Bringing in a New Colorist
Posted by Tyler Chin-Tanner on Apr 21, 2011
This past weekend I set up shop at the MoCCA Fest here in NYC. It was a great show and I met a lot a new people who were really interested in American Terrorist, some who were seeing it for the first time and others who had already heard great things about it. It felt good to hear that word was spreading and that people were hearing about it from outside sources.
Another great outcome of the show was that I got a chance to meet the new colorist for American Terrorist, Jordie Bellaire. Unfortunately Matt Wilson, who colored more than half of the book so far, is just too busy to finish it himself. In case you haven't heard, Matt has gone big-time coloring several books a month for Marvel and other major publishers. To help with the workload, he's started his own studio, Three-Fourths Studios. Through this, he'll oversee Jordie as she finishes the rest of the pages for American Terrorist.
I'm grateful for his continued involvement, helping Jordie get up to speed with the book and just offering another set of expert eyes to critique the art and colors for the remaining pages of the graphic novel.
And from what I've seen from Jordie so far, she was a great choice. I could also tell from meeting her at MoCCA that she's really excited to get started and motivated to put her best work into this project.
I thought I'd share with you some of her first few pages. Here is the black & white artwork by Andy MacDonald and the color version next to it.
Jordie was also the one who colored the cover to the American Terrorist Digital Edition #5 that I showed in the previous post.
Here it is again, this time with it fully put together with the logo.
The logo was inserted onto the cover thanks to Fabio Redivo, officially making all four of us involved in the creation of this cover. We decided to go with red lettering for the logo to match with the color scheme of the artwork. It was the first time we had changed the color of the actual logo, where before we had only been manipulating the area around the logo, playing with the tear effect and so on. I think it turned out nicely and fit with the mood of the cover.
I’m off to Portland this week, but I’ll be back next week with more fun stuff to share as we move closer to completing the American Terrorist graphic novel.
Tyler Chin-Tanner started his own publishing company, A Wave Blue World, where he wrote and drew layouts for Adrenaline, its flagship series, Adrenaline and wrote its latest graphic novel, American Terrorist.
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