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My New Exclusive Line of Greetings Cards & My Autograph Signing Session This Weekend

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everyone,

Opening day for the new STAR WARS movie! Yay! I’ve been looking forward to 10:30 p.m. tonight for a long time. This weekend I will be doing a STAR WARS signing for DREAMLAND COMICS at STRATFORD SQUARE MALL in BLOOMINGDALE, IL. Here’s a link to their address and phone #: https://dreamlandcomics.com. This is the comic book shop I patronize here in Illinois.

And now for my other news — I’ve launched an exclusive line of greeting cards through a Logica3.com company called SAVE A TREE CARDS.com in West Dundee, IL near where I live. Here’s the link — https://holiday.saveatreecards.com — currently they are solely digital cards, but recycled, paper-based cards are forthcoming. I want to extend a special thanks to Lisa Page Domwbrowski and Larry Dombrowski for giving me this opportunity to share my personal art. Here’s a link to that press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15014023.htm 

This new line of Dorman greeting cards are a departure from my typical licensed commercial work that you are familiar with, but I really enjoy painting non-licensed art. Also on their site are links to the art tutorial videos I created of me painting their greeting card designs. They’ve shrunk them down to 12 and six minutes, so if you don’t want to sit through the 2-hour versions, these are truncated. Here’s an example of the art you’ll see me painting:

Samples of My New Greeting Cards for SaveATreeCards.com

As always, thank you for reading.

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Dave Dorman Convention Season Schedule & Live Painting on Facebook Live!

Posted in 501st, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, C2E2, 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, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Friend Funding, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, New York Comic Con, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale, The Dave Dorman Experience, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everybody,

I hope to see many of you this weekend at C2E2 in Chicago; I’ll be at Table E-1 in Artists Alley!

Before I forget to mention this, if you’re not already watching HAP & LEONARD on the Sundance Channel (Season 1 is on Netflix), please check it out. My author friend Joe R. Lansdale wrote this really fun, pulpy series of books, all of which I’ve read, and he is executive producer on the show. It’s pure genius in its acting, casting and execution. I hope it never ends. (Joe’s steampunk series is really fun, too. Can you tell I’m his biggest fan?)

If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been doing live paintings on Facebook Live. I plan to expand this to Twitter’s Periscope and YouTube eventually, but here is a link to my most popular one so far, of me painting Darth Maul. According to Facebook, it has gotten 56,633 cumulative views so far! The visitor stamp you see at the bottom is how many folks were watching it when I actually did it live. I am honored by your time and attention. (If only I had 50 cents for everyone who watched it!)

DAVE DORMAN CONVENTION SEASON SCHEDULE

I wanted to let you know my schedule, booked thus far, for what I affectionately call “Convention Season.” I will add updates as more shows get added, but here’s what I know now:

April 21 – 23: C2E2, Chicago, IL — Artists Alley, Table E-1

April 27 – April 30:  Calgary Expo, Calgary, Canada — Table # TBD

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May 19 – 21:  MotorCity Con, Novi, MI — Table # TBD

May 26 – 28: Alamo City Con, San Antonio, TX — Table # TBD

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June 3, 2017: Star Wars Day, Joliet, IL (World’s Largest Star Wars Public Library Show)

June 16 – 18:  HeroesCon, Charlotte, NC — Table # TBD

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July 19 – 23: San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA–Booth #4500 (End cap booth facing the lobby, first row in, between Doors F & G, closer to Door F.)

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October 5 – 8: New York Comic Con, NYC, NY — Table # TBD

October 18 – 22: IlluxCon, Reading, PA — Table # TBD

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SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDBACK: With social media, I’m always listening. Sometimes the feedback is rather unpleasant, like this exchange below. That being said, if I’ve ever come across as unpleasant to any of you, I want to take this opportunity to apologize to you, as I did to these gentlemen. From what I gather from their latter remarks, these two gents haven’t ever actually personally interacted with me, but if this is the current zeitgeist on me, I’d like to nip it in the bud. Shows are exhausting and physically taxing, and you may see my occasional grimace, especially with my current sciatica and neuropathy issues, but I don’t ever want any of you to feel like I don’t want you to approach me or that I don’t value your friendship, feedback and encounters, because I do. Without your feedback, good or bad, my work doesn’t feel complete. You all help me to “close the loop.”

Some disgruntled observers.

The Dave Dorman No Tricks, Just TREATS Comic Books Pre-Sale!

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Happy Halloween everyone!! No Tricks, Just TREATS today… and thru’ the weekend!

Starting today,  I will be offering for PRE-SALE two very anticipated upcoming Dorman cover Variants. These variants are being offered in 2 forms: A full color painted version and a a black and white pencil version. And now… THE REVEAL!

Vader Down!

Vader Down!

The Dark Knight!

The Dark Knight 3!

I once again have worked with M&M Comics in San Antonio, producing variant covers for two of the most anticipated books of the season... Marvel’s VADER DOWN and DC Comics’ DARK KNIGHT 3.

I am offering these for presale now with the release of DK3 on Nov. 11th and VADER DOWN on Nov. 25.

The main reason I am offering these together at this time is to allow you, my valued fans, the opportunity to make your purchases wisely with the holiday season coming up quickly , and not be surprised by a new book coming up that you might not be able to afford because you bought another book earlier. These are the last set of variants I will be producing thru’ the end of the year, so there will be no other Dorman variants upcoming after these (at least for now)

I am offering the books as individual purchases, sets of each title, or a complete set of the 4 books at a discounted price. The pricing is as follows (includes shipping and tracking):

DARK KNIGHT 3 Color Variant $15.00
DARK KNIGHT 3 Pencil Variant $25.00

VADER DOWN  Color Variant $15.00
VADER DOWN  Pencil Variant $25.00

VADER DOWN Both books $30.00
DARK KNIGHT 3 Both books $30.00

VADER DOWN & DARK KNIGHT 3 Full set of 4 books $60.00

AND… as a special HALLOWEEN TREAT (and extended thru’ my son Jack’s birthday,… the boy needs new shoes) all orders of the full set of 4 books will get a copy of my ARCHIE # 1 Variant AND my SPIDER-GWEN #1 variant for FREE!!! 6 books variants for $60.00!! Now THAT’s a treat if I ever heard one!

All books will be signed by me, of course. They will be bagged and boarded unopened directly from the distributor. Books will be sent out by me the week after they hit the stands; however, if you ordered the set of 4, I will send them out after VADER DOWN is released (the week of Nov.30)

Here’s the order page:
http://www.davedorman.com/DK3VADERDOWNvariant.shtml

Thanks again for all your support of my work and I hope everyone has a safe HALLOWEEN and continued health and safety through the upcoming holidays!

Dave.

Look! My New Dave Dorman Star Wars Cover

Posted in Blog, 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 NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek Culture, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Dave Dorman Variant Marvel cover for "Vader Down" #1

Dave Dorman Variant Marvel cover for “Vader Down” #1

Here’s the premiere of my variant cover for Marvel’s “Vader Down” #1. This book will be shipping in November. I will be showing how I painted this in his future blog posts over the next week, so watch for those here.

This original art will also be displayed at my appearance in Joliet, IL this weekend at Heroes Expo (https://www.facebook.com/events/363719340495946/). I hope you can come out & see me if you’re in Chicagoland. I will also be appearing at New York Comic Con in October.

KROS: Hallowed Ground – A Kickstarter by John Ostrander and my fellow Joe Kubert Alum Tom Mandrake

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Crowd Funding, Crowd Sourcing, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

As you can imagine, every one of my friends has some sort of Kickstarter going at the moment, and I could make a full-time job of reposting them here. But I won’t. However, my friends John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake have a really cool Kickstarter campaign for their new graphic novel with just 1 day left on it, and I am hoping they make their goal – they’re just about $3k away from it. The log line: Vampire Hunter Kros fights a battle at night as fearful and horrific as the battles fought during the day at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Here’s a link to support them on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kroshallowedground/kros-hallowed-ground

Here’s an image of the Kickstarter page: 

What you'll see on the KROS: Hallowed Ground Kickstarter home page

What you’ll see on the KROS: Hallowed Ground Kickstarter home page

ARCHIE Comics #1 Variant Cover Autographed by Dave Dorman Available Here for Just $20

Posted in 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, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GenCon, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Hi Everyone!
I have a fun collectible to offer you. As some of you know, I had the distinct pleasure of doing a variant cover for one of the comics world’s most famous
characters… ARCHIE! Click here to order directly from me now: http://davedorman.com/dormanARCHIE1variant.shtml
ARCHIE COMICS Variant Cover #1 from Dave Dorman for M&M Comics

ARCHIE COMICS Variant Cover #1 from Dave Dorman for M&M Comics

Archie Publications is relaunching “Archie” in July 2015 with a new focus–bringing him and all of our favorite Riverdale characters into the 21st century. While I have been a fan of Archie since I was a kid, he was never a character that I ever thought I would paint. I tend to be more into the sci-fi/fantasy/horror comics genre, and Archie tended towards the more cartoony style. But with this change from Archie’s editors to bring a new look, I took the opportunity from M&M Comics (the retailer I
did the wildly successful Marvel Comics Star Wars #1 Variant cover with) to produce a more realistically painted cover for Archie #1. It was great fun and a great honor to make this comics icon look like he stepped into the real world.
This M&M Retailer Variant will only be available from myself and M&M Comics. The book will hit the stands on July 8; however, I am offering a pre-release sale of the Archie Variant #1 Comic Book. You can order the book directly from me, bagged and boarded, and PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by me. The cost of the book is $15 plus $5 shipping. You can order as many as you like. AND AS AN EXTRA BONUS, only available through direct ordering from me, you will receive an EXCLUSIVE mini-print of the original pencil version of the cover art, also signed by me. This print will not be offered anywhere else. This edition is limited to ONLY 1,750 copies (and I only have a portion of these to sell personally) so please do not hesitate to order if you would like your own copy for your collection.
What: Archie Comics Variant #1 by Dave Dorman, personally autographed by Dave Dorman, bagged and boarded.
Cost: $15 plus $5 Shipping
Limit: None! Order as many as you like!
Extra Bonus Available Here Only: An exclusive mini-print of the original pencil version of the cover art, also autographed by Dave Dorman!
Link to Order: http://davedorman.com/dormanARCHIE1variant.shtml
I will ship the orders out the week of July 13 (as I will be at San Diego Comic Con Booth #4500 during the store release) and you will receive a tracking number when your order goes out. Thanks again for your support of my work and for sharing in this very fun and unexpected project with me!

New Podcast for STAR WARS Fans: It’s a Trap! Podcast

Posted in Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Artist, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Nerd Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Podcast Promo Art by Dave Dorman

Podcast Promo Art by Dave Dorman

Dear Friends,
I did the artwork for my friend’s podcast – here is information on it for my fellow STAR WARS fans:
The show is It’s a Trap! with original artwork created by Dave Dorman and is meant to discuss each piece of the new Disney approved standard of Star Wars Canon with an eye to point out anything new being brought in from the now Legend-s story arc.  We hope to reach people that want to know what happens, but don’t have the time to read/watch, or people that have already consumed the story and want to hear our thoughts, what we caught, and hopefully might be willing to let us know what we missed!  We are committed to putting out at least fortnightly until such a time as our listeners make us move to a weekly production format.

Website for the show is itsatrappodcast.com

Twitter: @itsatrappodcast