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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 28)

It is not uncommon to find errors in dialogues of comic strips. Here's an example from this strip. In the first panel, it should have been ... If 'They' stole... 
day 28
Tomorrow - The Three Ways
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 27)


day 27
Tomorrow - OJS
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 26)


day 26
Tomorrow - Simplest Method
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 25)


day 25
Tomorrow - The Old Friend Vindicates
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 24)


day 24
Monday - Trustworthy? Dependable?
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 23)


day 23
Tomorrow - The Expectation
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 22)


day 22
Tomorrow - The Two Dictators
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 21)

In the two central panels, dialogues were not very legible, so had to type them by hand. The font used may not be fitting well but this was all I could think of in a hurry. If you can suggest a better matching font, please do.
day 21
Tomorrow - Troubling Neighbours
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 20)


day 20
Tomorrow - Movement of Bombs
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 19)


day 19
Tomorrow - I am no Seer!
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 18)


day 18
Monday - Briefing Begins
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 17)

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day 17
Tomorrow - Repetition Annoys.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 16)


day 16
Tomorrow - (Dis)comfort
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 15)


day 15
Tomorrow - President
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 14)


day 14
Tomorrow - Rules breaker
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 13)


day 13
Tomorrow - Costume Party?
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 12)

day 12
Monday - Message from Home
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 11)

day 11
Tomorrow - Interruption from Sky
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 10)

day 10
Tomorrow - Time Honored Tradition
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 9)

day 9
Tomorrow - The Best Man
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 8)

day 8
Tomorrow - The Royal Couple (Bride and Bridegroom)
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 7)

day 7
Tomorrow - The Golden Beach of Keela-Wee
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mandrake Sunday Strip 007 - The Treasure Hunt (week 1)

Here comes the first episode of Mandrake Sunday story S007 - 'The Treasure Hunt'. (Original publication dates: 5 September 1937 to 20 March 1938).

The credit for this sunday goes to Venkit who sent me at least four different versions. I was already having another (magazine) version so all in all five different sets of scans are used to produce this Mandrake story.

1. Australian Women's Weekly - Full pages in English but low resolution.
2. Tiff file format pages - High resolution but bad quality. Many pages missing.
3. Coloured Spanish Magazine version - Very good quality but not in a language most of us can read.
4. English coloured version posted by him on Balaji's blog - Many pages are translation jobs from Swedish or some other language and hence not the original Lee Falk dialogues.
5. English magazine version (with me) - Many pages missing.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 6)

Phantom daily 179 - 'Nukes' will continue to come six days a week, Monday to Saturday on this blog. On Sundays, I am going to post a super classic and hitherto elusive Mandrake Sunday story. It is very early sunday S007 - 'The Treasure Hunt' by Lee Falk and Phil Davis.

Good quality English language scans of this story are not available so far. But thanks to Venkit, now we get a chance to read an authentic version of original dialogues in very good quality. More about it tomorrow with the first installment of the story.

Here we continue with this interesting Phantom story.

day 6
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 5)


day 5
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Phantom D179 - Nukes (day 4)


day 4
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Another Phantom Daily Strip Colored


Hello friends. Back after a long time.

More than a year ago, upon suggestion of a friend, I had started working on coloring of a Phantom daily strip by Falk and Barry. It was strip No. "D179 - Nukes" (publication dates 21 June 1993 to 13 Nov 1993).

This is a strip from post Indrajal era (which had ceased publication in 1990 as we already know). So it was never published in Indrajal Comics. Moreover as per trend in those days, newspapers published daily strip only in black and white format. Hence, it can be assumed that this strip was never published in color anywhere in the world.

It is a long strip spanning 21 weeks. That means a total of 126 individual strips. I started working and a good part of the project was completed smoothly within a month and half after start. And then the hurdles started coming. First some health issues and then some new developments in professional life kept me away from comics world. The coloring project took it's place in a deep freezer (but it was never buried).