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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. 

 

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.

And Now for Something Completely Different: A Dave Dorman ARCHIE COMICS Cover!

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 NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

ARCHIE Comics has just revealed all of their Variant ARCHIE #1 covers. I am happy to say M&M Comics had me do the art for their shop’s variant! (We worked together on the Marvel STAR WARS #1 Variant as well!!) So, I am now able to post the artwork for all of you to see!

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

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

It was a whole lot of fun working on this cover and great to be able to give ARCHIE a more realistic look for his fans. He and the gang at Riverdale are such famous pop culture icons, and I hope I did him justice. Both M&M Comics and I will be offering this Limited Edition Book for sale. Keep your eyes here for an announcement coming very soon! And please enjoy “something completely different” from the Studio of Dave!

If you would like to connect with me on social media, here’s where you can find me:

http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

http://twitter.com/davedorman

Dave Dorman 2015 Schedule and More

Posted in 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, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, LinkedIn, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Wasted Lands, WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, WriteBrain Media, Writer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

My Star Wars Marvel Comics variant cover for M&M Comics came in the mail today, so here’s my first look at it:

My New Star Wars variant cover for Marvel/M&M Comics

My New Star Wars variant cover for Marvel/retailer M&M Comics

If you’re not one of the 5k people already following me on my personal Facebook page, you might enjoy seeing my new “Art Director” as Denise calls her – our newest addition to the family, Jonesy the Cat. Yes, she is a Sphinx/Hairless Cat, to accommodate the allergy sufferers in our household (not me).

Me and my new "Art Director."

Me and my new “Art Director.”

And speaking of science fiction-related stuff, I’ve been chatting with Facebook friends about how excited I am to see Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle,” which is available online now, I believe, for free. It imagines what life would be like if the Nazis had been successful in overtaking the U.S. After I read it, I was unhappy with the book cover because it didn’t really represent what the book was about, so back in the 1980s, I painted this one:

My painting inspired by Philip K. Dick

My 1980s painting inspired by Philip K. Dick

Dave Dorman Official 2015 Appearance Schedule (So Far):

January 29 – 31 = Salt Lake City Con

February 21 – 22 = I’m teaching a class at the International School of  Comics in Chicago

February 27 – March 1st = Pensacon, Pensacola, FL

March 21 – 22 = SC Comic-Con in Greenville, SC

April 16 – 19 = Big Wow Con in San Jose, CA

April 24 – 26 = C2E2 in Chicago, IL

May 22 – 24 = Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in Kansas City, KS

July 9 – 12 = San Diego Comic-Con International

September 11 – 13 = Alamo City Con, San Antonio, TX

Here’s where you can find me on social media:

http://twitter.com/davedorman

http://facebook.com/davedormansstudio

http://facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

http://linkedin/com/in/thedavedorman

Also, I should mention that Denise and I are mentioned (with some of my art) in the new issue of Imagine F/X magazine for January 2015, if you happen to pick it up. And here is a link to pick up my WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, published by Magnetic Press, if you are interested in dystopian action adventure in another world similar to ours – it’s my creator-owned I.P. and my favorite thing I’ve ever worked on, which is saying a lot!

As always, thanks for reading!

Dave

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Dorman G.I. Joe Original Art For Sale & New WASTED LANDS Trailer

Posted in 2014 SDCC, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek Culture, GI Joe, Hasbro, Illustration, Magnetic Press, Mike Kennedy, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

G.I. Joe Art - Poster Art by Dave Dorman for WIZARD Magazine

G.I. Joe Art – Poster Art by Dave Dorman for WIZARD Magazine featuring actors Viggo Mortenson, Jennifer Garner and Michael Duncan Clarke

This is a quick sale to fund my San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, RED TIDE from my WASTED LANDS series.  I need to raise a few bucks to fund my new comic, so I’m offering this GI JOE piece at a drastically reduced price for quick sale. The offer will only run for 24 hours on a first-to-purchase-gets-it. The art is oil and acrylic on gessoed board and was published in WIZARD Magazine a few years back.
This webpage http://www.davedorman.com/originalartsale072114.shtml has separate Paypal purchase buttons for both US and Foreign. Shipping will be added at Paypal check out. Please take not of this before purchasing. This is an original painting which means only one is available.  Thanks for considering this, and thanks for your support of my work!
As of Wednesday, I will be at SDCC Booth #4500, and here is a link to the movie trailer you’ll see airing in our booth this year:
http://www.magnetic-press.com/world-premiere-wasted-lands-trailer/
Thanks for reading,
DAVE!

Star Wars Toy Based On My Dark Empire 2 Cover Art and Vehicle Design

Posted in Action Figures, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Figurines, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Toys with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

In my garage cleaning frenzy, I’ve discovered a lot of fun items and toys (many of which I’m going to be selling online, so I will keep you posted), but this particular one fascinated my wife, who had no idea I fully rendered this Star Wars vehicle for Lucasfilm for the Dark Empire 2 cover based on an interior design by Cam Kennedy. A fan at Celebration Europe came up to me and gave me 2 of the actual toys created from my creature design & comic book cover art, so here are some images of them:

My Star Wars comic book cover, the creature I designed, and the toy based on it

My Star Wars comic book cover, the vehicle I designed, and the toy based on it

The cover I’m holding is actually a European edition that was also discovered during my garage cleaning frenzy – I’m unsure which language this is in.

And here’s a side view of the toy:

Close Up Side View of My Star Wars Creature Design Toy

If you are the fan from Celebration Europe who gave me these wonderful toys, please speak up so I can give you proper credit publicly – I thank you so much.

–Dave