Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ship of Fools

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

As a fan of Mort Walker's strips it is no surprise I also like his seventies strip Boner's Ark, both in the early version he drew himself as the later, more stylized version drawn by Frank Johnson. The Sunday didn't appear intul 1977, I think, by which time Johnson was already doing the artwork. Too bad, because I would have loved to see what Walker would have done with those. The color samples I have are from that later version.


joecab said...

Ger, I love your site.

But I'm wondering why you're not scanning the b&w strips in grayscale? true, the file size will be slightly larger but it should allow for better readability and detail.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

The black and white Sundays are all taken from micro-fiche and micro-film scans from various (pay) websites. I can't enhance the quality, whch is why always try to combine them with my own scans. Every once in a while I'll have my own black and white dailies and they are a lot better.

joecab said...

Oh of course I should have thought of that. Thanks for the clarification.