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Posted in 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, 2014 SDCC, 501st, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Publisher's Weekly, Social Activism, Social Commentary, Social Networking, Wasted Lands, WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, WriteBrain Media, Writer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

 

Me at Discovery Museum Last Year Lecturing On How I Create STAR WARS Art

Me at Discovery Museum Last Year Lecturing On How I Create STAR WARS Art

This next weekend on Saturday October 4th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., I will be appearing at the Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee for STAR WARS DAY. Last year it was an amazing event supported by the 501st Legion of Star Wars Cosplayers (of which Denise and I are honorary members) and I know it will be again this year. I will be doing two presentations, explaining my approach to creating my STAR WARS art in the theater there, and I hope you can attend one if you’re there. (No, Denise will not be with me this year – she has client obligations in Northwest Florida).
I want to thank all of you out there who stepped up and supported Denise and me this past week during the whole crazy online controversy. You who respectfully spoke up mean a lot to us both. A lot of good came out of this controversy. It ignited back channel conversations between me and my colleagues, me and Con organizers, and of course, the meaningful viewpoints from you, the fans. If you’re scratching your heads with no idea what I’m referencing, here’s a link to Denise’s interview with Comic Vine journalist Mat Elfring, which ended up on Yahoo! News: 
 
http://bit.ly/DD_on_YahooNews
Only a few writers showed true journalistic integrity and research this past week, and I applaud those who did. Rob Salkowitz of iCv2Mat Elfring of Comic Vine and Heidi McDonald of The Beat are three that come to mind. I also appreciated the talented Gail Simone’s professionalism in her mea culpa, and her willingness to revisit the real story. In the end, I worry for the future of social media, the future of  journalism, and I worry for the future of many readers out there who seem blinded to critical thinking. As our close friend, sometimes business partner and fellow artist Charlie Athanas said, “Oh, hive mind. We should all watch Forbidden Planet and learn that this collective id thing can be really dangerous. Then shut down our computers and go have a drink with some friends.” Well said, Charlie. Denise plans to share the best ideas and suggestions she’s received about how we as creatives and exhibitors can improve sales and our Con experiences from the many who commented on her blog, ComicBookWife.com, so watch for that.
On Wednesday Denise and I will be guests of Chicago comics advocate and podcaster Wendi Freeman and her podcast Double Page Spread. I will post a link here when it’s up, but here’s a link to Wendi’s past podcasts – check them out: 
http://bitly.com/DoublePageSpreadPodcast
Many of you know I’m a big #MMO #SWTOR gamer. I did a really fun Ootinicast Twitch TV interview this week about my Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming and my STAR WARS art with co-host Ander (aka Redna), so here is a link to that interview for you:
 
http://bitly.com/DD_on_TwitchTV
I hope to see everyone soon. As always, thanks for reading,
Dave.

I’ll Be at GrandCon Tomorrow Through Sunday in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse Comics, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Please join me at the GrandCon Comics & Gaming Convention this weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan if you can – I will be there with my new book, THE WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS!  Here is the address, for your convenience:

SEPTEMBER 19TH – 21ST 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Convention Center
5700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Screenshot 2014-06-16 17.53.09

Collectors:  If you want me to bring anything specific, please ping denise@writebrainmedia.com immediately with your specific requests and I’ll do my best to bring what you need; I’ll be busy packing up for the show. I look forward to seeing you!

Dave Dorman’s WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS Limited Edition Package

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Mike Kennedy, Pop Culture, Wasted Lands, WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, WriteBrain Media, Writer, Zombie, Zombie Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Well, it’s finally here!! I have received my shipment of Dave Dorman’s WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS! The book will be in stores either this week or next week (Sept. 10th or 17th). But because I am friends with the publisher (LOL) I have gotten some books pre-release. I know a lot of you have been asking where to get the books. I would say support your local comics shop or brick-and-mortar book store. However, if you would like a special deal direct from the creator, Dave Dorman (that would be me!) then hold onto your hat!
The Covers and the Limited Edition Print in the WLO Ltd. Edition Package

The Covers and the Limited Edition Print in the WLO Ltd. Edition Package

Inside the WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS Ltd. Edition Offer

Inside the WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS Ltd. Edition Offer

I am offering you this special deal for a LIMITED TIME. Order directly from me today and you will get this Limited Edition Special Package:
The WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS Book and extras!
#1. First off is the WASTEDLANDS OMNIBUS. This 152-page hardcover graphic novels contains the beginnings of my WASTED LANDS world starting with a fully recolored, re-lettered, and artistically revised version of “RAIL: Broken Things”. This is the first in my GN series RAIL. Following that are additional comics stories and short Illustrated text pieces giving you additional adventures of the main characters introduced in RAIL. All wrapped up in a gorgeous hardbound book with a cutout card stock book cover.
#2. As a special bonus with your order, you will receive a copy of the Artist’s Preview Edition of RED TIDE, a new miniseries coming this winter. This is the first 12 pages rendered in pencil by me and written by my writing collaborator, Mike Bawden. Limited to 250 copies, this was only available at the San Diego ComicCon 2014.
#3. The last bonus is a signed Limited Edition Art print of the full cover (that is underneath the cutout on the hardback). This print is only available through direct orders through the publisher, or directly through me.
But WAIT!!! There’s more!!…
#4. Signed & remarqued! When you order directly thru me I will SIGN your books personally (and add a personalization in the book if you like). AND… I will add a DRAWING of one of my WASTED LANDS characters in the book as well!
You will never get a better deal than this one today. The hardback OMNIBUS, the Limited Edition comic, the print, AND a one-of-a-kind, personalized drawing!
Price:  $50 with shipping free in the US. (Additional shipping of $20 for orders outside the US.) If you would like to order multiple copies that is fine, just do that during the Paypal checkout.
TO order: Go to this page on my website http://www.davedorman.com/WLOsale.shtml  and use the Paypal buttons there to place your order.
Thanks so much for your support of this very personal project! There is much more to come!!
Dave

3 New Dave Dorman Sketchbooks Available

Posted in 2014 SDCC, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I have 3 new small books available featuring my art.  They are as follows: DAVE DORMAN 2014 SKETCHBOOK “LEADWORKS No. 2,” as well as NEW MAGIC/WOW and ALIENS/PREDATOR Books! Here’s the link to place your orders: http://www.davedorman.com/leadworks2014.shtml

LEADWORKS Special Pencil Sketch Art  by Dave Dorman

LEADWORKS No. 2 Special Pencil Sketch Art by Dave Dorman

•The first is my new sketchbook LEADWORKS No. 2, featuring pencil art from my painting preliminaries for various paintings including Star Wars, as well as many new pencil drawing done specifically for this volume. Cost: $15 including Postage

Oil & Water art by Dave Dorman

Oil & Water: Wizardry & Magic – Art by Dave Dorman

•The second is a collection of fantasy art featuring many MAGIC the GATHERING (MTG) and WORLD of WARCRAFT (WoW) paintings.

Cost: $20 including Postage

Oil & Water: XENOCIDE Art by Dave Dorman

Oil & Water: XENOCIDE Art by Dave Dorman

The third book is a much-asked-for collection of my most popular ALIENS and PREDATOR paintings, including many ALIENS v PREDATOR (AvP) paintings. Cost: $20 including Postage

Special Pricing for All Three Books: $45 including Postage.

As always, I thank you for your interest in and support of my work!!

Dave.

First Time Ever Dave Dorman Comic Art for Sale at #SDCC2014

Posted in 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, 2014 SDCC, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror Art, Illustration, Mike Kennedy, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Twitter, Wasted Lands, Zombie, Zombie Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

For the first time, I am offering my graphic novel original comic book art from RAIL: BROKEN THINGS available for sale at San Diego Comic-Con this year. This is the artwork that appears in the WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, which is premiering this year at Comic-Con through Magnetic Press, as well as at my Booth #4500. Additionally, I am selling my pencil sketch art pieces from my  2014 Edition of my LEADWORKS #2 Book. Here are some images of me loading the artwork into my portfolios today as well as a new look at what the cover of the new WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS book looks like.

 

1st Time Available for Sale: RAIL graphic novel original comic art by Dave Dorman

1st Time Available for Sale: RAIL graphic novel original comic art by Dave Dorman

Original Pencil Sketches by Dave Dorman from LEADWORKS #2 Book, 2014 Edition

Original Pencil Sketches by Dave Dorman from LEADWORKS #2 Book, 2014 Edition

Check out the cool die-cut cover on my new WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, Premiering at #SDCC2014

Check out the cool die-cut cover on my new WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, Premiering at #SDCC2014

Thanks everyone, for reading. I hope to see you at SDCC – I’ll be at Booth #4500, which is an end cap booth facing the lobby, near Door F, in the first aisle running parallel to the lobby. Watch for me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be posting fun images of the show this year. Here’s my links:

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

http://twitter.com/DaveDorman (@DaveDorman on Twitter)

On Instagram, I’m under DaveDormanArtist.

Be well!

Dave.

Dave Dorman G.I. Joe Original Art For Sale & New WASTED LANDS Trailer

Posted in 2014 SDCC, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek Culture, GI Joe, Hasbro, Illustration, Magnetic Press, Mike Kennedy, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

G.I. Joe Art - Poster Art by Dave Dorman for WIZARD Magazine

G.I. Joe Art – Poster Art by Dave Dorman for WIZARD Magazine featuring actors Viggo Mortenson, Jennifer Garner and Michael Duncan Clarke

This is a quick sale to fund my San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, RED TIDE from my WASTED LANDS series.  I need to raise a few bucks to fund my new comic, so I’m offering this GI JOE piece at a drastically reduced price for quick sale. The offer will only run for 24 hours on a first-to-purchase-gets-it. The art is oil and acrylic on gessoed board and was published in WIZARD Magazine a few years back.
This webpage http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale072114.shtml has separate Paypal purchase buttons for both US and Foreign. Shipping will be added at Paypal check out. Please take not of this before purchasing. This is an original painting which means only one is available.  Thanks for considering this, and thanks for your support of my work!
As of Wednesday, I will be at SDCC Booth #4500, and here is a link to the movie trailer you’ll see airing in our booth this year:
http://www.magnetic-press.com/world-premiere-wasted-lands-trailer/
Thanks for reading,
DAVE!

Happy Independence Day! Updates on Dave Dorman Appearances and our Heavy Metal Revisited Documentary

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Military, Military Veterans, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everybody,

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

For those of you in the U.S. who are following me, I hope you’re having a Happy Independence Day! We are celebrating with friends tonight and looking forward to taking a few hours off (yes, we solopreneurs are both working today). I will always believe the United States is exceptional and the greatest nation on this planet, despite many citizens and politicians’ very best attempts to collapse our system from within. I am hoping that those who reproduce and vote every four years are awakened, paying very close attention, and will vote in future politicians who genuinely value our U.S. Constitution, our freedom, and our liberty. I also encourage you to do whatever you can to help our Wounded Warriors and our military families, who suffer from the uninformed, unwitting whims of a highly military unfriendly government. What has gone down in the Veterans’ Administration over the past several decades is unforgivable and that guilt is on both sides of the political aisle. I mourn for every single military family who has lost a loved one due to the greed and stupidity of those in charge at the V.A.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, here is a link to my interview on Chicago’s WTTW last week regarding the new Lucasfilm Museum of Narrative Arts that Chicago was awarded by George Lucashttp://chicagotonight.wttw.com/tags/dave-dorman (just click on the photo of my art).

We are looking forward to the new museum and I personally am eager to see George’s massive collection of my favorite illustrators from the 20th Century. Somehow, people think Norman Rockwell is the only one George collects. I guess they are just unaware that there are other illustration giants out there.

HEAVY METAL REVISITED Documentary News

In other news, our HEAVY METAL REVISITED documentary with Evan Beloff and Frederic Bohbot of Bunbury Films is in production, and I hope to grab some footage in Austin, TX next week of Harry Knowles and Bernie Wrightson (and if we get very lucky, Robert Rodriguez). Here’s a an older video trailer to give you a feel for what we’ve been working on over the past several years. http://vimeo.com/11669127

Last Friday Mark Voss and our production team did a really fun interview with Sammy Hagar, who co-wrote the theme song HEAVY METAL with Jim Peterik, and Sammy had some surprising things to say.

Taping Sammy Hagar Singing "Heavy Metal" last Friday night, Joliet, IL

Taping Sammy Hagar Singing “Heavy Metal” last Friday night, Joliet, IL

Photography by Mark Voss

Sammy with his "Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum"

Sammy with his “Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum”

As I mentioned, next week I will be in Austin, TX for Capital City Con, so I look forward to seeing my Texas friends there. I will have plenty of art for everyone to buy, but I tend to sell out quickly, so please be sure to hit me up on Day 1.

In the next few months you’ll see some changes to my website as I transfer over to a new fan management system with StageBloc.com – they have a terrific all-in-one solution of eCommerce, blogging, social media outreach and fan club management that will better serve you, my fans, and help me make more informed decisions on which products you want to see more of, and where you’d like me to appear for shows.

For those of you who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes here at the Dorman household, check out my wife’s blog at http://comicbookwife.com

Please connect with me & share me out on social media as well:

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

http://twitter.com/davedorman

http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

Thanks for reading, everybody,

Dave

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