A couple of panels from Bandette 14! Here I’m refining my rough layouts into finished “pencils” that I will later print onto physical paper and redraw in ink wash. Notice that I use the software to flip the art a lot, so my eye can better see when the characters’ features are asymmetrical.
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.