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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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STAR WARS FANS: Join Me for the World’s Largest Library STAR WARS DAY at the JOLIET PUBLIC LIBRARY This Saturday!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Friends, this is the world’s largest STAR WARS LIBRARY EVENT in Joliet, IL! I’ve done this event since its inception, with a special shout-out & thanks to Jody McQuarters, who initially got me involved. It’s great fun for the whole family, my son Jack loves it, and it offers great photo opps for everyone who loves STAR WARS. As always, autographs are always free, so come see me, get your stuff signed, and if you feel like it, buy some STAR WARS art from me and the other amazing artists you will see at this event–Steve Palenica, James Tampa, Jamie Snell & Mikey Babinski! And check out my friend Cris Macht, who has done an amazing job with his documentaries establishing HOW & WHY STAR WARS matters to the fandom. Authors John Jackson Miller and Keith Ryan Kappel will be with us, too! And let’s not forget, my beloved 501st, the world’s largest COSPLAY organization–of which I’m an honorary member–that is also a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Joining me will be ComicBookWife.com blogger, WriteBrain Media’s very own Denise McDonald Dorman!

Here are the event details for this Saturday in Joliet, Illinois (my fellow Blues Brothers fans will know where Joliet is…😉

Your Jedi Passport to Big STAR WARS fun!

 

Page 2 of the STAR WARS Jedi Passport for Joliet STAR WARS Day!

 

 

 

Dave Dorman Reveals Peek at New ALIENS Art and His Fall Schedule

Posted in 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, Fan Culture, Geek, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Here’s a peek at my new ALIENS art, launching at New York Comic Con in October, my fall appearance schedule–hyperlinked for your convenience–and a brief interview for the folks attending my free Mathnasium of Whitefish Bay, WI event, where I’m appearing on October 2nd to teach art. Without further adieu, here’s the scoop:

September 17-18, 2016 – Panama City Creative Con, Panama City, FL

October 1, 2016 – Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee, WI

October 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Mathnasium, Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Bay, WI

October 6 – 9, 2016 – New York Comic Con, Javits Convention Center, NYC

Want to book me at your convention or event? Please contact denise@writebrainmedia.com

ALIENS 30th Anniversary commemorative art work-in-progress painting by Dave Dorman for NYCC 2016 Launch

ALIENS 30th Anniversary commemorative art work-in-progress painting by Dave Dorman for NYCC 2016 Launch

Rohita Shah Interviews #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman:

RS: Can you share with our readers your connection to Mathnasium Whitefish Bay?

DD: You (owners Kal and Rohita Shah) are like family to us, and our sons have been best friends since kindergarten. In fact, Kal and I coached their football team together, which remains a very happy memory for me. I’d never been to Whitefish Bay until you moved there, and in a perfect world, outside of my home in Florida, I’d be living in Whitefish Bay. I like that it’s a community where you can walk to everything you need, and nearby Milwaukee is a great city with a great art museum.

RS: What will attendees of the Mathnasium Whitefish Bay event on October 2nd, 2016 experience?
DD: I’m going to teach drawing geometric shapes and how they can be easily transformed into your favorite STAR WARS characters. I will be doing two classes–one at 11 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Additionally, I’ll have my prints for sale–Star Wars, Batman, Alien, you name it– and I’ll sign anything anyone brings for me to autograph. Autographs are always free.
RS: What projects have you done lately or are working on now?
DD: I’m working on STAR WARS comic book covers for Marvel Comics, superhero trading cards for Upper Deck, and a commemorative ALIENS print for the 30th anniversary of the 2nd  ALIENS film. This piece premieres at New York Comic Con on October 6th. I’m also taking in requests and doing a lot of commissioned art for fans worldwide.
RS: What advice would you give young artists?
DD: The main advice I’d give them is to draw as much as they can. The more you draw, the better you get. Draw everything, not just what you like to draw. A good artist should be able to easily draw whatever they’re being asked to draw by an art director or client.
RS: Do you recommend any art schools?
DD: That’s such a personal choice, depending on your particular focus. I’d spend time evaluating each program to find the one best fitting your direction. I had a false start at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, where I majored in art and they had me doing these large, contemporary art gallery pieces, which was not at all my interest. I switched schools my sophomore year and attended the Joe Kubert School in Dover, NJ. That school taught me comic book illustration, which is what I thought I wanted, but then I realized, I was geared more towards telling a whole story with one single illustration, which led me to doing cover art. It was only the Kubert School’s second year in operation, so Joe Kubert advised me to graduate early (he said they’d already taught me everything they could) and he encouraged me to go on my own to learn color illustration. My color work is self taught, but it all boils down to the amount time I spent in front of my drawing board. It took me until I was 25 to sell my first piece, the Heavy Metal magazine cover I did. 

 

Comic Book Artist Dave Dorman 2016 Appearances

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all who came to see me at San Diego Comic-Con and the other shows I’ve done this year. It means a lot to me. Here are the upcoming shows I’m doing, so we can connect if you’re in the area where I’ll be:

 

The other dates I haven’t listed are still available if anyone wishes to book me. If so, please contact denise@writebrainmedia.com for booking information.

New Dave Dorman Original Star Wars and D&D Art for Sale! I’m Appearing at Pensacon This Weekend–Are You?

Posted in Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2016 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I am a featured guest appearing at Pensacon in Pensacola, Florida this weekend, February 19, 20 and 21. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Autographs are ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE.

I’m excited to offer up some of my original art for sale–a Star Wars piece, and three Dungeons & Dragons pieces, for the tabletop gamer fans out there! Here is the link to buy this art: http://www.davedorman.com/DnD%20MM%20originalartsale.shtml

Without further adieu, here are the images for you to check out:

 

A fun Star Wars original Dave Dorman painting of BB8 and Chopper, done for the 501st Midwest Garrison Droid hunt card game.

An exclusive Star Wars original Dave Dorman painting of BB8 and Chopper from “A Force Awakens,” done for the 501st Midwest Garrison Droid hunt card game. $500, and includes worldwide shipping. Link to purchase: 

http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale020516.shtml

An aged Han Solo from "A Force Awakens" - original pencil art by Dave Dorman. $100, includes shipping worldwide.

An aged Han Solo from “A Force Awakens” – original pencil art by Dave Dorman. $100, includes shipping worldwide. Link to purchase: 

http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale020516.shtml

Link for purchasing my original Dungeons & Dragons 2014 Monster Manual paintings:

http://www.davedorman.com/DnD%20MM%20originalartsale.shtml

 

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D Monster Manual titled "Pegasus." It appears on page 250. The price is $450, and includes shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D Monster Manual titled “Pegasus.” It appears on Page 250. The price is $450, and includes shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D MM titled "SCARECROW." It appears on Page 268. The price is $450, including shipping worldwide.

Original D&D Monster Manual Artwork by Dave Dorman! This art was done for the 2014 D&D MM titled “SCARECROW.” It appears on Page 268. The price is $450, including shipping worldwide.

Original Dave Dorman D&D Art - Ice Devil, from Page 75 of the 2014 D&D Monster Manual - $450 and includes shipping worldwide.

Original Dave Dorman D&D Art – Ice Devil, from Page 75 of the 2014 D&D Monster Manual – $450 and includes shipping worldwide.

As always, I thank you for reading, and for your interest in my art. I hope to see you this weekend!

Dave.

 

 

 

 

 

The New Star Wars Poster: I Agree With Blogger Greg Aronowitz Completely

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

First, let me say that I will be attending the midnight showing of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Thursday night, and–spoiler alert–if you’d like my immediate, personal impressions of the film, our “videographer” son Jack will be interviewing me immediately afterward and posting my interview to his YouTube Channel. Here is a link to his YouTube Channel:

https://youtube.com/the_surfmonkey

I am a subject matter expert on film–all genres–as well as the STAR WARS universe, so I hope I bring a level of gravitas to the review that will give you information you can use and appreciate.

I found an article online by blogger Greg Aronowitz that expressed my feelings about the STAR WARS movie poster topic far more eloquently and insightfully than I could write it myself. While I cannot judge the movie yet (as I have not seen it)…I can judge what has been offered to the public in its name. I hope I am not let let down by the film the way I have been by the movie poster. Thank you, Greg Aronowitz, for writing this.

http://barnyardfx.blogspot.com/2015/10/you-disappoint-me-disney.html

From Greg Aronowitz's blog - showcasing the BEAUTIFUL DREW STRUZAN art.

From Greg Aronowitz’s blog – showcasing the BEAUTIFUL DREW STRUZAN art.

Star Wars Celebration: Dave Dorman Artwork Rejected

Posted in Comic Book Artist, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Geek, Geek Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi All.

Well, now that Lucasfilm has announced the artists selected for the SW Celebration 7 Art Show, I can publicly confirm that I was not selected to participate this year. It is with great sadness and disappointment that I am now announcing this, but the judging has been made, and there is no reversing that.

The judging was done differently this year, asking for comps of the art proposed, then submitted anonymously to be judged. There was no respect for the reputation or the years of good will put in by any artist–just the comp, rough, or finished art submitted for approval.

So…here was my piece–a color rough featuring Vader continuing to pursue the genocide of the Jedi after Order 66. I guess I missed the mark in idea… or perhaps not doing a more finished rough..it’s not EU… ties directly into the gap between EP3 and 4…

The Path Not Taken: Rejected Dave Dorman Star Wars Celebration Concept Art

The Path Not Taken: Rejected Dave Dorman Star Wars Celebration Concept Art

I don’t know. And because the judged submissions were anonymous and a one shot deal, I will never know.

What I do know is that I will not have a print available this year at Celebration, nor will I be attending Celebration to support it.

I thank all you who have supported me through the 6 Celebrations (including Europe) where I sold out of prints, and the first Celebration in Denver, which I attended only as a fan. I would like to thank the 501st for their support and helping unselfishly when called to pose for me.

I hope to see you all at Celebration 8…if the Force is still with me.

Take care,

Dave.