SJ Storyboard page 01
I haven't gotten an email from them, so I don't think I placed in the SJ Storyboard contest they had. So here was my submission.
The SJ Storyboard Contest began on July 1. For the first time ever, SHONEN JUMP was looking for storyboards that have been done by American artists! SASAKI-san over here has given us a theme: The summer adventures of a student in New York city! All entries must be four pages, read from right to left and drawn in rough pencil sketch form.
This would be my American cartoon drawing style. I was in a rush with this; that's why it's not anime/manga-ish. The art style is inspired by Touch Detective and Phineas and Ferb. I'm still figuring out how I want my American cartoon drawing style to be. Besides drawing an American cartoon style for the first time, it's my 1st time doing action like in page 2 and doing backgrounds.
My usual formatting of the script -
CHARACTER 1: BUBBLE 1.
CHARACTER 2: BUBBLE 1.
CHARACTER1: BUBBLE 1.
TITLE: SJ Storyboard
MANGAKA: Allie Elric
CHARACTERS - CELESTE and MAYNARD RICH
SETTING/TRANSITION BOX: July 15, NY
It's daytime. On the left corner of the panel is CELESTE and MAYNARD RICH's house, only showing mainly the roof. MAYNARD's cell is ringing [ SFX: pirururu /*ring ring* ]. The SFX is shown near the roof.
This panel is a side view of MAYNARD sitting up in his bed with only a pillow on the bed. MAYNARD answers his phone groggily.
[The panel is a small front view of MAYNARD holding his cell. MAYNARD is still groggy. (add front view or leavel panel blank?)]
Hey, MAYNARD. It's 11:30 so you should be on the bus to that acting audition, right? Just wanted to say, good luck on being a movie star.
This panel has lines zooming in on MAYNARD as he freaks out.
This panel has lines zooming in on CELESTE as she barges in in his room. CELESTE is mad he is being loud.
You're loud! We have neighbors, ya know!
MAYNARD is getting dressed while talking. CELESTE is behind him near the door. CELESTE is nonchalant.
It's 11:30 and it takes, what, 2 hours to get to the audition building!
Oh yeah, your acting audition is at 1 PM...
This panel shows the sky while CELESTE and MAYNARD are talking/yelling at each other. The bubbles get smaller as they keep talking.
Come on, you're my legal guardian so you have to come with!
Don't yell at me, just let me get the fare for the bus and subway!
We'll take our bikes instead! I don't have time to wait for them to come!
Pedal to the metal!