Powerup Pitch: The Wounded (working title)

Discussion in 'Collaboration Forum' started by ChazWood, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. ChazWood

    ChazWood White Belt

    All right,

    I saw the thread for this on Twitter and thought I'd get involved. Seemed like a cool enterprise and it's years since I had a good collaboration...

    Anyway I write, draw, illustrate, design and do pretty much everything myself, which is why I'd like to split the work up for a change! Due to my other commitments this year I thought I would simply craft a bit of writing to use as a starting point for the artist. I have in my own mind the kind of old-school Heavy Metal magazine strip where pure imagination can just totally run riot, somewhere between Corben's Den and Moebius. To this end I threw together the following little poem type thing (I'm not a poet, I just love words). 4 verses which could correspond to the 4 pages, the text divided up across the page as the artist or we both see fit. Channeling a bit of the legend of Cain, I think - or even Grendel from Beowulf - but see what you guys reckon anyway:

    He looked down with his wounded smile
    Deep into the valley,
    Deep down into the mausoleum
    And watched the statues play...

    In the flames of twilight the dark birds came,
    Wings cutting like black blades
    Across the flickering eye of light -
    As he stumbled, so they soared...

    The light from which he was cast,
    To be, for evermore, a shade.
    Barking raventongue welcomed his coming;
    They did not see the mark he bore.

    He cast from his shoulders the yoke of wrath,
    The mark, the curse; his legacy.
    "I am what you feared the most!" he laughed,
    And to the muscled marble he turned.

    My site: Fenriswulf Books
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