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Colleen Coover.

Colleen Coover (born Iowa, 1969[1]) is a comic book artist, based in Portland, Oregon, best known as creator of the lesbian-themed erotic comic book Small Favors from Eros Comix, illustrator of the comic book limited series Banana Sunday from Oni Press, and for illustrating several short stories in "X-Men: First Class" from Marvel Comics. She is a member of Periscope Studio and the Comic Art Collective. She identifies as bisexual.[2]

Coover has contributed comic work to Out Magazine and has done illustration and cover design for various publications, including On Our Backs, Girlfriends, Curve, Kitchen Sink, and Nickelodeon Magazine; and for publishers including Buckle Down Publishing, Alyson Books, Cleis Press,[3] and Dark Horse Comics.

She is currently illustrating a graphic novel entitled Freckled Face, Bony Knees, And Other Things Known About Annah.[4]


  1. Kaufman, Logan (March, 2006), “Colleen Coover: Monkeys and Cubbies!”, Adventure Underground, <>. Retrieved on 2007-08-23 .
  2. Creators: Colleen Coover”, Gay League, <>. Retrieved on 2007-08-23 .
  3. Colleen Coover”, Prism Comics, <>. Retrieved on 2007-08-23 .
  4. Nickel, Thomas (2006), “Interview with Colleen Coover”, G Wie Gorilla, <>. Retrieved on 2007-08-23 .

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