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 Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.