Monday, December 17, 2012

Another double dose of the Phantom...

Very busy with work again -- not much time for the blog -- but here are the most recent Phantom strips.  I hope everyone's having a lovely holiday season!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Phantom on the phone!

In this week's Phantom Sunday, Diana actually shows up, hanging with Guran and Devil in the Skull Cave.  Funny, how in the early days of the adventure strips, this sort of flat screen picture-phone communication was a staple of the science fiction strips -- Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers stuff.  Now it's just everyday technology.
 Thanks to Alex Saviuk for once again sending me a scan of the quarter page print version of the strip. All panels but the logo are used here -- though the art is slightly squeezed to fit that tall logo panel in. It's interesting to see how the color shifts in the printing process -- there's more red in the mix -- and the subtle color fading on the video screen is pretty much lost.