20.020 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Biological Engineering Design


PDP3: Write a Script and Storyboard

PDP1 | PDP2 | PDP3 | PDP4 | PDP5 | PDP6 | PDP7 | PDP8

Over the next week we’ll be turning the letter you wrote into a script and then later a storyboard. The script should be fun to write and doesn’t have to win you a Pulitzer Prize since you’ll be turning it into a comic book.

For inspiration, look through Adventures in Synthetic Biology and its original storyboard.

Original storyboard for Adventures in Synthetic Biology, by Drew Endy.

This storyboard was sketched on regular paper by Drew Endy as he was flying from one place to another. The genesis of the comic is documented here.

Then, using the problem or opportunity you described in your letter (PDP1), draft a two chapter script for a comic book using characters from your imagination. In chapter 1, have the characters talk about the problem or opportunity. In chapter 2, have the characters brainstorm a way to solve the issue.

Time to complete this script: 1 hour max.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2009
Learning Resource Types
Tutorial Videos
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples