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Encyclopedia > Colleen Doran
An example of Doran's artwork: the cover to Orbiter, published in 2003 by DC Comics.
An example of Doran's artwork: the cover to Orbiter, published in 2003 by DC Comics.

Colleen Doran (July 24, 1963 - ) is an American comic book writer and artist, best known for her fantasy series A Distant Soil. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x601, 82 KB) Cover to the 2003 graphic novel Orbiter. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x601, 82 KB) Cover to the 2003 graphic novel Orbiter. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Distant Soil is a science fiction/fantasy comic book series written and illustrated by Colleen Doran, and is the work for which she is best known. ...


Doran broke into the comic book industry when still a teenager, in the 1980s. A Distant Soil was originally published by Wendy and Richard Pini's WaRP Graphics, publishers of Elfquest, but Doran subsequently left the company due to an acrimonious dispute with Richard Pini, whom she alleged was attempting to claim copyright on her work. The WaRP version of the story was never reprinted, despite its unusual all-pencil style, although Colleen Doran did reprint a short Distant Soil story that had appeared in a WaRP anthology. A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Wendy and Richard Pini are the husband-and-wife team responsible for creating the well-known ElfQuest series of comics, graphic novels and prose works. ... WaRP Graphics, later Warp Graphics, was an alternative comics publisher which was most well known for being the original publisher of the Elfquest comic books. ... Elfquest #5, 1979. ... Like John says copyright law in the UK is u make something and its copyrighted but in america u must make a patent haaaa ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ...


Doran has since illustrated hundreds of comics, graphic novels, books and magazines and dozens of stories and articles. Graphic novel (sometimes abbreviated GN) is a term for a kind of book, usually telling an extended story with sequential art ( comics). ... [1]#redirect Book ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ...


At the age of five, she won an art contest sponsored by the Walt Disney Company. Doran created her comic book series A Distant Soil at the age of twelve. She landed her first professional assignment for an advertising agency at age fifteen. While still in college, she was a full-time professional artist who was able to add her professional work to her college art curriculum for credit. Overwhelmed with assignments, she left college early. Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...


After leaving WaRP, Colleen went on to completely rewrite and redraw the entire A Distant Soil series from scratch, self-pubilshing it for some years before moving on to Image Comics where it is now in multiple printings as a series of graphic novels. The first volume had four printings, and it is now in its third collected volume. It has sold, collectively, more than 500,000 copies. The story centers on a young girl who is born heir to an alien religious dynasty, and explores issues of politics, gender identity and tolerance. Its strong characterization and unique art style has inspired the Young American Library Association to profile the book in their quarterly journal, and it has been nominated for the Spectrum Award for Best Science Fiction in the Other category in 2001. Image Comics is the third or fourth largest American comic book publisher. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


The character Thessaly in Neil Gaiman's Sandman is based on Doran, and she illustrated two issues of that series (#20 and #34) in the early 1990s. Thessaly is a fictional character in the Sandman comic book stories. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960, Portchester, Hampshire) is a British author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many graphic novels. ... The Sandman was a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ...


She has attended multiple World Science Fiction Conventions, San Diego Comic Cons, The Singapore Writers Festival, and many "Lord of the Rings" conventions including Ring*Con, ELF, and ORC. She is also featured in the films Ringers (a documentary about Lord of the Rings fans), Scenes From the Small Press: Colleen Doran by Rich Henn, and Sex, Lies and Superheroes. Worldcon, a. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ...


Doran's newest comics-art project is The Book of Lost Souls, a modern fantasy written by J. Michael Straczynski and published by Marvel's Icon imprint beginning in December 2005. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... J. Michael Straczynski Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... Icon Comics is an imprint of Marvel Comics for creator-owned titles. ...

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Professional organizations

  • American Society of Portrait Artists
  • Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
  • National Cartoonists Society

Awards, honors

  • Chesley Award Nominee
  • Eisner Award Nominee
  • Comics' Buyer's Guide Award Favorite Colorist Nominee
  • Delphi Institute Grant Award
  • American Representative Japan/America Manga Seminar, Tokyo
  • Guest of Honor, San Diego Comic Con
  • Multiple Awards and Honors, SF, Comic and Fantasy art shows
  • Multiple Awards and Honors various gallery exhibits
  • American Library Association 2002 featured speaker
  • Spectrum Award Nominee

The Chesley Awards were established in 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize individual works and achievements during a given year. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... The American Library Association (ALA) promotes libraries and library education in the United States and internationally. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Exhibits

  • Four Color Images Gallery, New York, NY
  • Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Secession Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • Gijon Cultural Center, Gijon, Spain
  • San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Museum of Cartoon Art, Rye Brook, New York

Partial credits

Conceptual Art

Distance conceptual artist for Sony/Pipe Studios animated series in development.


Illustration

  • Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics Watson-Guptill art book
  • Anime Mania Watson-Guptill art book
  • Disney Adventures The Walt Disney Company
  • Young Readers Digest Readers Digest
  • CPM Magazine The Cahner’s Group
  • Play Station Magazine Imagine Entertainment
  • Trading cards for various projects: Topps
  • Trading Cards for Various Projects: Skybox
  • The Art of Star Wars: Topps
  • Star Wars Magazine
  • Star Wars product illustration
  • Walt Disney product illustration
  • Marvel Comics product illustration
  • Star Trek product illustration
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Robotech Art II Donning Co Publishers art book
  • The Swat Team Manual

Comics and Graphic Novels

Cover art from The Book of Lost Souls #1.
Cover art from The Book of Lost Souls #1.
  • The Book of Lost Souls 2005 Marvel/Icon series
  • Stealth Tribes DC/Vertigo 2004 graphic novel
  • Orbiter DC/Vertigo (April 2003) graphic novel
  • Reign of the Zodiac DC (June 2003) series
  • Sandman: Dream Country DC/Vertigo graphic novel/series
  • Wonder Woman: The Once and Future Story DC Comics graphic novel
  • Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Marvel Epic Comics, Checker Publishing series/graphic novel
  • The Forbidden Book graphic novel collection
  • Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Marvel/Epic Comics series
  • Anne Rice’s The Master of Rampling Gate Innovation graphic novel
  • A Distant Soil: The Gathering Image Comics series/ graphic novel
  • A Distant Soil: The Ascendant Image Comics series/graphic novel
  • A Distant Soil: The Aria Image Comics series/graphic novel
  • Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast film adaptation The Walt Disney Company
  • Captain America Marvel Comics Group series
  • Star Trek DC Comics series
  • Silver Surfer Marvel Comics series
  • Amazing Spiderman Marvel Comics series
  • The Legion of Superheroes DC Comics series
  • Valor DC Comics series
  • Shade DC/Vertigo series
  • The Death Gallery DC/Vertigo
  • The Sandman Gallery DC/Vertigo
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld DC Comics series
  • Power Pack Marvel series

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