Archive for The Wasted Lands

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

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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: Where You’ll Find Me This Weekend & Upcoming Shows & News

Posted in 501st, 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, Eglin Air Force Base, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Indy PopCon, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Toys, Wasted Lands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be in Booth #251 at Indy PopCon, a show put on in Indianapolis by the creators of ComicsPriceGuide.com, a great publication (sign up for it if you haven’t already). It’s a great show with great guests – including my “The Other Dead” friend Kevin Eastman (creator of #TMNT), Joel Hodgson from one of my favorite shows, #MST3K (not to mention a hilarious stint on Jerry Seinfeld’s online show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”) and a few actors from Game of Thrones, etc. This is the show to hit in the Midwest if you can. (A special thanks to our son Jack’s skateboard teacher Jim, from ArmedStar.com in Gilberts, IL for making the trip down.) My WASTED LANDS art is the souvenir art by OffWorld Designs for the t-shirts for Indy PopCon:

Souvenir Tee w/my Wasted Lands Art for Indy PopCon

Souvenir Tee w/my WASTED LANDS Art for Indy PopCon

…so be sure to buy yours here for just $20 if you cannot attend the show: http://www.offworlddesigns.com/indy-popcon-dorman-t-shirt/

Dave Dorman, Booth #251, Indy PopCon This Weekend

Dave Dorman, Booth #251, Indy PopCon This Weekend

Secondly, I’m very troubled that a member of my military family, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi sits in chains in a Mexican jail since March 2014 (also suffering from PTSD) for mistakenly making a wrong turn on the road from San Diego to Mexico (which has happened to many people, but because he had 3 rifles in his vehicle, he was taken into custody). To right that wrong, I ask that you join me in signing this petition to encourage the Mexican government to release him: http://www.billoreilly.com/site/rd?satype=13&said=12&url=%2Fpetitions%2Fviewpetition%3FpetitionID%3D-642527092894776988

If you’re on social media, the hashtag for this tragedy is #MarineHeldInMexico – let’s prove to the world that social media can right a wrong!

In other news, remember when I did that controversial President Obama cover for animal zombie series “THE OTHER DEAD” by Joshua Ortega, Digger T Mesch and Kevin Eastman?

POTUS loves Dave Dorman art!

POTUS loves Dave Dorman art!

Well, the entire THE OTHER DEAD series is now in hard cover in the comic book stores and in Barnes & Noble, as seen here:

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Here’s Where You Will Find Me for the Next Couple of Months:

  • Star Wars Library Day – Joliet, IL – next Saturday June 7th
  • Capital City Con, Austin, TX – July 11, 12 & 13
  • San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA – July 23 – 27 (I am being represented by producer Scott Faye and entertainment attorney Adam J. Sher as well as WriteBrain Media for PR).

You can always find me on social media here:

Twitter: @DaveDorman

Facebook: http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio  and  http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

LinkedIn (I’m an open networker): http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

In other news, as you can imagine, I was beyond incensed by the V.A. Scandal and my military family members not receiving their hard-earned medical care in a timely fashion, being put on secret lists, and many of them dying unnecessarily as the result. This has been going on for decades, and I hope it is finally now getting the media scrutiny and public attention this story deserves. Each of these military veterans should have vouchers to use ANY doctor until this gets corrected. When my father was dying of lung cancer, he received exceptional care from the doctors at Eglin Air Force Base, and I wish that was the case for all of our veterans. His doctor even came to his home to check on him back in 2001. You just don’t see that level of care anymore. Keep these suffering veterans in your prayers and let’s hope there’s a quick resolution and they get the platinum level of care they have more than earned with their sacrifices.

I hope you all have a great weekend and if you can, come & see me at Indy PopCon Booth #215! This is a family-friendly show!

Dave

 

 

 

 

 

Some Dave Dorman Updates

Posted in Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Del Stone Jr., Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror Art, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Tor Books, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

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/

Cover of Dave Dorman WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS by Magnetic Press

Cover of Dave Dorman WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS by Magnetic Press

 

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.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/05/morning-roundup-batman-vs-alien

Batman v. Alien by Artist Dave Dorman

Batman v. Alien by Artist Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman News: Star Wars Original Paintings On Sale Now — $2,000 Each

Posted in 2013 New York Comic Con, 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, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, IDW Publishing, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Wasted Lands with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all enjoying a Happy Labor Day! Our 8-year-old son Jack proudly hung our American flag  in front of the house first thing this morning, and we’re hitting a barbecue in a few hours, so a fairly traditional day over here. And now, here’s my latest news:

My Wasted Lands/RAIL project: The IRON WARS Game by the team at Silent Gunfight (Mike Bawden and Tim Bawden) is coming along nicely. We will have a playable prototype to show at New York Comic Con, which Mike Bawden and I will be attending in person this year! I will be joining the Artists Alley section with Kevin Eastman, Joshua Ortega and Digger T. Mesch, all of  whom I partnered with in a variant President Obama cover for their The Other Dead comic book by IDW Publishing, plus I’ll be promoting my creator-owned work http://wastedlands.com.

Since this is Labor Day, I thought I would share with you some of my thoughts on the fruits of my labor–my art work. During the 30 years of my art career, I taught myself many mediums to stay on top of my game. When I decided to begin painting, I blindly chose oil paints, because that’s what I thought painters used. I was very much a novice and didn’t know about acrylics. (Besides, my most influential artist at that time Frank Frazetta, worked in oils.) I taught myself how to paint with oils and used that medium almost exclusively for 20 years, before finally feeling comfortable with them!

I began experimenting with acrylics, markers and pencils as mediums to augment my work about 10 years ago, and I’ve been very happy with the results. However the Digital/CGI Age came creeping up. I have attempted to keep it to the side, as I felt the art and imagery I was producing could hold its own against digital art. However, today I’m finding  in many instances, I am losing work opportunities and being marginalized by editors and art directors because I am NOT producing digital art. While I see no difference between a digital image and a traditionally painted image as the end result–the art should speak for itself, not the medium it was produced in–there are some art directors and editors who turn away the moment they learn your specific art is NOT produced digitally, even though they want to hire you based on your specific style and your previous traditional body of art pieces. (I have very strong opinions on this, and you can hear them in this interview with Hypno Comics owner George Chasehttp://www.itscomicbookday.com/2013/05/meet-dave-dorman-part-2/ )

To remain competitive in today’s field, I am now being forced to learn a new tool–the digital tool. I have researched what I will need to work digitally, which is mainly software and a tablet. I have decided to get a CINTIQ tablet because that will offer me a more natural feel like traditional work;  I will be able to watch my hand paint on the tablet surface without having to look up at a monitor from a separate tablet surface.  I will work with PAINTER and PHOTOSHOP to start out, so if you are one of my many digital artist friends, don’t be surprised if you get a call in the middle of the night asking for help or tips!

To fund this costly move to digital, I am offering my fans the rare opportunity to grab just a few of my ORIGINAL STAR WARS PAINTINGS for sale at a cost of just $2,000 each. These are STAR WARS paintings that have been used as covers for Dark Horse Comics. I don’t usually offer my original paintings on my blog, but I felt this would be the best way to get the word out that these pieces are available, and to offer to my fans an exclusive opportunity to purchase some art without having to travel to a convention or signing. The art is listed on my webpage http://www.davedorman.com/sworiginalart.shtml with purchase buttons for PAYPAL. These are one-of-a-kind paintings, not prints.

All of these original  pieces are oil and acrylic on gessoed illustration board. They are 20″ x 30″ in size. Take a look at the art below and visit the webpage. If you have any questions please feel free to email me directly dormanart@yahoo.com.

Original Art Price: $2,000. Dave Dorman Darth Maul cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000. Dave Dorman Original Painting of Darth Maul cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000 Dave Dorman STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE COVER #3 for DARK HORSE COMICS

Price: $2,000
Dave Dorman STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE COVER #3 for DARK HORSE COMICS

Price: $2,000 STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE COVER #4 by Dave Dorman, Cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE COVER #4 by Dave Dorman, Cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000 Dave Dorman Original STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE Cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000
Dave Dorman Original STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE Cover for Dark Horse Comics

Price: $2,000 Dave Dorman Original Art - Star Wars Invasion, 25th Anniversary, Dark Horse Cover

Price: $2,000
Dave Dorman Original Art – Star Wars Invasion, 25th Anniversary, Dark Horse Cover

As a friendly reminder, please be sure to “Like” my Fan Pages on Facebook. They are as follows:

http://www.facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

On Twitter, I’m @DaveDorman.

As always, I thank you for reading, getting in touch, and supporting my work. I’ll keep you posted on my digital efforts.

Dave.

Dave Dorman News: Imagine F/X Magazine, Dennis Miller Interview, PreviewsWorld, GenCon

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, Illustration, ImagineFX, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Spectrum, Wasted Lands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

The last few days have been a whirlwind, but I will do my best to be succinct in sharing my news.

AMERICAN HERO BOOK – Thank you, everyone, who placed an order for the AMERICAN HERO art book of my GI Joe art – it is at the printer right now, so I anticipate I will have the books in hand and be sending them out next week.

Imagine F/X Magazine: Voters named me one of the “Top 100 Fantasy Artists” – here’s that link: http://beta.imaginefx.com/shop/magazine/october-2013

Dennis Miller Radio Interview: If you didn’t catch it last Friday, here’s a link to the interview with me and Christian Bladt, Dennis Miller’s producer – just click on the arrow to the right of the speaker icon and you will hear it- you do NOT have to download the clip to listen: http://bitly.com/1acvMkm

PreviewsWORLD: Here’s a link to my newly posted interview at SDCC with Vince Brusio: http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/977?articleID=138185 (and a link to the Dennis Miller interview is there, too)

GenCon: I am pleased to share that our prototype RAIL: IRON WARS strategy board game/trading card game designed by Mike Bawden and Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight did 5 rounds of game testing at GenCon, and we received great comments and positive reviews from the players, including our good friend and game theory professor Durwin Talon and his wife Guin Thompson, so we will be moving forward with the game! Here’s a shot of the first group of game testers (these gents were from the U.K.):

playtesting iron wars

Downtown Comics, Market Street in Indianapolis: A special thanks to all who came out to see me Saturday as I was signing with The Henchmen creator/writer Jameson, plus signing my other works. It was also fun to meet a pop culture kindred spirit, Drew Curtis, founder of the great website Fark.com! He has a new beer with Wil Wheaton called Stone Farking Wheaton W00t Stout, and it’s nearly sold out already so hurry and get your six-pack! Congrats to Wil and Drew!

Fark.com Founder Drew Curtis (right) and Dave Dorman

Fark.com Founder Drew Curtis (right) and Dave Dorman

Drew Curtis, me and Jamison Raymond, writer/creator of The Henchmen:

Fark.com's Drew Curtis, Dave Dorman and The Henchmen Comics' creator/writer Jamison Raymond

Fark.com’s Drew Curtis, Dave Dorman and The Henchmen Comics’ creator/writer Jamison Raymond

Kyle Andrews and me Saturday at Downtown Comics–Kyle bought some pencil preliminaries from me::

Kyle Andrews and Dave Dorman w/pencil prelims

Kyle Andrews and Dave Dorman w/pencil prelims

I also want to thank Tina and Jason Rak of St. Louis for coming by Downtown Comics and sharing with me how beautifully they framed the Star Wars original painting they bought from me at the Spectrum Show in Kansas City, KS.

Tina & Jason Rak's Original Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

Tina & Jason Rak’s Original Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

I also want to thank Larry Zore of ComicsPriceGuide.com for being so supportive of The Wasted Lands and our Iron Wars game.

So…that’s about all of the excitement I can take for 3 days. Now I recuperate by drawing and painting and hanging with the family. I do want to share that I just learned will be at New York City Comic-Con October 18-21 with Kevin Eastman, Joshua Ortega and Digger T. Mesch, launching “The Other Dead” IDW comic, so please be sure to visit us in Artists Alley there. As soon as I have Table #s, I will post them here.

If you haven’t already, please “Like” my pages on Facebook where you’ll get immediate access to my breaking news:

https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

https://www.facebook.com/davedormansstudio

or Follow me on Twitter – I’m @DaveDorman

On LinkedIn, I’m an Open Networker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman.

As always, I thank you for reading.

DAVE.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Good Morning, Everyone and a Happy Father’s Day!

I’m grateful for my son every day, and he gives me reason to celebrate today. He is a miracle well worth the wait in my life.

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I also think of my father today, USAF Lt. Col. Jack Dorman, who was the best father I could have ever asked for – he supported me without hesitation when I pursued a rather unorthodox career – ART – and never doubted my ability to pursue my dreams. Thanks, Dad.

I am pleased to announce that thanks to many of you reading this, we’re up to 1,655 people on my Facebook Fan Page for The Wasted Lands, my creator-owned comic. Thank you for your interest in my ability to tell my own stories. If you haven’t already “Liked” my page, please do so. Unfortunately, my personal page is at the 5k limit, so feel free to connect with me on my fan page. I’m just as active on there.

People often ask what I buy at the comic book store on Wednesdays, so here’s my loot for this week – I am especially excited by A1 Issue 1 by my friend Dave Elliott, which has 3 variant covers, but I chose my favorite:

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In other “Likes” for the week, if anyone watches Food Network, there’s a show called “Sandwich King” that is my new guilty pleasure. I even recorded today’s episode because everything he created was amazing – a Philly-style pork sandwich, a beer-battered cod fish dog, etc. Check it out if that’s your thing. You won’t be disappointed.

I want to say a special thank you to Amber and Bill who hosted us for the “Cut Your Own Steak” party yesterday, an annual event the day before Father’s Day. I try to make it as often as I can. They will be performing in my movie trailer for THE WASTED LANDS, and I will be sure to post that trailer here during San Diego Comic-Con this year.

I’m finishing up my variant Obama cover for IDW, and all I can say is, it will be unexpected, and unlike you’ve ever imagined him. 

As always, thanks for reading.

Dave.

Happy Holidays from Dave Dorman & Some Cool Gifts to Share

Posted in 501st, Amazon.com, Author, Blog, Blogger, Blogger Review, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, LinkedIn, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Product Review, Product Reviewer, Social Activism, Social Commentary, Social Networking, Star Wars, Twitter, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media, Writer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

If your household is like mine, Lucasfilm, Amazon and Apple retailers got the majority of your greenbacks this year. Santa was good to me this year and here’s a highlight of my favorite gifts and holiday cards:

I got The Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic, by Chronicle Books, a fine art book that also has lengthy descriptions on the creation of the game itself, not just the preproduction artwork. My son and I have been playing and are on Level 15 so far. It’s a wonderful game.

Dave Dorman with Star Wars: Old Republic Book

Me with my new Star Wars: The Old Republic art book

I also received Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by IDW Publishing, which is the best book I’ve received all year. It is a beautifully made compilation of Toth’s early formative years as an artist, and it’s the first of three books to cover Toth’s career. It’s an exciting start to the series and I’m really looking forward to the subsequent volumes. The production on this hardcover book was just amazing and the material that the authors dug through and found to represent in this book was truly astounding, covering Toth’s formative work, both in comics and illustration. I highly recommend it. If you are an Alex Toth fan, you should also pick up my friend John Hitchcock’s book, which chronicles his correspondence and friendship with Toth in the later years of his life. It’s a real treasure. John is a master storyteller and if you’re ever lucky enough to hang out with him, you will see what I mean by that.

My Favorite Book in 2011: The Life and Art of Alex Toth

I was also happy to receive this Christmas card, postcard and trading card from our friend Kevin-Kim, TK-1023 in the German Garrison of the 501st. That was a nice surprise. (My son is in his new Star Wars pajamas from Santa).

From Kevin-Kim of the German Garrison

My Gifts from 501st German Garrison Kevin-Kim, TK-1023

In other news, we’ve been working hard on updating my Facebook fan page. With the rate at which I’m getting friend requests on Facebook, I will have to split my time between my Facebook Fan Page and my Facebook personal page as I fear I will run out of spaces to add friends on my personal page. I do plan to maintain both, but please “Like” my Facebook Fan Pagewe are working hard to get that page up to speed this year with decent graphics, contests, fan exclusives and more. We will be doing a Fan Page for my own creator-owned series The Wasted Lands and I will announce that here shortly.

In other news, I am very pleased with the traction my artist friend Dave DeVries is getting with his own creator-owned concept, The Monster Engine. His site went viral again this month overseas and people all over Asia and Europe are discovering him. This project is really deserving of a TV series, a movie and a videogame and I hope we see it happen in 2012.

Thanks, as always, for reading my post. I’m @DaveDorman on Twitter and I do respond to direct Tweets, and I’m an open networker on LinkedIn, so please connect with me there as well. I am happy to review your products online (tech, movie, books, comics, music, nerd and geek products are my sweet spot) and to do so, please write to WriteBrain Media, Attn: Denise Dorman, P.O. Box 417, Carpentersville, IL 60110 and put “Dave Dorman Blog Review” in the subject. If you need marketing, social media or PR advice, follow Denise @writebrainmedia on Twitter or “Like” her fan page at Facebook.com/WriteBrainMedia.

Dave.

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