Using the amazing powers of math, I’ve found a faster way to color the comic. It is so awesome that it almost feels like cheating.
I was thinking about an algorithmic way to automatically colorize black and white panels along the lines of the Four Color Theorem. Something like an iterator over the x and y of the image, doing a flood fill if the pixel wasn’t black (to handle anti-aliasing) or one of the four colors, and then something clever to make sure I wasn’t re-using a contiguous color.
Fortunately, some internet searching not only turned up two much better tools for handling the basic flatting case. They are located here. I probably owe the developer a donation, because this saves an incredible amount of time.
Also, the previously uncolored Episode 0214 has fallen to the amazing powers of algorithm. The uncolored gaps in the archives are officially on notice.
–Geoff
–Geoff