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No. 1923: The Automatic Colouriser Takes Over (aka Garfield minus Jim Davis)

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The Automatic Colouriser Takes Over (aka Garfield minus Jim Davis)

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Strip by: trlkly

{The colours of a Garfield strip without any of the outlines}

The author writes:

This is what happens when the "automated colouriser" thinks it can work on its own.

The idea for this came about because SRoMG comic 960 claimed that this Leap Day strip hadn't been colourised. I was bored, so I set about colourising it. As I'm doing so, I look at the colour layer by itself, and think it would look good as a submission called "Garfield + colour - ink." I get it finished, but, right before I saved, my editor crashed and I lost it. To make it worse, when looking for the original again, I realize it actually has been colourised on the official Garfield site.

So I wound up trying to recreate my image using the real colours from the actual comic. I removed the colour, then used that black-and-white version as a mask to get just the colour. Then I had to go and fill in all the gaps with the appropriate colour. The result looks a lot like the version I lost, all aliased like something on an old computer circa 1996.

Original strip: 1996-02-29.