» From Palette to Print: The Colors of My Little Pony Comics

When you look at the world of Equestria, what’s one of the first things that comes to mind? Colorful. Rainbows. Candy coated. Saturated. Vibrant. Color plays a large role in how we perceive worlds, real or otherwise. A choice of color can have vast implications, even if you might not immediately recognize it. With a cohesive palette full of attractive hues, Friendship is Magic is a breath of fresh air amongst cartoons and games that shy away from saturation.

Joining me today is none other than Heather Breckel, the colorist of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series. Heather has been coloring comics independently and for IDW Publishing for several years; her works range from Peter Panzerfaust to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with ponies being one of her latest assignments. She’s an oft-overlooked, but critical component to the creative team behind the first arc of MLP comics. Read more to discover Heather’s thoughts on ponies, color, and the creative process.

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» When Green Isn't Your Color: Being a Colorblind Pony Fan

Friendship is Magic has a fantastic cast in Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie. They’re quirky, outspoken, neurotic, and nuanced. And colorful? Sure, I guess. There’s the blue one, the white one, the, um, the other blue one, the tan one, the…pale green one? This is harder than I thought. At least Pinkie’s got the answer right there in her name. When you look at My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic through the eyes of the colorblind, you gain a new understanding for how the show communicates its themes. Read on for more!

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