Comic 27 - 1.2.27

18th Feb 2018, 2:22 PM in Book 1: End Zone, Canto 2
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Cliff Hansen 18th Feb 2018, 2:22 PM edit delete
Bit slow this page, but a bit of a baptism for the adventures ahead.


Miguel1982 20th Feb 2018, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
I like this. I have googled remedies to problems I've faced countless times including for ADHD and depression. I recognize all of those answers. LOL. I like and appreciate how reality-bound Doubting Thomas is!
Cliff Hansen 20th Feb 2018, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Not entirely reality-bound, but I do my best! I encourage people to discuss things with credentialed authorities, particularly those related to health.
...(RockB) 21st Feb 2018, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, I wrote a comment for this page but I'm not sure I sent it. I was about beards and the use of colors.

I case I didn't send it, I know 2 comics where color is used in an unusual way, to convey some information. One is Gwendoline, here on CF, the other one is Alpha Flag.
Cliff Hansen 21st Feb 2018, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Nice! Color is very important. I am giving key characters each their own palette.
...(RockB) 22nd Feb 2018, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
So I didn't send it...

Actually I had a question about Thomas' shirt: Is it really green (nothing wrong with that) or is it colored by his "inner green" - in which case I think the use of color palettes-per-character exceeds it's competences a bit... just because it's getting impossible to know whether a certain color is as it perceived by the characters or not. (And what will happen if Thomas hands a sheet of paper to Perez, will it be half-green, half-red and turn full-red when Thomas withdraws his hands?
Cliff Hansen 22nd Feb 2018, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
I think you're working too much into it, my friend :-) You're right that I do use the colors to match perspective a bit in Thomas' case, as in the darker and less saturated images or the different color palettes, but I use a restrictive palette so each person can only use a certain range of colors. That's why it's actually really hard for me to show red in Thomas' palette for example just because it's not supported by the gamut of his palette. Basically I start with a canvas of green and paint on top of that with a limited color range. So if something is green from Thomas' perspective, it will still be green from Perez' but just a different hue of green. It's basic color grading and movies do it all time, it just may be more apparent here because of the rapid shifting between characters. When their paths eventually intertwine, their colors will too, which, frankly, I'm looking forward to because it will be easier to color with!
Cliff Hansen 22nd Feb 2018, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
To be honest, I'm considering doing the second book in black and white only since it would more than double my speed--and they are quite noir--but I'm not sure since I do love coloring these and am happy with their colored appearance.
...(RockB) 22nd Feb 2018, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
Imagining this page in b/w or grayscale... Nah. There are comics that work well in b/w, but you already established your special technique and I think you would loose a big measure to transport something.
Hmm, how about making a chapter title page in b/w? That would be different :)
...(RockB) 22nd Feb 2018, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, sometimes my imagination goes overboard :D
Mostly not in a useful way...

Thank you for the detailed explanation, I'm rather curious how a meeting of some characters will turn out, color-wise.
Cliff Hansen 22nd Feb 2018, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
I'm just glad it caught your imagination. I scribbled a list of story ideas on a post-it note about 6 years ago, I'm glad to finally be able to be doing something fun with them!