4CP | Four Color Process - adventures deep inside the comic book
4CP is a blog that romanticizes the dot-pattern world of old comic books. Don’t miss the heady love letter to ink and pulp, In Defense of Dots:
Dots emit radiation. As you get closer to them, they begin to vibrate and pulse. Moving closer still, the color separations become dramatically separate: Solids become very solid and the black ink holds together, while the CMY dots fly apart. Foreground and background, positive and negative space, reverse unexpectedly. Orange, green, brown, and fake gray give up their secrets, and the basic building blocks of a universe reveal themselves. Unstable molecules, built of primary colored atoms, buzz at different frequencies. Vectors of visual force, experienced implicitly at original size, become intense. Behind everything is wood pulp paper, a still deeper layer of creation, with its own unstable properties.
(Good to know purple prose is still purple, even if it’s made up of tiny magenta and cyan dots)