Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Some words from Chris Moreno about my colors on his pencils: 'JM Ringuet, our colorist on the book really took that notion and ran with it. It doesn't look like your typical comic book. he demonstrated that ably on Death Comes to Dillinger, so I felt more than comfortable letting him play on my work. This book is very much like free-form Jazz-- I do this, then they do this, but how about this? It comes out better because of it.' 'I think once the first few pages started coming back from JM, I really got a sense of what we were really doing on the book. His layers of texture just amazed me. One of the scenes takes place in a diner, and he actually layered in what looks like menu pictures onto the pages, in the backgrounds. Truly inspired. This kind of stuff definitely informed how I drew subsequent pages.' 'What can I say about JM that I haven't already shouted from the mountaintops? He's a real craftsman. He's got a great color sense, making choices that I never would have thought of. I went into this series without any preconceived notion of what it would look like, especially because, in working with JM, I wanted to see my work through his colors. By no means was I disappointed.' Well thanks Chris! The whole interview here.