The way it works is that Vern and Lettuce will be printed in English, but then if a foreign publisher wants to publish them in another language, it's much cheaper for the printer (and therefore attractive to them) just to lift off a layer of black text instead of fiddling with layers of coloured text. So most of the time, I just need to lift the black lettering onto a separate layer in Photoshop. (Thankfully I've always kept the hand-inked black lines on its own layer.) But sometimes I need to rework a panel, like these ones.
I thought it might be a problem, but actually, I think these panels look a bit cleaner and classier with just the black text. Relief!
Hey, did you hear that the DFC's Jamie Smart (foo5) has been contracted to make a children's book? Here's posted news about it here. Yay, Jamie! I loved his strip Fish-Head Steve and his DFC Olympics almost made me incontinent with laughter.
Another cool thing, Deadly Knitshade posted a link to this amazing rabbit graffiti in Shoreditch.