When I browsed a stack of copies of Mickey Mouse dailies from 1966 I noticed how "clean" they looked. Didn't Floyd Gottfredson use any Zip a Tone that year?
It wasn't until I started to dig deeper into the stack when I found a double set of strips with and without Zip a Tone!
Here's what the same strip looked like with all the small dots.
I had no idea that he prepared two different versions of the strip. The one without Zip was apparently shot before the dot pattern was glued on.
Does anyone out there know for how long this went on? Are there strips from the 40's or 50's known to be without these screen tones? Were the dot free versions used in any newspapers or prepared for other reasons?