Off Panel #148: The Color Game with Tamra Bonvillain and Kelly Fitzpatrick

Live from Emerald City ComiCon, it’s a panel episode as colorists Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol) and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade the Changing Woman) join the show to discuss their work. They talk getting into art, whether they studied art at school, the idea of coloring as a stepping stone, how their line art experience impacts their coloring, how much their colors change based off the line artist, attribution, their processes, whether they have specific palettes, balancing workload, the power of saying no, and more.

You can find Bonvillain on Twitter and her work in Doom Patrol, Wayward, the upcoming Flavor from Image Comics and more. Her pinned tweet that we talk about in the podcast can be found here. You can find Fitzpatrick on Twitter and her work in Shade the Changing Woman, Archie, Bitch Planet and more.

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Header image is from Wayward, line art by Steven Cummings, colors by Bonvillain. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.