Here’s what people are saying about A Distant Soil:
“…Grabs you from the first and keeps going…(Colleen Doran) does it with aplomb, with soul and with a sense of joy…”
“The New York Times” best selling author of Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods, MirrorMask
“Colleen Doran’s science fiction saga A Distant Soil is one of comics’ most intelligent and engaging longform serials…Doran is a very artistic writer, letting the posture and expressions of her characters pass on at least as much information as the dialogue. In this way, the tremendous amount of information the reader is required to absorb is presented in an accessible and remarkably economical way.”
Alasdair Stewart, The Ninth Art
“An elegantly drawn, complex cast of characters crowd through her pages and fill her multidimensional story with a complex weave of emotion and wonder.”
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Edition
St. Martin’s Press
World Fantasy award-winning author/artist of Sandman and Stardust
“A Distant Soil is arguably one of the finest works available that appeals to both a male and female audience…knockout art…the comic book characters look like real people…A Distant Soil is pure music.”
Cat Kouns Born
Other ARTBOMB Reviews by Peter Rose.
Award Winning Author of “Repent Harlequin Said the Ticktockman”, “Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever”, Creative Consultant for “Babylon 5″.
“Doran has created a beautifully illustrated, byzantine story, which can appeal to fans of Dune and other science fiction/fantasy epics. Using lush black and white artwork which can entice romance readers, she tells a story which reaches across the genres…
Doran weaves plot within plot in a complex and compelling pattern that leaves the reader desperately seeking the next volume. Deep social and political stories combine with rip-roaring action, romance, betrayal, passion and hate peopled with fascinatingly complex characters in an epic fantasy adventure which older teens and adults will love.”
Chair of the Graphic Novel Task Force for Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
Interview at Newsarama, conducted by Michael Lorah, March 6, 2009.