Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
125 pages in full colour!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Color


Yuk! My apologies to all readers of my strip on Daily Ink, the color reproduction is terrible. I think I know how this has happened and it should sort itself out in the next couple of weeks. Here is the proper version of todays strip with the Daily Ink one below.

6 comments:

hungrydog said...

Was it saved as a gif rather than a jpeg, or what?

Piers Baker said...

This is what happened:
Apparently I saved the first 6 weeks worth of strips with the line artwork in all four channels which causes print registration problems. Kings reverse engineered the line work out of the cyan, yellow and magenta. the results are awful and I wish I could have done it myself. After week 6 I supplied the files properly so they should look fine soon.

My advice to syndicated cartoonists in development is check beforehand that your color and black & white files are ok for print. Send samples to your syndicate's print techies. My Black & White strips look terrible in the newspapers. I wish I'd sorted that out earlier as I'm now having to make changes to completed strips.

You did ask!

hungrydog said...

Funny - I did the same thing, but my artwork isn't as complex as yours so the results weren't noticeable...

Piers Baker said...

I've got a copy of the Bangor Daily News Sunday Comics section and I must say Arctic Circle easily stands out the strongest. Big and bold!
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Anonymous said...

This comic appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune several days ago, albeit in black and white. It charmed me. How shall I say... it elated me. Now I am enamored. I think I am in love with Quentin, whatever it is. I'm not perfect but I'm way more eligible than Olga. And Ollie makes me happy, just because. Thank you, Mr. Baker.

Piers Baker said...

My pleasure and thank you for taking the time to write. It's great to get some nice feedback.