I recently posted a piece on the Cloud 109 Blog about those halcyon days of 3-D. We're running a season of spine chillers in the run up to Christmas and in doing so are looking at some of the trends that governed comic creatives thinking over the last fifty years. Hence the post on 3-D.
Now as all the artwork that we're creating for Cloud 109 is generated in Illustrator, a programme more akin to creating artwork with cut paper rather than digital brush and pencil the technology to approximate the production techniques employed by say Wally Wood when he was producing 3-D work for EC comics was already there.
So today's posting at Cloud 109 includes a couple of 3-D versions of a page from Cloud 109 as a sort of festive treat although no Santas or Reindeer were involved. There's two 3-D versions of the page, the first is as it would have appeared in 1954 in glorious red and green - you'll need those Channel 4 3-D glasses for this one (red lens over left eye) and for the colour one you'll need nothing just download it and open it up on your desktop and then gaze at it for a bit, let your eyes relax and gradually let them cross - at this stage you should start to be aware that there is a third "cross-eyed" image starting to happen between the two original images. At this point just hang in there and after a while this image will start to come into focus, it's a bit like looking at those old fashioned stereoscopic photos but without the aid of a viewer but it does work.
Something that you can do with the aid of a thriple or so glasses of sherry.
With Very Best Wishes to all of you for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010.
From David Orme (writer) and Peter Richardson (artist) at Cloud 109