The Importance of Colour

June 21st, 2013

Thought I’d show the development of another page from The First Law comic with a very different feel.  This time Jezal and Ardee out for a stroll around the Agriont, and encountering a statue of a certain Magus.  First pencils and inks from Andie Tong:

And finally some amazing work from Pete Pantazis on the colours:
FIRSTLAW_ISS02_PG19_jpegHow about that sky?  Those glorious pinks, golds and purples?  Totally different from the earthy tones of mud you get up in the wide and barren North.  You can see the finished, lettered page, right now over at, with new pages every Monday, Wednesday, Friday…

Posted in artwork, Graphic Novel by Joe Abercrombie on June 21st, 2013.

11 comments so far

  • Andrew says:

    Hi Joe,
    I have really been enjoying this.
    Amy update on when we may see a release in a physical format?

  • Jamie Sims says:

    Much preferred it in B+W tbh. And although obviously fantastic artist, just doesnt fit with my imagining having read the books. Also , cant quite get on with using photos anfd the drawn line on the same image. Sorry to be so negative.

  • Heather says:

    I love seeing the pencil and ink versions next to the color. I’m partial to black and white myself – but those colors are amazing!

  • SwindonNick says:

    For those of us keen to give you more money, when will issue three be out?

  • ColinJ says:

    The colours are beautiful but not overdone.

    The one problem I had with the DARK TOWER comics was that it looked too pretty, with candy-coloured skies and perfect airbrushed characters.

  • Shem Broadfield says:

    Are the first two images available in non-tiff flavors anywhere? My browser doesn’t play nice with them.

  • Morgan says:

    It looks like someone took a multi colored dump all over a page and then had a Japanese artist render something out of the mess.

    Am I alone in disliking comic books?

  • Heather says:

    If I ever took a shit that looked that good I’d be AMAZED.

  • Ambarish says:

    Nobody cares about the damn artwork joe. alright its beautiful. the comic books are awesome. NOW can we have the big news already? How’d the freakin meeting go?

  • Ogbebaba says:

    I just thought of a way you can drastically raise the number of followers you
    Have on twitter. Choose one of your unpublished stories and post it on twitter. One tweet a day, it will take a really long time to finishe the chapter and as word spreads your number of followers will grow exponentially.

  • Viktor says:

    i gotta read thouse books again…

    i like b&w more than with colors, but its very amazing with colors too, hmm let us just have both. one for our fantasy and second for just for starring

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