Saturday, September 14, 2013

#269 - S028_TheSantaClausPirate_(09-03-1944_to_12-03-1944)

While at work with the next story in the Kraken series, I received this story from the one and only Magnus Magnusson. This is a story, which is already available with a lot of us, albeit Black and White. Who can pass up a color version of a Mandrake story?

Download RS version here:

Download MF version here:

Magnus had scanned this and I just cropped off the unnecessary portions and sharpened the dialogues. So enjoy the story and offer your thanks to Magnus Magnusson.

Please visit Lothar's blog to download the B/W version.




TPH said...

Did you downsize the quality while saving after edits? Saying so because 14 page file is only 11 MB. Can we have the original version by Magnus? I also had problems with reading the dialogues in speech balloons.

Anyway thanks to both of you for the great efforts.

Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

I infact bumped up the size after sharpening the dialogues. But I am no PS whiz. Here is the original file.

If someone cam use his/her PS skills and make this better than what I tried, I would only be too happy.

TPH said...

oh... I see. The original is only 3 MB and you have done splendidly well with the zooming. Thanks a lot.

Interestingly, I have two other versions (both b/w) and dialogues are printed differently.

Personally, I would like to read it in the original size of around 1000 px for scans look sharper that way.


Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

Some of the dialogues in this color version are different from the B/W version I had, which I think I downloaded from Lothar's blog.

Arka said...

A color Swedish version was once contributed by the same person,Magnus,of this strip which u can get here :

If someone can insert the Eng text from the b/w strips in this color one that would be great!! :D

Arka said...

PS - It's me HojO,posting from my bro's a/c...

Viki said...

Time for new comics,dear blogger.Where it is??
Please do post strips in frequent order..we will be really glad.