Chasing the Grail: Artist Talk with Colleen Doran
June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us for an online artist’s talk illuminating the work of 2023 Eisner nominee Colleen Doran as seen in the Society’s current exhibition Colleen Doran Illustrates Neil Gaiman. Curator Kim Munson (Comic Art in Museums) will talk with Doran about her career, technique, and working with Neil Gaiman on the best-selling Dark Horse graphic novels Chivalry, Snow, Glass, Apples, and Troll Bridge.
Colleen Doran is a cartoonist/illustrator whose recent adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short story Snow, Glass, Apples received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel and the Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium, as well as the Ringo Award for Best Graphic Novel. Her work also appeared in Gaiman’s Sandman, and his graphic novels American Gods and Norse Mythology, as well as The New York Times bestselling adaptation of his story Troll Bridge. Doran created the artwork for Stan Lee’s bestselling graphic novel autobiography Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible Stan Lee. She has also illustrated work for musicians The Doors, Tori Amos, Blondie, and Melissa Etheridge, and the fashion house Balmain.
Kim A Munson is the editor of the Eisner Award-nominated anthology Comic Art in Museums, the first academic book to explore the evolution of thought about comic art 1930-present as manifested in art exhibitions. She was a 2022 Eisner Awards judge and the curator of Women in Comics at the Society of Illustrators (NYC), the Palazzo Merulana (Rome), and the Foques Corte dell’Arte (Naples).
The cartoon of Kim Munson is by Darick Robertson.