Ch. I: At the Zoo During a Pandemic (1st 6 pp.)

First 6 pages of a brand new chapter, which notes the beginning of the Pandemic, while focusing mostly on Aspie Mouse’s interaction with a variety of zoo animals. An outline of the rest of this chapter follows the first 6 pages. Currently planned to be the last chapter of the Graphic Novel, but it’s expected more chapters will follow (for a second volume?), which will likely show changes after the pandemic when appropriate. Note: Aspie Mouse’s sister E flat will be introduced (or re-introduced if Chapter B is expanded to show a little of his life prior to getting kicked out of the nest) in Chapter G, as the last of the “visitors.”

This Chapter I is expected to be one of the longest chapters if not the longest. In general, this chapter, like the one before it (old J, now H) has a panels with a lot more action, and a lot fewer words, than prior chapters such as C & D.

Synopsis of plan for rest of this chapter: Aspie Mouse gets his mask swiped and played with (then HE gets played with!) on Monkey Island. He tries each of the four “feline” buildings, first finding large cats (leopards, tigers and lions); then bobcats, then foxes, and finally smaller house-cat-like cats; he has his mask ripped off his face and is mask-less thereafter. He tries to find his sister, but gets lost & encounters (at least some of) the following (depending on how long chapter is getting): snakes (for sure, as he “rescues” other mice being used as snake food); camels, giraffes, elephants; birds of prey & coyotes/ wolves. He finally finds E flat (his sister), and together they finish their visit with other land rodents that they can talk with (as he did with bats) — even helping Guinea Pigs get coveted treats that grow naturally out of reach (dandelion greens & clover).

One comment

  1. Woohoo! Aspie Mouse is such a well-defined character. It’s like you know him or something. 😀
    Love the illustration on the bottom of I4.


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