Concept and Art by Rachel Compson
Linkara, Bear©Lewis Lovhaug
Dr. Insano, Son of Insano©Noah Antwiler
Setting: Dr. Insano’s lab
1st panel: Black, with DR. INSANO’s speech bubbles
Yoo-hoo! Wakey wakey, Linkara!
2nd panel: LINKARA POV sees DR. INSANO inches from his face with a doofy grin.
3rd panel: ¾ view from behind DR. INSANO, LINKARA is groggy and disgruntled.
Urgh- oh, goody, I just LOVE waking up to THAT face.
4th panel: Close-up on INSANO’s face, surprised.
5th panel: ¾ View from behind LINKARA, INSANO has shyly turned his back to him.
Of COURSE not, you moron! You think I LIKE being-
6th panel: INSANO turns around, poking his fingers together and blushing.
Because I am quite ….fond of you, Linkara…
7th panel: LINKARA is agape. (LINKARA: … D8)
1st panel: LINKARA is very disturbed.
… wha- WHAT?! Oh, c’mon- quit messing with my h-
2nd panel: ¾ from LINKARA, further back: INSANO spreading arms over his head as he walks towards a very nervous, squirming LINKARA.
Isn’t it obvious? Why else would I leave my hypertime compressor where you could EASILY steal it?! I had to have some excuse to kidnap you and tie you up!
3rd panel: Profile view, closer: INSANO leans an arm (left) against the plank LINKARA is tied to, the other reaching towards LINKARA’s face.
LINKARA is horrified.
It’s all been planned, my sweet. Now we can be ALONE.
I can’t believe this! Insano, let me go!!
4th panel: ¾ view from INSANO: Close up on LINKARA’s face as INSANO’s right hand lightly strokes LINKARA’s left cheek.
LINKARA’s eyes are shut tight with agony.
No! I love you!
5th panel: Black.
1st panel: LINKARA wakes up in a cold sweat. Close-up on his eyes
Gasp! Pant! Pant! ...
2nd panel: Back up a bit; LINKARA is looking down to his left cheek, which is being pulled by a familiar gloved hand.
3rd panel: LINKARA POV: INSANO has a serious look on his face, tugging LINKARA’s cheek with his right hand with a syringe of greenish fluid in his left.
4th panel: Profile view, far back: LINKARA screams and INSANO leaps back in surprise, accidentally making his syringe squirt
GAAAAAH! Get away from me and never touch me ever again!!
5th panel: Profile view, closer up: INSANO walks back up to LINKARA with his hands behind his back mock-innocently.
LINKARA has turned his head to the side to avoid looking at INSANO- he’s still irked by his nightmare. Sticking tongue out and squinting right eye.
Why good morning, Linkara! So I take it you had pleasant dreams?
Ever, you hear me? EVER! Yuck!
6th panel: ¾ view from behind LINKARA, close; INSANO is pointing excitedly at the syringe in his left hand.
LINKARA’s face is still partially turned towards us, but his left eye is looking in INSANO’s direction (cautiously).
How do you like my latest invention?!
1st panel: Close-up on INSANO and his syringe, which is in front of his face. There is some distortion caused by the green fluid.
It’s a special formula I’ve concocted that stimulates horrible nightmares in anyone injected with it! I call it-
2nd panel: Back up to show full body: INSANO’s body is contorted with his evil laughter.
Lightning flashes behind him.
“Dr. Insano’s NIGHTMARE FUEL! Green Edition!!” AAHAHAHAHEE!
3rd panel: Profile view, medium: INSANO crouches excitedly and wiggles his fingers, syringe pointed at LINKARA.
LINKARA is now facing him, scowling.
Well, Linkara?! Would you care for another dose?! Hmm?!
4th panel: Nearly identical to previous, but no motion lines around INSANO’s right hand and syringe.
Oh, so you’ll tell me where you’ve hidden my HyperTIme Compressor?
5th panel: Close-up on INSANO; INSANO has put his right hand on his hip in annoyance, waving syringe.
Bah! Then you leave me no other choice!
1st panel: ¾ view from behind INSANO: INSANO crouches and wiggles his fingers again.
LINKARA is undaunted, gung- ho.
Prepare your feeeeble little mind for more brain-twistingly terrible nightmares, Linkara! AHAHAHAA!
Oh, bring it on, Insano!
2nd panel: Close up on LINKARA: LINKARA confidently closes eyes as he speaks.
I bet this “feeeeble little mind” has toughened up after the first round! Do your worst!
3rd panel: Back up from previous: INSANO jumps by LINKARA’s right side as he JAMS his syringe into LINKARA’s right temple.
LINKARA shouts in alarm and pain.
AAGH! In the HEAD?!
4th panel: LINKARA POV: Bleary image of INSANO smiling and waving as LINKARA loses consciousness
Sweet dreams!! HEEHEEHEEHAAHAAA!
5th panel: Bleary Black. INSANO’s laughter fades into the darkness
(LINKARA dreams that he’s stuck on the Satellite of Love with Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, and they riff bad comics together. MST3K crossover)
(ends with poking sound, last panel is black with poking sfx)
1st panel: LINKARA POV: Insano is poking LINKARA’s forehead and grinning.
2nd panel: Close up on LINKARA: LINKARA looks up as he thinks about it.
Hmm … actually, that wasn’t so bad …
3rd panel: ¾ view from behind Insano: LINKARA closes eyes approvingly.
INSANO clasps his hands together happily -and flinches when he realizes his Nightmare Fuel didn’t work.
Not bad at all, really. Yeah, it was good!
Ohh GOOD I’m so glad you liked it- WHAAT?!
4th panel: Same shot, but INSANO is closer and in far left corner of panel: INSANO glares at his syringe.
LINKARA is smiling triumphantly.
Hah! See? What’d I tell ya? I’m developing an immunity to your wussy
“Nightmare Fuel: FAIL Edition” already!
5th panel: Profile, full-body: INSANO is having a fit (jumping up and down flailing his arms and legs).
LINKARA is laughing at INSANO’s crazed antics.
Ooohh IT’S NOT “FAIL EDITION” IT’S GREEN! “GREEN EDITION!!” Aaaargh!!
1st panel: ¾ view from behind LINKARA: INSANO is at a table and has his back turned; he slams down the green syringe and grabs a test tube from a rack a little out of his reach(so he has to stretch to get it)
LINKARA looks in his direction (surprise marks over head)
Fine! I’ll just have to DOUBLE your dosage!
2nd panel: Close up of INSANO: INSANO turns around with a test tube full of purple liquid in his left hand. Points excitedly at it.
Prepare yourself for “Dr. Insano’s Nightmare Fuel… MAUVE EDITION!” AAHAHAH-
3rd panel: ¾ view (LINKARA facing right): LINKARA is confused and mildly irritated.
INSANO’s back is turned to LINKARA again (but he’s facing us, though his face is obscured) as he’s grabbing something on the table. He’s still giggling.
“MAUVE?!” How’s mauve stronger than GREEN?
4th panel: Close up on INSANO as he turns around, holding two syringes with purple fluid (one in each hand). INSANO smiles wickedly.
5th panel: Close up on LINKARA, little further back: INSANO jumps behind LINKARA and JAMS a syringe in each temple at the same time.
LINKARA squeezes his eyes shut in pain and anger
AAAGH!! DAMN it!
6th panel: Black and white swirl as LINKARA loses consciousness
“TO BE CONTINUED FOR SURE.” (LINKARA: Nooo!)