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Colleen Doran is an American writer-artist and cartoonist. She illustrated hundreds of comics, graphic novels, books and magazines, including the autobiographical graphic novel of Marvel Comics editor and writer Stan Lee entitled Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee, which became a New York Times bestseller.
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Visions of Beauty Kinuko Y. Craft
Dianne Borsini-Burr & Kinuko Y. Craft - 2022-01-01
Colleen Doran
KINUKO CRAFT: VISIONS OF BEAUTY is simply the most exquisite fantasy art book I own, over 300 illustrations by my favorite illustrator, with superior production, design and reproduction on every level. I cannot recommend this book enough!      source
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Barry Windsor-Smith - 2021-04-27
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The year is 1964. Bobby Bailey doesn’t realize he is about to fulfill his tragic destiny when he walks into a US Army recruitment office to join up. Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. government experimental program, an unholy contin...
Colleen Doran
I was rooting for Barry Windsor-Smith to win all the Eisner love for MONSTERS, and he sure did. This book is strange, disturbing, dark, intense and unique. Can't recommend it enough.      source
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Red Famine
Stalin's War on Ukraine
Anne Applebaum - 2018-09-04 (first published in 2017)
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AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate todayIn 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--w...
Colleen Doran
Cannot recommend this book enough, the Holodomor, Stalin-engineered genocide in Ukraine. Extraordinary work by @anneapplebaum      source
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The King in the Tree
Steven Millhauser - 2007-12-18 (first published in 2003)
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A master of literary transformation, Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Millhauser turns his attention to the transformations of love in these three hypnotic novellas. While ostensibly showing her home to a prospective buyer, the narrator of “Revenge” unfolds an origami-like narrative of betrayal and psychic violence. In “An Adventure of Don Juan” the le...
Colleen Doran
I'm often asked what are among my favorite modern retellings of Arthurian legends, and "The King in the Tree" is in the top five. By Steven Millhauser. A book of three novellas, only one about Arthurian legends. An exquisite book.      source
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Silver Metal Lover
Tanith Lee - 1999-12-01 (first published in 1981)
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The Silver Metal Lover is a classic tale of transforming love. It's a keeper, a book that gets reread 'til it falls apart. Fans petitioned to get it reprinted, and after 10 years of waiting, here it is. Oddly, the book is seldom mentioned when Tanith Lee's work is discussed, perhaps because Lee's usual milieu is horror, and The Silver Metal Lover i...
Colleen Doran
My cover art for Tanith Lee's THE SILVER METAL LOVER , adapted into a graphic novel by Trina Robbins. The original novel was my favorite book for many years, and it was probably the first major science fiction romance novel. Tanith died in 2015.      source
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Our Hearts Are in England
Jordan Marxer - 2019-08-01
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The editors of Victoria invite you to join us in dreaming of a world of stunning beauty overflowing with heritage, enduring romantic charm, and incomparable grace.Our Hearts Are in England is a bucolic sojourn through this "green and pleasant land" of scenic byways and quaint villages, glorious gardens, and quintessential cottages. Filled with lush...