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All Star Western #28 page 1

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Out this week. Jonah Hex winds up in hospital, & shenanigans ensue. Feedback so far on these pages is that most people aren't crazy about the zip-a-tone effect, so this will probably be the last time I'll use it, for the time being at least. Pencils & inks by yours truly.
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DylanTeagueProfessional General Artist
Cool Stuff Staz, has a Zaffino feel to it.
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
Thanks Dylan, glad you like it.  I didn't know who Zaffino was if I'm honest, but Google is a wonderful thing, & damn, he was good huh? I can only dream of achieving his approach to light & shadow.
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I love the zip-a-tone! Great work, Staz!
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
Thanks :-)
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Dave-AcostaProfessional Traditional Artist
The Zip-a-tone rules! It's a unique comic art trademark - keep it alive!
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
LOL, thanks. And I agree, I love the look of zip-a-tone on comic art, it always reminds me of the superb work Steve Dillon used to do in 2000AD in the early 80's (if you ever get to see his Dredd story 'Alone In A Crowd', the art is immense & had a huge influence on me), but as I mentioned in an earlier reply, the resultant moire patterns when zip-a-tone viewed on tablets etc means that unless I'm working on something that is solely for print, I'm probably going to drop it.
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Steele67Hobbyist Digital Artist
added to my folder pull list
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JeffGraham-ArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know Staz, I'm kinda liking the zip-a-tone! :)
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
I like it too... for print media! Unfortunately, as you know, in this day & age a lot of people are reading this stuff on various digital formats, & I'm afraid that under such circumstances the zip-a-tone can create horrible moire patterns. Now I hate those moire patterns a lot more than I like the zip-a-tone effect, so leaving the artwork 'au naturel' (so to speak) is the lesser of two evils.
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JeffGraham-ArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh...gotcha!

I still dig it though; it gives off that old school of art vibe I like! ;)
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shanewhiteProfessional Artist
Great shot! I remember when Neal Adams could pull that off...many years ago.

=s=
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
Yeah, he was pretty damn good wasn't he. Probably still is... :-)
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Soju-EntertainmentProfessional Traditional Artist
yeah! nice angle!
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StazJohnsonProfessional Artist
Thanks.
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