Dave Dorman – New Art, Updates and A Special Thanks

Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of creating a fresh piece of art at WildClaw Theatre’s fund-raiser, “Dance of the Demented” at Chicago’s Viaduct Theatre. Event organizer Charlie Athanas of The Devil’s Candy Store and creator of all great art for WildClaw Theatre as their board member, put together a cool event with 3 live deejays, women posing, a burlesque show and more. I met some very nice people there, including someone named Steve – here are links to his site and his blog:


I was also impressed by the sketches of tattoo artist Jeff Paetzold, whom you can find on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/scorpionnipples. If you happened to be there, he was the guy accompanied by the Dita Von Teese look-alike. It was also great to hang out with his dad Bill Paetzold, a gifted creative who owns http://www.paetzolddesign.com. As always, it was great fun to see Anthony Kosar do his stuff, as well as Ray Frenden, Tony Akins and Joe Lester.

During “Dance of the Demented,” I started a painting of a woman in a straight jacket about to stab a young woman with a giant scissors.

Unfinished Dave Dorman Painting

Painting from Dance of the Demented WildClaw Fundraiser

A special thanks to Steve Smith for his photography.

I will post the finished art piece on this blog when it’s complete. I hope you all like it. I worked in a dark, moody color palette of greens, rust colors and black.

This last week TURBO VAMPS, the Chicago punk horror band I mentioned previously, launched their New Order tribute song on iTunes, so be sure to check them out if punk horror is your genre.

In other news, be sure to check out this blog on March 1st. On that day, I will have a MAJOR announcement to make, that will hopefully personally affect some of you reading this blog. I can’t say more than this, but it is HUGE news.

Until then, thank you for reading.


6 Responses to “Dave Dorman – New Art, Updates and A Special Thanks”

  1. jamie richards Says:

    hi dave,
    love the new piece of artwork and look forward to the finished image.
    the major piece of news sounds pretty erm,major!
    and march is my birthday month,so that’ll be a great early present!
    we’re all waiting with baited breath here.

    • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

      Thanks, Jamie – I’m just waiting for the Web site to go up so I can make the big announcement.

  2. This is my sister in the painting!! I am so proud! Great job, Dave 🙂

    • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

      Thanks, Kate. She did a great job posing – I will post those pictures soon to show the evolution of the piece.

  3. jamie richards Says:

    its nearly bedtime over here in the UK,and no sign of a big announcement,lol.
    its all good,so no worries.
    it’ll be worth the wait,
    although i might not be able to sleep tonight!

  4. I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I’m thinking, okay, here’s a gal who’s capable of making a decision she’ll regret in the future. ~Richard Jeni

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