As a fan of DC Comics’ Green Lantern, I’ve always been fascinated by their interpretation of the colour spectrum and the emotional resonance that each colour has.
But I started to think: Since there are more than seven human emotions, surely there’s room for other interpretations of the colours? After all, the very nature of a spectrum is that there are levels– gradients of colour.
To me, Yellow is JOY. It’s a colour that sparks joy in me, and I wanted very much to make a character with a yellow power ring for whom joy was the focus.
I made the character of Yellow Lantern, a fan fiction version of DC’s Lantern mythology, to explore that. Please enjoy the second instalment of Yellow Lantern: “What is Joy?”