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As always, it’s great fun exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con and seeing old friends and new friends. It’s also a great honor to be working with game designers Mike Bawden and Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight, who are premiering the prototype to IRON WARS, a WASTED LANDS game at our Booth #4500, alongside Mike Kennedy and Elizabeth Kennedy of SequentialInk.com, who are publishing my RAIL: BROKEN THINGS – A Tale of the Wasted Lands graphic novel online for FREE here, so check it out! Here are some images of our new IRON WARS game for those of you who cannot be here to see it in person. It’s a strategy board game and a trading card – best described as Risk-meets-Magic The Gathering, but not as fantasy-oriented. Let me know what you all think. I’m interested in your feedback and I thank you in advance for checking it out! And if you have time, please “Like” my Facebook fan page for THE WASTED LANDS. That link is https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands
As always, I appreciate your interest in my creator-owned world, THE WASTED LANDS. If you’re at #SDCC this year, please stop by. If not, follow me on Twitter @DaveDorman or on my Facebook page for continual postings.
CHICAGO, IL – July 1, 2013 – Fans of Dave Dorman’s train-centric “Wasted Lands” stories no longer have to shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to the next installment in the creator-owned franchise. Dorman, a legendary comic book artist, and gaming/entertainment company Silent Gunfight Entertainment will be introducing “Wasted Lands: IRON WARS” at San Diego Comic-Con, July 17 – 21, 2013. Fans will have an opportunity to study a mock-up of the game and its components; meet Dave Dorman, the creator of “Wasted Lands”; and discuss how the game is played with the game’s architect, Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight.Previews and meet-and-greets will take place at Dorman’s end cap Booth #4401/4500, facing toward the lobby, first row in, located near Door “F” of the San Diego Convention Center.“We’ve really tried to create something unique in the game-playing area,” explained Bawden. “This game can work both as a strategy-driven board game and as a competitive trading card game. And by publishing new card sets in the future and adding an augmented reality aspect to the board game, we’ve created a game system that has the potential to give players a different experience every time they play.”Dorman will be providing all of the art for the trading cards, game pieces, game board and packaging. It’s a tall order, but worth all the effort – according to Dorman: “The game builds out an important part of the Wasted Lands story. The time period we refer to as The Iron Wars is the era that set the dystopian stage on which all of our stories take place. Players will become familiar with the Rail Barons and their ruthless struggles for domination over their rivals.”It’s all part of a broader marketing strategy designed to whet the appetite of fans who have been clamoring for more Wasted Lands stories since Dorman first introduced his world to readers on the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine in the 1990s.“When we started developing the game for Dave, we started asking more and more questions about things that were just alluded to in the various graphic novels, short stories and novelizations that had been produced over the last 20 years,” explained Mike Bawden, a partner in Silent Gunfight. ”Dave has so many great ideas and stories about the Wasted Lands tucked away in notebooks, sketchbooks and other spots in his studio, that it was like discovering a world’s history after only having seen the surface for so long. This has been a fascinating process and, I’m sure, is bound to lead to more Wasted Lands stories and merchandise down the road.”“I’ve always known my WASTED LANDS story was epic enough to be a natural for gaming, and I am glad it was Silent Gunfight who took it to the next level and created THE IRON WARS. The game is smartly designed by people who understand what works in gaming. It’s a lot of fun to play, not to mention, it has a lot of really fun art!” said Dorman, a board game and online gaming enthusiast.Silent Gunfight and Dave Dorman will be sharing Booth #4500 to premiere IRON WARS. They will also premiere new art and storylines in the new book, THE WASTED LANDS CHRONICLES, which will inform fans of Dorman’s future plans for his series, which already includes a graphic novel, prose novels, an online serial, an online store and more.For more information, please visit https://silentgunfight.com or https://store.wastedlands.com or visit Booth #4500. For media interviews, please contact email@example.com.
I am pleased to announce a July sale of my Dave Dorman limited edition STAR WARS artist proofs prints – 2 prints of your choice for just $100! Here’s the link so you can start shopping:
Enjoy your shopping trip – these are great for birthdays, anniversaries, early Christmas shopping and more!
As always, I thank you for your interest in my work.
Here is a first look at my SDCC exclusive giveaway- a 24″ x 36″ print of my WASTED LANDS bad-assed character, M. d’Cease, Mortal City’s favorite (and only) coroner, fighting a terrifying character called “The Vessel.” I’ll be giving away 200 prints a day until we run out, starting on Wednesday night, 7/17. As always, autographs are FREE. When you get a moment, please “Like” my WASTED LANDS fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands to get fast-breaking news.
Happy Fourth of July to my U.S. Friends, and Happy Saturday to my Worldwide Friends.
I thank all of my military family for their service to our country today. Please be safe and remember that the spirit of independence lives in each and every one of you. As a military brat, I appreciate your service.
As Jack, Denise and I were hanging our U.S. flag in front of our house this morning, we each expressed thanks that we are living in the most free country on earth, no matter how bad things look right now. Our Founding Fathers had a vision that has lasted well over 200 years, and that vision is still valid today. We just need to continue working hard to fulfill that vision. May God bless all of you, and may God continue to bless America.
So…here in the U.S. we have Benghazi-gate, the NSA, the IRS, and journalists being persecuted…but do you want to see something really scary? (Me…taken this morning).
My longtime friend Joel Meadows and his staff just published their big 21st Anniversary Issue of TRIPWIRE–one of the best comics-related magazines on the market, featuring plenty of great artists, interviews, insightful articles, and of course, a painting by yours truly of Captain America v. Darth Vader. It’s out now, so pick it up when you can, and bring it to San Diego for me to sign – I’ll be at Booth #4500, promoting my WASTED LANDS property. (If you haven’t done so already, please “Like” my WASTED LANDS page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands.)
On Saturday, July 13th, I will be exhibiting at Comic Book Mania, held at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL from 10-5 and curated by Bob Cassinelli, so please join all us of there if you can. The Chicago winners of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards will be there with me. For those of you looking for me at the American Library Association event last Saturday in Chicago, my apologies for being unable to attend. My father-in-law was ill, and it was a little touch and go for a while.
A special thanks to all of you who joined me in helping my friend Steve Smith of Alaxis Press Kickstart his Schuiten and Peeters THE LEANING GIRL graphic novel, English edition. He actually went above his $30k goal, so this has been exciting to watch get funded. I know Steve appreciates it very much.
The OTHER DEAD cover I did for IDW Publishing of President Obama has generated some press, so here are some links to that:
- Vinnie Penn’s Blog, Clear Channel Radio WELI: http://www.960weli.com/pages/vinniepenn.html
- Bleeding Cool News: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/01/obama-is-packing-for-the-other-deads-911-variant-cover/
- Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/18253-obama-brandishing-firearms-returns-to-comic-book-cover.html
- TheBlaze.com: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/01/armed-angry-obama-graces-cover-of-new-comic-slated-for-9-11-13-release/
- PreviewsWORLD: http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/977?articleID=136505
- ComicBookMovie.com: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=82573
A Happy Independence Day to all of you, and remember: if you’re lighting off fireworks & beyond, please be careful.
My longtime friend Stephen D. Smith of Alaxis Press is thisclose to reaching his Kickstarter goal of $30k for the first-ever approved English version of “The Leaning Girl” by one of my favorite graphic novel publishing teams, Francois Schuiten and and Benoit Peeters – here’s a link if you’re interested in supporting this book. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51096880/the-leaning-girl-translated-graphic-novel-project
Additionally, IDW Publishing has just announced my new 1-in-10 variant President Obama cover art for their new book, “The Other Dead” about a zombified animal kingdom, by Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch and Kevin Eastman. Here it is:
As always, thanks for reading – I will be posting more very soon. If you’re attending #SDCC this year, be sure to see me at Booth #4500 and “Like” my fan page for my creator-owned book at https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands. As for me, I’m looking forward to more “Under the Dome” this week.
It’s Comic Book Day! Yay! Just your friendly Wednesday reminder – Sequential Ink has the 3 new pages of my WASTED LANDS comic, RAIL: BROKEN THINGS up today – please read them as you have time – Sequential Ink charges nothing for you to read their comics. Here’s the link to start at the beginning:
Here’s the link to start at page 4 and continue through page 6:
As always, thanks for supporting my work!
Good Morning, Everyone and a Happy Father’s Day!
I’m grateful for my son every day, and he gives me reason to celebrate today. He is a miracle well worth the wait in my life.
I also think of my father today, USAF Lt. Col. Jack Dorman, who was the best father I could have ever asked for – he supported me without hesitation when I pursued a rather unorthodox career – ART – and never doubted my ability to pursue my dreams. Thanks, Dad.
I am pleased to announce that thanks to many of you reading this, we’re up to 1,655 people on my Facebook Fan Page for The Wasted Lands, my creator-owned comic. Thank you for your interest in my ability to tell my own stories. If you haven’t already “Liked” my page, please do so. Unfortunately, my personal page is at the 5k limit, so feel free to connect with me on my fan page. I’m just as active on there.
People often ask what I buy at the comic book store on Wednesdays, so here’s my loot for this week – I am especially excited by A1 Issue 1 by my friend Dave Elliott, which has 3 variant covers, but I chose my favorite:
In other “Likes” for the week, if anyone watches Food Network, there’s a show called “Sandwich King” that is my new guilty pleasure. I even recorded today’s episode because everything he created was amazing – a Philly-style pork sandwich, a beer-battered cod fish dog, etc. Check it out if that’s your thing. You won’t be disappointed.
I want to say a special thank you to Amber and Bill who hosted us for the “Cut Your Own Steak” party yesterday, an annual event the day before Father’s Day. I try to make it as often as I can. They will be performing in my movie trailer for THE WASTED LANDS, and I will be sure to post that trailer here during San Diego Comic-Con this year.
I’m finishing up my variant Obama cover for IDW, and all I can say is, it will be unexpected, and unlike you’ve ever imagined him.
As always, thanks for reading.