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Old February 16th, 2017, 03:52:36 AM   #1
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Default Early Vince Colletta

From Mystic Comics #28 (1951)

The copy I have is in normal color, but on a whim I took the color out of the scans, and I really think it works better - and makes it easier to see the art.











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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:14:16 AM   #2
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A very interesting analysis of Colletta's inking style on this Wiki page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Colletta#Analysis
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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:45:40 PM   #3
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seem to be that Colletta's inking ruined quite a bit of artwork and was definitely not favored amongst artist. However, he did last very long in the comics industry.


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Old February 16th, 2017, 05:30:34 PM   #4
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The article seems particularly harsh. As the pages above illustrate, Colletta was a fine artist in his own right, as inkers must be. While too many in the industry used to (and still?) think of them as just tracing over the lines put in by the penciler, we know that inkers not only bring emphasis and their own style to their work, but often have to create original artwork when given breakdowns rather than finished pencils (good thread on this here: http://byrnerobotics.com/forum/forum...58&totPosts=30 ).

AND, those were the days when you didn't miss a deadline and stay employed. Colletta did what he had to do to get the job done. As a penciler, I too would be pissed if I had put in a lot of hard work only to see an inker impose his own will on it, especially if it was motivated by pragmatism rather than artistic vision.

That's why it's best when you have a team that works well together. I think JRJR would be lost without Klaus Janson. I think the over-populated panels of George Perez benefited greatly from the chiaroscuro of Romeo Tanghal (one of my favorites).
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I found the info in the Wiki particularly interesting concerning it's mention of Steve Ditko.
I thought it was hilarious that Ditko would show his displeasure with Colletta's inking by throwing any books Colletta worked on in the trash, making sure that Stan Lee saw him doing it.
Given most of the stories you hear about Ditko, I wasn't aware that he actually had a sense of humor.
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Not even sure when that would have been. It seems Ditko and Lee didn't speak to each other for years -- while working together! Ditko would drop off (or mail?) the pages and studiously avoided any contact with Lee.
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Not even sure when that would have been. It seems Ditko and Lee didn't speak to each other for years -- while working together! Ditko would drop off (or mail?) the pages and studiously avoided any contact with Lee.
Well, Ditko acting like that plays right into the "not speaking to each other" thing, doesn't it? If he came into the Madison Ave. office to drop off his pages every once in a while and pick up a few new books that had just been published, it sounds like he went out of his way to find the closest waste basket to Lee's office on his way out...LOL.
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