
Isn’t my list better?
Toast
Shut up.