Rochester Technology

Kodak: A Graphic Novella (sorta)

While earning my web development degree, I had cause to put together a portfolio of graphic design work with Photoshop. I opted to create pseudo-classic print and film styles for the theme of that portfolio, including a three-panel series using the halftone effect to look like the cheap old comic books I grew up on. I chose some Kodak Tower photos and a theme I think we can all easily recognize for this series.

Of course beginning last week Friday, Kodak’s eventual turn to bankruptcy became a current events topic, instead of just a hypothetical one. And the situation in Rochester is now dire enough that national news media does not seem able to keep track of it without confusing one fiasco with another. Thank god that dude doesn’t yet know about the #rocpotties situation.

In any event, I decided to repost this graphic series, mostly out of fun. Also, I think some people might be surprised by some of the technological advances for which @Kodak is responsible, and with which this series concerns itself.


By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.