In Doug Mahnke’s comic book world, if one is worthy and has the will, they are given the power to control the world with a Green Lantern ring. Doug uses the same kind of concentration to make comic book scripts come alive with his illustrations. He uses page layout, symmetry, detail, movement and perspective to bring life to the words. Write a short script about an exciting event that happened to you. Convey your feelings in that moment by including dialogue, description and stage direction.



Now create a one- or two-page series of drawings that captures the emotions in your story.  Apply his techniques of varying perspective, using angles, checking symmetry with a mirror, and adding details. Which was easier for you to convey your emotions—writing text or drawing pictures?