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I had the pleasure of doing a new interview about my creator-owned THE WASTED LANDS series with GraphicPolicy.com – this article will give you a good idea of how THE WASTED LANDS got started and where I’m going with it – exciting times are ahead! Here’s that link for you: http://graphicpolicy.com/2014/05/09/interview-dave-dorman-discusses-the-wasted-lands/
Please “Like” my Wasted Lands Facebook Fan Page if you haven’t already. That link is http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands
And here’s a link to an article that popped up this morning on Tor.com that included my Batman v. Alien art. As you know, I won my Eisner Award and Bram Stoker Awards for Aliens: Tribes by painting H.R. Giger’s wonderful and imaginative Alien creations, so I am feeling a deep sense of loss that he is no longer here with us–at least not on our dimension.
A special thanks to all of you who came to our art lecture at HEVANSTON GALLERY in Evanston this last Tuesday night. Douglas Klauba, Aaron B. Miller, Charlie Athanas, Steve Bialer and I were very happy with the turnout, and I hope to post video here soon, since Charlie Athanas taped the event.
Tomorrow through Sunday I will be at Chicago’s C2E2 Convention at McCormick Place with plenty of affordable prints and original art for sale, so be sure to join us if you can. I will be in Artists Alley at Table F1. Around noon tomorrow, I have a signing to do for publisher Michael Phifer, but I will be around other than that. Joining me tomorrow will be Mike Bawden and Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight, creators of THE WASTED LANDS Board Game IRON WARS. If you love big, giant trains, strategy and card play, this is the game for YOU.
I am honored and humbled that Oscar and Emmy Award winning makeup & visual effects artist Doug Drexler wrote a beautiful Foreword for my new WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS book, published by Magnetic Press. Here’s the Wikipedia detail on Doug, to bring you up to speed if you are unfamiliar with his enormous body of work:
Doug Drexler (born in New York City) is a visual effects artist, designer, sculptor, illustrator, and a makeup artist who has collaborated with such talents as Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Meryl Streep, and Warren Beatty. He began his career in the entertainment industry working for makeup legend Dick Smith on such films as THE HUNGER and STARMAN. He has also contributed to Three Men and a Little Lady, The Cotton Club, FX, Manhunter and DICK TRACY. Dick Tracy earned Drexler an Oscar, as well as The British Academy Award and the Saturn Award for his special makeup effects on characters such as Big Boy Caprice (played by Pacino) and Mumbles (played by Hoffman). Two Emmy nominations in the same field followed for three years working on Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he performed such tasks as aging Captain Picard for “The Inner Light”. His final make-up job for the series, and perhaps his career, was the Mark Twain makeup worn by Jerry Hardin in the two part episode “Times Arrow.”
In 1992 Drexler made a career change by moving over to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as designer, digital artist and effects artist. He continued in that capacity on the subsequent Star Trek films as well as Star Trek: Voyager. In April 2001 Drexler worked as senior Illustrator and CGI designer on the fifth Star Trek series, Enterprise. Following Enterprise, Doug was hired by renowned Visual Effects Supervisor Gary Hutzel as CG Supervisor on Battlestar Galactica, “Caprica”, “Blood and Chrome,” and “Defiance.” Doug won two Emmy Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award for Galactica.
What I admire most about Doug, aside from his amazing legacy, is that he always challenges himself to grow in his art and in his career.
As always, thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon.
When GEEK Worlds Collide: ProofX Is Premiering My WASTED LANDS Character in 3D Printout at MacWorld TomorrowPosted in 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping, C2E2, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Comics Price Guide, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Dave Taylor, Denise Dorman, Designer Toys, Dima Elissa, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Figurines, Geek, Geek Culture, GenCon, Holiday Gifts, Horror, Horror Art, Illustration, Imagination Rendered, Indy PopCon, MacWorld, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, ProofX, REEL ART in BERWYN, Spectrum, Toys, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags 3D Printing, 3D Rapid Prototypes, Concept Art, Dave Dorman, Entertainment, Geek Culture, MacWorld, Nerd Culture, ProofX, Star Wars, Technology, Wasted Lands on March 26, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman
I’m excited to announce that Dima Elissa, CEO of ProofX in Chicago will be presenting the world premiere of the 3D print-out of my WASTED LANDS villainous character THE HOLLOW MAN at MacWorld tomorrow as part of her presentation at 11:40 a.m. titled “3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping: For Macs and Medicine.” I was very fortunate to work with fellow artist Dave Taylor of Imagination Rendered in Valparaiso, Florida, who did the 3D sculpting of my HOLLOW MAN character, based on my concept art. I was also fortunate to work with Nuha Nazy at ProofX in getting the logistics managed and the 3D printed piece produced in time for MacWorld – it was a bit of a whirlwind this past weekend on top of my appearance at REEL ART in Berwyn. (A special thanks to Corey, Robert Garcia and the team who put that event together.) Anyhow, I hope my WASTED LANDS creature is well received and if you’re in the MacWorld audience, tomorrow, send me photos or footage of the presentation since they’re not streaming it for the general public. If you haven’t already, please “Like” my WASTED LANDS Fan Page: http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands. Here’s the concept art for my HOLLOW MAN character:
Dima Elissa will be hosting an Open House at her ProofX location on April 8th at 1001 University Place in Evanston, IL from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and I hope those of you in Chicagoland can join us there. (Just don’t look for me there at 7 a.m.!)
Additionally, I will be participating in a 3-man art show on April 4th at Hevanston Art Gallery, 529 Davis Street, Evanston, IL curated by my longtime friend and collaborator Charlie Athanas. Joining me will be my good friends and artist colleagues, Douglas Klauba (you’ve seen Doug’s “Stella 7″ art on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall if you’ve ever watched “Big Bang Theory”) and Aaron B. Miller.
This week I’m working hard on meeting my deadline for Mike Kennedy, publisher of Magnetic Press, who is publishing my WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS for San Diego Comic-Con, so be sure to watch for that – I’ve recolored all of the art from my first graphic novel, RAIL: BROKEN THINGS, as well as the SKINNERS story that first appeared in PENTHOUSE COMICS. I am also creating new art for the book.
Here’s Where You Can Find Me in 2014:
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 14: I’ll be a judge again this year in the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards in Hollywood in mid-April, so if you need to meet with me while out there, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and she will work hard to get you on my calendar. If you want to see me look ridiculous in a tuxedo, watch the awards ceremony streaming live that Sunday the 13th.
April 25, 26, 27 - I will be exhibiting in Artists Alley at C2E2 in Chicago at McCormick Place
May 9, 10. 11 - Find me at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in Kansas City, KS.
June 7: I will be signing at Joliet Star Wars Day at the Joliet Public Library – this is the World’s Largest Star Wars Library Event, so come on out.
July 24, 25, 26, 27 - I will be exhibiting at Booth #4500 at San Diego Comic-Con. Joining me will be Mike and Tim Bawden of SILENT GUNFIGHT with their WASTED LANDS Board Game, IRON WARS, plus a new WASTED LANDS card game called RED TIDE, and Steve Smith of ALAXIS PRESS, publisher of THE LEANING GIRL - the first book from THE OBSCURE CITIES series, published in English for the first time, who will join me with SDCC featured guests writer Benoit Peeters and artist Francois Schuiten.
August 14, 15, 16, 17th - I will be attending GenCon in Indianapolis – I’m not sure yet if we’re exhibiting there with SILENT GUNFIGHT.
Thanks, as always, for reading!
I am considering doing a bunch of character studies–fully rendered pencil drawings–like this one:
for inclusion in my summer sketchbook LEADWORKS. While I have my own favorite characters to draw, I thought I would throw it out to you, my fans, to get some ideas on what you would like to see me draw. If you have suggestions for any character from any media (films, comics, TV, media, etc.) just list them on either of my Facebook Fan Pages in the relevant thread here: http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio
and I will take them under consideration. If I use YOUR suggested character, I will be sure to credit your name with a special thanks on the related page in the new LEADWORKS 2014 book.
Thanks for reading and Happy Hump Day,
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 email@example.com. 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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Have a great Sunday & thanks for reading,