The Meaning of Life
By Mike Trapp
Panel 1 We’re on top of a mountain above the clouds. A mystical looking ORACLE sits cross-legged atop a small pedestal. He has pupil-less eyes and strange tattoos. He looks super-magical, and shit. A MAN stands before him. He looks tired, and disheveled. He has clearly been on a long adventure, his clothes in tatters, face dirty, carries a huge hiking pack. He looks on in awe. ORACLE: Welcome, weary traveler. What is it you wish to know? MAN: Oh, Great Oracle, I want to know all! All that you see! All the secrets of the universe! The meaning of life! EVERYTHING! Panel 2 (Small panel) Close up on Oracle. ORACLE: The mysteries of the cosmos cannot be easily explained, yet there is a way. Panel 4 We are behind the oracle as he holds a great glowing orb above his head. The man shields his eyes against the brilliance. ORACLE: USE THIS TO GAIN THE TOTALITY OF MY KNOWLEDGE! Panel 5 Reverse image. Inside the orb is a big QR code. The oracle is giving a look kindof like “Eh, pretty cool, right? Panel 6 Pull out to see the man walking away from the Oracle looking grumpy/disappointed. The Oracle has a look of pained rejection as he continues holding up the QR code in the orb. MAN: Ugh, nevermind.