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DEVELOPMENT OF PAGE 14
Rob Hughes: Script ~ Michael Kaluta: Layout
~ Thomas Yeates: Pencils and Inks
Colors by Thomas Yeates and Lori Almeida ~
Letters by Steve Dutro
Kaluta Layout and Notes
Yeates Pencil Sketch
Michael Kaluta's Notes for Page 14
Pnl 1: (I think there should be some sort of transitional
that leads to this panel's action...)
Pnl 2: I suggest using only the first word
balloon in this panel,
the second, though the tail; goes to Richard, the balloon
overlaps the next panel
Pnl 3: Might move the figures a bit Left so the
balloon will fit on the right bottom
Pnl 4: I could see this as a series of silhouettes
with the word balloon
coming from the third Simon...
ROB HUGHES ADAPTATION AND SCRIPT
Simon takes a combat stance.
SIMON: By God, enough somberness. Time for swordplay.
(2nd balloon): En Garde!
Young Richard, pulling out his small
wooden sword, runs toward his uncle who is pretending to be unable to withdraw
his own sword from its scabbard.
SIMON: A moment, brave prince. My sword will not unsheathe.
YOUNG PRINCE RICHARD: Thatís your problem.
Young Richard swings at Simon.
(2nd balloon): The spirit of chivalry at its apex, I see!
With his soldierís reflexes, Simon
easily dodges the boyís simple thrusts and swings.
One more thrust and Simon catches
the wooden sword in his armpit.
SIMON: Alas! Ye have finally bested me.
(2nd balloon): A very fine swordsman you have become.
The great Earl drops to his knees
as if mortally wounded.
Simon hunches over and drops his head. Young Richard steps closer,
concerned for his fallen opponent.
Simon suddenly flings his eyes wide
open, rears up on his knees, and grabbing the startled boy, begins to tickle
Richard struggles and giggles with glee. Itís a game they have played
SIMON: Ah Ha!
(2nd balloon): I have you now my young prince, and Iím not letting
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