Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Creep

I am supposed to be writing a proposal letter for a four issue comic book tonight. This is my goal for tonight. It is called the words that appear in the subject line. I do not feel motivated to do it unfortunately. I will write the proposal as a blog because I feel less-self conscious this way. I can rewrite it later.

Proposal for The Creep

"Victim seeks revenge on the people who have wronged her."

You've heard this story again and again. You are tired of it. It is dull. It is as fresh as the forgotten leftovers that have been rotting in your refrigerator since last summer.

(Gah! How to make the transition to my comic?)

In the comic book world, these stories don't seem to go on for eternity. If a bad guy kills someone's family and leaves them for dead, it stands to reason that the person will not be satisfied after they get their revenge. They will feel an emptiness inside. They will believe this emptiness can only be filled by declaring war on all crime.

(Gah! Where the fuck is my transition?)

What if there was an expiration date on the comic book revenge story? What if once the victim has beat the crap out of those who did her wrong, she no longer felt the need to seek out other enemies to beat the crap out of. What if she felt bad about beating the crap out of those who did her wrong?

(Hurray for transition! Even though it might suck)

This is where our story begins.

(Well, it starts with a flashback with the protagonist being all evil and shit and begins with her feeling bad about what she did on page ten of the first issue, so I don't really know how to phrase this without sounding like a dumbass, especially since publishes seem to ask for a ten-ish page sample to accompany the artwork. Maybe I'll mention something about the flashback later.)

Jane feels bad about ruining the lives of the people who did her wrong. She thinks of herself as "a creep" because of it. She has realized that the people who did her wrong were not trying to do her wrong.

(Damn my recent proclivity towards being repetitive. Will probably need to fix it later)

The people who did her wrong made a mistake. They were only a group of college kids. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into. All they did was pry open the wrong conspicuous-looking door on the wrong side of a mountain that one afternoon.

They didn't know the mountain contained an enormous, empty room. They didn't know that Jane had never left the room since birth. They didn't know that she was a subject of an experiment. They didn't know this experiment gave her the ability to possess the body of anyone she wants. They didn't know that by rescuing Jane from her prison, they were also destroying the world that she lived in, the world inside her head.

(Repetition just makes everything so simple. It is nice. Blah...what next?)

It is very easy to ruin the lives of the people who have done you wrong if you have the ability to possess the body of anyone who you want. This would not make an interesting story. We would not want to read it.

It would make an interesting story if five years pass and Jane decides to repair all of the damage that she has done. Jane will find that it is a lot more difficult to help her enemies than defeat them.

Unfortunately, Jane's mission is made even more difficult by Warren Alexander, who was one of the college student's who did her wrong. He wants to repair the damage that Jane has done to him his own way. Jane would not like Warren's way. The other college students who did Jane wrong would not like Warren's way. Warren's way would not be approved by the Medical Association of America unless Dr. Josef Mengele was an influential member of the group. Warren's way and Jane's ways are not compatible. Warren will try to thwart Jane's way at every opportunity.

This is a story about redemption and adjusting to a strange world that is not your own. It is about finding peace in your inner being as well as your environment.

(I don't like this conclusion. It will need to be changed. Maybe deleted. The proposal needs a more satisfactory ending).

Notes on the series:

Co-written by Bradley Sands and Martin j DeKay

Art by Lucas Aguirre

90 pages

The art and script are complete. The lettering and covers are not.

It can either work as a graphic novel or a four issue mini-series (with 22 pages for each issue, except 24 for the last).

The art is in black and white/grey tones.

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