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Bookworld: Panther pt3
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC


Tom turns the pages of a new Panther book from Bookworld Publishing.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
These are great, albeit short, reference books with great colour plates. Always a good acquisition.
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Dear Tom, thank you for your review on the Panther Part 3 book. However since I am the artist of these uniform illustration plates and needed to clarify some issues, I always take a pride on making the colours absolutely accurate in my artwork blacks being black etc. As you have correctly stated there has been a technical issue with the reproduction (on the design/production side and not in the printing), with the uniform artwork figures appearing much lighter than it should be. I will try and post up photos of the original artwork here, but if I canít I will post them on my facebook page for you to view. https://www.facebook.com/stephen.andrew.50767
Best regards, Stephen Andrew
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Hi Stephen,

I thought it was a hiccup - the other books had black uniforms that looked black. If you can't get the images posted here, email them to me at tom.cromwell@kitmaker.net and I'll add them to the review. I'll only need low-res (usually I go for 1600x1200 pixels as a handy size, less than 500kb typically) as jpgs, since putting much bigger images on a web page grinds page-loads to a halt. I struggle when multi-MB "straight-from-camera" images try to open over the internet...
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:17 PM UTC
Hi Tom, thank you for your reply and for giving me the opportunity to show what the artwork truly looks like. I will get them sent to you asap.

Best regards, Stephen
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Thanks Stephen, I've added them at the bottom of the review and added a note in the text.

For the benefit of others, Stephen's original artwork looked like this:




My guess is something went wrong while page-setting that bleached out the colours in the computer. I'll let Justin at Bookworld know.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Sort of wondered why the cover figure was so light, thinking that it was some weird special effect that they were striving for (and failing at). Good to know that it was a simple computer printing glitch that washed them out that way.