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Dave Dorman at Barnes & Noble Spring Hill Mall Tonight 5-7 PM

Posted in Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Hannukah Gifts, Hanukkah Gifts, Holiday Gifts, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Here’s a poster explaining what I’ll be doing tonight – teaching drawing skills to children and pre-teens. If you would like to get some holiday shopping out the way, I will have a table set up for art sales and autographs after the teaching event.

Dave Dorman Final 2013 Appearance

Dave Dorman Final 2013 Appearance

Dave Dorman: Last Public Appearance in 2013

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Comics Price Guide, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Horror, IDW Publishing, Indy PopCon, Maleficium, Nerd Culture, Star Wars, The Other Dead, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media, Zombie, Zombie Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I will be doing a children’s learn-to-draw teaching demo event with Barnes & Noble in West Dundee, Illinois (Spring Hill Mall) on Friday, November 22nd from 5 – 7 p.m.  This is a chance for children ages 5 – 12 to learn “How to Draw Star Wars Art.” I will be presenting this demo and coaching attendees on their drawing skills.  If you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a really engaged bookstore offering family-friendly events, check out this particular Barnes & Noble.

In other news, I am continuing my pre-holiday sale on my convention Giclee’ prints – just $25, since I won’t be doing any more conventions until 2014, so buy them here:

Here’s the art demo piece I did for Blick Art Supplies last weekend – a zombie Stormtrooper (photography by Kim Evans Worley):

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If you’re in the Midwest and looking for a family-friendly comic book convention, Indy PopCon in Indianapolis May 30 – June 1st will be the show to attend. This new show is run by my friend Larry Zore, of Comics Price Guide fame. If you’re an artist or vendor interested in being a part of Indy PopCon, please contact Indianapolis is a really cool city to check out, and they have a wonderful children’s museum there.

Remember to check out the critically acclaimed horror comic “The Other Dead” Issue #2 – it’s getting really fun as the tension builds. Issue #3 will be out soon as well. The Other Dead Issue #1 is sold out and reprints are in transition. The Other Dead Synopsis: Louisiana is Ground Zero for the animal kingdom to become zombified, as a Katrina-like hurricane bears down on Louisiana.

I was pleased to hear that the Joliet Star Wars Day Library Event I’ve been participating in the last three years has grown to become the largest worldwide according to Lucasfilm, so that’s great news for the City of Joliet.

I’m in the throes of clearing out my garage this week and I rediscovered my QVC appearance, so I will be digitizing that to throw online for you to have a good laugh. I also found my WEAR-TV (Pensacola ABC affiliate) appearance on BETA, so I’ll have to find someone to reformat it. I’m still missing my SciFi Channel appearance, so if anyone out there has video of it, I’d like to see it again.

If you have a moment and you haven’t already, please “Like” my Facebook Fan Pages. They are as follows:

Have a great Sunday & thanks for reading,


My Tori Amos Art

Posted in DAVE DORMAN NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

As promised earlier, I am posting my Tori Amos art. Every once in a while, I’m asked to get involved in a charity, and since I really enjoy Tori’s art — her wonderfully ethereal and original music — I wanted to give back for the enjoyment she’s given her legion of fans for many years.

Both of these original pieces were done as oil and acrylic on illustration board for Tori’s organization, R.A.I.N.N., which stands for the “Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.” Both of these pieces were for calendars she does to raise money and awareness for her organization. The first piece, which is the winter scene, I did to show the contrast between the warmth of her red hair against the brittle cold of a winter forest.

Dave Dorman's Tori Amos Portrait

Dave Dorman's Tori Amos Portrait for Her R.A.I.N.N. Calendar-December

The next piece came as the result of me playing around with the spelling of the name Scarlet, her alter ego, and how I would work that into a sign. I thought of New Orleans and their many trolley “Car Stop” signs, and it inspired me to do this piece, which also appeared in her calendar. This original 12″ x 18″ painting I still have in my possession, so if anyone has a serious interest, I’m asking $5,000 for this treasured piece.

Dave Dorman's Tori Amos Portrait

Dave Dorman's 2nd Tori Amos Portrait for her R.A.I.N.N. Calendar

This next piece of text I pulled directly off of their Web site, but it if helps to raise awareness or bring them money, I’m sure they’ll let me take this liberty:

VOTE every day from now through September 30th and help RAINN win $250,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Your vote will allow us to bring our Online Hotline to Spanish-speaking victims!

You can vote 3x a day, every day in September.

Vote Online:

Vote by text: text 102552 to 73774

Vote through Facebook: install the app once at and vote from Facebook

Let me know what you think of this art – it’s a little different from what you’re used to seeing me do, so I’m always curious as to how people receive it. This art is also in my new book, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman, so be sure to check it out on Amazon or in your local Borders & Barnes & Noble bookstores. It’s 5 pounds and 326 pages of art and my life’s memoirs, so quite a unique book, great as a gift for Sweetest Day, birthdays, holidays or just as a way to give yourself a rare treat in a bummer economy.

Thanks for reading,