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
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.