I wish I had some color half-pages from this sequence to intersperse with the black and white art, but the printer proofs really accentuate Collins’ wonderful line work. And As you can see, the third-page versions that ran in many newspapers during this era of Kevin left much to be desired. With these shrunken comics, each panel was cropped, and the lovely “throwaway” was eliminated.
For the time being, Barda is able to calm her erstwhile boyfriend’s anger, but her situation proves too sticky for any further help from her father. Though Kevin will have his hands full dealing with the jealous, jilted Luoth, he is as calm and confident as ever.
Quick thinking and a sudden, unlikely alliance buys Kevin time as he tries to dig his way out of trouble.
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Those third-page versions are like watching a “pan and scan” version of a Cinemascope movie. Kreigh Collins hated them–a sentiment I’m sure other comic strip artists who had this done to their work must have felt. And if one of them saw a 2018 Sunday comics section, they’d drop in their tracks at the sheer horror of it all…
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