Mailbag: Color vs …humor?
Q.: I find humor often works better when something is absent or uncomfortable. For example “Life in Hell” or “Chainsawsuit” often work because of what’s not there. The imagination has to fill in the details. Just like when the audience has to connect the dots to get the punchline, the laugh is greater.
On the flip side, drama works better with details and mood. For example most superhero comics are highly illustrated and noir pictures use shadow to create danger.
The main question is, how do you color so as not to kill a joke?
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