About Dave Dorman

Voted the #1 Star Wars Artist by the fans and an honorary member of the 501st Midwest Garrison, Dave Dorman is equally world-renowned for his toy design (G.I. Joe for HASBRO, Alien for HASBRO) and his art work on Batman, Green Hornet, Alien, Predator, AVP, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, King Kong, Spiderman, Captain America, Stargate, Dresden Files, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft (trading cards), Dungeons & Dragons. In his free time, he is continuously working on his I.P., The Wasted Lands, and helping up-and-coming artists in refining their work.

16 Responses to “About Dave Dorman”

  1. jamie richards Says:

    hello dave,
    great new blog,but i’m annoyed i only came across it by following the links via your lovely wifes facebook profile.
    what happened with the old one that links from your website?
    never mind,
    your appearance in IMAGINEFX was well recieved by your many UK fans,and we look forward to more wasted lands art.
    glad to hear the work has picked up,i personally harrased chris ryall at idw to pursue you for cover work,and he said at the time that he’d been thinking of your work when they were preparing the GIJOE books.
    hope you are well and hard at work on some more great stuff,especially more star wars pieces.
    i’m about to order the hoth battle piece for christmas,if there’s any left!

    • Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for the feedback. I was very happy with the Imagine F/X article and I cannot thank the editorial team there enough. Thank you, also, for pitching Chris Ryall on my behalf! Is there anything the UK fans would particularly like to see? I don’t know if you knew about it or not, but I also have 2 how-to videos through The Gnomon Workshop on how to do pencil illustration and how to do traditional oil painting. Here is the link to that: http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/400/

      I am working on a new Wasted Lands graphic novel at the moment, but don’t have it done just yet.

      I’m thinking of synching up this blog with the one on my site. Also, there’s going to be a Dave Dorman weekly podcast launched in January through Farpoint Media, and I will announce the exact day on this site. That will be available for free via iTunes. Now you will REALLY have updated scoop. It will be a lot of fun and we will be interviewing other comic book artists, actors, directors, etc. and the fans. If you would be interested in being interviewed for my podcast, please let me know and we’ll have to figure out the logistics with the time change, etc.

      Thank you for being such a solid fan,

      • jamie richards Says:

        hi dave (and denise),
        if you’re okay with it,i’d like to pass on your contact details to a good friend of mine,joel meadows.
        he’s a freelance writer and journolist who’s published a very good book ‘studio space’ in the last couple of years and is currently gearing up for a sequel.
        i told him if he doesn’t include a section on you,i will smack his bottom!
        hope the new year is a peaceful and productive one for you and your family.
        best wishes,

      • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

        Hi Jamie,

        Email my wife directly at denise@writebrainmedia.com and we’ll get you and your friend connected directly. Thanks for your interest!

      • DaveandDeniseDorman Says:

        Hi Jamie,

        I’m a “creative,” so forgive my studio not being “white glove test” friendly, but I’d love to be included. Let me know – have him contact my wife at denise@writebrainmedia.com. I’ve finally got the new studio to where I want it – almost as good as my old studio space in Florida.

        Thanks for thinking of me, Jamie.

  2. jamie richards Says:

    will do.

  3. Mickey Thompson Says:


    I started a fan group on Facebook for you. I will link the new blog, too.

  4. Joshua Knight Says:

    Hello Mr. Dorman,

    I would first off like to wish you a very happy Father’s Day and I sincerely hope that you have an opportunity to enjoy the company of your family on this beautiful Sunday.
    I write to you today with the intention of finding some information as to obtaining a print of a piece of artwork that was released in the “Judgement” expansion set of Magic: The Gathering in 2002. The card is entitled ‘Grizzly Fate’ and is, in my humble opinion, one of the most astounding pieces of artwork that has ever been released by Wizards of the Coast. The card itself is, to my knowledge, the first I obtained and the only card I acquired upon my start of the game that I still use to this day. The sentimentality I hold for this card is unparalleled and if you could provide me with any information as to where I might be able to get my hands on a larger print that I might frame and hang on my wall, I would greatly appreciate it!
    I recently was able to attain my very own copy of “Rolling Thunder” and have an immense amount of respect for the work you’ve done and continue to do to this day. Your art is truly astounding! Anyway, thank you so much for your time and consideration. I can be reached by email or by reply here and am looking forward to hearing from you!


    Joshua Knight

  5. Joshua Knight Says:

    Hello Dave,

    That is exactly the piece of artwork I was speaking of and that is outstanding news! I reside within the states so no trouble on that front. I may not be able to process a payment at this time but in the very near future, when my latest paycheck clears, I would be more than willing to pay that for a print! Also, I am curious to know if it would be at all possible for you to sign my original copy of the card that I recieced over a decade ago. Of course I would be more than willing to cover any shipping fees to and from and even pay a commission for the signature itself. I just think it would be amazing if I could get an artist’s print along side my very first copy, signed by the artist, framed and hanging on my living room wall. If this isn’t a possibility I completely understand. I would appreciate any information in regards to purchasing and shipment. Again, you can reach me here or by my listed email. Thanks you again so much for your timely reply and your generosity!


    Joshua Knight

    • Happy to sign anything for you, Joshua – no charge – just cover the mailing. My address is Dave Dorman, P.O. Box 417, Carpentersville, IL 60110

      • Joshua Knight Says:

        Sounds great, Dave. Much appreciated. I should have the card in the mail tomorrow with postage included for the return trip. Should I include a check for the cost of the print or would that payment be made online?

  6. Hi Dave,

    Met you a couple of times at WizardWorld Chicago over the years. I am now teaching at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting and our director is interested in having local comic book artists do brief seminars with the students that would be videotaped (with copies available for your use), etc. If you are interested, please contact Bill Natale at 630-916-1700 and let him know I sent you re: comic books. Thanks!

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