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NOW IN STOCK: the digitally restored new editions of A DISTANT SOIL as well as the LAST remaining stock of volumes III and IV first editions. The digital restorations of these two books are in progress, but if you can’t wait, get ’em here! Volume IV is only available in the hardcover library editions, with the original softcover edition selling elsewhere for $100 and up!.




A Distant Soil Volume I, 240 pages
Can be signed and personalized on request.

A Distant Soil Volume I

NOW IN!!! Perfect restoration, minty fresh!

A DISTANT SOIL VOLUME II Fully restored, digital remaster, 240 pages, AVAILABLE NOW! outstanding restoration of the classic series! Flawless tones and super clean line art on superior paper stock!


A Distant Soil Volume iI

VOLUME III BACK IN STOCK! First edition! Get it before it goes off the market! In the process of a complete digital revamp and restoration!

A Distant Soil Volume III

A Distant Soil Volume IV, collects issues 32-38. IT IS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE IN ALL EDITIONS, and is now getting ridiculous prices on the secondary market. We have a small quantity of the hardcover library editions. ON SALE

A Distant Soil Volume IV




BETTER YET get the LAST THREE ISSUES at a super low price! Issues 40, 41 AND 42! Shipping 3 comics costs the same as shipping one, so order the last three issues as a bundle and SAVE!


GET A PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART FROM A DISTANT SOIL FOR A $200 DONATION! Published in the series, we will send you a SIGNED page of the series from Image Comics! (Sorry, all pages at previous prices are sold out!)

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EACH PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART is drawn entirely by hand, with hand applied tone sheets. The art is as you see it printed! No computers, nothing but the hand of the artist. The art is AS YOU SEE IT. Hand lettering, with hand applied tones. Very clean, on acid free stock. Art may measure as large as 12″x16″ or fitted on 11″x14″ paper. ALL art is in VERY good or better condition. SAMPLE BELOW.


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Book of pinups by Walt Simonson, David Mack, Dave Sim, Mike Kaluta and more. Out of print since 1997.

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SOLD OUT FROM THE PUBLISHER! We have 20 copies in stock.


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TROLL BRIDGE! A the New York Times bestseller!


Colleen Doran adapts Neil Gaiman’s tragic coming-of-age fantasy masterpiece!

When Jack was a young boy, his world was full of ghosts and ghouls, but one such monster–a ravenous and hideous troll–would haunt him long into manhood. As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack’s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all! Hardcover 64 pages, Dark Horse Comics.

TROLL BRIDGE hardcover

The Stan Lee autobiographical graphic novel for which I did the art is NOW AVAILABLE! Three months on the New York Times bestseller list!


The cover with fancy foil and embossing which totally doesn’t show up on this screen.


“In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century.

In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.”

The work is an adaptation and expansion of Stan Lee’s prose autobiography. Adaptation by Peter David. Yes, Stan really did do writing on this and I have the script to prove it. All the changes and rewrites gave the art team a go, let me tell you.

Colors by William Farmer, Val Trullinger and Jose Villarubia. Letters by Allan Harvey. Allan Harvey also did the restoration and clean up on a number of classic Marvel covers used for this project. Rantz Hoseley background assistant.





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Two classic science fiction epics written by Warren Ellis are collected together for the first time! In OCEAN #1-6, U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane must learn what lies under Europa’s half-mile-thick mantle of ice. And in the original graphic novel ORBITER, a long-missing space shuttle crash lands on Earth to unlock a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space.



The Vampire Diaries – The Vampire Diaries TPB (Trade Paper Back) by DC Comics

Written by Colleen Doran, B. Clay Moore and Others. Art by Tony Shasteen, Colleen Doran, Cat Staggs and Others.

Love of Hit TV show ‘The Vampire Diaries’? and Also have a guilty pleasure for comics? Well luckily for you DC Comics have brought out a TPB (Trade Paper Back) of the series! This title includes Digital Chapters #1-39! These novel will tell the stories of Mystic Falls and all the Adventures that characters go on, whether they are good or bad, involve saving someone……..or the opposite. If you love The Vampire Diaries this can not be missed!


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #1. We have VERY limited quantities of issue 1 available, and the books come signed by me. In addition to the comic, you get an original hand signed A DISTANT SOIL print from me! A $5 value!

One the left, the standard edition of the comic, US Shipping included, at $4.99, foreign shipping included at $6.99.
On the right, the limited photo cover edition! SOLD OUT


USE the drop down menu to choose edition and US or foreign price. And remember, each order comes with a signed print, a $5 value!

The Vampire Diaries Issue 1

Issue # 3


The Vampire Diaries Issue 3

Colleen can sign ANY book you want! Please just ask for personalization!

THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS Written by J Michael Straczynski with art by Colleen! 120 pages FULL COLOR!

Jonathan, in despair over lost love and thwarted ambitions, commits suicide. He awakens in the 21st century, where he is transformed into a psychopomp, a spirit who escorts lost souls. Does he save them or send them to their doom?

He acts on the orders of the Dark Man, and his guide is a talking cat named Mystery.



A beautiful full color hardcover, 90 pages, top quality paper and absolutely gorgeous! We just got our copies!

Stories by me, Anina Bennet, Joe Keating and more, with art by 6 incredible Korean artists! Great deal! Our prices include shipping anywhere in the US. Use drop down menu for foreign.




The critically acclaimed GONE TO AMERIKAY, a magical realism tale of Irish immigration!

“Ghost story or detective fiction? History or mythology? Drawing on the freewheeling spirit of Irish and Irish-American popular culture, GONE TO AMERIKAY is all of these. A tale that takes place simultaneously in 1870, 1960 and 2010, it recognizes that though enormous changes have taken place over time in the relationship between the New World and the Old Country, some things, like love, justice and respect, are timeless and imperative. With thrilling illustrations, rich with the color and mood of these passions, you will find yourself unable to avoid lingering at length on them before picking up the story again.”—Philip Chevron, The Pogues

“GONE TO AMERIKAY s a wonderful story, lushly illustrated, full of music and passion, twists and turns, beautifully evoking the Irish immigrant experience in three different times and sewing them all together brilliantly at the end. A real treat, for those who love New York history, or just a great story.”—Kevin Baker, author of PARADISE ALLEY, DREAMLAND, LUNA PARK

“GONE TO AMERIKAY is not just a great book, it’s an important book. In a marketplace where every season brings another supposed Big Event, this is the real deal. It uses the immigrant experience to talk about us, who we are, how and why we came here, with some echoes of where we might be going. The art is superb, containing some of the best and most evocative images of the period you’re ever going to see, and the story is wide in scope but intimate in its details as it flashes forward and backward in time. Forget the hype, this is going to be THE book of 2012.”—J. Michael Straczynski (SUPERMAN:YEAR ONE, BABYLON FIVE, CHANGELING)

Gone to Amerikay Hardcover

MANGAMAN! Starred reviews from The School Library Journal and Kirkus, and picked for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s list of Best Graphic Novels for 2012, this graphic novel written by best selling author Barry Lyga is a winner! A manga boy falls through a rift in reality to the real world. Chaos and love follow.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, with New York Book Show Award-winning production and design, this is a handsome, minty fresh hardcover with dustjacket. 120 pages.


Mascot to the Rescue!

This gem of a novel has a center section comic by Colleen. Mascot is the tale of a sixth grader who worships his comic book hero Captain Major, and dreams of a life like Major’s Mascot. But the comic book company that publishes Captain Major’s tale decides to kill off the sidekick. Josh begins his grand adventure to stop the cartoonist from making this terrible mistake. Hardcover with dustjacket, the only copies of this for sale elsewhere are damaged remaindered books. We’ve got perfectly new copies. Written by famous comics scribe Peter David. Harper Collins Publishing.

Our softcovers are advance review copies, pre-publication editions. Mascot was never issued in softcover for public sale.

Great reviews for this sweet book, but not much circulation. Try it for yourself. It’s a great gift for a teen reader.


A perennial favorite, Girl to Grrrl Manga is an easy to follow, attractive style guide for drawing in shoujo manga styles. Lavishly illustrated and written by Colleen, published by Impact Books. 200 full color pages. One of our best sellers.

Girl to Grrrl Manga

Manga Pro Superstar Workshop
, a lavishly illustrated 200 page sequel to Girl to Grrrl Manga, delightful lessons in how to draw comics, even for those who don’t have fancy, expensive computer tools! Nothing more than pens and pencils required! Get great, professional results with these step-by-step lessons!

Manga Pro

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