Son of Batman

Dan Graphic Design

At this point, having worked on a few of these DC Universe Animated Movie soundtracks, there’s a template established which helps streamline the process of making the artwork.  DC has a style guide indicating the colors that are character-appropriate, and generally the font is (coincidental or not) Gotham. Unlike some of the other direct-to-video releases, where I had to pick frames from a timecode-stamped DVD, Son of Batman actually had plenty of imagery to pick from, which made the process of laying out the …

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Dan Graphic Design

Freddie Wiedmann was pretty happy with my work on the Green Lantern: The Animated Series albums, and so I was excited that I got to work with him again, this time on the very dark, very violent DC Universe Animation Original Movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The first challenge with the artwork was figuring out what stills we had.  Since this was an animated film, there are no actual ‘photos’ to use – instead, I had to watch the film with …

Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Vol. 2

Dan Graphic Design

Having done the original artwork for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, doing a second volume was both easy, and a challenge.  It was easy in that I could work of the artwork I had already done, but it was difficult because the basic art assets were the same, making it more limiting in my options for what imagery to present.  Fortunately I was provided with a new cover asset from the Blu-ray release of the second half of the season, as …

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Dan Graphic Design

I’ve known Frederik Wiedmann for years, starting back when he was an assistant to composer John Frizzell.  Watching his career blossom has been very cool, and I was thrilled that La-La Land Records was able to release a soundtrack album to his music for the new Cartoon Network show, Green Lantern: The Animated Series.  I didn’t have any involvement with the project, aside from recommending Freddie and his music to the La-La Land guys, and doing the art direction. Working with …