I'm not a big journal/blog type of person, but I thought it would be fun to keep a record of what I do. A little about myself; my name is Tony and I am a flatter. I work primarily for the amazing Ula Mos and Sabine Rich, but I have taken assignments from all sorts of projects. In fact, one of these lesser-known projects is what I want to write about today.
I have been working on an indie series called Dahlia. It's been described as "The X-Files meets Teen Wolf." The project started off as a miniseries when I was brought on as the flatter. I had completed the entire first issue, but it was a rough journey. The art style involved heavy use of inkwash and was very difficult to create separations. On top of that, once the flats were completed, the artist decided to hand paint each page since the hand painted look fit much better with the inkwash style. I left the project as there was no need for a digital flatter if everything was going to be hand painted.
Fast forward a few months, and I was brought on to Dahlia again. Instead of a mini-series, the story had been condensed and will now be released as a prestige format book. In addition, the inkwash and hand painting had been abandoned, with the artist, the excellent Bo Christian, opting to go with digital colors instead.
As of now, the new and improved Dahlia is moving along quite nicely. I'll periodically make updates on the status of the project! Here are a few panels from the original version; I'll update with current images as they become available: