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Dave Dorman Star Wars Art on T-Shirts Available in Wal-Mart

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Dallas Star Wars Fan Days, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2011 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Forgive the pose in this picture, but I’m in bed with the flu this weekend. I wanted you to see the t-shirt one of my fan friends was kind enough to bring me at Dallas Star Wars Fan Days last weekend. Aside from hanging out with Jim Steranko, it was a highlight of my time there and a fun surprise.

My "A New Hope" Artwork, Now on a T-Shirt Selling at Wal-Mart!

I hope you like it and you are able to find it at your local Wal-Mart as well. I’m unsure of which other retailers are carrying it, so please let me know if you see it in Target or elsewhere.

This is a quick post as I’m feeling pretty under the weather at the moment, but I just wanted to share this with you all.

Thanks for reading,

Dave

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The Art This Comic Book Artist Treasures Most

Posted in Dallas Star Wars Fan Days, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WildClaw Theatre, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I have a budding artist in the house named Jack, age 6, and his greeting cards are something I look forward to every holiday. Sometimes, they’re a little unsettling, such as the Valentine’s Day card…

Our Son's Valentine 2011

that informed me that of the Top 3 things he loved, Star Wars was #1, then came his mom and me.

Star Wars is #1 in Jack's Heart of Hearts.

 

But this year’s Birthday card was exceptionally special:

Key: Be sure to add your byline, as parents are never sure who the crayon-drawn cards are from

October 1st is the “best day of his life” or as he puts it, “live.”

Jack's Best Day

And I especially loved the self-portrait of Jack and me:

Jack's self-portrait of himself with me (he fancies himself a Hawaiian shirt wearer)

But some of the Dinosaur and Star Wars art he’s been creating lately has been really fun:

Jack's Dinosaur Book Cover

And lately, he’s been transfixed by the Allosaurus:

Jack's Allosaurus

 

And here is his Darth Maul. I often wonder what his art teacher must think of his creepier images.

Jack, Age 6, Darth Maul Drawing

Thanks to all for indulging me today. If the house was burning down, after making sure my family was safe, Jack’s is the art I would grab on my way out the door.

Hope you’re having a good one. I’ll be at Star Wars Fan Days in Dallas this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so stop by and see me if you’re there. I will have something cool to show you that I’ve been toying with (pun intended).

On Monday night, join me in Chicago — I’ll be at then “Masque of the Red Death” gala WildClaw Theatre¬†benefit, raising money for the greatest horror theater in Chicago, and my horror artwork will be auctioned off to help the cause:¬†http://wildclawtheatre.com/wc_html/gala_benefit_2011.html

From October 29th РDecember 2nd, you can see an incredible horror art collection at Maleficium: Dark Art Exhibition at a west suburban Chicago gallery, owned by my friend J. Anthony Kosar: http://bit.ly/qbnHiO

I will have 3 pieces in that show, and am joined by the likes of my friends and fellow horror artists including Jill Thompson, Tony Akins, Doug Klauba, Ben Templesmith, Bill Reinhold, Brian Busch and many more.

Also, here is all of my contact information in case you don’t have it already:

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/davedorman

Friend me on Facebook: http://fb.com/davedormanartist

Link with me on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

Listen to my free Podcast on iTunes: http://itscomicbookday.com

Media Inquiries: Please contact my publicist denise@writebrainmedia.com

Thanks,

Dave.

Some Nice Reviews & Dave Dorman News & Upcoming Appearances

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2009 by DaveandDeniseDorman

I’d like to thank the critics (sometimes it’s hard to find their actual names) who have given me such nice reviews in the past two days online. I have Google Alerts set up so I can track what’s being said about me online. They are as follows:

Buffyverse Comic Reviews – http://buffyversecomics.blogspot.com/
Buffyverse Comic Reviews: Illyria Chats With the Exs
By PatShand

Here’s the exerpt:

Art: You may as well copy and paste my praise for David Messina’s art from #1 in here. One thing you can leave out, though, is my gripes about Gunn’s inconsistent beard. The art in this issue is 100% consistent, and Messina added that he would be fixing Gunn’s beard for the collection.

Covers: Both of these covers are considerably better than the ones from the first issue. The Messina cover is at once brutal and beautiful, featuring an image of Gunn in creepy blue lighting that makes his eyes all shadowy, with an image of Gunn as a vampire slicing through the middle of the issue. The same format is used for the rest of Messina’s covers in this arc, and I love it. And this time, Dave Dorman’s cover is just as great as Messina’s. Over a beautiful blue and purple backdrop, Gunn and Illyria, all promed-out, are dancing. Gunn dips Illyria, and to his horror, demonic tentacles whip up in front of them. That could be collection cover status.

And here is yesterday’s review:
Star Wars Bounty Hunters
By Comic Book Reviews
GenX Comics – http://genxcomics.com/

4 Stars Dave Dorman Is The Best
Dave Dorman rendered the cover art for this work. Mr. Dorman is by no means the only artist that creates the visual work for this and other Star Wars Series, but I have always felt he is one of the best. I wish I could say the same for the collection of short stories profiling some old friends and some new, but that would be a stretch for even science fiction.

I’d also like to thank those critics out there that occasionally give me a negative review, because it emboldens me to work harder.

As for my latest news, I’m looking forward to seeing Todd Rundgren on Sunday in Chicago with The Devil’s Candy Store co-founder Charlie Athanas. I’m also hopeful that I will be a guest on The Dennis Miller Radio Show when he comes into Chicago next week. As many of you know, I am a fan of Dennis’ from more than 20 years back, and it will be a lot of fun to talk with him and his producer Christian in person. My wife ran into Dennis at San Diego Comic-Con, and it all sort of evolved from there. I am donating my Transformers painting, which was the cover art for GEEK Monthly Magazine’s San Diego Comic-Con special edition issue, to Dennis Miller’s favorite charity, http://www.USACares.org. This helps military families financially, and as many of you know, I am a USAF military brat, so that is near and dear to my heart.

I will be attending the Star Wars Fan Days show in Dallas (http://www.scifiexpo.com) the weekend of October 24th & 25th, so please put it on your calendar if you can make it out there. That show should be a lot of fun. (A special thanks to the 501st Midwest Garrison, of which I am an honorary member, for always giving me such great support.)

If you get a chance to visit Windy City Con, be sure to say hello to my friends and special guests Tony Aikens, Mike Kennedy and Alex Wald.

Thanks for reading, everyone. I will do my best to post updates more regularly.

Dave