Ororo Munroe sketch by Colleen Doran.
One of my favorite creators is Colleen Doran (of A Distant Soil fame) and I was elated when I realized that her booth this year at WonderCon was near Writers Old Fashioned! The close proximity enabled me to take time to speak with her several times about her upcoming work on Girl Comics #4 and her artwork for Gone to Amerikay and Stealth Tribes (with Warren Ellis)! I missed her panel, but I did get one on one time with Colleen in which we exchanged stories and experiences. These moments are some of my favorites from that weekend.
Of course, I am elated to have a Colleen Doran sketch in my art collection! I love her lines. They have inherent grace and fluidity without compromising the realistic solidity of the character. She makes Ororo look glamorous, serene and yet still edgy.
Thank you, Colleen for being such a warm and personable creator and an overall inspiration in both personal and professional spheres. I look forward to the next time our paths cross.
Colleen Doran and STORM, WonderCon 2010.