When Weekday Comic Strip Coloring Is Outsourced
Unlike Sunday comics, most weekday comics are not colored by the strip’s artist but rather by an independent service (Dan Piraro of the great strip Bizarro being a very notable exception). Alas, it’s a service that does not always read the text of said comics. As a result, you often encounter problems like shirts changing colors each day even when the whole week’s plot occurs in a single moment or a pitch black midafternoon.
And sometimes you get the above, in which characters who are supposed to be suffering from severe sunburns look like they’ve been locked in a sensory depravation tank for three days and then placed in witness protection with Morlocks.
Please join us tomorrow when we learn that Ted’s swim trunks alter hues to match his mood.