Monday, February 1, 2016

Coloring VeggieTales Super Comics: MacLarry & the Stinky Cheese Battle!

Line art by Cory Jones, Colors by Philip A. Buck

    Last year, I had the great pleasure of working as a freelance Artist Assistant & Colorist for illustrator, Cory Jones as he illustrated volumes of VeggieTales Super Comics! Today let's look at the 32 page VeggieTales comic book story MacLarry & The Stinky Cheese Battle we worked on for Big Idea Entertainment & B&H Kids publishing. The story from the Big Idea VeggieTales video was adapted by Aaron Linne & is collected in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 3.

    Last time, I showed you a "before & after" look at the pages for the story, Rack, Shack, & Benny. Below are examples of how Cory's line art basically looked when I received it, followed by my digital color version of each page for this story. The majority of my work was done in Photoshop with minor corrections & adjustments in Illustrator. My original color work was in CYMK mode, but for the purposes of posting online, it has been changed to RGB mode (which alters the colors slightly.) The comic's word balloons, thought bubbles, & captions have been removed. 

    The full comic is available in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 3, which can be purchased in most book stores and on Amazon and should be available as a single issue comic on Comixology soon.  This story was the third of many I was lucky enough to work on with Cory Jones. You can get a bigger & clearer view of these pages & more, as well as more info over on my Portfolio page. Thanks for checking these out! God bless!

P.S. Of course, VeggieTales Supercomics & it characters belong to Big Idea Entertainment.