With folks like Colleen Coover, Erika Moen, Dylan Meconis, David Hahn, Terry Dodson, Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker hanging around, Portland's Periscope Studio seems like both an amazing space in which to work and an ideal spot for nurturing young talent. Grace Allison, a recent grad of the Savannah College of Art and Design and Periscope's newest member, is just such a talent, honing her skills on comics, original illustrations and some fun bits of fanart.
Allison interned at Periscope in 2010 when she was still a student at SCAD. She graduated in 2011, and officially joined the Periscope team last week. She's already been working with one Periscope member, handling coloring duties on Memorial, Chris Roberson's fantastical Portland-based IDW series with art by Periscope's Rich Ellis. On July 17, she'll see the launch of her own series, Wander: Olive Hopkins and the Ninth Kingdom, written by Agreeable Comics mastermind Kevin Church and published as part Roberson and Allison Baker's Monkeybrain Comics digital comics line.

You can see more of Allison's work on her professional site, deviantART gallery or Tumblr. And you can always keep track of her and her studio mates at Periscope Studio.

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