Monday, January 21, 2008

yer actual Dave Gibbons

Seeing how I mentioned it last time, I thought I'd elucidate with this link: preview pages of IDW's DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS, featuring Charlie Kirchoff's colours over Dave Gibbons' artwork. It's a hard job colouring pages that previously saw life in glorious monotone: for starters, artists tend to throw a lot more black around in the quest for contrast, leaving you, the humble underpaid colourist, less room to strut your funkadelic stuff. I like to think here that Kirchoff's work lends Gibbons something of the quality of the great artists of the UK's lithoprint comics heyday, yer Bellamys, yer Embletons.

3 comments:

Dan McDaid said...

And I think yer spot on. I'm pleasantly surprised how restrained and sympathetic this colour job is. Compare with, say, the colours on Ultimates 3... And then do a little cry.

Mark said...

Yet ULTIMATES 3 #1 was just announced as the top selling comic for December.

Arrgh!

Swinebread said...

I love DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS!