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Mericle, Charise – Color Right


Color Right

This book is ten years old. Wouldn’t know it by looking at it and it’s still in print from Top Shelf, so don’t worry about it. It’s the tale of an artist and his dealing with a very fickle public. He achieves momentary fame and fortune through his excessive use of phthalogyanine green on various paintings and has to deal with everyone getting sick of the gimmick at the same time. I don’t know if this is about an experience of the author or just invented, but it certainly rings true. Artists are always looking for the next big thing and art critics (the few that I’ve read, anyway) have a notoriously short memory. Charise did some interesting stuff with the panels too. There’s only one per page, and the panel is surrounded by either dialogue about what’s going on or various symbols that have meaning for the panel. It’s done well and worth a couple of bucks. Website!