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April 05, 2022
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About the Author
Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, and G. K. Chesterton. A self-described feral child who was raised in libraries, Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a lifelong love of reading: I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: They taught me about interlibrary loans. Neil Gaiman's work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British Science Fiction Association Awards, one British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, one International Horror Guild Award, and two Mythopoeic Awards. 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. Her work also appeared in Gaiman's Sandman, and his American Gods graphic novel, as well as The New York Times bestselling adaptation of his story Troll Bridge. She did the art for Stan Lee's bestselling graphic novel autobiography Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible Stan Lee, and she also contributed to Morrison Hotel, a graphic novel featuring the music and life stories of the legendary rock band The Doors. Recent work includes Wonder Woman, illustrations for Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, The Clock at Image Comics/Top Cow written by Matt Hawkins, art for film director Duncan Jones, and pop star/television producer Shaun Cassidy. She is working on the final chapter of her space opera series A Distant Soil from Image Comics/Shadowline, supported by her Patreon. She also worked on Electricomics, an experimental web comics anthology project with Watchmen creator Alan Moore. Other works include Mangaman with Barry Lyga for Houghton Mifflin, a 2012 pick by The American Library Association for Great Graphic novels for Teens: Gone to Amerikay with Eisner Award nominated author Derek McCulloch for DC/Vertigo (2012, ) picked for Best Adult Books for Teens from the School Library Journal, and listed in Best American Comics 2013: and essayist for the Hugo Nominated Chicks Dig Comics. She also wrote and drew stories for The Vampire Diaries from DC Comics, based on the TV show, and did cover art for S.H.I.E.L.D based on the Marvel: Agents of Shield TV show, Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary special, Faith from Valiant, as well as cover art for The Walking Dead and art for the Netflix series Jessica Jones.Other credits include Amazing Spiderman, Lucifer, Captain America, The Legion of Superheroes, The Teen Titans, Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Anne Rice's The Master of Rampling Gate, Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Clive Barker's Nightbreed, The Silver Surfer, and many others. She was Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, and lectured at The Maryland Institute College of Art and Design, The Australian Society of Authors, and has exhibited and lectured in galleries, museums and exhibits around the world. Books featuring her work have received Eisner Awards, The International Horror Guild Award, and Harvey Awards. She is also a sometime participant in the NASA Social media correspondent project.