Remember this comic strip Stephen Hersh and I did for King Features Syndicate in 2002 – 2003?
Well, we’re releasing ALL of them to EVERYONE under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license!
But this project needs your help. I’ve assembled all the strips I could find and put them in two giant zipped folders (one for B&W dailies, one for color Sundays), which
I uploaded here on archive.org. But someone – anyone – now needs to convert the TIFF files to PNG and upload them one at a time to Wikimedia Commons, where they can be read, shared, and enjoyed by everyone.
Feel free to come up with a better file naming protocol than the examples here.
In order to convert the Sunday color files to PNG, they must first be mode-changed from CMYK to RGB. The Black-and-white files should be converted from bitmap to greyscale before saving as PNG and uploading. We also need descriptions and welcome any other relevant data anyone wants to add.
UPDATE: Holly Duthie has done all the color mode and file conversions! The new PNG files are here:
Now we just need others to download the PNGs from archive.org, and upload them one at a time to wikimedia.org, with any relevant data.
Thank you for sharing!