Bad Hair Day

Some Sunday comic sections were known for their high-quality coloring jobs, others less so. But no matter where they appeared, comics were reproduced using the standard four-color process: cyan-magenta-yellow-black. I doubt the Florida Times-Union won many awards for color reproduction, as this comic from early 1955 makes clear. The yellow and cyan plates were switched, resulting in bizarre colors, most notably in Brett’s blond hair — check out the ’do in the throwaway panel! The foliage was relatively unaffected, being comprised up of both cyan and yellow, but anything colored primarily in tints of yellow (hair) or cyan (armor) had a pretty undesirable appearance (not to mention those skin tones).

KTB 011655 HF 300 x QCC

KTB 011655 HF 300 cc

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