Athens and the Olive TreeAthens and the Olive Tree
Short Comic Script © 2010 Ian Struckhoff
Summary - The story of how Athena and Poseidon competed for the patronage of Athens, by offering gifts. Poseidon creats a well, and then the horse, and almost makes a threat. Athena offers one gift, the olive tree-- which can be used for food, fuel, timber, and more. The people of Athens, and the Olmpians, chose Athena, bringing a legacy of wisdom and strategy, but eternal problems with water supply.
Athena - Goddess of Wisdom and War
Also known as Minerva, Pallas, Athena Parthenos, Athena Panhellenios, etc.
Athena is a goddess, and thus eternally beautiful. She appears young, with a wise calm face, piercing eyes, but with a muscular build. Her hair is long and dark, but practical. Her eyes are light grey.
She wears a short white woman's toga, a golden breastplate, a golden classical greek helmet with a plume, a short sword (gladius) with a golden hilt and scabard, and a wooden spear with a golden tip. S
Out of the Blue - Script
The Deathlings: Out of the Blue
© 2010 Ian Struckhoff
SUMMARY- The Cloak Named Blue encounters a group of refugees in Fog City, protects them from zombies and other monsters, and leads them to safety. This is a near-silent story-- Zany Blue Mime Vs. The Undead) - Art by Matteo Carlarino
THE CLOAK NAMED BLUE
A fairly mysterious figure, simultaneously enigmatic and cartoonish. Bright garish blue, and entirely made out fo fabric, but with a clear connection to the undead-killing Deathlings. He has incredibly expressive body language. (http://thedeathlings.com/characters/secret/Lazlo-Blue_texture.jpg - Official design is on the left.)
Height: 6' 2" (185-190 cm)
Royal Blue color
Blue is a very unusual character, so he can be hard to describe. Blue is actually a Deathling Cloak that became so powerful that it gained a personality. Blue looks like a man wearing a loose blue suit of fabric, that cov
Black Label rough draft scriptThe Deathlings: Black Label
© 2010 Ian Struckhoff
Summary - A Deathling, The Nameless Cowboy, breaks into a series of apartments in the City of Fog, looking for something. Once he discovers the right place, he leads a group of refugees there-- and we see that he chose it as a safe place well-stocked with cigars, whiskey, water, and a bit of food. (Cowboys and Zombies!)
Black Label -
The Man with No Name - (TMWNN in this script) - A Deathling who used to be a cowboy. He's gruff, unshaven, and scarred. He doesn't have a name, but he does have guns.
The Undead - Hordes of zombies and other undead. They range from the recently-dead, to the horrifically rotting, to skeletons. Can also include undead fantasy creatures, vampires, wraiths, etc.-- but only rarely if at all in this story.
The Refugees - Five pour lost souls lost in a world of fog and zombies. Ideally, it shouldn't be entirely clear whether they are modern poor people or medieval peasants. Just that they are poor