Any artist will tell you that a trip to the art supply store is like a trip to the candy store. It’s a wonderful feeling, a rush, to load up on new supplies, full of fresh possibilities.
But there’s a deeper rush to be had, for a few. Maybe you can use the exact same supplies legendary EC and Marvel Comics artist Marie Severin used, or even (someday!) sit at Joe Kubert’s drafting table.
Colleen Doran feels the rush. The creator of A Distant Soil and recent Bram Stoker Award winner for her work on Snow, Glass, Apples, creates with the tools used by Marie Severin. She lucked into the supplies when Severin retired in the early ’00s.
“Marie was getting older, and decided she would be better off living in a senior facility,” Doran recalls. “She ended up getting a really nice place, but it was a downsize in space. All of her things couldn’t go in there.”
Doran’s agent hipped her to the fact…