Sleep In Fright

Script seeking illustrator – please contact me for full script.


An old man in a wheelchair, with a saline drip, is being prepared for the “dreamer procedure” by a doctor. The procedure is to remove his brain from his dying body. The brain will then be able to dream forever.

Unfortunately, the doctor is stabbed to death by her assistant. The assistant then turns on the old man.

An alarm attached to a brain in a vat starts ringing. The assistant is looking at the brain, and alerting the doctor, who is alive. It appears the brain has been trying to awake from a nightmare. As we zoom out, we see thousands of brains, all in the same alarm state.

Writer’s note: I know, I know, it seems like a hokey old sci-fi plotline. “It was all a dream” and “he’s stuck in a nightmare” – nothing new here. But I think it’s still fun for 2 quick pages!


1-2 pages. The first page is pretty dense (8 panels), then the second is sparser.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.