Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Leftover Day.

Have you got the IDW Terry and the Pirates reprint series? I still have to read the last one (fially a strip that is as much fun to read as to look at), so I hadn't come across this one. An illustration blog I flllow has a feature called 'one perfect drawing'. This is my entry for 'one perfect Sunday'.

And another one that comes a month before that.


Smurfswacker said...

You're dead-on about these Sundays, especially the second one. It doesn't show completely in this scan, but that little panel with the upshot of the plane is a masterpiece of coloring.

You know, Caniff seems to have gone out of his way to give the Syndicate their money's worth during his final year on the strip. Storywise he brought back all his old cast members in interesting, character-rich stories. Artwise he piled on more interesting camera work, more dramatic lighting effects, more detail in the settings and more new color effects than he'd used in years. I don't know if he was trying to prove he wasn't short-changing Terry while he was preparing Steve Canyon, or if he just wanted to go out with a bang. Either way 1946 was a banner year for Terry.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yeah, reprocuding the color the right way was har.... I paticulry like the use of forground and background, the silhouettes and the way he manages to tell so much in his single inmages. Much has been made of Noel Sickles' influence on Caniff, but he was a master storyteller.