I guess for context I should reiterate what a few of us were working on!
Here's the poem:
If there is one job I would not desire
It is that of Lord Charon
Who ferries the dead
To the lands of the dead
Where there is fire
And the gnashing of teeth
Rather it would be
The ferrying of the living
To the beach
Where there would be dancing
And bbqing of beef
Posted by alex-ness at 1:39 PMhttp://alexnesspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-you-think-your-job-is-tough.html
Here's my plot breakdown.
"Charon walks up the shore of the beach, leaving his boat behind.
P.O.V of Charon mostly as he walks towards a large bonfire with multiple partiers.
It’s a rave party and most of the participants are shadowed figures with modern day raver attire, but only a few accessories are actualy drawn in light. Think ipod commercials.
No one seems to notice Charon as he walks amongst the dancers.
Charon walks past the bonfire itself and a particular annoying dancer complete with pacifier in his mouth dances in front of Charon.
Charon touches him on the shoulder, the kid bursts into flames.
Charon walks away, we see a wide bony smile in the darkness of his hood, while the flaming raver falls over dead in front of shocked partiers.
I could use a letterer to put Ness's poem in a series of caption boxes throughout this page. I'm thinking it'd be about six panels.