If you've read the independent satire, sci-fi, horror sensation that is the Island of Dr. Morose; you know how deliciously gruesome, gory and gritty it is. What you may not know is that author Mike Gagnon originally conceived of the book as a graphic novel, a project that was completely plotted, fully scripted before the project ultimately died. Like any great story, or zombie, it just wouldn't rest, rising again as the internationally distributed and fan lauded novel we know and love. Now here, the author presents the original texts. All the plot and chapter breakdowns, character bios, and the complete original graphic novel script, exposed like the entrails of a bloated corpse on the beach, just before you realize that corpse is moving, gnawing on your ankle and working it's way toward your brain!
The Timely magazine news team arrives at the beach for a sunset banquet...served by zombies!
The Island of Dr. Morose Script Book
Large wide panel. The sun has almost completed setting and we see just a red sliver of it still shinning over the water and reflecting a red glow off the water. We can see the sand and the water of the beach. The centre of the image has a long dinner table filled on each side with scientists, rich people and our characters from the news team. Dr. Romero is seated among them. The news team is still in the clothes they arrived in, everyone else is wearing sandals, Hawaiian shirts and leis. Dr. Schmidt is standing at the head of the table, on the far end. The table is lined with blazing tiki torches for light and zombie servants are shambling back and forth to and from the table, still brining some food items to the table and trays with classes of champagne on them. A large roasted pig sits on one end of the table. The table is full of a buffet of foods. A horn with fruit in it. Roast beef, pineapple, mashed potatoes and much more.