Colleen Doran Second Woman Added to Wizard World Hall of Legends
Colleen Doran has been announced as the latest addition to the Wizard World Hall of Legends, the seventh. (I’ve listed the first five, and the sixth was the deceased Jerry Robinson, who was named at the recent Wizard World Madison.)
Doran will be recognized in a ceremony at Wizard World Comic Con Oklahoma City on Friday, October 27. She is perhaps best known for her long-running, manga-influenced science fiction epic A Distant Soil, but she has also done too much work for DC, Vertigo, Marvel, Disney, and Image to list. Her more recent credits include Amazing Fantastic Incredible, a comic-format biography of Stan Lee, and an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Troll Bridge.
“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.”
The Wizard World Hall of Legends is “an initiative to celebrate the artists, writers, and insiders who built the industry and continued the traditions.” Which is nicely vague enough to cover the wide variety of creators named so far. They needed another polish on their press release, though, since Doran is labeled “a true pioneer among females in the comics industry”. (“Women” is preferable to “females”, which sounds oddly, fakely scientific.)