The Shadow No. 70 (Australia) by Peter Chapman

Created by Jeff Wilkinson in 1950, The Shadow was millionaire playboy Jimmy Grey, who donned a mask to fight crime. When Wilkinson left the series after 12 issues, Peter Chapman took over. Here’s some restoration work on issue No. 70.


The Shadow 70 Cover by Peter Chapman

The published cover.


Before and After: A scan of the comic. Converted to CMYK, dropped the CMY channels and pumped up the black channel contrast without breaking up edge detail. Painted out the remaining noise/tones and redrew details which had dropped out. This is not quick work. Drag the slider back and forth to compare.


The Shadow 70 Cover by Peter Chapman

Vector logos added, and original colour reconstructed.


Cover Reconstruction, Colour and Logo by Scott Dutton

New colour versions.

Cover Reconstruction, Colour and Logo by Scott Dutton

Cover Reconstruction, Colour and Logo by Scott Dutton


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Colour by Scott Dutton

Colour version.


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Colour by Scott Dutton

Colour version.

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Scott Dutton

Scott Dutton is an Edmonton-based graphic designer and illustrator with experience in marketing, publishing and information design

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