for specific reasons for each one. For Jumpin' Jack Jerboa, it's cause it's based around 1930s black and white cartoons. So it makes sense off the bat.
With Emolad, I had a concept that the world he lives in, or at least how he perceives it, is in black and white. symbolism for depression and all that. Then when he goes to the overly happy world he ends up in, in the comic, everything is color, except for him. cause he's the only one that's depressed still.
Matt in my short-lived Wake comic, lives in the same world/universe Emolad does. so it's black and white. I wanted to have a sort of inverted version of how emolad works, where eventually the characters come to color, but the world stays black and white.
This specific guest comic, It was posted originally around Halloween, and I thought it would be a nice homage to spooky old 1930s cartoons.
So really, it's not that I'm not opposed to color, or that it's easier or less time consuming without it. It's that, so far, it's always made more sense for me to have it that way in relation to how each comic works.
Also it's good practice to learn how to make characters stand out, without just splashing color on it.~