Watch: Comic artist/writer Colleen Doran on being a female creator

Contributed by
Jan 8, 2019, 11:00 AM EST (Updated)

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.

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker