Before May 21, 1893, the Sunday Morning comics looked like this....
Black, Gray and White.
But after seeing Paris print comics in color in 1892, America decided they wanted to do it too!
So we started with the basic colors... THE PRIMARY COLORS!
If we wanted green, orange or violet we had to use the primary colors to make the picture "look" green, orange or violet.
Roy LIchtenstein is the perfect artist to use when talking about early comic art.
Thinking of Him
by Roy Lichtenstein
USING RED to make PINK
Only Using PRIMARY colors
I have done a Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein art lesson before with Middle School ... see here.