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‘Multiversity’ Colorist Nathan Fairbairn Explains ‘Pax Americana’ Process

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I'm sure more than one comic came out this week, but you wouldn't know that form my Twitter feed, where all anyone is talking about is Pax Americana, the latest chapter of Multiversity by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Nathan Fairbairn. Using the old Charlton Comics characters that inspired Dave Gibbons and Alan "The Original Writer" Moore's classic graphic novel Watchmen, Pax Americana tells a story that is in turn inspired by Watchmen, creating a meticulously structured comic with layers so dense that it's blowing minds all across the comics scene.

And one of the most important parts about the comic is color. That's true of any comic printed in color, of course, but in this particular issue, color becomes a major theme, creating a backdrop for the story that's tied into ideas about spiral dynamics, something that's verbosely explained by the Question about three quarters of the way through the book.

If that sounds complicated, well, it is, and our own David Uzumeri is hard at work on annotations explaining it all. Until then, we're fortunate enough that Fairbairn has taken to his Tumblr to break down his coloring process and how he worked with Quitely to create the incredible visuals of Pax Americana.

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Grant Morrison Discusses ‘Batman Inc,’ Lord Death Man, and the Alan Moore Interview

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It's been a big year for Grant Morrison. Between starring in a My Chemical Romance music video, contributing to the documentary "Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods," scripting the Vertigo series "Joe the Barbarian," working on a psychedelic indie film called "Sinatoro," and continuing his Batman mega-arc through "Batman and Robin," and "Re

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