Updated: April 25, 2011
INNOVATION ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART (ANNUAL #01)
A series of original color grayline pages from Lost In Space Annual #1,
which was published by Innovation in 1992. It was hand-painted by Disney colorist
Scott Rockwell; the art was rendered by Michal Dutkiewicz & Barb Kaalberg.
Written by Miguel Ferrer & Bill Mumy.
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!
Value: $200-Up. (Each)
(*) Update - received this e-mail and photos on 4-10-5
Sorry it took me so long to get these scans to you -- I'd hoped to have them
to you a couple of weeks ago, but darned if life doesn't keep getting in the
way! I have a feeling you know exactly what I mean...!
Attached are 8 scans from the next issue I'll be sending to you, the Lost in
Space Annual #1, which was written by Bill Mumy (based on a story by Miguel
Ferrer); it was titled "Two Thousand Light Years From Home." It was
illustrated by Michal Dutkiewicz and Barb Kaalberg; I thought the fans of
your website might be more interested in this particular issue, because of
Michal's work on the new LIS graphic novel -- lots of familiar names working
on this issue!
Anyway, as soon as I get the pages signed, this issue will be ready to send
out to you (there are 8 pages scanned, but it's 23 pages altogether)