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  1. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann about 8 hours ago

    The comments are a laff riot today. Outrage. Disgust. Disbelief. Headshaking! - read, blather, repeat.

  2. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 1 day ago

    Gunth wants breasts. Big ones. On him.

  3. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 3 days ago

    At least one of these posts rates a “BINGO!”

  4. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 8 days ago

    Chill — her grin isn’t any different than TJ’s. Are we also to assume that Sun’s ferret will be skewered and cooked for a future meal? Hide yer cats and dogs, dormies!

  5. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 10 days ago

    I see two places for bungee cord hooks.

  6. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 10 days ago

    Just a little “extra” so not to always have flat color fields. Time does not permit gradients to be applied to the figures themselves, so the solid areas get a little more attention. I thought Viper had an ominous presence, so I tried something unconventional.

  7. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Monty 10 days ago

    backstory tidbit: Jim Meddick told me to make sure the bare butt in the last panel was flesh colored. I can see where someone not paying attention to the dialogue may have missed that essential detail.

  8. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 10 days ago

    Those ear lobes can be rented out as coat hanger space.

  9. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 14 days ago

    maybe it’s been mentioned here before, but In math, delta is all about change.

  10. Sheriff Mordecai commented on Luann 15 days ago

    long-winded response to yesterday’s post:

    TORAD_07 said, about 16 hours ago

    @Sheriff Mordecai

    I can assure you there are several weeks of work in the pipeline.

    So, Sheriff, any comment on that thought (in Monday’s comments) on who does the coloring for the strip?


    Evans set up coloring preferences for his Sunday strips years ago with American Color in Buffalo, NY (now defunct and buried under a couple of successive buyouts – vestiges remain under the giant QuadGraphics). Daily color specs were built off the Sunday palette.

    I am now an independent contractor, a former employee of American Color (not as a colorist, though), who complements the in-house colorists at Universal.

    I do not know how many work directly for Universal nor do I know any of the other freelance colorists. We could be scattered all over the world. The Internet as been a great leveler for such opportunities.

    I color six daily strips as part of my freelance gamut.
    Greg briefly alludes to coloring duties in his Reuben seminar talk. I am the “is Frank here?” who was not in the room that day. Had my daughter not chosen to get married last May 24, I would have certainly been in attendance. Was looking forward to dinner on the deck of an aircraft carrier with the rest of the NCS.

    Recently, I have upgraded the coloring process for Greg with gradients and other touches because it is becoming a more sophisticated product, and the look should reflect a higher standard. But on a personal level, Greg is a top level pro and really cares about his work – how can I approach it any other way?

    The green shorts? Just an arbitrary pick. Different day, probably a different hue.

    And that leads me to another point: the difficulties of color consistency. If a colorist does not follow the story, he/she is going to stumble badly, especially regarding clothing colors that are not spec’d out. Well, Toni and Brad’s blue/grey combo is in the spec, but no others. I do my best to maintain color consistency when it is obvious that the characters would not have changed their clothes, but we have only so much time to spend on each strip. Our vigilant readers catch EVERYthing, or so it seems. I keep reference strips for Weenie World colors, firetruck colors and a few other not-so-often recurring items within reach, but there is no database to tell me what color Luann’s or Brad’s car is. At best I remember the detail or can quickly locate it in the archives, but it’s a far from perfect process.

    So that’s my ramble.