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When Weekday Comic Strip Coloring Is Outsourced

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on May 26, 2011


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.

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  1. ianmorris said, on May 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

    i was wondering why they looked normal

  2. Paul Jones said, on May 27, 2011 at 6:03 am

    McEldowney has that sort of problem too.

  3. I_Greyhound said, on May 27, 2011 at 7:14 am

    This happened big time in Judge Parker a few weeks ago. There was a nighttime candlelit dinner on Sunday that carried through the week, but the weekday strips had this giant yellow sun-moon, and everyone looked like ghouls since they were brightly lit with heavy shadows over their faces.

  4. turquoisecow said, on May 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Read? What, they were supposed to READ the comic, too? That’s way too much work. :P

  5. James Bevan said, on May 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    OT: Obama just extended the Patriot Act. I TOLD you all he was no different than Bush.

  6. Gen said, on May 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Maybe they threw the comic at the temp before they trained them to care.


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