But some papers still go the traditional black and white route, so there is an alternate version with gray tones added. Later in the week, I'll show a few more of these. The tones are done digitally in Manga Studio -- and as a guy who used to cut a lot of zip-a-tone, it's a treat to be able to just use the "magic marker," and draw those areas in with a few swipes of the stylus.
the Comics Kingdom site is now free and has strips archived going back a decade. If you wish to follow the strip, and it's not in your local paper, Comics Kingdom is the place to go. I most likely will drop my regular Phantom posts as well, again, since the site has easy access to the strips now. You can pay a small fee, if you'd like, to have your favorite strips emailed to you each morning -- a service I use and like. And it's not just current strips, but many vintage ones as well. I subscribe to DeBeck's Barney Google, Crane's Buz Sawyer, Drake's Juliet Jones, as well as vintage runs of Phantom, Mandrake and Flash Gordon.
It's unfortunate that so many hecklers/trolls have found their way to the site, and fill the comments with snarky rude remarks. I'd be thrilled if some of you reading this would go post something positive -- or at least civil, regarding the strip. And vote "down" on the rude comments.
As is, this is a very ephemeral thing -- two simple panels -- not much going on -- and just meant to get you to come back tomorrow. Likely to never be reprinted (there have only been a handful of Rex comic books -- and no book collections I'm aware of) -- you read it and move along....