Comics Tagged : relatable

Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations

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Title
Daily Affirmations
Date
August 7, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Kevin’s House – Day

Kevin’s parrot smiles into his mirror.

Bird
Who’s a pretty bird? Who’s a pwitty widdle birdy? You are!
Panel 2 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird realizes Kevin is watching from the doorway behind him. Kevin snickers.

Panel 3 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird snaps.

Bird
What? Shut up! Like you don’t do it too!
Panel 4 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Get outta here, pencilneck!

Kevin’s smirk fades.

Panel 5 : Int. Kevin’s House – Later

Kevin stands in front of his bathroom mirror. Frowning and tearing up, he points to himself.

Kevin
Don’t let him call you a pencilneck! Who’s a big, strong man? You are!

Quite The Journey

Quite The Journey

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Title
Quite The Journey
Date
July 3, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Car – Day

A driver’s POV looking out the window. A road sign flies by reading “ROAD MAY FLOOD, 500 FT”

Panel 2 : Int. Car – Continuous

Another sign flies by: “ROAD MAY NOT FLOOD, 400 FT”

Panel 3 : Int. Car – Continuous

A third sign: “GET OFF ROAD’S DAMN BACK, 300 FT”

Panel 4 : Int. Car – Continuous

The driver (Kevin) looks out the window with concern.

Panel 5 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fourth sign: “SORRY. ROAD JUST WENT THRU BAD BREAKUP, 200 FT”

Panel 6 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fifth sign: “ROAD NEEDS TIME TO WORK ON ROAD, 100 FT”

Panel 7 : Int. Car – Continuous

A sixth, different sign: “ROAD WORK AHEAD, NEXT 10 MI”

Panel 8 : Int. Car – Continuous

In the driver’s seat, Kevin smiles. Glad that worked out.

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.”

The Falcon And The Winter Solider – Off-Hours

The Falcon And The Winter Solider – Off-Hours

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Title
The Falcon And The Winter Solider – Off-Hours
Date
April 25, 2021
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Notes

Bonus Panel

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Cafe – Day

Falcon (Sam Wilson) yells at Bucky.

Sam
You need to come to terms with your past!
Panel 2 : Ext. Cafe – Continuous

Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) yells at Sam.

Bucky
You need to come to terms with your future!
Panel 3 : Ext. Cafe – Continuous

WIDER to reveal Sam and Bucky are sitting at an outdoor cafe. Their waiter (Kevin) stands awkwardly between them.

Kevin
…I can come back in a few minutes…

Gossip Folks

Gossip Folks

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Title
Gossip Folks
Date
April 4, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A person sits at their desk, happily typing away at their laptop.

Gossiping with my friends
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Day

The same person, no longer typing, completely deflated.

Wondering if my friends are gossiping about me

Talking To My More Successful Friends

Talking To My More Successful Friends

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Title
Talking To My More Successful Friends
Date
March 14, 2021
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Notes

Confession: Sometimes I have a hard time being happy for the success of my friends. Especially those working in entertainment like me. Don’t get me wrong: I’m excited for and proud of them. I admire their hard work. But there’s always this voice in the back of my head that says “why not me?” Their achievements somehow point out my lack thereof. I know a lot of folks will look at my accomplishments and say STFU. And they’re right. But this is how I think. I can’t help it and I hate it. I blame social media. And capitalism. And toxic masculinity. And myself. Whatever. It’s a whole thing.

Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

Kevin stands, smiling and listening to news from an off-panel friend.

Friend
…Well, the big news is I finally got a good agent…
Kevin
Wow! Congrats!
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

The off-panel friend continues. Kevin’s smile widens.

Friend
…Who found a publisher for my children’s book…
Kevin
Amazing! Congrats!
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

The off-panel friend continues. Kevin’s smile begins to bend unnaturally.

Friend
…Which Netflix is making into a series!
Kevin
Congraaats!
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

Kevin’s smile has contorted into something grotesque.

Friend
Um… are you okay?
Kevin
(droning)
Congraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Look With Your Eyes

Look With Your Eyes

Strip Info

Title
Look With Your Eyes
Date
January 30, 2021
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Toast stands in front of an open closet. Egg sits at the table across the room, working on a laptop.

Toast
Where are the light bulbs?
Egg
Middle shelf.
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

Toast looks confused.

Toast
Where? I don’t see them.
Egg
(stops working)
Next to the towels.
Panel 3 : Int. Home – Continuous

Toast doesn’t see them.

Toast
Where?
Egg
-Sigh-

Egg stands up and begins to walk across the room.

Panel 4 : Int. Home – Continuous

Just as Egg reaches Toast…

Toast
Oh! There they are!

Toast reaches for them. Egg just glowers at Toast.

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.

One. Job.

One. Job.

Strip Info

Title
One. Job.
Date
November 25, 2020
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Home – Day

Kevin sits at a desk, looking over at his inkjet printer. The printer has eyes like a person. Kevin motions towards his laptop in front of him.

Kevin
Hey, can you take what I typed and put it on a piece of paper?
Panel 2 : Int. Home – Continuous

The printer’s eyes grow heavy.

Printer
-Sigh- I mean, I can try…