Another Alan Moore song: ME AND DOROTHY PARKER by Michael Gaydos

#1 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

SWEEET.

#3 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr: yea I like Michael's style on this, using colors for mood like that is way slick :)

#4 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis

I is the great colourist!!!

Actually, I suck.  :(
#5 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@tonis:

I is the great colourist!!!

Actually, I suck. :(

did you add the colors? very cool :)

did you choose the colors or was there some rationale somewhere on which should be used where?

It seems like each was strategically chosen.

#6 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis
 
At first I was just going to do spot color with that yellow shade, since the real Dorothy Parker's poetry always reminded me of the color yellow.
 
But then I thought to myself...What The Hey!
#7 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr said:

@tonis: At first I was just going to do spot color with that yellow shade, since the real Dorothy Parker's poetry always reminded me of the color yellow. But then I thought to myself...What The Hey!

I'm a big fan of 'what the hey!' :)

I like it, those spot colors actually set the mood for me all the way through, very creative approach.

#8 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis
 
You're too kind.
 
I'll answer my PM's and then turn in. Tomorrow is Tuesday at the comic book store and I have to clear the way for Wednesday.
 
G'night, Tony.
#9 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis said: @Roxanne Starr

@Roxanne Starr: yea I like Michael's style on this, using colors for mood like that is way slick :)

Whats the term for this kind of coloring?  Darwyn Cooke uses similar style in his Parker (No relation to Dorothy) books. 
I agree with Tonis that the colors were a nice touch
^_^
 
@Roxanne Starr
I am afraid I never read ant of Dorthy Parker's poems always wanted to.  This certain "Song" strikes me heart strings since both Alan Moore and Prince have written a song about her and she has always been a creator I wanted to read, never got around to it.  This also likely the first thing I have ever seen you letter since this was the first of the songs I've read in comic format.   So it seems you and I were friends before I met you, since you touched a comic that is influential to me.
 
I personally love Prince Ballad of Dorthy Parker more, but don't tell Alan that.
#10 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

You need to read Dorothy Parker's poems, Silk!  She was a true American original. 
 
And I haven't spoken to Alan in ages. Frankly, I'm afraid to call him. 
 
You have to understand that when a comic book writer and a comic book letterer have a long-overdue conversation, one thing always comes up. The comic book writer always has some artist friend who is looking for a letterer. And honey, if Alan asks you for a favor you DON'T turn him down!  :D 
 
It's not as though I flat-out hate to letter, it's just that at this point in my life I've set my sights on BIGGER things. :-)

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