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Arcas – Sample 5

© Art by JC Thomas from ARCAS

Below you’ll find pages 9-12 of the upcoming graphic novel Arcas. These pages correspond to roughly the first half of the script pages from Arcas – Sample 2. Enjoy.

Arcas Page 09 (Art by J.C. Thomas)
Arcas Page 09, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 010, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 10, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 11, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 11, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 12, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas Page 12, illustrated by JC Thomas


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Arcas – Sample 4

© Art by JC Thomas from ARCAS

Below you’ll find the pages 6-8 of the upcoming graphic novel Arcas. These pages correspond to roughly the second half of the script pages from Arcas – Sample 1, and are in progress pages. Minor amendments to copy are still pending, but the art begged to be shared. Enjoy.

Arcas page 6, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas page 6, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas page 7, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas page 7, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas page 8, illustrated by JC Thomas
Arcas page 8, illustrated by JC Thomas


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Arcas – Sample 3

© Art by JC Thomas from ARCAS

Below you’ll find the first 5 pages of the upcoming graphic novel Arcas, beautifully illustrated by JC Thomas. These pages correspond to roughly the first half of the script pages from Arcas – Sample 1.

Arcas International Space Station

Arcas page 1, illustrated by JC Thomas

Panning from entry ladder down spacestation corridor into central as laughter can be heard

Arcas Page 2, illustrated by JC Thomas

Pan into dining area across bolted down chairs and into common room

Arcas Page 3, illustrated by JC Thomas

Pan through common area by entertainment viewing corner, workout area, and to a Foosball table

Arcas Page 4, illustrated by JC Thomas

Pan out of common area, into a view room with seats facing screens that show the Jovian system.  Voices over each panel. Voice 1"You Cheat" Voice 2 "You lose poorly" Voice 2 "You're up." Voice 3 "I'm busy" Voice 2 "Too bad. Time for R & R, Gant."

Arcas Page 5, illustrated by JC Thomas


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Arcas – Sample 1

© Art by JC Thomas from ARCAS

Below you’ll find the first writing sample for ARCAS. These are pages for the original short film from which the comic is being adapted. Enjoy!

ARCAS

By

Chris Hutton

Story by

Marielle Woods and Chris Hutton

FADE IN:

INT. STORAGE ROOM – DAWN

A CIRCULAR HATCH dominates the ceiling above a built-in LADDER, the rungs just visible in the pre-dawn light. Down the ladder, stowage strapped in, covering every inch of the cramped room.

The only exception: an open doorway.  Barely audible sounds of MIRTH carry in hints of life.

INT. HALLWAY – CONTINUOUS

Smooth walls.  The architecture resembles a boat interior – hidden compartments in floors and walls – all items secured on brackets, lipped shelves, etc. Very smooth. Unadorned.

The hall branches. From one path the sounds heighten: LAUGHTER? We flow from room to room following the source.

INT. MESS ROOM – CONTINUOUS

Yes, definitely LAUGHTER. It echoes in this, the first open space – a vast and empty dining room. Wide and clean with an air of comfort, drowned in loneliness.

More LAUGHTER sounds, then… a voice? Too QUIET to tell.

INT. COMMON ROOM – CONTINUOUS

Another large room. In one corner: an in-wall video console and chairs bolted down. A second corner holds shelves of books and stowage, and yet another, exercise equipment, including a few WEIGHTS, all secured.

The final corner: a games shelf, a card table, and a glass-topped FOOSBALL table. The CLATTER of a Foosball game mixes with the LAUGHTER.

For all its mirth, the room is still empty. Finally voices:

XU (V.O.)

GOOAALLL!

INT. HALLWAY – CONTINUOUS

Back in the same hallway, but further down. The voices here are louder. At the end of the hall…

… an open doorway. Massive and metal. All the doors, even those camouflaged to be normal, hint at a solid build with air-tight seals.

COMMANDER SITWELL (V.O.)

You cheat!

XU (V.O.)

You lose poorly.

Halfway to the open door, another room viewed in passing.

INT. VIEWING ROOM – CONTINUOUS

REVEAL: A vast window displaying a vista of Jupiter and its many moons.  Empty chairs hold a silent vigil over the expanse of space. Still the voices sound.

XU (V.O.)

You’re up.

INT. HALLWAY – CONTINUOUS

Continuing down to the final open door.

SAM (V.O.)

I’m busy.

XU (V.O.)

Too bad. Time for R & R, Gant.

INT. SLEEPING QUARTERS – CONTINUOUS

True dawn now, as if a sunrise peaks within the bunk style sleeping quarters. All empty save for two beds.

XU (O.S.)

(half asleep)

Gant.

SAMUEL “SAM” GANT – late 20s, athletic, with close cut hair – perches on the edge of a bottom bunk over a monitor. Possibly a quarterback or young marine, definitely the all-star.

ON MONITOR: Security footage. On it —

— SAM leans over a console in the COMMON ROOM. XU JINHAI – Chinese, early 40s – beckons from the Foosball table. Wiry and gruff, he’d appear jaded if not for the joy in his voice.

XU (ON MONITOR) (CONT’D)

The printers can wait five minutes. Schooling you…

SAM (ON MONITOR)

(turns to XU; all grin)

Schooling me, my ass, XU.

XU (O.S.)

Gant.

BACK ON BUNKS: Sam pauses the video.

SAM

Right there, I turned. That’s the moment. Printer 12 threw a glitch —

XU (O.S.)

Gant!

— a PILLOW SLAMS into Sam from above.  “Edith Hamilton’s Mythology” flies down with it, a photograph fluttering out.

REVEAL: Xu glares down from a top bunk.

SAM

(tosses back pillow)

I missed the warning on truss twelve’s printer. I should’ve —

XU

— should’ve nothing. People make mistakes – even you. Watch it one more time, I’m deleting that log.

SAM

But had I —

XU

— No. With Sitwell lunar-side I’m the ranking officer and I order you to let me sleep.

SAM

Yes, sir.

(makes to leave)

One more thing.

(re: Xu eyes him)

You’re so purty when you’re sleepy.

XU

(pillow smothers himself)

My god! Let me sleep or so help me, I’m going to kill you!

SAM

Aye, aye, captain.

Sam hands Xu the mythology book stuffing a picture of Xu and his YOUNG SON back among the pages. As Xu takes the book, Sam flips a button and Venetian-like slats close over two false windows blocking out the artificial dawn.


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