You'll Love This Download If:
- You love comics
- You want to know more about how to create a mood using color
- You are interested in the history of comic book coloring
In this download from Print Magazine's June 2013 issue, award-winning colorist Dave Stewart offers an inside look at the process of bringing comics to life with color. From “Batwoman” to “Space Dumplings,” see examples of his work and learn how Stewart keeps things fresh when going from project to project.
Inside Secrets of a Comic Book Colorist You'll Find:
- Examples of how color is used to set the tone for a comic’s storyline
- An exclusive look at award-winning colorist Dave Stewart’s process
Over the past few years, a new set of names has started showing up on the covers of American comic books. Writers, pencillers and inkers have been coverbilled for decades, but with mainstream comics’ shift to computer production and high-quality offset printing, colorists have become a crucial, distinctive part of the creative teams, and they’re getting credit alongside writers and line artists.
That’s a big change—colorists were rarely even credited at all until the mid-’70s—and the comics business is still adjusting to it. A few months ago, colorist Jordie Bellaire (who colors series including “Ultimate X-Men” and “The Rocketeer”) caused a stir when she protested a comic book convention’s refusal to list comic book colorists among its official guests. In response, the comics community held a “Colorist Appreciation Day” on Twitter, posting scores of examples of artwork transformed by its coloring.