You may know New York comic book artist and colorist Sarah Stern from her work on BOOM! Studios comic titles Goldie Vance and Power Rangers Pink. Or perhaps from her talented work with Oni Press, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, Hiveworks Comics, or Dreamworks Animation TV.
Stern recently sat down with SYFY WIRE for this week’s edition of Artists Alley, where she put pen to paper and sketched some cool monsters from her online comic, Cindersong, while explaining her work process — including how she likes to “draw and plan layouts and things digitally.”
Why? Because for her, it’s “so much faster and easier to make decisions in terms of layout,” adding that it makes it faster to fix problems, but that she likes to ink traditionally.
The artist also spoke about how major publishers often outsource the work to colorists, while explaining that she sometimes gets a few pages at a time to work on, but that if she’s lucky, she could also get the full issue.
Stern, who went to school for animation and illustration, also shared with us her love of bears and recounted how she was shopping around a concept art folio when she met Dafna Pleban, an editor at Boom! Pleban is the one who helped Stern land her first comic book gig on Goldie Vance.
Watch the video to see Sarah Stern in action, then let us know what you think in the comments section!
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.