Paging Morgan Spurlock:Anybody Connected?

Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and as always, I thank you for your interest in reading about my career. We are in the throes of planning my father-in-law’s 80th bday party this weekend, so the pressure is on to clean up my studio. Why can’t folks understand that artists need to be surrounded by STUFF?

I just found this interesting tidbit on Levine Breaking News:  

 ***Morgan Spurlock is to direct a fanboy dream. The new documentary, “Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope,” is being made in collaboration with Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Ain’t It Cool News’ Harry Knowles and Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull. The film, according to various reports, will follow seven fans from around the world as they make their way to the Comic-Con event in San Diego.

So…if you can reach out to the folks behind the film–and for that matter, “Attack of the Show,” and encourage them to include me, that would be cool. For those of you who don’t already know, I’m being honored as a “special guest” this year at  San Diego Comic-Con International. At SDCC, IDW/Desperado Publishing will also be launching my new book, “Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman,” which is 5 lbs. and 320 pages of my art, personal musings and personal photo album. I hope as many of you reading this as possible can make it out for the 5-day comics & pop culture love fest.

Additionally, I will be doing a live drawings during the Full Body of Horror’s Event on May 28th in Chicago at the Lucky Number Grill, “Drink and Draw.” This is great fun for horror fans, artists and art fans, as there will be numerous people dressed in horror costume finery, posing for artists. Here’s a link to this event:

 I will also be exhibiting at one of my all-time favorite shows, HeroesCon, in Charlotte, NC June 4-6th. It is a true comic book convention, devoted to COMICS and not pop culture, for a nice change of pace. The show planner Shelton treats us all wonderfully. Even better, my Band of Brothers – Scott Hampton, Christopher Moeller & John vanFleet will all be there. I hope to see comic book retailer and author John Hitchcock, who authored the greatest book on Alex Toth, called “Dear John: The Alex Toth Doodle Book,” by Alex Toth and John Hitchcock. John Hitchcock has more hilarious personal stories than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. His photo should be adjacent to the word “character” in the encyclopedia.

On June 13th, I will be teaching a free storyboarding demonstration at the Commercial Artists Forum in Chicagoland, courtesy of my Webmaster/Designer, artist Colin Pritchard (Rocket No. 9) and artist Fotios Zemenides. Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, please connect with them through their FaceBook page or through their LinkedIn Group. I do need to throw out the caveat that storyboarding isn’t my favorite form of storytelling–I’m more of a single image guy– so I’m just setting expectations realistically.

On July 10th, I will be part of a local event, a mini Comic-Con at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL. You will see a lot of familiar names exhibiting alongside me there. If you can make it, we’d love to see you there.

And now, I need to ask your opinion on something: My wife suggests that you would like to actually see me paint the piece I’m doing for Star Wars Celebration 5.  To get this captured on video, I will need to ask the permission of Lucasfilm. Is there enough interest out there in seeing me do this painting from pencils through final brush stroke to invest in a videographer for 2 weeks? Please let me know your thoughts, okay?

Okay, I need to head back to the drawing board for now- I’m finishing up a piece for client Howard Feltman – and pretending to clean my studio.

Thanks for reading,


8 Responses to “Paging Morgan Spurlock:Anybody Connected?”

  1. Dave Zentz Says:

    I would definitely love to see you paint the C V piece.

  2. jamie richards Says:

    does a bear sh*t in the woods?
    we’d love the see a video presentation of you working on the star wars piece.
    that said,i’m sure we’d all settle for nay glimpses of new art.
    wasted lands stuff especially!

    • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

      Thanks – the Wasted Lands stuff is forthcoming, too! Probably around Fall of this year.

  3. Mickey Thompson Says:

    I would like to know the entire process, from Lucasfilm interaction, idea germination through completion. I don’t know how what you do works as a process.

    • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

      Well, I get an idea, do a pencil sketch initially, ink it and then submit it to Lucasfilm for approval. I just submitted my idea last week, which is a really fun idea that, once again, didn’t happen in the film, but I’m filling in the gaps, just like they did in the movie “Hangover” at the very end when they showed all of the missing photos. Once I get approval, I do the prelims in pencil, then transfer them to a very large illustration board via carbons, and then I start painting. So…I need someone who can capture all of this, if I get approval from Lucasfilm, on tape.

  4. Dave,
    I think it would be an amazing piece of video to see one of your star wars pieces from start to finish. You are a pioneer in the revitalization of the brand in the early 90’s with your Dark Empire covers. I say go for it. I’m sure there is a videographer in our merry bad of Chicagoland artists that would be relatively inexpensive 🙂


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