We spoke with veteran artist/writer Colleen Doran about being a woman in comics.
Colleen (whose work will soon be seen in the upcoming comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods) recalls a time when it was very rare for women to be working in the comics industry, which made for a sometimes difficult and frustrating working environment. There was an assumption that women aren't 'visual' -- and therefore can't draw. Enraging!
Colleen also reminisces about her relationship with the legendary Marie Severin, a prominent talent at Marvel and EC Comics. Marie could color, letter, ink, you name it ... and she was tough!
Finally, Colleen offers some advice for up-and-coming comic book writers and artists: Make sure your inner compass is always pointed to true north!
Watch our interview below.