done with major look-development for characters!!
i've looked into ben-day dot newsprint specifics
and researched comic-book coloring before the emergence
of higher quality paper and computer coloring
i'm basically restricting myself to the old DC 64 color palette
(with a few exceptions to make things work) and further emulate the old look by laying down a light tint to the 'paper' and add a subtle layer of printing dots, slightly out of register, of course...
i'm pretty happy with the result, it's a mixture of old and new, very close to my original color choices, while giving it a little 'class' (if by class we all understand old, cheap and slightly musty comic books - i.e. pulp)
next, backgrounds! (and ongoing story work)