4CP, A Website That Adventures Deep Inside and Examines the Four-Color-Process Used to Print Comic Books

Captain Meric
Captain Meric

John Hilgart is the creator and curator of 4CP, a fantastic website that “adventures deep inside” and examines the four-color-process that is used to print comic books. By scanning and zooming in on different comic book illustrations, John is able to display a whole new level of detail that one may not notice otherwise. According to John, “one of the most glorious and ludicrous covers in comic book history” is the MAD #21 cover created by cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1955. You can dig around through more of his many hidden comic treasures on the 4CP website.

MAD #21: Cover by Harvey Kurtzman (1955)
MAD #21: Cover by Harvey Kurtzman (1955)

Basil Wolverton #2
Basil Wolverton #2

The Blue Beetle (1941)
The Blue Beetle (1941)

Black & Blue (and Magenta & Yellow)
Black & Blue (and Magenta & Yellow)

4CP Guernica
4CP Guernica

images via 4CP

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