It's (comic book) colorist appreciation day again. Kind of funny how arbitrary the selection of the day is, but that is a testament to it's organic origins. (lets hear it for people getting pissed off and starting a movement). Still, happy to see it experience an anniversary.
In honor of colorist appreciation day i'd like to repost some of which I wrote last year. (Particularly relevant is Nei's most recent post on her dA http://toolkitten.deviantart.com/journal/i-quit-428646803)
...The job is so bad that half of them leave the position when they reach the top. (see Christina Strain and Mark Sweeney. Even Nei Ruffino is going after pencils
Long time no see folks, busy week here with 3 books coming out! This week Green Lantern 21 comes out, and looking at my last diary entry featuring Green Lantern 17, that means a lot of books have come and gone that i wasn't able to post about ( including green lantern 18 through 20- and 20 was the monster that kept me from having time to post!)
Billy Tan, Richard Friend
Alex Sinclair, Tony Avina
Billy Tan, Alex Sinclair, Rags Morales
Wed, June 5
One of the downsides of being a flatter is you are never sure whenever anything is coming out. The upside is going to the comic book shop and seeing a magazine and saying "oh yeah. that one"
this "that one" is Green Lantern #17
Personally i dig the 2 page spread later in the book. Alex is at his best when he gets to play with ALL the colors
Doug Mahnke, Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez, [more...]
Doug Mahnke, Mark Irwin, Alex Sinclair
Wed, February 20th, 2013
Another week goes by... *poof*
this week Comedian #5 hits the shelves
previews can be found here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=15247
I was really impressed by J.G. Jones artwork through this series. Looking at the black and whites, every panel looked like a period photograph, with deep shadows in the eyesockets (I never had to flat so few eyeballs!). It's not the type of style I immediately like in a comic book, but it was very suitable to the story and effective. No knocks on Alex's colors, but seeing these pages in black and white was a treat.
Oops- missed a day- can't believe they already have earth2 out again this week (#8 was 2 weeks ago). Guess that happens when you are so busy with the issue that 2 down the line.
here's the link and info
Variant Cover by:
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Feb 6 201
colors by ~sinccolor (https://www.deviantart.com/sinccolor)