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2000 AD => Suggestions => : matty_ae 05 October, 2016, 02:59:45 PM

: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 05 October, 2016, 02:59:45 PM
Hi guys

I thought both the IDW Dredd collections that IDW coloured (Apocalypse & Dark Judges) were pretty strong with sympathetic colours.

My daughter won't look at Halo in B&W. Could we have a *30th Anniversary version in colour produced largely for US but available here as well?

*since end of Bk3
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Richard 05 October, 2016, 03:00:58 PM
Or you could just punish your daughter until she reads it.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Fungus 05 October, 2016, 04:31:08 PM
A very misleading thread title.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: COMMANDO FORCES 05 October, 2016, 04:37:12 PM
Tricked again :lol:
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: James Stacey 05 October, 2016, 05:01:01 PM
Buy her her own copy and a pack of crayons
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: dweezil2 05 October, 2016, 05:05:31 PM
Wasn't there a coloured U.S version from Epic or Fleetway, or am I misremembering? 
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Fungus 05 October, 2016, 05:30:12 PM
Wasn't there a coloured U.S version from Epic or Fleetway, or am I misremembering?

Quality comics. Presumably they were coloured.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: dweezil2 05 October, 2016, 06:09:06 PM
Wasn't there a coloured U.S version from Epic or Fleetway, or am I misremembering?

Quality comics. Presumably they were coloured.

Quality that's the puppy!

Cheers Fungus!   :)
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 06 October, 2016, 10:27:29 PM
The quality comic versions were shockers.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Pyroxian 25 January, 2017, 12:14:57 PM
Thinking about it (as I have a few friends with children that are fast approaching 9 years old, which is when I started reading 2000 AD), it would be nice to get a coloured compilation of classic Dredd stories (e.g. Robot Wars, Return of Rico, Judge Death, Monkey Business, Unamerican Graffiti, Judge Death Lives), and one of classic 2000 AD stories (i.e. a Rogue, a Strontium Dog, a few Future shocks) - just so we can introduce them to a wilder (and more subversive) world...



: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: low down dirty drokker 22 February, 2017, 01:38:00 PM
Colour...Halo Jones...!!!! Don't know what your on, but its obviously not planet earth. Never,Never mess with perfection. Report to Mek- quake immediately. Have the young terran sent for re-education. Colour...zenith book 4...nuff said.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 22 February, 2017, 07:20:03 PM
To the sound of the alarms on QI...
Halo jones occupied the centre-spread of 2000ad, so was in colour. At least for the memorable double page spread.

You are Alan Davies
I am Stephen Fry.

I was only aware of this after starting this thread, so it was also news to me!
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: robert_ellis 24 February, 2017, 08:22:08 AM
I'd love to see Halo Jones in colour. Is Dylan Teague available? Then he could go on and do some new covers.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Richard 24 February, 2017, 12:36:48 PM
Never mess with perfection.

Indeed.

The simplest way to make people appreciate Halo Jones in black and white, instead of defacing it by adding colour, is to blind them. It won't be long before they start saying things like "I wish I could see again, even if it was only in black and white." And we'd say "well you should have thought of that in the first place, you philistine."
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: Bolt-01 24 February, 2017, 03:04:09 PM
Actually, now it has been mentioned- Dylans lush watercolour stylings like those used in his ACES Weekly Strip 'Code Name- D' would be interesting to see.

(https://i0.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/img_4049.jpg)
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: Steve Green 24 February, 2017, 06:09:10 PM
I'm normally against messing with it, but it would be interesting to see if it could work.

I thought Dylan's colouring of Cliff's Terra Meks spread was fantastic - I wish he'd done the colouring job on the cover of the hardback.
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: sheridan 24 February, 2017, 06:56:16 PM
The quality comic versions were shockers.


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HW8nusIjuH4/TzD54CNV1uI/AAAAAAAAOlA/TVahB1Dxfnc/s1600/gibson_ian_halo_jones_73.jpg)
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: The Legendary Shark 24 February, 2017, 09:23:19 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2599/32968616251_77f94c6a41_b.jpg)
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: The Legendary Shark 24 February, 2017, 09:27:06 PM
Don't know what the heck happened there - no "Edit" button, either. Sorry! P'raps a mod could fix it?

Bolt-01: Tweaked to remove multiple images. You uploaded attachments as well as the linked image.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Mardroid 25 February, 2017, 02:50:13 PM
While a lot of strips are perfectly fine in black and white, I've often thought Halo Jones could work very well in colour, assuming it was done respectfully and, well, good. (Obviously.) I don't say this to knock the current lovely art, but when I look at the collection cover with those lush pastel tones, part of me yearns to see something like that inside.

I'm a philistine, I know.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: sheridan 26 February, 2017, 02:21:54 AM
While a lot of strips are perfectly fine in black and white, I've often thought Halo Jones could work very well in colour, assuming it was done respectfully and, well, good. (Obviously.) I don't say this to knock the current lovely art, but when I look at the collection cover with those lush pastel tones, part of me yearns to see something like that inside.

I'm a philistine, I know.

I sort of agree, because I love Ian Gibson's painted art (as well as his B&W stuff).  Only problem there is that it was created to be published in black and white, and artistic decisions are different if you're expecting it to end up in colour (either if you're colouring it yourself or having someone else colour your work).  I can't imagine the streets of Manhattan being improved by being coloured at this stage (though if they'd been designed to be printed in colour then I can see how the misty/foggy streets could appear).
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: sheridan 26 February, 2017, 02:23:28 AM
While a lot of strips are perfectly fine in black and white, I've often thought Halo Jones could work very well in colour, assuming it was done respectfully and, well, good. (Obviously.) I don't say this to knock the current lovely art, but when I look at the collection cover with those lush pastel tones, part of me yearns to see something like that inside.

I'm a philistine, I know.

I sort of agree, because I love Ian Gibson's painted art (as well as his B&W stuff).  Only problem there is that it was created to be published in black and white, and artistic decisions are different if you're expecting it to end up in colour (either if you're colouring it yourself or having someone else colour your work).  I can't imagine the streets of Manhattan being improved by being coloured at this stage (though if they'd been designed to be printed in colour then I can see how the misty/foggy streets could appear).

p.s. you just have to look at his strips in the 1985 and 1986 annuals to see how Halo could have ended up if the weekly prog had been in colour at the time.

p.p.s. the edit function seems to appear intermittently of late - sometimes it's there when I've just posted something, other times it isn't...
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 26 February, 2017, 07:27:24 AM
Charlie Kirchhoff who does the IDW coloured version of the Dark Judges is both incredibly reserved and then understands when to use colour to the max.

If I could Id do a kickstarter to get Halo coloured by him.
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: TordelBack 26 February, 2017, 09:32:56 AM
Kirchoff's Law, eh?  It all adds up to nothing.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Richard 26 February, 2017, 04:13:10 PM
I have to admit, that does look pretty good.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 28 October, 2017, 08:48:09 PM
yes! Great news this is happening
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Richard 28 October, 2017, 09:53:12 PM
It isn't happening.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: matty_ae 28 October, 2017, 11:18:24 PM
Yes it is. Not with IDW but Rebellion have announced full colour Halo at MCM today. Unless you mean ‘ not happening’ in a Scooby Doo 70s ‘this ain’t groovy type’ judgemental way.
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: IndigoPrime 29 October, 2017, 10:20:40 AM
See here (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/28/mcmdiamond/).
: Re: Partner with IDW to bring out a full colour version of Halo Jones
: Richard 29 October, 2017, 01:32:46 PM
I see! Great stuff.