Tuesday, July 22, 2008

An Ample Infatuation: From the Chopping Block

When, in 1988, at the ripe age of twenty three, I was asked to come up with a two-part, ten-page script for Marvel Comics’ Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham, I went whole-hog (sorry) on the project, supplying not just the written text, but also complete panel-to-panel layouts.
Here, presented in all their glory, are those original drawn layouts, which I have updated, adding the scripted dialog, courtesy of the “magic” of the computer.
Also, I’ve included five pre-layout roughs, featuring strangely poetic shorthand script notations. Note the “ham-themed” pink paper and red pen work.