Welcome to the second-to-last 12 Panel Pitch. The next and final entry will feature the winning script submitted by a Slate reader.
This week’s comic is by William Payne. Inspired by this recent NPR story about breaking films into microgenres, I’m calling Will’s 12 Panel Pitch a time-traveling-pirate spring-break sports-comedy road movie. Enjoy!
Previous 12 Panel Pitch features:
Lost and Found, a romantic comedy
Radiant, a historical drama
Spy Mice, an animated family adventure
Vampires vs. Zombies, the title says it all
Oh, Brother, My, Sister!, a romantic comedy about a very close family
Meek, robots anxiously await their maker in this sci-fi classic
Neko: The Cat: a Japanese horror film with a lot of cats
Endless Run, an existential romantic thriller with a noir edge
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The Simpsons World App Is Here, and Nearly Perfect
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.