The other major aspect of my summer research was CMYK printing all 23 pages of the Iron Man issue 178 comic. This series is similar to an earlier series of black and white prints using the entire page of the comic. All imagery is removed, and only the dominant background color(s) remain. In order to achieve this effect, I only use the color scanned from the original pages. I had to digitally cut and paste small parts of the original halftones in order to create seamless color. Each print is 10″x6.5″, the same size as the original, printed on tan BFK paper then mounted on white BFK.

Through these prints, I am hoping to talk about the color design and framing decisions comic book artists make regarding the layout of the page, and how that relates to story telling in comics. I also enjoy the idea that I can make imagery taken from comics become almost non-respresentational, something comics are never intended to be. Click on any image below to see a close up.

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