Comic flatters rarely get any attention in this business. We call that a travesty of justice! Flats or Color Separations are the result of taking a line drawing and separating all the areas of color prior to adding all the tone (shadows & highlights) and special effects. It’s long, tedious work, but it’s a necessary step, and it makes coloring the page much faster and easier. All colorists use them; few give them any credit. Our Flatsmen are the reason we have the time to make our color look like it does. We can’t thank them enough for their time and effort.
The Uniques (in order of overall number of pages flatted): Sasha, Ron Kieser, Joel Bartlett, Aimee Collier, Jason Stratton, John Wilson, Alyssa Phillips, Krista Schuhman, Will Jones, Cassandra Reyhani, M. Jessica Hunsberger, Marshall Day, Timothy James Hadley, Billy Miller, Danielle Prieto, John C. L. Jansen, L.A., Mark Matoc, Will Jones, Gerry Dale, Michael Toolan, Frank Rapoza, Johnny Bourlett, Damian Davis, Christa Carpenter, Jared Brokaw, Ken Gordon, Kyle Schetzel, Kenny Keen, Aziz Balamani, Aeris Valeria, Jade McGilvray, Jarrah James, Tyler Kryzanowski, and Sebastian Sandberg
Rainbow in the Dark (in order of overall number of pages flatted): Travis Perkins, Sasha, Jason Winter, Jared Brokaw, Andrew Varcho, Will Jones, Kyle Schetzel, Ron Keiser, Krista Schuhman, Jeremy C. Cooper, Arto Heino, Aziz Balamani, Tyler Kryzanowski, Jade McGilvray, and Chris Peuler
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: (in order of overall number of illustrations flatted): Travis Perkins, Jason Winter, Jared Brokaw, Sasha, Kyle Schetzel, and Andrew Varcho.