This Week's Toon
'KKK Poster Baby"
Now, onto more technical matters.
There are many times when black & white art carries more visual impact than color, especially if placed on a page where color is plentiful. So, I submitted alternate versions on this week's cartoon, to offer a choice to editors. Often, the color version can simply be converted to grayscale, but that often looks awkward. Not all colors (especially reds) survive the transfer, making the art look cloudy or diminishes visual contrast. So, in many cases, I usually prepare the black and white art differently. In this case, I even did a bitmap version which stripped away any shades of gray completely.
Oh, and why did I not end the Mamma K3's statement with a question mark? One can call it poetic license, of course. But, to me the dialogue expressed was less interrogative than exclamatory.
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|Color version works well on an otherwise text heavy, black & white opinion page.|
|Black & white art is more striking on an otherwise more colorful page.|
|The stark black & white line art in this bitmap version is evocative of |
old school engravings in the days of letterpress newspapers.