I worked for over a decade as a story-board artist in New York. These drawings below are part of a short script for a proposed animated segment in the documentary. I was eager to quickly get some complex ideas across to the audience.
I found these drawings and the script while digging thru some old files. This stuff was written (and drawn) in Sept of 2008, and I had forgotten about it completely.
The entire 6-page script is posted below.
I have to admit, I like these three frames. Despite the overt goofy quality, they accurately define (at least to me) the messy quandary of this phenomenon. I'm proud that I got Jesus and Horus (and Tinkerbell) all in one cartoon image!
The script was written in a caffeine induced flurry. I "borrowed" heavily from a list created by Brad Steiger. There is also a point in the text where I ask Mac Tonnies to chime in. We were emailing during the writing process, and he is a much better writer than I am, and I was bugging him to help.
In the three frames above, I added some handwritten text (that may or may not be in the script) and it's curious to note I used the word trickster twice.
These frames don't really match the script all that well. Guess I was more interested in concept ideas. That said, I think the drawings are funny!
An image of a hand written flow chart. The visuals start tidy and organized. Using simple flash animation, boxes with lines flow from this starting point.
The voice over dialog continues, and more and more boxes get added to the chart. The narrative speeds up and so do the visuals.
The camera continues to pull back to contain a more and more crowded frame. Little cartoon images appear in the chart, and more boxes as the dialog quickens.
This segment ends with a frame so crowded that it's impossible to comprehend. The boxes and lines are purposely insane.