Sunday, 28 December 2008
The worlds Of Colleen Doran
Here's a lesson that Colleen Doran's work has taught me : if you are going to do fantasy or science fiction it should be meaningful. Whether on a personal level or on a universal level those drawings have to be rich in meaning.Colleen Doran is an independent artist I discovered in the 80's and whose work has had a deep lasting impact on me.One of Her masterpieces is A Distant Soil, I really highly recommend this epic science fiction comic. It's amazing. Beautiful to look at and an amazing, complex story. And all of her work has been high quality.One of my favorite works by her is Orbiter published by Vertigo and written by Warren Ellis. It's Ellis' most hopeful story and Colleen's work is just exquisite here. Darker then usual but hugely powerful.
Anything by her is more then worth the money. Each different work is a thoughtful, beautiful doorway into another world.
Colleen also has the most informative blog about publishing and comic books. I learned more from reading her blog then from a whole stack of books on publishing. Please check it out.
Also, there's a character in the Sandman based on her...