Hello, and welcome to our blog!
For many of you, this will be the first time here so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving us a look. Our webcomic, The Deep Dive Daredevils – has been in the works for a few years now, it’s a labor of love, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you than we are. It’s not humanly possible.
We’ll be updating the comic every Tuesday, and I’ll be adding additional content to this blog every Sunday with this feature, the Sunday Lunch. Sometimes the post will be about the Daredevils’ page that week, other times it won’t. Either way, the blog will give you something fun to chew on until the next installment of the Daredevils. Hopefully you’ll dig reading it as much as we like writing it.
So lets talk about the comic! Our letterer and graphic designer, Steven Finch used his magical graphic designing voodoo to digitally age the pages and give them a vintage, golden age patina. When we were writing the story, our thought was always that the Daredevils would have the feeling of something from a different time. When Finch showed us the distressed pages, it was all New Jersey pool party for about a week. So much
shirtless fist pumping regular celebrating. We were already excited about the art as it was, but the finish of the pages threw it up over the top.
Side by side, its easy to see the differences between the aged panels and the unaltered work. While the unaltered coloring is sharp and brilliant (which is a key for the success of the finished work), the addition of the patina makes the comic feel like something you could have picked up as a kid, or a treasure you could have pulled out of a back issues bin that had been waiting there for 20 years.
The above snip shows the secondary coolness of the digital aging. While the feel of the page is made distinctly retro using the patina, the art itself is only subtly changed by it. The bottom half of the picture is the unaltered art, and other than the white borders and yellow text box, the actual art in the panel is almost unchanged.
And that’s the Lunch for 4/17/12
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