The OFU Coloring Project

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm recoloring all 234 rows of comics that go into Schlock Mercenary: Out From Under (Update: It's now called Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance) so that the book looks better. From time to time I question the wisdom of this. I don't know that it will result in extra sales, and even if it does I suspect that they fall beyond the point of diminishing returns. The bean-counter in me says the strips are good enough as-is, and I should get over it. Then I come across a row like the one below. schlock20040516c-blogold.jpg My "touch-ups" make it look more like this. schlock20040516c-blog.jpg And I feel justified in my work. I'm not changing the line art (well... not much. A few lines, here and there, but only the very worst offenders) but the depth that I'm getting from simple gradient fills and cel-shading is adding a lot to the project. I hope you all like it. I only have 152 rows left out of 234. I'm 35% done!