March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
Sidewalk, Lucy? Surely you mean in the yard.
Yeah me too!!
There needs to be some kind of rule that the folks who do the coloring of old comics (and new ones too where the actual cartoonist doesn’t color their dailies but online sites get someone to color them, show both read the comic and know what their doing. Like TMO1 pointed out, look at that sky. Ok, so the colorist figured they were in a yard and colored the ground all green to show grass. Fine, as long as we ignore the commentary. But the sky? Obviously we could have grey in the foreground to show a sidewalk and then green grass beyond the sidewalk. Then a blue sky, maybe with some pink and orange tinge for morning and red or varying shades of darker blue tinging for evening at the top of the frames.
Lucy, here in Boston, I see homeless people do that all the time.
Flashold… exactly!PLUS, he (or she) is using Schulz’s chosen colors.
Cartoonists have traditionally colored their own Sunday strips…the dailies were printed in black and white.Peanuts followed that pattern…so the Sundays here were colored by Charles Schulz himself.
When newspapers and then websites started wanting everything in color, the publishers (syndicates) hired colorists to fill in the dailies. It’s a low-paid, very part-time job… mostly a labor of love for a few people who really like doing it.
They usually get paid for only about 10 minutes to work on each day’s strip, on the computer…. that’s ONE low-paid hour to color a whole six-day week of strips.
Any more is on their own time. So yes, sometimes they miss a word or two, while trying to get the coloring done.Ten minutes, people!
Some cartoonists set guidelines for colors, some don’t. Peanuts is very tightly controlled by “Peanuts Worldwide” … you can bet they choose colors.
If you look at a Sunday strip, or even a Peanuts book, you’ll see that Schulz himself colored the sky or the walls a different pastel in each frame or page. He thought of it as a background, not necessarily the sky.He didn’t do “realistic” skies, or shading, preferring decorative blocks of flat color.
It’s a famous part of his art, one which many other cartoonists have copied.I think time has shown that he knew what he was doing…. The colorists, of course, do it his way, and use his color palette. It’s not up to them to decide how the sky “should” have been done!
The question has him so disturbed that now he won’t be able to sleep.
…now go back to sleep, Snoopy.
How can anyone not?
Can’t be done as long as Lucy Interruptus is roaming the sidewalk.
This is why they need to stop coloring in the daily strips. Schulz left them black and white for a reason.
A few summers ago I came across a bear sleeping under a bush not 5 feet off an extremely popular trailhead in the eastern sierra. I would never have seen him if my dog hadn’t stopped and sniffed at this bush like crazy. We watched several hikers walk right by. Silly old bear was likely the same one that patrolled the lake each day taking fish from any fisherman that had left his catch laying about.
Silly people! The reason for all the goofy colors in the strip is because Snoopy is dreaming…
The “Calvin and Hobbes” daily reruns on GoComics are in the black and white that their creator and God intended. “Lio’s” new dailies are, too. “Li’l Abner” only has a few arcs, but they’re all in the original. My newspaper, “The Kansas City Star” still prints the dailies in black and white, though I’m sure it’s in the minority these days. And of course I have a couple hundred of the old pocket paperbacks of comic strips ranging from “Andy Capp” to “Ziggy.” Black and white never bothers me.
I remember waking up on the opposite side of my bedroom where the light switch is.
I just remember switching on the light and then waking up. That’s the only time I’ve ever sleepwalked.
Did you expect Snoopy to answer you, Lucy?
Peach: warm tone, yellow: cool tone, pink: skin tone, green: earth tone. Snoopy’s body language; Consider the source!
It was a rhetorical question Snoopy – don’t stew about an answer !
Maybe they just want to show off the pastel colors. I can’t believe some of you are actually complaining about this. Just enjoy the strip, and let it put a smile on your face! :)
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Beagle on a sidewalkTaking a snoozeLucy comes up…gives Snoopy some abuse