I’ve been slow to color KerBop and that’s the truth and I apologize, and color is coming. There’s in a nutshell the admission/excuse/apology/promise, which is a combination I would rather not have to deliver, but yeah, bringing color to KerBop is taking a bit longer than I thought and right now it’s partly colored and I know it’s kinda weird– the plan I’m trying to put in action is to catch up with color so that it looks weird for as little more time as possible.
So my plan was always, since the start: draw it first. Keep the story rolling. Color later. Because on the train, in the cafe, during lunch break, in waiting rooms, I have access to my pens and paper and can make progress. Coloring, though, requires my computer, and ironically I had alot less time alone with my computer to do art on, back when I worked in the game industry. And it turns out to take so much longer to color than I thought.
So I guess most people with color webcomics fully color their pages before uploading them each week. I didn’t really realize that until recently– or else I thought it didn’t matter: KB’s mine to put on display according to how it fits with my existence. I hear about other webcomicers who pay others to do their color (I tried to find someone to color for me, even for pay I haven’t been able to find anyone to do it– are my KB inks really that intimidating? I suppose many of them are) and I’ve also known some who do all-nighters every week in order to have a weekly update in full-color. Ok.. I kinda need to keep doing it this way a little while longer– uploading the black and white art and then doing coloring binges afterward. I still have to see how well this works but it’s just the process I need to use at the moment.
So I totally agree with everyone who says the comic needs color. I totally understand those who are bummed when they reach the end of where I’ve gotten with color so far. In fact I couldn’t agree more. I see what you see, and I’m working on it. My work schedule just hasn’t afforded me time to color every single page yet.
So that said, here’s a view of experiments in color I’ve been doing: