Tuesday, February 19, 2008

More Inks...

3 comments:

Nick Ryder said...

I love this stuff. Colour is unnecessary and will dilute the artwork. I'm impressed als always from your shadowplacing.

marco pedrana said...

i was thinking exactly the same: i would like very much your work to be published like this... it's beautiful

Bubba said...

Personally, I'm always impressed by the black-and-white art, thinking that color can't improve it, but then Val Staples's colors somehow always enhance the mood, making the seemingly perfect even better.

The chase scene in Issue #10 is a great example, with the reds and blues of the police lights against the snow, but the colors gives even the quieter moments more impact.

I would love to see Criminal re-released in a black-and-white collection -- in a few years, after even more success and acclaim. The format for the recent "definitive" collection of Queen & Country would be perfect.

But with the colors Val adds... in the monthlies and the trades, I wouldn't want it any other way.