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I've noticed that the manga example used for the main article picture on King Crimson isn't actually from the manga, but rather one of the artbooks. I'm aware king crimson doesn't have a lot of full body shots without other characters in view in the manga itself, and only has one volume cover where a clear head and torso shot is visible. however i feel like it would be best to use a picture that's from the colored manga, in line with the standard most other stand pages adhere to, especially because it's labelled as the "manga" version. I have a specific panel in mind, which I feel fits the bill of displaying most of the stand in a dramatic shot without other important elements in focus. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyAaEPDU8AE9spy?format=jpg&name=small This is from The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 5, and is by no means the most hi rez image of the panel. I just wanted to get an example shot. I tilted the picture a bit to capture as much of it as possible without bleed from surrounding panels. I've not seen this panel used in many places, and feel it's a fresh perspective on kc that people often forget since it comes at the end of its first appearance. I've also noticed that Star Platinum's "part 6" manga picture on its page is from that same artbook illustration, and while it looks cool, it's kinda weird to use two pieces from the same source as representative of two completely different parts, when they really aren't actually from either of them.

Posted by Calamity King on 2 April 2021 at 23:55.
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The wiki tends to actually prefer the artbook illustrations over panels from the colored manga for a few reasons. For one, they're usually much higher quality than the color scans, and they are often the full body. Another reason is that they are the closest to Araki's original idea/design.

Also, I don't really see your argument about both images coming from the same artbook. It's really a non-issue at the end of the day.

Posted by MistaHolmes on 3 April 2021 at 02:33.
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Posted by MistaHolmes on 3 April 2021 at 02:33.

»The wiki tends to actually prefer the artbook illustrations over panels from the colored manga for a few reasons. For one, they're usually much higher quality than the color scans, and they are often the full body. Another reason is that they are the closest to Araki's original idea/design.

Also, I don't really see your argument about both images coming from the same artbook. It's really a non-issue at the end of the day.«

Personally I would prefer hq scans of the original black and white manga art, if we're talking hewing to original intent, but i've observed the standard of the colored manga being used in most cases throughout the wiki and thought that was what was generally preferred.

What i'm saying is when you're putting a picture of star platinum labelled "from part 6" and it's instead a piece of art from an artbook released before star platinum appeared in part 6, it seems a bit strange.

I feel the same way about labelling an illustration from an artbook released after the end of part 5 the "manga" version of a part 5 stand.

Anyways, I just found it to not really fit with the way the images' labels describe them, and I of course understand if others have different perspectives on what makes sense there. The illustrations used for kc and "part 6 sp" are part of a series that includes gold experience and killer queen in the same style, yet those pages use pictures of the colored manga. It obviously is totally fine and not a big deal, but i'm also just pointing out that seeming inconsistency.

Posted by Calamity King on 3 April 2021 at 09:47.
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Posted by Calamity King on 3 April 2021 at 09:47.

»The illustrations used for kc and "part 6 sp" are part of a series that includes gold experience and killer queen in the same style, yet those pages use pictures of the colored manga. It obviously is totally fine and not a big deal, but i'm also just pointing out that seeming inconsistency.«
It's usually a matter of finding the best image for the infobox than just consistency. Killer Queen and Gold Experience's have clearer appearances in the manga than King Crimson and Star Platinum (in Part 6), that's why the wiki opted to look at the artbooks for the latter two's infobox images. Still, as MistaHolmes said, the wiki tends to prefer the artbook illustrations over panels from the Shueisha-colored manga.

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Also, SP P6's infobox image isn't only from the artbooks, it's from its P6 Stand page, just colored.

However, if you have good suggestions from the artbooks for their infoboxes, then feel free to do so.

Posted by FrizzleLamb on 3 April 2021 at 11:55.
Edited by FrizzleLamb on 3 April 2021 at 12:02.
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ah, i wasn't aware of that re sp. thanks for letting me know, I hope i didn't come across as rude, i was really just curious about the standard and also wanted to share a panel i feel is often overlooked.

Posted by Calamity King on 3 April 2021 at 21:59.