Comic book script for Stupid Vegans

Stupid Vegans

 Physical character descriptions

 

All characters are in their late teens. 

 

Richard: Tall and skinny figure. Long straight black shoulder length hair.  Brown eyes and pale skin.  Clothing unless otherwise noted are blue jeans, black converse, Minor Threat t-shirt, unbuttoned grey flannel shirt. 

 

Andrew: short and skinny figure.  Clothing is black converse, black skinny jeans, black t-shirt, black hoodie, black beanie, and black bandana over nose and mouth. Only his blue eyes showing.

 

Emma: short and curvy figure. Clothing are black converse, black skinny jeans, black t-shirt, black hoodie, black beanie with chin length bleached blonde hair. She has blue eyes.

 

 

Page 1

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot: Richard is siting in small booth in a pizza parlor pulling cheese off his pizza.

 

(No text,)

 

Panel 2

 

Close up:  Richard looking sad and confused.

 

Richard -thought bubble

 

 

I’m not doing enough. I need to find away to protect animals more. I’ve been a vegan for 3 weeks, but I need to do something big. I need to have an impact.

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Richard throws his food in the trashcan near the exit. There is a bulletin board on the wall behind him covered in flyers.

 

Richard – thought bubble

 

No one in this shit hole cares about any thing except going to the mall to get a pair of those ugly neon Doc Martens. Fucking idiots, paying over $100 for boots.

 

 

Panel 4

 

Medium shot: Richard’s back towards viewer as he reads the bulletin board.

 

(No Text)

 

Panel 5

 

Close up:  The text of a flyer that interests Richard.

 

The Flyer reads:  Animal Liberation Front

Meeting on Fridays at 4:30 pm at Strong Hearts Cafe

Located at 666 Kanye West Boulevard.

 

Page 2

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot: Emma siting at table in the Strong Hearts Cafe with two boys dress in all black with black bandanas over their faces.  In the Top Left corner of panel bold text says Friday.

 

EMMA

 

The fucking fascist took all my spray paint.

 

 

Panel 2

 

Medium shot:  Richard standing in front of the table with the 3 kids siting there.

 

RICHARD

Um. Hey. Are you guys here for the meet?

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot:  Richard standing in front of the table with the 3 kids siting there. Andrew standing next to Richard of the table with a smirk on his face.

 

 

 

ANDREW

 

Yeah, take a seat new guy. I’m Andrew. Felicitator of AFL. We have no leader. We are a militant anarchist collective. 

 

 

Panel 4

 

Close up:  Andrew giving his little speech

 

ANDREW

 

We live in a world where we try to fuck each other over just to rise to the top. We whip the ones below but get cracked on our own back. There’s a banker and a fascist deep in all of our bones. It all comes as no surprise because that’s all that we’ve known.

 

Panel 5

 

Close up: Andrew still speaking

 

ANDREW

 

But we are going to change all that and we starting with ending the senseless murder of help animals so the brainwashed masses will start to realize how our capitalist system only results in death and destruction of all life.

 

 

Page 3

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot: Richard siting next to Emma at the table. He looks confused.

 

EMMA

 

Radical huh? You in?

 

RICHARD

 

Um sure.  Yup.

Panel 2

 

Medium shot: Andrew standing over Richard siting down.

 

ANDREW

 

Hold on.  Not so fast.  We need to see if we can trust him. You cool with any means necessary? 

 

RICHARD

 

Yeah man. Its cool

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Every one still siting at the table.  Andrew the only one standing. Andrew hands Richard a copy of the book Anarchist Cookbook.

 

ANDREW

 

We will see about that next week. Reads this and come back for your test next Friday.

 

RICHARD

 

Okay thanks man

 

ANDREW

 

Well you van go now.  Get out man.

 

 

Panel 4

 

Long shot: Andrew walking towards the door in the background and the group at the table in the foreground.

 

EMMA

 

I’m Emma.  See you next…

 

ANDREW

 

Basement now! Move it! You got a lot of work to do.

 

 

Panel 5

Medium shot: Richard skateboard down the street of suburban houses that all look the same.

 

RICHARD -thought bubble

 

I wonder how I’m goanna be tested. Do I have to really read this entire book?

 

 

 

Page 4

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot:  In top left corner in bold its say next Friday. Richard sits nervously at a table in the cafe.

 

(No Text)

 

Panel 2

 

Long shot. He is waving to Emma and the two boys as they walk towards the table.

 

(No Text)

 

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: They are all siting at the table. The two boys ignore that there is a conversation happening.

 

EMMA

 

I’m Emma. This is Jeff and Todd. I’m glad you are joining our fight. I’m excited for the mission. I’m glad we are finally taking action instead of theorizing shit all the time. What’s your name?

 

Panel 4

 

Close up: Richard and Emma siting next to each other.

 

RICHARD

 Do you know what I have to do for my test? What is this mission?

 

EMMA

 

Ha-ha, I can’t tell you any thing yet.  But you’ll be fine. Its fun.

Panel 5

 

Medium shot:  Andrew walks in the door.

 

ANDREW

 

Basement! Now! Richard, you aint ready for that yet. Come with me.

 

Panel 6

 

Long shot: left side Richard and Andrew heading for the door. Emma and boys walking down the stairs to the basement.

 

(No Text)

 

 

Page 5

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot: Andrew and Richard standing in an alley next to a dumpster. There are two small paint cans at Andrews’s feet. Andrew hands Richard a black hoodie and ski mask.

 

ANDREW

 

You should wear all black to our meeting for now on and keep this mask.

 

RICHARD

 

So what are we doing?

 

Panel 2

 

Medium shot: Andrew and Richard standing in an alley next to a dumpster. Richard has the black clothing and mask on. Andrew has a ski mask on and an open can of red paint in his hands and gives Richard the other can of paint.

 

ANDREW

 

Just follow my lead and you will be okay. If there is any trouble just run and hide in the cafe. If the cops show up, just fight em.

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Andrew runs across the street and Richard stands there confused. Paint is splashing on the ground as he runs.

 

RICHARD 

 

Wait? What’s happening? Why would I need to fight a cop?

 

Panel 4

 

Medium shot: Richard running after Andrew.  Paint splashing on the ground.

 

(No Text)

 

Panel 5

 

Medium shot: Andrew running to the door of a Fur store called Furry Friends. Richard running right behind him.  A scattered trail of red paint on the ground. 

 

(No Text)

 

Page 6

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot:  Fur coats on racks in the background of the store. A female cashier behind a register. One customer trying on a coat.

 

(No Text)

 

Panel 2

 

Close up: Andrew and Richard in side the store. Near the doorway. Andrew is in front and center. Richard is hiding behind him.

 

ANDREW

 

Murderers! Murderer!

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot:  Andrew throwing the red paint all over the fur coats.

 

ANDREW

 

Fuck you! Fucking scumbags.

 

            WOMAN YELLS

 

What is your problem? What are you doing?

 

 

Panel 4

 

Close up: Richard standing holding the paint not moving.

 

RICHARD – thought bubble

 

What the fuck?

 

 

Panel 5

 

Medium shot: Andrew runs towards the door. Richard dropped his paint can and it spilled on the floor. 

 

(No Text)

 

Panel 6

 

Long shot:  Richard and Andrew running down the street.

 

(No Text)

 

 

Page 7

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot: Andrew and Richard standing in the cafe with their masks off. Andrew looks really excited and happy. Richard looks scared and confused.

 

ANDREW

 

Whooo! That was awesome! You did good kid. They looked terrified! Wasn’t that great?!

 

 

Panel 2

 

Medium shot: outside the cafe window a cop car passes by.

 

Sound effect:  Woop woop.

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Andrew and Richard standing in the empty cafe.

 

ANDREW

 

That’s the sound of da beast. Fucking pigs. You are ready for the basement.

 

Panel 4

 

Medium shot:  Smoke coming up from the basement stairs.

 

Sound effect

KABOOM

 

EMMA

Aaaahhhhh. Oh my God.

 

 

Panel 5

 

Medium shot:  Andrew and Richard walk down the stairs.  Richard follows Andrew down. Andrew looks happy and Richard looks terrified.

 

ANDREW

Come on.  I’m excited to show you. What’s down stairs?

 

RICHARD -thought bubble

 

What the fuck is in the basement?

 

Page 8

 

Panel 1

 

Medium shot:  There is a table with pipes, bottles of chemicals, wires, duct tape, rags and empty beer bottles. Emma is putting out a small fire with a fire extinguisher. There is smoke in the air. Todd and Jeff are fanning away smoke with newspapers.

 

EMMA

 

It’s fine. The bombs should be ready for the mission.

 

 

Panel 2

 

Close up:  Richard’s shocked face

 

RICHARD 

 

Bombs?  Why are you making bombs?

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Andrew standing next to Richard behind a table of Molotov cocktails.

 

 

ANDREW

 

No why are we making bombs? We are saving our community next weekend. It will make our local history and wake Americans up. No start a globally revolution.

 

Panel 4

 

Medium shot: Emma siting at supply table and Andrew standing with Richard.

 

EMMA

 

Can I tell him about the mission, please?

 

ANDREW

 

Sure.

 

 

Panel 5

 

Close up: Emma’s happy face.

 

EMMA

We are going to blow up a McDonalds so they can stop them from killing animals.

 

Panel 6

 

Close up: Richard’s shocked face.

 

RICHARD -thought bubble

 

Holy Shit. These people are truly nuts.  The food at McDonald isn’t even real food and blowing up one location won’t do shit.

 

Page 9

Panel 1

Medium shot: Andrew and Richard standing next to each other. Emma, Jeff, and Tom working on the bombs.

 

ANDREW

You did good work today. Go home.  We will pick you up next Friday at your house.

 

RICHARD

You don’t now where I live.

 

EMMA

Yeah we do.

 

Panel 2

Medium shot: In the upper left corner, text in bold says Night of mission. Richard nervously standing in his driveway wearing all black uniform.

RICHARD – thought bubble

Maybe they called it off or they will forget me.

 

Panel 3

 

Medium shot: Emma in a car pulled up to the driveway.

 

EMMA

Get in. They are already there and waiting for us.

 

Panel 4

Medium shot: They are driving down the road with the golden arches in the distance. Richard is scared and Emma is excited.

RICHARD

Emma, do you really want to do this? Come on; let’s just go hang out at my house or something, please?

EMMA

Ha ha, I’ve been looking forward to this all month.

 

Panel 5

Long shot: They pulled into them McDonalds. The employees are standing in the parking lot held at gunpoint by Jeff and Tom.

(No Text)

Panel 6

 

Medium Shot: The employees are standing in the parking lot held at gunpoint by Jeff and Tom.

(No Text)

 

Panel 7

Medium shot:  Richard and Emma standing outside the car. Emma looks very happy and Richard looks horrified.

RICHARD

Please, let’s just leave. This is crazy.

 

EMMA

It’s way too late for that now.

Page 10

Panel 1

Medium shot: Inside the McDonalds Andrew had smashed all the windows with a baseball bat and is pouring gasoline all over the floor.

ANDREW

Finally, don’t ever leave me those two idiots again.  Get the Molotov cocktails ready.

Panel 2

Medium shot:  Emma and Richard running towards the car.

RICHARD -thought bubble

I got to stop her some how.

Panel 3

Medium shot: Richard to puts his hand on Emma’s arm as she is reaching for the box of Molotov cocktails.

RICHARD

Emma. Emma, please listen to

Panel 4

Medium shot: Emma shoves Richard off her.

(No Text)

 

Panel 5

Close up: Richard on the ground surprised.

(No Text)

Panel 6

Medium shot: Richard on the ground and Emma holding the box in front of the car.

EMMA

If you aint gonna help us, stay the fuck out of the way.

Page 11

Panel 1

Medium shot: Emma and Richard light and throw the cocktails

(No Text)

Panel 2

Close up: Richard’s scared face.

Richard- Thought bubble

Oh Shit!  They are really gonna blow it up. 

Panel 3

Medium shot:  The interior of the McDonalds with broken glass and smashed bottles. There is a small fire inside.

(No Text)

 

Panel 4

Medium shot:  Emma standing looking confused and Andrew looking pissed off.

ANDREW

Emma, you fucking idiot. I thought you knew how to makes bombs. The building should be exploding.

 

Panel 5

 

Medium shot: The employees are standing over with Tom and Jeff apathetically point guns at them while text on their phones. The employees are recording Emma and Andrew with their phones.  Richard is leaning up against the car.

RICHARD

Ha ha ha

 

Panel 6

 

Long shot: Police cars and fire trucks down the road.

Sound effect

Woop Woop

 

Page 12

Panel 1

Close up: Andrews face looking pissed off, but nervous.

(No text)

 

Panel 2

Long shot:  Andrew (in the foreground) looking at the employees standing over with Tom and Jeff apathetically point guns at them while text on their phones (in the background).

ANDREW

What the fuck!?!

 

Panel 3

Medium shot: Andrew standing next to and yelling at Jeff and Tom.

ANDREW

You fucking morons! I told you to take their phones away! Now we are all going to jail!

TOM

I knew we forgot something.

 

Panel 4

Medium shot: A fire truck and 2 cop cars parked in parking lot. Fire fighters are using hoses to put out the fire.

(No text)

 

Panel 5

  Medium shot: 4 cops running towards Jeff, Tom, Emma, Andrew, Richard and the employees. 

(No Text)

 

Panel 6

Medium shot: Jeff and Tom drop the guns. 

 

TOM

Oh, Shit.

Panel 7

Medium shot:  Richard looking scared in front of the employees.  An older male employee grabs his arm

Richard – thought bubble

Oh. I’m fucked. They are never gonna believe I wasn’t apart of this.

 

EMPLOYEE

Hide behind us. You didn’t do any thing. No reason for you to ruin your life.

RICHARD

Thanks man.

 

Page 13

Panel 1

Medium shot: Tom and Jeff have their hands up in their air.

TOM

Don’t shoot or whatever.

 

Panel 2

Medium shot:  Andrew is on the ground being kick by a cop. Emma is being hand cuffed while lying face down on the ground with the cop’s foot on her back.

ANDREW

You work for us! You work for us!

 

EMMA

Get the fuck off me!  You fucking Fascist!

Panel 3

Long shot:  The fire is out and the cops are talking to the employee that saved Richard. Other employees are walking away. 

(No text)

Panel 4

Medium shot: Richard is walking towards a Taco Bell on an empty road with stores in the background.

RICHARD -thought bubble

What the fuck? That was fucking crazy. I could be going to jail right now. I’m a fucking idiot for getting into that shit.

Panel 5

Medium shot: Richard in front of the counter inside the Taco Bell. The man at the counter is wearing the uniform.

THE MAN

What do you want?

 

Panel 6

Close up:  Richard’s face looking defeated and hanging his hand.

RICHARD

Ugh. Fuck it. 2 beef tacos.

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