This is a rather simple question as I'm a newbie. I have a series of images that I have drawn that need to be assembled into an animation. Is after effects suitable software to assemble them together into a suitable file format? (They animation will eventually be used in an after effects project)
1-Do you mean, you have numerous scans of drawing that need to be cleaned up and colored?
2-Do you mean you have a sequence of final images that are all registered?
AE can work with image sequences just as easily as video, so yes to your question if you mean number 2.
Import them as an image sequence and AE will play them as if they are one video file. (They will need to be named and numbered appropriately)
If you still need to clean up, color, ink, or register your images—I'd handle that first in Photoshop or another image editor.