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Feb. 17th, 2008

12:20 am - Color Me Amused

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What happens when the colorists don't read the cartoon before starting on it:

http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComick.mpl?date=20080216&name=Barney_Google

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 17th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
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That sort of thing happens occasionally. There was a Lockhorns cartoon where Loretta is showing off her pink dress, and Leroy is making some comment about it being "bilious green".
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From:ceruleanst
Date:February 17th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
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When the papers first tried colorizing daily comics, they couldn't decide from day to day whether Asok the Intern was white or black.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 17th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
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And he's not really either; he's South Asian.

Great parody icon, BTW.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 17th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
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I thought he said "bulimic green."
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 17th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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The link still works for me. And for some reason, the strip is listed under "Snuffy Smith" on their comics page, despite the "?name=Barney_Google" parameter in the URL.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 17th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
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There was a "Safe Havens" strip last year in which Ming, dressed in black, was playing a filled-in oval on a standardized test while three other people played the unfilled ovals. If the colorist had thought it through, the others would be wearing white.

I see subtler versions of the problem all the time. Web cartoonists do it better, of course. I suspect that newspaper colorists aren't paid much better. Or if they are, they're overpaid.
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