Can you imagine Steven Spielberg telling moviegoers that if they don’t like his film, they should go ahead and try writing one themselves—and he’ll film it? Here at 12 Panel Pitch, that’s exactly what we are doing. So, to Slate commenter “MessyONE,” who found Spy Mice “lame,” and to “wise-willow,” who pronounced Lost and Found a “shitty, cliché rom-com,” I say: It’s time to put up or shut up! The 10th and final installment of 12 Panel Pitch will be a script written by a Slate reader. The great Jim Rugg will draw it. The submission deadline is Dec. 13. Details are here. The gauntlet has been thrown.
This week’s feature, Vampires vs. Zombies, is drawn by Connor Willumsen, one of the great young cartoonists working today, and written by 12 Panel Pitch’s very own Sasha Steinberg. Video game is certain to follow. Enjoy!
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
An Iranian Woman Was Sentenced to Death for Killing Her Alleged Rapist. Can Activists Save Her?
Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Women’s Sports Show
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.