"Harry Saxon is a good color artist who balanced the outlaw and sci-fi pastiche well. "
"Harry Saxon’s color work is well blended and adds depth and atmosphere to the proceedings. "
"Harry Saxon (do you hear the drums? Ask your Doctor Who friends) gives the book a brighter and energetic color palette to match the linework. "
"Harry Saxon's warm yellows and browns match the warm Midwest tone and really drive home how out-of-place Aleph is there. It also makes the visit to the grocery store seem alien, with its cool blues and white. [...] Saxon's color palette also helps drive home that very specific feeling of anxiety that comes with being a misanthrope."
"Harry Saxon's muted colors bring a lot to TEST's unique voice. And his pattern work in the wallpaper and toward the end of the issue are very pleasing to the eye! Honestly, the texture he brings to his colors in general is just insane, and truly enjoyable to see."
"[...] Saxon's palette feels much, much darker and more saturated, which mirrors the heavier tone this issue."
"We flash through numerous settings this issue, and Harry Saxon's color work keeps us from confusing one for the other, all while maintaining a palette that feels specific to TEST and its tone."
"Harry Saxon's colors can go from Moebius pastels to moody dark palettes with pops of red. It really works for a book that can go from space adventure to comedy to drama in the span of a few panels."
"The coloring is really fantastic. From the splashes of purples and blues for space speckled with splotches of white stars to dramatic moments with solid backgrounds that feel like someone dripped water onto a painted sheet of paper, the use of coloring in the backgrounds is spectacular. How solid the colors are on the characters along with the noir shadowing in important scenes makes the moods of the panels, providing a layer of atmosphere to the page. "
"Harry Saxon brings the pages to life with lots of bright colors the keep the mood upbeat and fun. Stories like this can sometimes be lost in the sullen moodiness of dark space station corridors but Vagrant Queen does not have that problem. The colors pump up the excitement of the story and create a visual ambrosia for the eyes. "
"Harry Saxon uses unpleasant color choices for backgrounds and contrasts the technology with the natural world. The highlight, from a coloring point of view, is the switch between the past and present. Saxon makes it clear which panels belong to in the past and which are part of [...] modern day view. The transition is smooth and clear so as not to disrupt the flow of the story. The narrative jumps back and forth between the time periods with an easy distinction for the reader."
"Saxon’s palette blends the innocuous colors of a small, previously “sleepy” town with a hint of the false, pastel camaraderie of our current advertising and culture hellscape. Everything from car insurance to meal kits to healthcare is a posh spike delivered to our frontal lobes and wallets in the perfect shade of mint, rose, shell or periwinkle. Saxon plays with this aesthetic in Hickman’s surreal landscapes to great effect, but turns the hues just a bit sickly. Everything feels infected, desiccated and heavy with ill intent without going high-contrast neon or noir. The horror of “Test” is that it happens in broad daylight, at least so far, and it’s very effective."
- Knowledgeable Cabbage - kc-comics.com
"I have been a fan of Harry’s colouring and it’s great to see him on book like this one. There are a lot of different colours, schemes and tones happening here and which makes it crazy difficult. Harry has the technology, he has the capability to be better than he was before, smarter, faster stronger, but has the skills and I love seeing them in play here. The mood and tone of the book is beautifully demonstrated with bright or muted colour. The effective way that gradation is utilised through light sources that also create highlights, shading and shadows."
"The colour work is also as impressive and really does complete the overall mood, tone and feel of every moment."
"Oh Harry what a gifted colourist you are. These scenes seen through monitors and layered as such are brilliantly rendered. The tech lines on the skin are beautifully done as well. "
"Saxon’s careful color palettes help distinguish between settings while staying cohesive overall, not so limiting as to imply that one thing or place is true and another is not."
"Harry Saxon’s brilliant mix of faded and bold colors [...] distinct color palettes across scenes"
"Every so often there’s a shape, a curve, or a little something extra sticking out that doesn’t belong. Saxon’s colors add to this effect, constantly working with a very light palette of tans, grays, greens, and browns until a pop of blue that doesn’t really belong makes an appearance. [...] Saxon’s colors are able to make the uncanny stick out just enough for you to notice it right before your eyes move to the next panel."
"The black and purple colors wash out any part of the panels that isn’t necessary to the scene. It’s almost like Saxon is using an ultraviolet light to kill anything that could be viewed as excess in the scene."
"Bright and bold colors”
“[...] the book rattles along with huge amounts of pace, verve and energy thanks to Harry Saxon on colors in particular.”
"Harry Saxon’s colours give the comic plenty of air, with bare colours that balance out the eccentric set-up of the plot.”
-A Place To Hang Your Cape
"[...]Harry Saxon’s manic technicolor palette, with neon greens, pinks, and blues popping off the page. Saxon’s colors, while extremely vibrant, feel artificial at times, lending a plastic quality to the images.”
“Harry Saxon’s psychedelic colours that really make the images pop off the page. Fluorescent neon lights and brightly coloured clothing are the order of the day here, and his almost blindingly bright colour palette only adds to the vacuous, superficial nature of the world that Harry French has created.”
"[...] the star of the show remains the blindingly garish (in a good way) colour work of Harry Saxon, who helps give the book its utterly distinctive visual style. He and Mac work smoothly together to create a world where everything is fake and superficial, providing all manner of eye-catching splash pages and visual beats along the way as they keep the story flowing forwards.”
"Saxon’s colour work means it’s vibrant and in your face"
"Matched perfectly, again with Harry Saxon’s colours in what can only be described as the artistic equivalent of spooning…..artist & colourist in sync and providing a vivid, rich depth to the world being gloriously laid out on the pages"