subterfuge explained

subterfuge explained
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subterfuge explained

September 5, 2010
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I’ve seen colour comics that use devices like sepia-tone or washed-out pastel hues to indicate a flashback sequence (um, why no, I can’t think of any specific examples right offhand, but when I do I’ll come back and edit this post 😛 )…   so that gave me the idea that rendering a sequence all in grays [no black, no white] might give me the grayscale equivalent of such an effect.

I think it works fine, and I’m inordinately pleased with myself that I was able to figure out how to make that happen.  Yes, it’s probably a very simple and obvious trick, and I’ve probably re-invented the wheel here.  But this computer tweaking of art is still pretty new to me so I feel like I’ve got at least one backpat coming to me for this one. 🙂  And yeah, next time I use a flashback sequence in Space Kid! I expect I will do this again and make it like the standard representation for this series.


  1. sharmie September 5, 2010 12:02 pm

    this is still my favourite page.

    and holy, i just realized i’ll have to read the comic and be caught up now! since i won’t get to see the sneak previews anymore. booo. but it’s a good thing i follow the rss to remind me… 🙂

  2. John September 6, 2010 2:42 pm

    I remember you said you liked the pose in the last panel, but I didn’t remember that this is your fave page overall! Woo-ha! And yes, please use the RSS (that goes for everyone else too!)

  3. CDowd December 18, 2011 6:03 am

    Love the way you visually handles the flashback.

    • John December 18, 2011 10:59 am

      Thanks! As you can tell from the post, I do too! 😛


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