Colleen Doran is a writer, illustrator, film and television conceptual designer, and outspoken creator rights advocate.
Her work has appeared in "The New York Times" best-selling series "Sandman". Currently, she writes and draws as part of the creative team for "The Vampire Diaries" comic series based on the TV show for DC Comics.
Colleen's most recent works include "Mangaman" with Barry Lyga for Houghton Mifflin (November 2011,) a 2012 pick by The American Library Association for Great Graphic novels for Teens: "Gone to Amerikay" with Eisner Award nominated author Derek McCulloch for DC/Vertigo (2012,) picked for Best Adult Books for Teens from the School Library Journal, and listed Best American Comics 2013: and essayist for the Hugo Nominated "Chicks Dig Comics".
She is illustrating an upcoming graphic novel by Neil Gaiman for Dark Horse, a new mini-series from Image Comics/Top Cow written by Matt Hawkins, and the return of "The Book of Lost Souls" by J Michael Straczynski, also from Image Comics, as well as the final chapter of "A Distant Soil" from Image Comics/Shadowline.
Her credits include "Amazing Spiderman", "Sandman", "Captain America", "Wonder Woman", "The Legion of Superheroes", "The Teen Titans", "Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast," "Anne Rice's The Master of Rampling Gate," "Clive Barker's Hellraiser", "Clive Barker's Nightbreed", "The Silver Surfer", "Lucifer", and many others.
She was Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, and lectured at The Maryland Institute College of Art and Design, The Australian Society of Authors, and has exhibited and lectured in galleries, museums and exhibits around the world. Books featuring her work have received the Eisner Award, The International Horror Guild Award, and the Harvey Award. She writes and lectures on behalf of authors and artists, and has lobbied in Washington DC on behalf of creator rights.
Colleen lives on a farm in rural Appalachia. She likes to draw. A lot.