Here’s the first page of the new Strangeways graphic novel, entitled “Thirsty” (though it may go out as “The Thirsty”, I’m being wishy-washy on that issue right now, which means it’s probably a lot less important than I think it is.) The art is by Gervasio and Jok from Estudio Haus in Argentina. You might’ve seen their work in Murder Moon, where they did the story “Lone.”
This time around, they’re doing the main storyline.
If you want to see the script, check it out in the jump. May do this for the first three pages or so so folks can get a peek behind the curtain as it were.
PART 1 – TOWN WITHOUT CHEER
Interior, frontier town tavern/bar. Quiet, getting to the end of the night, not too many customers saying too much. There’s a Woman behind the bar, Penny Rybandt. She’s the wife of the head inkeeper and part-owner of the bar and she’s not happy right now.
Standing on the other side of the bar is her husband Joseph. He’s drunk to the gills, slouched, and asking for more. And he’s angry.
I’m still thirsty!
Don’t know how that’d be with all you’ve drunk tonight!
Closer in, Joseph pleading.
I ain’t had all that much.
A feather could fix that!
You said “come with me and open a bar!” Not “come with me and drink it dry!”
Joseph is really angry now. How dare she!?
It’s my liquor as much as it’s yours! You got no right!
And you’ve got no right to waste yourself like this!
Penny is reaching under the bar for something as Joseph leans forward to see what it is.
Oh, getting the good stuff, eh?
Penny comes up with a bucket of washing water.
And dumps it in his face. Joseph is a spluttering mess.
Of course, the dialogue is never final until I letter things. There’s too much that can get changed like, oh say, my lines won’t fit in the panel because I tried to crowd seven panels on a page. I try to minimize that, but you can bet that lettering will be rewriting.