From The Editor’s Desk: Brian Cunningham and Darren Shan on Doug Mahnke

From The Editor’s Desk: Brian Cunningham and Darren Shan on...

By DCE Editorial Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Over the course of the past week, we’ve been shedding extra spotlight on several artists here on THE SOURCE. We’ve been in conversation with these artists, their creative teams and their editors to provide you with exclusive sneak peeks of the incredible work that goes into creating the art you see in our books week after week. Some of the people we talked to included Art Baltazar and Franco, who explained the art of cartooning, Nicola Scott and Doug Hazelwood, who walked us through their collaborative process on TEEN TITANS, and Scott Snyder and Jock, who shared with us how they work together to turn a script page into final art. Today marks the final post of this artist spotlight series. We reached out to editors Brian Cunningham and Darren Shan to talk about GREEN LANTERN artist Doug Mahnke. Take it away, guys:

For the past 16 years, artist Doug Mahnke has made DC Comics his home, and we couldn’t be happier!

From MAJOR BUMMER to SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL to JLA, Doug has continued to grow and evolve as one of the business’ top talents. What’s more impressive is that Doug can draw an issue every four weeks, the mark of a true professional that has mastered his craft.

Nowadays, Doug plies his talents on GREEN LANTERN, one of our top sellers, issue #65 of which is on sale right now.

Check out his pencils here for GREEN LANTERN #65 page 1, followed by Christian Alamy’s inks and Randy Mayor’s colors. The page 1 pencils show a work-in-progress pencil rough that Doug polished off in his usual tight style.


Pretty cool, right? Take a peek at some more GL #65 pencils-to-colors below.

gl_65_02gl_65_04gl_65_14 Be sure to read the entire GREEN LANTERN #65 to ogle more of Doug’s incredible art.