Preliminary layouts for the cover of Bandette #13, done in Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint). I start out with the logo and subtitle and a very rudimentary sketch and take it from there. The mask was drawn with the aid of Manga Studio’s Symmetrical ruler–very handy for designing such objects!
Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner-winning series Bandette.