Private Room [Horror/Drama/WTF]

Script seeking illustrator – please contact me for full script.

Length

6 pages, 5-6 panels per page.

Synopsis

Eva and Sun-Hi (Sunny) – female, gay couple, mid-30s. They’re saying goodnight to the person that’s hosting them. They have a private room in a ‘URooms’ (airbnb) flat. The owner is an artist who seems to draw exclusively male nudes.

Eva is a bit freaked out by the whole arrangement. While Sunny goes for a shower, she looks through the collection of old pictures the owner has stacked in the spare room and finds a picture of a guy who left a positive, but slightly cryptic, review for the flat.

Eventually Eva falls asleep and Sunny comes in after her. While they sleep, the man comes in with an easel and brushes and paints them, though we can’t see the details.

When they wake up the next morning, having slept soundly, they awake in male bodies. There is no moment of realisation, however. They are as they were, in every other way. Eva agrees that after all her concern, she was worrying over nothing.

END

The thought behind a short story bears some explanation. The goal of this scenario is to prompt a “Huh?” reaction. The characters don’t get turned straight – they remain gay. Nor should they change race (Eva is Italian, Sun-Hi Korean). The implications of the change are also not explored. The characters don’t register any kind of change of cognition or self-identity. Part of the ‘horror’ is that they fail to understand what’s happened to them – it feels like something important has been taken away from them without their knowledge.

Horror: Good Hat

UPDATE: I’ll be collaborating with the brilliant Jon Aye for this one – check his stuff out at The Sidewinding Beat

Synopsis (major spoilers ahead)

Miles, a first year university student, heads out to a party with his friend. He starts talking to various people about his amazing gap year adventures in Borneo, until one girl starts repeating his experiences back to him as her own.

Confused, he moves on, eventually overhearing a conversation about a guy’s rugby injury – an injury that Miles swears is his own – except that when he pulls up his trouser leg to reveal the scar, it’s gone.

He retreats to the bathroom, where he pulls himself together, only to meet someone who looks exactly the same as him coming in the opposite direction.

Miles is totally freaked out at this point, and finds his friend. But she no longer recognises him. People begin to notice items of his clothing that belong to them, then they begin claiming his skin, his eyes and so on. They crowd in, and take everything. When they disperse, Miles is gone.

Style

Panel-heavy (avg. around 8 per page). Quite a busy comic with lots of people who each need to be clearly identifiable. Open to increasing page length to reduce panel density.

Length

8-pager.