Well, I didn't mean to say that your idea wasn't new, just that there's recently an exact example of what you've spoken about. So, obviously the tech is here and now it's just a matter of time before this is going to permeate the comics world. All I'm saying, wait till you sell those wonderful pages!
i expressed myself poorly. i meant to say that the idea was straight forward... not very original but, just logical thing to do with the material.
cant wait to see how they deal with it...
In looking at the guys doing the kickstarter programs and looking at how the donations work, obviously there are people out there willing to pay more for those kinds of features. I doubt I'd ever have the money to purchase something like that, but it would be a really cool thing to offer. You are right though, the price would probably be steep.
yeah! its going to be a while till i have one. but its great to follow the whole thing, right?
I wonder if that would ruin the "magic"?
it might in some cases but i think that having an informed opinion is part of the game if you're into it... (into the whole making of aspect of the medium)
i guess if the features are accessible for no extra cause it would be up to the viewer to access them...right?
for all i know many people that buy dvds dont feel compeled to watch any of the features or listen to the commentaries...
something like that could happen here if they're just built in at no extra cost ... expect for big olg special editions or memorable back issues etc...
With so much left to coloring anymore, I wonder if many current comic art stands up as well in black and white.
yeah... that's an interesting consideration...
i guess books going straight for b&W printing are drawn differently, at least it sure happened that way back in the day... (the ec comics, horror/scifi stuff was full of black areas, with lots of defined volumes and lighting effects etc)
also back then, the color books, seemed to have cleaner line work, using defined areas ready for color to fill them, determine what they were and differentiate themselves from backgrounds etc...
but this is not necessarily bad, condensing and simplifying the line-work successfully is super hard to do (ask alex toth followers)
today there are fewer b&w comics being produced, so its hard to compare.
and i assume the dependency on color is probably even stronger, with all the lighting effects, blur, atmosphere, etc that digital color can provide ... but i still find so many contemporary artists so amazingly crafted, intense, versatile and spectacularly detailed!
what seems clear to me is that the coloring nowadays, is a fully relevant part of the artistic process of creating the book, so much more than it was only 20 years ago, and it got worst the further back you went.
i feel lucky for that!