A collection of stuff, things, nonsense, rants, raves, pretties, sillies, and gee-gaws from Rev. Hugo Nebula, Ordained Minister of the Church of the SubGenius.
(And boobs. Sometimes there are boobs. Just like in real life.)
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Today is apparently Colorist Appreciation Day, according the comics internet. In case there were any questions about creative legitimacy concerning the role of the colorist in comics, look at this comparison above. The first image is from the original release of Jodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal, colored by Isabelle Beaumenay-Joannet. The second is from the atrocious recoloring for a 2003 re-release, which was also released in the states under a partnership with DC Comics.
Beaumenay-Joannet’s colors are simple and elegant, allowing the fullness of Moebius’ line to come through, and the space and loneliness to be felt. The recolored page, with all of its gaudy textures and gradients, destroy all of that. My eyes are way too busy processing all that muck to notice the line and composition of the page, and it all falls apart on me. You can see more examples in this post by Joe McCulloch, where he breaks down a bit the coloring history for The Incal(I had no idea that Yves Chaland only colored the first chapter of until I first read this).
Paul Pope took a trip down memory lane for his upcoming Image Comics release “One Trick Rip-Off/Deep-Cuts.” The 288-page hardcover features colorized reprints of Pope’s “One Trick Rip-Off” story which first appeared in “Dark Horse Presents” in 1995 as well as 150 pages of other rarely or never before seen stories and comics from that same time. These other works include the “Supertrouble” manga along with several manga pieces created for Kodansha Ltd, the largest publisher of the form in Japan…
While he admitted looking back on some of these nearly twenty-year-old stories could be painful, Pope also said it’s important to do so. CBR News talked with Pope about how Moebius influenced that opinion, Grant and Regan handled the coloring process and Quentin Tarantino inspired “One Trick Rip-Off.”
“…I thought I’d post some of my TMNT thumbnails. This is the complete issue #13 in thumbs. These were done 8 per one 8.5 x 11 sheet of printer paper. The grey tones were added in photoshop. These are tighter than I usually go at this stage because Nickelodeon was approving them as pencils. After that I would just turn in the finished inked pages. I hope you dig them.”
Today the SHAKO trade is released. SHAKO is a classic of early 2000AD pop brutality. SHAKO is a killer bear which eats a lot of humans, because humans clearly deserve it. SHAKO was what passed for a kids’ comic in 1970s Britain.