Dave Dorman Birthday Art Sale: Palpatine, Han Solo, Chewie, Luke and Iron Man

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Artist, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Marvel Comics, Nerd Culture, Painting, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all who are sending me birthday wishes. While I am getting another year older and my body sure feels every year of it…I am happy I am still here to share it with you and my family. Most of all, I am feeling like I am entering a new phase of my artistic career.

I feel excited about the work I am doing now. It is truly the best work of my entire career. I am learning more about myself and new techniques my eyes have been opened to on my path of discovery. Even though it has been seriously hard to find work in the industry these days, I am grateful that I have all of you all as my fans and supporters as I move into this more creative era of my art. That in itself lights a creative fire in me to follow the work that pushes me, enlightens me and strengthens me as an artist. It helps me to be a better person.

Thank you ALL for this.

Also… 😛 I have a few new pieces available I thought I’d post for your enjoyment and interest.Here is the page with PayPal buttons if you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces I’m posting here today:
http://www.davedorman.com/Originalartsale100117.shtml

Iron Man: $800
Description: Acrylic painting on Bristol board.
Size: 11″ x 17″

Palpatine: $1,000
Description: Oil and acrylic original painting on Bristol board.
Size: 14″ x 20″

 

Han Solo and Chewbacca: $250
Description: Pencil art on Bristol board
Size: 11″ x 14″

Luke: $250
Description: Pencil art on Bristol board
Size: 11″ x 14″

Once again, thank you all for your support and enjoyment of my art. Another birthday here, but many more to come and much, much more to create!

Bless you all,

Dave

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A #ComicBook #Artist #Illustrator and #Marine Friend in Need: Clifford Van Meter

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

It’s time to rally the troops and help a fallen soldier and comic book artist friend of mine. I want to make you aware of Clifford Van Meter, a Marine friend in Michigan, who is also a comic book artist/writer and non-fiction writer, as well as a galleried wildlife artist. Clifford is losing his home and, as of Friday, has just lost his job due to his medical condition(s). Like me, he also suffers from Type II Diabetes. Clifford’s write-up below was posted before he lost his job. Denise is scrambling to help him find social services and VA help, but in the meantime, please consider giving any amount — even the smallest amount to you would mean the world to him — at this page: https://www.gofundme.com/arctostor

Here is Clifford Van Meter’s story: 

I’ve been an artist and illustrator for more than 30 years now. I’ve worked extensively on games like Battle-Tech, and GURPS, as well as a number of books and comics. I worked as a writer, artist, and production manager at Valiant comics in the ’90s, and as an artist and writer with Milestone and DC. I’ve also been a galleried wildlife artist. I have samples up on my Deviant Art Page — http://quicktiming.deviantart.com/gallery/.

These days, I live on what I make as a data technician, I was demoted from marketing manager and lost about 1/4 of my income there, I also do a few private sales and commissions. We live pretty simply, but right at the level of what I make. My wife works a factory job and we live in the house her grandfather built… the house she grew up in. The loss of our home is now inevitable.

Like many of you, I don’t have a contingency fund. Frankly, I need help, as soon as possible. Every penny will go toward keeping the bills paid and keeping my insurance in case I get laid off. Prescriptions have become an issue as well. If I lose my prescriptions I’ll be dead in a month.

So…I will be doing whatever I can to help my friend Clifford, and I hope you can help him, too.

My next major show will be IlluxCon in Reading, PA in October. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for reading!

Dave

Please Join Me in the #HurricaneHarveyRelief Fundraiser at Dark Delicacies Tonight

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 5, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

The horror community has once again stepped up in a big way, and Dark Delicacies in Burbank is working with singer/songwriter Kasey Lansdale on tonight’s fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey survivors. Please consider bidding on my long out-of-print STAR WARS: THE ART OF DAVE DORMAN book, with a hand-painted Boba Fett inside the title page of the book. The book is also autographed by me. Images taken from my drawing table, so forgive the bent nature of the photos:

Dave Dorman hand-painted Boba Fett on the title page inside of the book.

 

Also participating in the fundraiser are NY Times bestselling authors Joe R. Lansdale, Game of Thrones creator/author George R.R. Martin and many more. Whatever your interest, you’ll find it in tonight’s auction, which Kasey is moderating on her Facebook Page via Facebook Live. Here are the important links for you:

Be here at 7 PM California time tonight for Kasey’s Facebook Live auction!

www.facebook.com/kaseylansdalefans

Information on the auction:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667677779922949/

 

Please Support My Kickstarter Campaign for My WASTED LANDS Creator-Owned Series

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

In 2001, I released RAIL: BROKEN THINGS, A Tale of the Wasted Lands through Image Comics. That sold 20,000 copies. Since that time, I waited until I owned my intellectual property outright again to create new content. So here I am. My new Kickstarter Campaign is launching my take on pulp fiction magazines in the 2000s with AMAZING TALES OF THE WASTED LANDS. Each issue will feel like it’s lifted straight out of the dystopian Western world I’ve created…a world filled with quirky, memorable characters, adrenaline-pumping action, adventure, drama, romance, violence, horror and fantasy. Please consider supporting my quest and sharing my Kickstarter campaign with those you know who would enjoy continuing the tradition of great westerns (with a little sci-fi, fantasy and horror mixed in). Here’s the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikebawden/amazing-tales-of-the-wasted-lands-inaugural-issue

Dave Dorman’s Character Design, a LIGHT ANGEL from the IRON WARS, WASTED LANDS

Dave Dorman’s San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

If you’re heading to San Diego Comic-Con this year, be sure to check out Dave Dorman at Booth #4500 (also known as Booth #4401) facing the lobby end cap near Door F, where you’ll find two SDCC 2017 exclusives–the Star Trek comic by Vault Collectibles, cover by Dave Dorman, and the new WASTED LANDS novella, “Showdown at Pine Bluff” by Dave Dorman and Mike Bawden.

Just $5 to get your SDCC 2017 Exclusive WASTED LANDS Novella!

STAR TREK SDCC 2017 Exclusive by Dave Dorman

“To the BATCAVE, Robin!” My Tribute to Adam West

Posted in HeroesCon2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I was sad to lose my childhood Batman, Adam West. How cool it was to see the Batman come to life in living color on TV for my 8-year-old self. Adam West, like Batman, has become an icon for generations to come. He will be missed.

I have had a pencil piece of West’s Batman finished for about a year awaiting time to paint it. When I finish the painting, it will turn out to be a tribute piece now, with his passing.

I have combined the elements of West as Batman with the true memories I have of the original Batcave, not the “1966 modern” take from the show. I think he fits in very well. I will be doing this painting on Facebook Live and possibly Periscope as well.

“To the BATCAVE, Robin!”

Dave

P.S. I will be at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC this weekend, so look me up if you’re around!

That Controversial Dave Dorman SAGA Blog? Yeah…That Was Actually Written By ME. Not Dave.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Since she insists on clarifying this point, I’m just the messenger…

ComicBookWife: My Crazy Comic-Con Life

I get the alerts whenever Dave’s name is mentioned online, so when I read this morning that some woman blogger in Ireland wanted to “punch Dave Dorman in the face” for his blog on that breastfeeding SAGA cover, that was my final tipping point. So unbeknownst to Dave, I’m giving him an early Father’s Day gift. I’m posting this blog to end Dave falling on the sword for me, even one moment longer. For those of a certain age who remember that broken vase confessional on The Brady Bunch:

“Mom? Dad? It was me. I broke the vase.”

Yes. I wrote that controversial SAGA blog of Dave’s. And Dave, being the gentleman that he is, chastised me privately, but has forever remained silent about it publicly, despite the unfair ridicule and scrutiny he’s taken for it. He took the knives to his back from the all-too-quick-to-eats-its-own-young comic book industry to protect…

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