Updated: October 03, 2004
INNOVATION ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART (ISSUE #01)
A series of original color grayline pages
from Lost In Space #1, which was published
by Innovation in 1991. It was hand-painted by
Disney colorist Scott Rockwell; the art was
rendered by Eddy Newell and Mark Jones.
Graylines were a color method mainly used in the
1980's and 1990's, but they've become all but
extinct with the proliferation of computer
color. A grayline page actually consists of 2
separate pages -- there is a "black plate,"
which is all of the black lines (including the
lettering) on a transparent overlay; the other
page is a special photo paper on which the lines
are printed in gray.
This page is the one that was then colored by hand.
This method allowed colorists to get far more creative
than was previously possible, since sections of the
grayline page could be cut out, and airbrush color
done on a separate paper could be pasted to the back
of the page, making airbrush effects possible in a
very small area -- something that was practically
impossible to do with any other coloring method
(before computer color came along, that is!).
Grayline coloring pretty much came to an end almost
ten years ago -- this is one comic book coloring
method that has already become a lost art -- and they graylines themselves are extremely rare!
I purchase these 23 original Innovation art from
the original artist, Scott Rockwell of Wheeling WV on September 20, 21, 23, 2004. I hope to obtain additional
art from him as well.
Value: $200-Up. (Each)