Colleen Doran has been named the seventh honoree in the Wizard World Hall of Legends, an initiative to celebrate the artists, writers, and insiders who built the comic book industry.
In addition to her artwork on the New York Times bestseller Troll Bridge and the Stan Lee autobiography, which earned a Young Adult Library Services Great Graphic Novels for Teens nomination, Doran was also among the first women to be added to Marvel’s Bullpen. She has illustrated books which have won Eisner and Harvey Awards and the International Horror Guild Award.
Upcoming works include American Gods with Neil Gaiman, The Clock with Matt Hawkins for Top Cow at Image Comics and other works for DC Comics and Dark Horse. Recent projects include issues of Faith, Justice League 3001, Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary, and covers for The Walking Dead, Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., A-Force, and Squirrel Girl.
Other works include The Vampire Diaries as writer and artist for DC, Red Sonja, and the award-winning graphic novels Mangaman and Gone to Amerikay. Doran is the sole creator of the graphic novel series A Distant Soil for Image Comics which Vector: The Journal of the British Science Fiction Association declared a “groundbreaking science fiction comics…ahead of its time.”
“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.”
Doran joins Rob Liefeld, Trina Robbins, Jeff Smith, Mike Grell, Guy Gilchrist and Jerry Robinson as Wizard World Hall of Legends honorees.
Colleen Doran will receive the award at Wizard World Comic Con Oklahoma City on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Cox Convention Center.