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Old 08-11-2009, 09:30 AM   #35
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Spot on correct. Everyone comes to the table with their skill set. Comic books, like jazz, are not a directed process (a leader, sure...but that's different). Each artist (writer, letterer, penciler, et al.) is expected to know how to ply their craft and work with the others of the team (A clarinetist must know rhythm though he is not a percussionist, yes?). A writer is supposed to understand that ten panels on a page with 100 words each is not correct...unless you have a really brilliant reason...a colorist MUST know that books are printed in CMYK (how often do we as letterers have to fix this? Three times last year alone for me), a letterer must know where the live is as well as parallel lines are going to cause a moire pattern, and a penciller damn well should know how to line an art board so it is the right ratio of size. Scanning is a talent any penciler is foolish NOT to know because it directly effects the quality of their work...but many choose to let someone else make them look like chumps. But a too large or over dpi'd scan is nothing compared to a mishappen under dpi scan...which happens when the artist in question doesn't take responsibility for themselves. Take responsibility. If you don't know how to do it, find someone who does...learn...evolve.
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