Eeeek — there were at least 30 comments yesterday, explaining about the coloring mistake…including, give or take, a couple of dozen links or suggestions to see Jimmy Johnson’s site….
I even posted a close-up image of the corrected panel with the white seagull poop.Let’s not start all over again!!
BTW…. colorists get about 10 minutes to fill in a daily strip…. generally, one not-very-well-paid hour per week per comic..Some color several strips…. but none can quit their day jobs for the 4 or 5 hours of low pay every week.
The cartoonist seldom gets a chance to give special instructions, or, if there were some, they might get lost somewhere between the syndicate, the colorists, and the company in the middle that contracts with both…Good colorists usually read the strip for clues….
but when the art is ambiguous and you only have 10 minutes a day…. mistakes happen.
One week Stone Soup was all about a “green sweater”…. which was never shown in green, proving the hand that wielded the virtual crayons never read the dialogue.