Friday, July 16, 2010

In Delirium

You can see here that the Nostalgia Press editions of Prince Valiant had their own way of colorizing the reprints. They weren't horrible, but they weren't accurate to the original color palettes, many times using single colors to cast over large scenes.

Say as compared to the same panel, below, published in the latest Fantagraphics hard cover reprint, which is a very nice edition. The color is quite similar to the huge, full-size editions put out by Manuscript Press (which is still my favorite reprinting of Prince Valiant—but limited to only 3 volumes).

And then, compare again to the stark and dark Fantagraphics 1st-time-around softcovers from the 80s:

1 comment:

Jeff Overturf said...

I gotta say...Foster's work still looks great no matter how it gets colored.