So… What Up With the Black & White?on May 30, 2005 at 3:41 pm
Today’s comic has posted sans color, and folks are saying, “Wuh?” in a Jon Stewart kind of way.
Actually, the first four-panel posted originally in b&w, before the color one went up. But we probably won’t be colorizing all the early strips.
- For one thing, they’re… early. The first fourteen were turned in in batches, make standard set-ups and jokes, and have fairly simple art. We started to get weird after we’d established our track record, around August of 1989. These strips take their turn beginning this July, and will likely be full color.
- For another thing, we’ve seen so many webcomics futz between b&w and color, that we’re just not scared of the concept. We have all hundred of these strips already drawn in b&w, so there’s no performance pressure there.
- Finally, we’re going to monitor hits vs. level of colorization. You never know when we’ll toss a random colorized strip out during June, so enjoy the show, and try not to think to hard about how we’ve made you aware that you’re our guinea pig.