Lora Innes is the creator of The Dreamer, a historical fiction webcomic about a high-schooler named Bea Whaley who begins having dreams about the American Revolutionary War. Every night her dream picks up right where it last left off, and soon Bea questions if these are just dreams… or if they’re something more.
Full of adventure, romance, and war, The Dreamer has grown a cult following online. IDW Publishing has released three graphic novel collections of The Dreamer, which have been nominated five times in the Harvey Awards.
Lora’s love of Colonial America has taken her career in unexpected directions. She appeared on AHC’s The American Revolution, a three-part miniseries by Discovery Communications, talking about lesser known heroes and heroines of the Revolutionary War. Six giant comic book pages that Lora drew hang on the wall of the Nathan Hale School House, showcasing Hale’s time in New London, Connecticut. She wrote two short stories in the Colonial Comics Volume 2 anthology by Fulcrum Publishing about topics that overlap The Dreamer: the secret Harvard Medical student body-snatching “Spunker Club,” and Nathan Hale’s teenage years at Yale.
Most recently, Lora was the series artist on IDW Publishing’s Wynonna Earp comic book adaptation of Syfy’s television show of the same name. She remains a part of the creative team as a cover artist.
Lora also co-hosted the Paper Wings Show, a podcast about elevating the craft of making independent comics.