Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
i figure it was a stylistic choice that just happened to have cost (and time) saving implications, if it was printed in colour, i doubt it would have gone on for so long, and we definately wouldn't have the coimpendium, a 48 issue trade paperback. i've never seen a colour trade with much more than 12 or 13 issues.
Um... I argue Invincible which ahas just as many issues, is published by Image, is in color, and I believe has a compendium some where (could be wrong though). Also Savage dragon and Spawn (also by Image) have gone on for like a really long time. and are both in color.
It was for style, there's no other reason. Remember issue #75 where the joke thing was given color? Like Smutty said about Sin City with how easy coloring is if a writer wants color, they'll give them color. Hell look through the comics that came out last week... how many were in black and white? Seriously go through the list and see, DC, Marvel, Image, Dynamite, Dark Horse, and the rest can do color if they want, but Kirkman didn't want to on this one... obviously.
and don't give me the massive cost thing: how come there were color comics during the great depression? If coloring comics was so expensive than every comic would be in black and white. Computers have made coloring comics so much easier
that's a good point, and sure colouring doesn't cost much but it must cost a little, i mean, some comics have a writer and an illustrator, and an inker and a colourist. WTD has just a writer and and an artist, not sure how they are paid, either by commision or salert or what, but you can't deny that there must be some saving in that. even discounting the fact that over hundereds of thousands of issues printed, there must be a cumulative saving by printing in b/w rather than coulour.
i am agreeing that it is stylistic, but i'm also saying that it's probably cheaper to produce because that decision was made.