October 15, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 13
Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 13

Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 13

Of all the things that the addition of color really enhances with this story arc, I’d say my favorites are Sky and Bocce. With Sky, the changes from blue to shiny are much more obvious with color, and with Bocce, his energy arm stands out much more now.

And of course, how would you tell a live root beetle from a cooked one without color?? How??!!

BTW, many people have asked if I’ll be coloring the first story anytime soon, and I have to say “No.” I’d love to, and I’m sure I will at some point. But given the undertaking, I’d MUCH rather put that time and effort into new stories than go back and revisit a previous one. Especially given the larger story I’ve had planned for the series from the beginning.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Khard12 says:

    I have enjoyed seeing Bocce and Sky in color. You’re right, the color does make different things stand out.
    (And the live root beetle is the one crawling off the plate.)

  2. I agree that Sky and Bocce look better in color. In my head, I had Bocce’s arm yellow, like Gloop and Gleep in The Herculoids, but I like it better blue. (Mostly because blue is my favorite color, which makes Sky even prettier. Not that I’m into drawn women, mind you……)

  3. Sean Wang says:

    I’m partial to blue as well, which makes me feel like I use it more often than not. Sometimes I have to make a conscious effort to use a different color for aliens and backgrounds. As for Bocce and Sky, they only appeared in color on the covers and some promo images, and I couldn’t really work references to the arm and skin color into the dialogue of Bad Goods without it sounding forced. So yeah, I can see how people might not have realized what the colors were supposed to be. Glad to be doing full color stories now!

  4. GaBe says:

    Panel 3 is great! =D

  5. Sean Wang says:

    Ha ha. Yeah, it’s a total aside from everything else happening in that scene, but I love that Roka’s very miserly about expenses, so it was a fun panel to insert. I also wanted to set it up for his line about the cost of lift sleds in the next chapter. And now that I think about, it seems even funnier to me because the fork probably WAS cheap. I mean, how expensive could a fork be?