“Lighten Up” Explores Comic Coloring
Comic artist Ronald Wimberly put out The Prince of Cats through Vertigo a couple of years ago. He’s also drawn and colored some pages for Marvel, an experience he powerfully illustrates in “Lighten Up”, a comic posted at The Nib today. While working on the comics, he was asked by his editor to lighten the skin tone of a Latina character, and he writes about the thoughts that resulted from the request. Wimberly tackles institutional racism and comic coloring in a direct, illustrated fashion, and the use of comics to make his point is a perfect choice. You should read this.
You can see more of Wimberly’s art at his Tumblr.