A colored Khovanov bicomplex
In this note, we prove the existence of a tri-graded Khovanov-type bicomplex (Theorem 1.2). The graded Euler characteristic of the total complex associated with this bicomplex is the colored Jones polynomial of a link. The first grading of the bicomplex is a homological one derived from cabling of the link (i.e., replacing a strand of the link by several parallel strands); the second grading is related to the homological grading of ordinary Khovanov homology; finally, the third grading is preserved by the differentials, and corresponds to the degree of the variable in the colored Jones polynomial. In particular, we introduce a way to take a small cabling link diagram directly from a big cabling link diagram (Theorem 3.2).