In order to practice animation (and as a side project with my son) I want to create some basic 2D children animations using Adobe After Effects. The animations will have backgrounds, characters, movement, and speech.
Since my artistic ability is equivalent to that of a peanut, my artist friend will be providing the background and character files while I will be responsible for the animation.
In what format should I instruct the artist to deliver these files? PSD, vector, other? Is there a specific format that works best in After Effects?