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Dave Dorman News: Announcing the WASTED LANDS Omnibus by Magnetic Press

Posted in Comic Book Convention, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, Pop Culture, Entertainment, Geek, Geek Culture, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Nerd Culture, Horror, Wasted Lands, Painting, Illustration, The Uninvited, Horror Art, Comic Books, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Mike Kennedy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

First off, I need to be sure to mention that I, artists Douglas Klauba and Aaron B. Miller will all be speaking at HEVANSTON GALLERY in Evanston, IL at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, EARTH DAY. Since we artists all work from home and save so much of the rest of the world’s carbon footprint, I think you should join us in celebrating that on Earth Day. Charlie Athanas, the gallery’s curator, will be hosting our lecture. That address is HEVANSTON GALLERY, 529 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201.

Now I want to share with you info on my creator-owned series, THE WASTED LANDS, which is now a new book, the WASTED LANDS Omnibus, published by Magnetic Press and publisher Mike Kennedy. It’s a huge honor to share this with all of you, and I think Mike Kennedy has done an amazing job. If you’ve noticed me rather silent lately on social media, it’s because I’ve been working so hard to meet this deadline–I’m still working hard on it–to get every comic book page recolored and relettered. I hope you all enjoy the end result:

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Join Dave Dorman and Chicago Comic Book Artists at REEL ART in Berwyn on March 22nd

Posted in Action Figures, Art Lithographs, Busts, C2E2, 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, Figurines, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror, Horror Art, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, REEL ART in BERWYN, Vinyl Toys, Zombie, Zombie Art with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I will be at REEL ART in Berwyn on March 22nd from Noon until 3 p.m. Meet some really amazing artists whom I am proud to call my friends and colleagues: Hilary Barta, Randy Broecker, Dougherty & Nieves, Gary Gianni, Scott Gustafson, Doug Klauba, Aaron Miller and Alex Wald.

Here is a flyer announcing the event:

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Dave Dorman Announces New Mini Art Book

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GI Joe, GI Joe Snake Eyes, Nerd Culture with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Dear Friends,
I am doing a follow-up to my GI Joe art book AMERICAN HERO. I had a lot of positive reaction and plenty of fans asking if I was going to do another volume. I have a lot more art from my years working with Hasbro designing the GI Joe toys, and with the demand, I have decided to produce another book.
For those who missed the first volume, this book features artwork I produced for Hasbro’s GI Joe toy figure line. The art featured the characters painted as if they existed in real life. The art was for presentation only, in-house at Hasbro and not intended for reproduction. For most of this art, this is the first time it’s been seen by the public outside the Hasbro offices. 
American Hero: Book 2

American Hero: Book 2

The specs of the book will be the same as the first volume of American Hero:
  • Size: 6″ x 9″
  • Pages: 24
  • Card stock covers
  • High-quality interior paper
  • Limited Edition: 300 copies
  • Each will be hand signed by me, Dave Dorman
  • Price is $20.00 (plus $5 shipping worldwide)
You can order the book directly from me by going to this page on my website: http://www.davedorman.com/americanhero2.shtml
P.S. I still have some copies of AMERICAN HERO Book 1 if you missed it. They can be ordered on the same web page.
Dave Dorman Art Book:  G.I. Joe: American Hero

Dave Dorman Art Book:
G.I. Joe: American Hero

Thanks again for your support of my work! Also, a special thanks to all of you who came out to see me at Pensacon 2014 this past weekend. It was great to be home.
DAVE

Seeking Fan Suggestions for My Pencil Sketchbook

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I am considering doing a bunch of character studies–fully rendered pencil drawings–like this one:

BSG's Captain Adama by Dave Dorman #SoSayWeAll

BSG’s Captain Adama by Dave Dorman #SoSayWeAll

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

or here: http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

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,

Dave

Some Interviews I Did This Past Week – Video & Print

Posted in Black List, Bunbury Films, Carlos Phoenix, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Heavy Metal Revisited, Horror, Illustration, James Spader, Magnetic Press, Mike Kennedy, Nerd Culture, Nerdgasm.net, Painting, PensaCon 2014, Pop Culture, Sherlock, Star Wars, The Returned, Walking Dead, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I’ve decided to get better about posting my interviews since many of you probably don’t see them unless I mention them, so this past week, I did two – one with Shawn Hopman of Nerdgasm.net in print, and one with host Carlos Phoenix of The Lounge Network. Here are those two links for you:

The Nerdgasm Interview:  http://nerdgasms.net/interview-with-illustrator-legend-dave-dorman/

The Lounge Network Video Interview: http://www.theloungenetwork.com/2014/02/02/dave-dorman-stars-wars-dungeons-dragons-lounge-interview/

The weekend of February 21 , 22 and 23rd, we will be in Pensacola for PensaCon, so Denise and I hope to see all of the friends we’ve been missing so much for the past 8 years (you all know who you are). If you’re in the Gulf Coast/Florida Panhandle area, this is a really fun show to check out with a lot of amazing guests, so I encourage you to join us there. You have no idea how happy I will be to get away from the gloom and snow.

I should mention, our co-producer on the Heavy Metal Revisited documentary we’re doing, Bunbury Films’ Frederic Bohbot, was nominated for an Oscar this year for his documentary about Holocaust survivor and the world’s oldest pianist Alice Herz Sommer in “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.” Keep your fingers crossed that his film wins – we’re very proud of his hard work.

If you’re lucky enough to attend Angouleme this year, you may run into Magnetic Press’ publisher Mike Kennedy, who is publishing my WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS for San Diego Comic-Con this year. I am very excited about this, and will have more to share soon.

In other random brain droppings, Denise & I started watching the French horror drama, The Returned, and it’s really addictive. I think we binge watched 5 episodes in one night. Our other new TV addictions are HBO’s True Detective, and NBC thriller Black List with James Spader is a lot of fun. Of course, we’re glad to see Sherlock back on air, and are looking forward to Walking Dead soon as well.

What are you all watching lately? Got any good leads for us? We’d love to hear what you like out there, too.

Thanks for reading,

Dave.

My Friend Clydene Nee Needs Your Help

Posted in Author, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Del Stone Jr., Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I call Clydene Nee “The Patron Saint of Artists.” She has helped so many artists over the years–myself included–at Artists Alley in San Diego Comic Con to have a very public presence and launch their careers. A modest but accomplished talent who always preferred to remain behind the scenes, she has never asked for anything in return. Her satisfaction was always derived from selflessly help others. Today I am asking on her behalf. Clydene needs a new kidney and is undergoing dialysis. Unfortunately, the medical powers that be, who admit she MUST have a new kidney to survive, don’t deem it enough of a must to put her high on the donor list. As you can imagine, her medical bills are ratcheting up. Artist Mark Brooks and his wife took the initiative to set up an online fundraiser for Clydene, and the artist community cannot thank them enough. Here is a link so you might help her, too: http://www.gofundme.com/67bolc

Clydene Nee Fundraiser to help with her medical bills

Clydene Nee Fundraiser to help with her medical bills

In other news, my friend Joel Meadows let me know that Tripwire Magazine now has an iPad app available, so I’ve downloaded it and I think it’s great, so here’s a link to that for you:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tripwire-magazine-comics%20film/id717140470?mt=8&ls=1

For those of you with iPhones or iPads, my writer friends Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson (of video game Hitman Absolution fame) have a horror fantasy comic called 13 COINS with Simon Bisley’s mind-blowing 3D covers and interior art, so you might want to check that out. It’s available via an app in the iTunes store for just 99 cents. Martin Brennan will be here in Chicago for C2E2, so I’ll be happy to connect him with you if you’re attending the show the end of April. Here’s a link to it: 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/13-coins-comic/id710444886?mt=8

In other news, I’ll be in Pensacola the end of February for PensaCon. Check out their guest list and you’ll see what this is a great show. I’m excited to go, since I haven’t been back there since we moved to Chicago in 2005, so it will be great to reconnect with longtime friends like author Del Stone Jr. , Mike Suchcicki, attorney Bruce McDonald, blogger Kelly Henry Keathley, author Alessandra Torre, Dave and Denise Daughtry, Tom Roush, Kris Lagerloef, Jason Kennedy, Joy and Ron Todd, the Shalimar Pointe friends and many more.

As always, I thank you for reading. Remember Clydene.

Dave.

Dave Dorman Rare Original Star Wars Art Sale for the Holidays!

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, eBay, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GI Joe Snake Eyes, Nerd Culture, Pacific Palisades Busts, Painting, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Hi Everyone,
I  hope life is treating you well! My studio is in an upheaval as I’m moving it to another area of the house. In readying for the big move, I’ve rediscovered art that’s just sitting in my flat files, so I’m offering it to you at VERY reasonable prices. This is a rare opportunity to collect originals at prices that won’t break your bank, just in time for the holidays. I will be adding and removing pieces every few days, so please keep an eye on this web page:  http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale.shtml and this blog for new additions.  All of the pieces have PayPal buttons for easy purchase, and the info comes right to me, and my trusty shipping dept. (yours truly) will get the art out right away with tracking number emailed the day it ships.
I will also be offering some fun and unusual pieces from my personal collection, toys, books, etc.
First up: Limited Edition GI Joe Snake Eyes Life-Sized Bust: $300.00 + $25.00 shipping
Snakes Eyes Bust, Packaging Art by Dave Dorman

Snakes Eyes Bust, Packaging Art by Dave Dorman

I’ve seen these on eBay now selling for $550. This was done for Palisades Toys in the 1990s,  limited to 450 pieces. I painted the artwork for the box. The piece is in its original shipping box and the packaging has never been opened. If the buyer wishes for me to sign the box I would be happy to do so before shipping it.
Second Piece: Crimson Empire Dark Horse Comics Cover Painting: $1200.00 (Original Price: $2,000)
Crimson Empire Version 3, Cover 3 by Dave Dorman

Crimson Empire Version 3, Cover 3 by Dave Dorman

Third Piece: Obi-Wan Kenobi Pencil Drawing: $50.00
Obi-Wan Kenobi Pencil Sketch by Dave Dorman

Obi-Wan Kenobi Pencil Drawing by Dave Dorman

 
 Fourth Piece: Chewbacca Pencil Drawing: $40.00
Star Wars Original Art

Chewie Pencil Drawing by Dave Dorman

Fifth Piece: Capt. Rex Pencil Drawing: $30.00
Star Wars Original Art Sale

Captain Rex Pencil Drawing by Dave Dorman

For those who might like a Dorman Christmas/ Holiday cards to send out this season, I am getting one ready for sale and you will be able to order in bulk very soon. Keep an eye on this blog and Facebook for their availability.
 
As always, thank you for your support of my work!
 
Dave

Dave Dorman: Last Public Appearance in 2013

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, 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, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror, IDW Publishing, Indy PopCon, Maleficium, Nerd Culture, Star Wars, The Other Dead, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media, Zombie, Zombie Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

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):

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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 denise@writebrainmedia.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.

If you have a moment and you haven’t already, please “Like” my Facebook Fan Pages. They are as follows:

Have a great Sunday & thanks for reading,

Dave

Where You’ll Find Dave Dorman This Weekend

Posted in Blog, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GenCon, Horror, Horror Art, Illustration, LinkedIn, Maleficium, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Twitter, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Update: Here’s a pre-holiday sale on my convention Giclee prints – just $25, since I won’t be doing any more conventions until 2014: http://www.davedorman.com/dormanartprints.shtml

First, a warm thank you to all who came by to see me at Detroit Fanfare last weekend. Also, a belated Happy Halloween to all of you. With my love for horror, it’s one of my favorite holidays of the year, and I can honestly tell you it’s even more fun when you’re a dad. For my many Indian friends, I wish you a Happy Diwali this weekend. We will be celebrating Diwali with our Indian friends at our home on Sunday. This may be the first brunch where I’ve had to forgo bacon, but I’ll take one for the team for friends.

Okay, here’s where I’ll be this weekend, most relevant to those of you who will be in the Chicagoland area this weekend:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd:

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - BLICK ART SUPPLIES, 79 Danada Square East Shopping Center,  Wheaton, IL. I’ll be doing a live painting demo and I invite you to join me, take video, take pictures, learn my tips and techniques. I want to do a fun horror piece tomorrow to celebrate the season. Here’s their link with a map: http://www.dickblick.com/stores/illinois/wheaton/

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. — Dinner, somewhere…with my family & friends…

6:45 p.m. – Whenever our son starts getting whiny - Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery, 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL for the annual, critically acclaimed horror art show, MALEFICIUM, curated by my longtime friend J. Anthony Kosar, whom you may know from his big win last season on SyFy Channel’s FACE OFF competition. This is a must-attend show if you love great art and great horror art. I have two pieces in this particular show.  Here’s a link to more info on this really fun show: http://www.kosartgallery.com

WASTED LANDS GAME UPDATE:

I wanted to also share with you an update on my WASTED LANDS game, IRON WARS. We are currently designing the train game pieces for the board, courtesy of my Z Brush friend Dave Taylor of Imagination Rendered in Valparaiso, Florida. In terms of game play, we received great reviews from the game testing we did at GenCon and we believe it’s ready for prime time. Now I am doing the art for the trading cards.

WASTED LANDS STORY UPDATE:

I’m currently creating art for a Wasted Lands story I’m doing for Heavy Metal magazine, as well as art for my Wasted Lands Story Bible. If you’ve never read my WASTED LANDS graphic novel RAIL, please check it out here for FREE: http://www.sequentialink.com/comic/rail-page-01/

Okay, that’s my news for today. If you want to connect with me on social media, here’s my 411:

For Appearances, Demos, & Signing Events, please contact my Publicist, Denise Dorman: Denise@writebrainmedia.com | (630) 845-4694

As always, thank you for reading. I will be posting progressives of my Blick Art demo here after tomorrow. Make it a great, art-filled day!

Dave

Dave Dorman News: Where You’ll Find Me and/or My Art

Posted in 501st, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror, Horror Art, Illustration, LinkedIn, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I had a GREAT time at the DISCOVERY MUSEUM in Milwaukee with my 501st friends last weekend teaching people how I do what I do. (And yes, I AM available to give this lecture, teach demos, and do Q&As for your large group or students – for inquiries please contact my wife/publicist denise@writebrainmedia.com). Here’s an image from my lecture:

Me teaching how I created this art at DISCOVERY MUSEUM, MILWAUKEE

Me teaching how I created this art at DISCOVERY MUSEUM, MILWAUKEE

Tomorrow through Sunday: I will be at Detroit Fanfare, and I will be a presenter for the Shel Dorf Awards, so hopefully I’ll catch up with many of you at either event. Here’s a link for more information:  http://detroitfanfare.com/

Saturday November 2nd:  I will be teaching an art demo at BLICK ART SUPPLY in Wheaton, IL. This makes up for the one I had to miss earlier this fall.

This day also marks the grand opening of my friend J. Anthony Kosar’s MALEFICIUM DARK ART Exhibiton: http://www.kosartgallery.com/2013-maleficium-dark-art-exhibition.html - the grand opening is 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the 2nd, but the exhibit is available to tour by appointment only from 11/2 – 11/30.  You may recognize Anthony as he was a winner on last season’s SYFY show, FACE OFF. His f/x makeup is incredible, and if you are interested in learning from him, he teaches classes! Check him out1

Saturday November 3rd: Happy Diwali to my many Indian friends, and we celebrate my son’s 9th Birthday!

For a few weeks in November and possibly into December, things will be a little nutty here as I’m having a new studio built over the garage, so if I delay in getting back to you on something urgent, ping my wife/publicist at denise@writebrainmedia.com or call her at (630) 845-4694.

If you want to catch my daily comments/musings/mutterings, you can catch me here:

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

Twitter: @DaveDorman

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

Thanks for reading, everyone!

Dave

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