Papers made good money from classified ads and retail advertising. The bleeding started long before the likes of Lee and Alden started gutting newspapers. Craigslist and other online resources offered a much cheaper way to promote products and services. When Buffett sold my hometown paper, The Buffalo News, we knew what was coming next. Sunday mornings will never be the same. Cue Spanky and Our Gang.
I’ve spent many years in an IP firm as a patent illustrator so I got to see what patent and copyright attorneys deal with. There’s an unbelievable amount of knock off products out there.
Yes! I have a touchy feely cousin, she’s really sweet, and there is nothing creepy about it. Anyway, she’s married to my brother :-)
“I’m a big believer in IP rights” — I wish there were more like you.
You have the right approach. Background details are generally insignificant factors in Luann. As long as you get a sense of what place they are in or near, that’s all readers need. It would require a lot of overhead to keep detailed information about architecture and room layouts. However, I do keep a graphic library of places like the firehouse, The Fuse and even Weenie World in case they pop up in a story. Background colors cannot be taken too literally as wall paint colors, although I do try to maintain some consistency in repeated places like the dorm rooms. Oftentimes, background color is just added for the sake of color instead of leaving it white.
No, I was not part of that project. I rarely go to LuannFan.com so I wasn’t aware of the novella until recently. Greg handles Sunday coloring where more nuances can be introduced so without seeing the illustrations my guess is that they are colored with more sophistication than the treatment dailies get. For me it’s a speed game by necessity.
Yes, ArcaMax is showing that Piro’s pants are consistently colored AND so is GoComics now. I can only surmise that someone at AMU (Andrews McMeel Universal) noticed this and made a color correction. Perhaps someone read Wilkins post. “Piro’s Pants” sounds like the title of a children’s book.
All in fun. Needed an emoji there after my question.
Greg and I have had no time to discuss our interior decorating philosophies.
Ya got me there, Wilkins. Are you keeping score?