Poll: Color wars!
In Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud takes a break from his black and white style to discuss color. He breaks it down thusly:
- In black and white, the ideas behind the art are communicated more directly. Meaning transcends form. Art approaches language. Example: Digger
- In flat color, form takes on more significance. The world becomes a playground of shape and space. Example: The Princess Planet
- With expressive colors, comics can become an intoxicating environment of sensations. (The downside, not mentioned by McCloud, is that these comics can take forever to come out.) Example: Unsounded
Early on, webcomics were primarily of the black-and-white or flat color variety. Now, though, more artistically inclined webcomic creators have entered the field, including some who are just dedicated colorists. We’re seeing quite a few more examples of the ones with expressive colors.
So, readers, which kind of webcomic do you prefer?