Updated: April 25, 2011
INNOVATION ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART (ISSUE #04)
Hand-Painted Lost In Space Grayline pages
from Lost In Space #4, which was published by
Innovation in February 1992. It was hand-painted
by Disney colorist Scott Rockwell; the art was
rendered by Australian artist, Michal Dutkiewicz.
Written by Bill Mumy, and Kevin Burns.
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
I purchase these original art pieces from the original
artist, Scott Rockwell of West Vermont on 9/27/04.
Value: $200. (Each)