Color Can Overstate Its Welcome

How am I going to color this thing?

THINGS UNDONE was conceived while I was neck deep in coloring =THE OVERMAN=. Considering this was a labor of love I really wanted to have an easier project that I could rip through in no time that would be a lot of fun. I’m not a comic book colorist, I can’t crank out a page a day. I’m more like a painter who has to deliberate on all the possibilities.

I’m a big fan of printing processes from days of old. I like the way things looked whether it be in old magazines, illustrated books or even packaging. Oftentimes I take my direction from such ephemera when it comes to the overall look and feel of a project. I try to distill down how it can help give the atmosphere of a by-gone era through printing if not artistic style. Sometimes I succeed and even if I don’t at least it looks interesting to me and not typical of what’s out there.

It’s about the layers for me.  Usually at first glance people will judge a book or anything by the way it looks or feels. If I can provide richness that’s worth drilling down to I hope that in some ways people my not realize what they’re responding to, especially if it’s a whole cohesive package. I think it was David Mazzuchelli’s Rubber Blanket books that really appealed to me early one. Just the quality of the packaging as well as how he and Richmond Lewis treated the art really felt special.

By the way I updated my website to reflect my latest book, THINGS UNDONE which will be out in August.

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About the Author

shane white
shane white
Shane White spent much of his childhood in the Seaway Valley of Northern New York. He recounted much of this in his 2005 graphic novel, North Country. His passion since junior high school has always been comics and sequential art. With the constantly changing tide of the industry he decided to pursue other areas of art to gain a broader spectrum in which to facilitate his comic work. He's been an illustrator, graphic designer, concept artist and storyboard artist, for the film, video game and publishing industry since early 1990. Not until recently has he put all of this experience to use. Last year he co-created a hard science fiction series for Image Comics called, The Overman. He's worked on short stories in books such as Fear Agent, Hawaiian Dick, and Comic Book Tattoo. Shane White lives with his wife Jessica in the sometimes gray Shangri-La of the Northwest where he enjoys art, film and fine food.

See his books from NBM!

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