Archive for the Star Wars Category
Here’s a poster explaining what I’ll be doing tonight – teaching drawing skills to children and pre-teens. If you would like to get some holiday shopping out the way, I will have a table set up for art sales and autographs after the teaching event.
I will be doing a children’s learn-to-draw teaching demo event with Barnes & Noble in West Dundee, Illinois (Spring Hill Mall) on Friday, November 22nd from 5 – 7 p.m. This is a chance for children ages 5 – 12 to learn “How to Draw Star Wars Art.” I will be presenting this demo and coaching attendees on their drawing skills. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a really engaged bookstore offering family-friendly events, check out this particular Barnes & Noble.
In other news, I am continuing my pre-holiday sale on my convention Giclee’ prints – just $25, since I won’t be doing any more conventions until 2014, so buy them here: http://www.davedorman.com/dormanartprints.shtml
Here’s the art demo piece I did for Blick Art Supplies last weekend – a zombie Stormtrooper (photography by Kim Evans Worley):
If you’re in the Midwest and looking for a family-friendly comic book convention, Indy PopCon in Indianapolis May 30 – June 1st will be the show to attend. This new show is run by my friend Larry Zore, of Comics Price Guide fame. If you’re an artist or vendor interested in being a part of Indy PopCon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Indianapolis is a really cool city to check out, and they have a wonderful children’s museum there.
Remember to check out the critically acclaimed horror comic “The Other Dead” Issue #2 – it’s getting really fun as the tension builds. Issue #3 will be out soon as well. The Other Dead Issue #1 is sold out and reprints are in transition. The Other Dead Synopsis: Louisiana is Ground Zero for the animal kingdom to become zombified, as a Katrina-like hurricane bears down on Louisiana.
I was pleased to hear that the Joliet Star Wars Day Library Event I’ve been participating in the last three years has grown to become the largest worldwide according to Lucasfilm, so that’s great news for the City of Joliet.
I’m in the throes of clearing out my garage this week and I rediscovered my QVC appearance, so I will be digitizing that to throw online for you to have a good laugh. I also found my WEAR-TV (Pensacola ABC affiliate) appearance on BETA, so I’ll have to find someone to reformat it. I’m still missing my SciFi Channel appearance, so if anyone out there has video of it, I’d like to see it again.
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Much to my surprise, posted on the Facebook 501st Legion Fan Page was a fan and tattoo artist (who was doing tattoos at Celebration in Germany) named Tomi Demolka, who permanently committed my art to his back – in particular, my Star Wars art piece, Lord Vader’s Persuasion of the Outer Rim. I’m sharing his images here – the Tattoo Artist is Sławek Fronczek from Tattoo.pl (Poznan, Poland), and I think he did a terrific job of capturing the art:
Chef Timothy Schultz of Wisconsin is now officially on board, so I am pleased to announce we will be having The Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two this April 27th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., which is during (but not endorsed by or connected to) C2E2.
The Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two Package Includes These Exclusives:
- Limousine transportation from McCormick Place (where C2E2 is held) to Dorman’s private residence in the Chicago suburbs
- Swag bag of rare gifts from sponsors and Dorman’s personal archive
- Exclusive event t-shirt designed and signed by Dorman (watch this blog where I’ll post the t-shirt designs)
- Chef Timothy Schultz will be serving hors d’oeuvres and a traditional gourmet Italian meal paired with wines
- Collectors will have an exclusive tour of my studio, collections, and access to my private vault of prints, pencil prelims, and paintings
- Fans will receive an exclusive, live painting demo by me
- One lucky fan will win the pencil prelim from the live demo
- One lucky fan will win the actual painting from my live demo (Note: In the interest of drying time, I will be painting in acrylics rather than oils for this event)
- A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Elgin Academy and the organization that helps my military family, USACares.org.
The cost to reserve space for this event is $350 per person, limited to a maximum of 10 people. To reserve your space today, please email email@example.com for instructions, along with a list of any dietary restrictions, drink preferences, and most importantly, your shirt size.
To get more details, please “Like” https://Facebook.com/DaveDormanFanPage or check back with me here. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you for reading and a Happy Easter to you!
First Look: Dave Dorman Original Wizard of Oz Art Premieres This Weekend at VISIONS OF OZ Show in L.A.Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Desperado Publishing, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GI Joe, Hasbro, IDW Publishing, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media, Writer with tags Aliens: Tribes, American Academy of Art, Batman, Battlestar Galactica, Bram Stoker Award, Captain America, Columbia College, ConceptArt.org, Creature Features, Dark Horse, Dave Dorman Art, Dave Dorman Wizard of Oz Art, DC, Dead Heat, Dungeons & Dragons, Eisner Award, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Fandom, FASA Corp., fine art, G.I. Joe, Geek Culture, Green Hornet, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Hasbro, Heritage Square Museum, Hitch, IDW, Image, Indiana Jones, Inkpot Award, Judge Dredd, L. Frank Baum, Lord of the Rings, Magic: The Gathering, Marvel, Massive Black, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Predator, Reverie, Rhythm & Hues, Robotech, Savannah College of Art & Design, Sergio Leone, Spiderman, Star Trek, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman, The Gnomon School, The Gnomon Workshop, Topps, traditional oil painting, Transformers, Upper Deck, Visions of Oz, Wizards of the Coast, World of Warcraft and many more. Corporate clients include 20th Century Fox on March 1, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman
LOS ANGELES, CA—March 1, 2013— Dave Dorman’s “Dorothy Daydreams” original painting will be included in the upcoming Creature Features Visions of Oz gallery art show being held at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, California from March 3 – 31. Dorman’s painting, rendered traditionally in oil and acrylic mediums, is a visual homage to the L. Frank Baum literary classic Oz books.
Said Dorman, “It was an honor to be invited to participate in this tribute. For Dorothy Daydreams, I returned to the spirit of L. Frank Baum’s young protagonist, capturing some of her desire to escape the harsh and desolate reality of her Kansas dustbowl farm for the fantasy of a much more colorful, imaginary world.” Dorman will be showing the art progressives from pencil illustration to final painting this weekend on this blog.
Creature Features curated this multimedia exhibit, showcasing more than 100 works from a diverse group of artists. The collection includes illustrations, paintings, sculptures and full-sized recreations of favorite Oz characters. Also included in the exhibit will be historical memorabilia such as rare editions of the original L. Frank Baum books, props, concepts and artwork from various Oz-themed film & TV projects and many more surprises.
Museum tours are $10; OZ exhibit-only admittance is $5. For more information, visit CreatureFeatures.com/VisionsofOz or call (323) 225-2700. Heritage Square Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles. The museum’s website is http://heritagesquare.org.
About Dave Dorman
Eisner, Inkpot and Bram Stoker Award-winning illustrator, writer and creator Dave Dorman was voted the #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time by fans of the property worldwide, and his art book Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman was an international bestseller. His landmark, critically acclaimed graphic novel, Aliens: Tribes, won him an Eisner and Bram Stoker Award as well as changing the way the publishing ad entertainment industries viewed the medium. Dorman’s own critically acclaimed Intellectual Property, The Wasted Lands–the Sergio Leone-meets-motorcycle western epic tale of good vs. evil in a dystopian society recovering from ”the Iron Wars”–continued to raise the bar in the graphic novel publishing arena and set a new standard. Another Dorman I.P., Dead Heat, is the Bram Stoker Award-winning horror anthology of his tales of the protagonist motorcycle zombie known as ”Hitch.” Dorman’s autobiography, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman (IDW Publishing/Desperado Publishing) encompasses an estimated one-third of his illustrious art career, which includes licensed works of such classic properties as G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Predator, Robotech, Batman, Captain America, Spiderman, Judge Dredd, Transformers, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft and many more. Corporate clients include 20th Century Fox, Rhythm & Hues, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Upper Deck, Topps, FASA Corp., and many more.
Dorman is a sought-after instructor who has taught at American Academy of Art, Savannah College of Art & Design, Reverie (Massive Black/ConceptArt.org), Columbia College and The Gnomon School. His video art tutorials are available at The Gnomon Workshop.
Denise Dorman, Publicist
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Dear Friends of the Page,
I typically post a temporary page if I’m having a sale on my prints for a special occasion, but I’ve been thinking it would be wise to have a full-time online store, so here is the link to my new online store:
Please feel free to share the link with your social networks. It would be an enormous favor to me.
Additionally, I have some fun new interviews posted on our podcast, http://itscomicbookday.com, and as always, I invite and encourage you to join me on my Facebook Fan Page, http://Facebook.com/DaveDormanFanPage and on Linked In where I’m an open networker at http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman.
As always, I thank you for your support and interest in my work. I’m hard at work on getting my new online school launched, and I will be posting news here as I’m able to start accepting students. If you are interested in being on the early invite list, please email email@example.com.
I should also mention, I’m in a Star Wars documentary called “The Force Within Us” by my friend Cris Macht. I will be attending the premiere at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL on Friday, March 22nd, so if you are in Northern Illinois, I welcome you to join us there.
Have a good one, everybody,