Colleen Doran isn’t a small name when it comes to comic books. She’s seen artwork appear on the New York Times bestseller list for Troll Bridge and the Stan Lee autobiography, which was earned a Young Adult Library Services Great Graphics Novels for Teens nomination, and will take her place as the one of the first women to be added to Marvel’s Bullpen.
To Celebrate her works on graphic novels such as Neil Gaiman’s Troll Bridge, Doran will be honored as the seventh honoree in the Wizard World Hall of Legends, an initiative to celebrate the artists, writers, and insiders whom helped build the industry and continue the traditions as they are today. This acknowledgement will stand tall for the artist whom has won both the Eisner and Harvey awards as well as the International Horror Guild Award.
To continue her legacy, Doran also has upcoming works that include another team up with Neil Gaiman for American Gods, Matt Hawkins for The Clock, for Top Cow at Image Comics, but she also has other works in the process for DC Comics and Dark Horse. Her recent works include the following recently released issues:
- Justice League 3001
- Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary
- The Walking Dead
- Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Squirrel Girl
Other works for Doran include The Vampire Diaries as a writer and Red Sonja for DC. Doran is also the creator “of the graphic novella series A Distant Soil for Image Comics, which was declared as a groundbreaking science fiction comic series” and “ahead of its time” by Vector: The Journal of the British Science Fiction Association.
According to John D. Maatta, President and CEO of Wizard World, has stated that Doran has “achieved so much in the world of comics, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be honoring her in our Wizard World Hall of Legends. She has been one of the most popular artists at shows for decades.”
Doran will be joining the Hall of Legends, which has already inducted Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force creator Rob Liefield, Wonder Woman first-time female artist Trina Robbins and several more at Oklahoma City Wizard World 2017 this October.
“I am truly and deeply honored to be so warmly welcomed by Wizard World into the company of other great creators I admire and respect,” said Doran. “Wizard World has been such a great home for me and for many other artists. It is humbling and gratifying to be in their company, and I can’t wait to see everyone in Oklahoma City! This is delightful news, and I can’t wait to draw even more comics in hopes of being worthy of this kind and generous distinction.”
Take a look at what Wizard World has planned for Oklahoma City with their official release down below and our article about Oklahoma City Wizard World Comic Con in October.
The Wizard World Hall of Legends initiative, which will honor one or more figures from the comics world at each convention, is one in a series of enhancements that Wizard World is making in the comics area. Artist Alley in Oklahoma City features a standout lineup of creators, including Doran, Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Jeremy Clark (“Grimm Fairy Tales Genesis: Heroes Reborn,” “Day of the Dead”), Jai Nitz (“El Diablo,” “Fu Jitsu”), Wes St. Claire (“Fu Jitsu”), Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”) Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and many others.
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