Croaker's Gorge - Black and White vs. Color?

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Croaker's Gorge - Black and White vs. Color?

Post by Og » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:57 am

I guess I have another question for you all:

On the question of doing the strip in color or black and white -

Would you prefer more strips a week in black and white, or less strips a week in color?

To help you decide, here are the styles:

Color:
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Black and white:
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I could probably do 5 black and white strips a week, but only 2 color strips a week. Hard decision, because I like the color ones a lot more and they seem a lot more popular.

But I'm curious to hear your opinion.
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Post by dark77778 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:51 am

^_^ Do it old school. Start off the week or plot arc with a colour one, then make them all black and white, and if it comes to a certain strip that you think deserves to be in colour because it's fantastic, then make a colour version.
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Post by Okie Dokie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:33 pm

I also prefer blacknwhite. The inks are good and they do better without color imo

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Post by Josh-Ulrich » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:52 pm

The color looks better in my opinion, I think if you stuck with color you would eventualy get faster at it. Ultimately it's what you enjoy the most that counts though.

On a side note, with your punchlines, you seem to want to add to the joke. The funniest line in the first strip is "That I need glasses?" and that's where the strip should end. But then the frog talks, and I'm not even sure what he's talking about, so the strip leaves me confused instead of laughing. Same thing with the second strip. You don't need the bird to say "Well, what'd you have for lunch?" I would rather see the aligator make his comment and maybe have the bird with a annoyed look on his face. Just an observation. Your setting up decent punchlines, you don't have to try to throw in a second.

Keep it up my friend.

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Post by andrewwales » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:38 am

I agree with Dark.

If you plan on publishing a collection, you could probably accumulate more material faster by sticking to b&w. However, your coloring is awesome, so if you had an occasional colored strip you'd be continuing to honing your skills.

I liked the jokes just fine on these two.

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Post by Og » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:18 pm

Thanks for your opinions, guys. And thanks for saying about the jokes, Andrew. I agree.
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Post by Sskessa » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:23 am

I also agree with dark77778. I find the b & w one really striking, the way you frame the characters with large black areas, combined with the well-placed details.
But I tend to like b & w better almost always. I love high-contrast.

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Post by Mathias » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:16 am

I think the colored ones have the advantage to be abit easier to the eyes due to the less contrast fighting over your attention. However I tend to agree with Dark aswell, as being able to get more material out might be even more valuable in the long run.

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Post by lhrybyk » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:34 pm

Both are great and if you were trying to put out a bunch then go with the b/w. Personally the color is fantastic and I'd be much obliged if you'd put out two of those a week.

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Post by Og » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:33 am

Thanks for the input, guys. Now if only my personal life would stop swamping my comics initiative.

More when I can get to it.
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Post by Harry Myland (IV) » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:59 am

Your colors are great, but I think with this one I'd go with b&w. Your inks are so bold, they can definitely stand on their own.

In an ideal world, I'd love to see both. B&W on weekdays and a nice ol' color strip on Sundays. But I'm an old-fashioned whach-ya-mah-call-it.

(Oops, just realized this post is a month old already. Even so, my comments stand..)

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Post by Djaxx » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:16 am

Black and White.
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Post by tpiro » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:18 pm

I think the real question is: when will we get to see new Croaker's Gorge strips? I miss it!
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Post by Og » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:29 am

I miss it, too.

Sorry, life intervenes.

But thanks for the support.
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