Last week, I finished my 7 page comic for the Feathertale Review issue #4 that is due out this summer. It’s supposed to be off to the printers today. Here’s a peek at page 1 all coloured up.
This is the first official colour Possum comic, for all of you Possum completists out there (Mom). I’ll post again, when it is ready for sale through the Feathertale Review’s store.
Here’s the inked line version too just for fun:
Now, back to work on issue #4! (look for issue #4 to be finished for the Toronto Fan Expo, August 21st – 23rd). It’s the conclusion to the Mexican Wrestling storyline!
Looks great Blair!
The second panel in colour reminds me of the animated short ‘The Cat Came Back’ for some obscure reason!
Great work! I love the Possum and I look forward to picking up issue 4 at the Fan Expo. Keep up the amazing work:)
Forgot to ask, how did you colored it?
Daniel: Thanks! Ha. I guess it does look a bit like The Cat Came Back. Probably the wallpaper lines and the monocromaticness (That’s probably not a word is it?). As for the colouring, I did it in photoshop, using DC’s old 124 colour palette that they used to colour their comics before computer colouring. I suck at colouring, so it was nice to have a limited palette to choose colours from, so I don’t go crazy and slap strange colours down. I found the chart in a ‘DC Comics Guide to coloring’ book that I have, and I just copied the YRB codes into photoshop and made my own palette.
Joseph: Also, thanks! I’ll look forward to seeing you in August!
Blair, I’m loving that color Possum! Limited colors like that sing to me (helps that I use limited colors myself!). Again, what a great opportunity to see your comic in color. And I’ll have to check out that DC Coloring book…Great idea you stealin..uh,..I mean, great idea that you were INFLUENCED by their color palette.
Always brings a smile to my face seeing new work from ya!
Javier: Thanks! I actually stole the idea from Jose Villarrubia, who is colouring Strange Adventures, with Paul Pope. I saw a page posted, and it said that he was using 144 (it was supposed to be 124) colours available to newspaper printers circa 1940. I looked all over for the palette, but couldn’t find anything. Then I remembered seeing a colour chart in that DC ‘How to’ book. Luckily, the chart had all of the YRB codes on it, so I just transfered it into photoshop using the CMYK sliders. I’d like another crack at colouring though, because I learned quite a bit doing this and there is a lot I would do differently next time.
Coloured Possum? Could it be? ZOMG!
gdaybloke: No. You’re just dreaming…. go back to bed.
Wow The possum in colour! Looks amazing. The limited colour palette really works. it gives the night scene real atmosphere. I really like the yellow and purple combination too.
yeah Blair, that color looks great so if you could just go ahead and color the previous issues for a re-issue and color everything moving forward that would be great. Thanks:)
Mirco: Thanks, man.
Craig: I’ll get right on it sir……
Hi Blair! I just discovered your blog and wanted to let you know I love your work 🙂 I’m a storyboard revisionist on Johnny Test and your boards are the most fun to work with! The acting and expressions crack me up every time (and there’s always so little to revise which is awesome). Very entertaining stuff 😀
this comic book series is ausem!!
how many possum books are you planing to write? thas a nice pic of your son in the possum costum you have on the back of one of the comics:)
i dident get the spam protechion for a second Nice one:)