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Dave Dorman Original One-of-a-Kind STAR WARS Pencil Art for Sale, Including Marvel Published Cover ArtPosted in 501st, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture with tags Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Dave Dorman, Dave Dorman Star Wars Art, Han Solo, Luke, Marvel Comics, Pencil Art, Pencil Illustration, Princess Leia, Sketch Covers, Star Wars, Star Wars Collectibles on March 16, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
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…
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.
I’d like you to meet our friend Meryl. She is a ceramics artist from Chicago and she has an art teaching degree. She is also a beautiful young mother of two little girls. She just learned–and we just learned–that she has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. You may have caught some of this story from Denise’s blog today as well. As many of you know, I lost my dad to lung cancer in 2002, so I can relate. Unlike my dad, however, she is a non-smoker.
Here is her story, and here is a link to where you can help, if you feel so moved. Also, there’s a link at the end of this blog to provide her with words of encouragement. It would mean a lot to me personally, and to Meryldine and her family. Watch her site often, as we will all be providing items to auction off over time to help pay for her care. If any of you following me wish to offer art or collectibles to auction and help her raise funds, we would be grateful for it.
It was a typical day for Meryl (a healthy non-smoker). But, as she stepped outside on the beautiful fall day to spend time with her family, she noticed her vision was acting strange. She was experiencing a blurriness that she had never noticed before. She attributed it to allergies and continued on with her day.
A few days later, she was still experiencing the blurriness in her vision. It just so happened that her daughter had a doctor’s appointment, so she mentioned it to the doctor during the visit. Before she knew it, she was sent to an Ophthalmologist, then a Retina Specialist, then a Neurologist, an Oncologist, and other specialists.
It was on her 39th birthday, October 7, after 2 weeks of doctor’s appointments, MRIs, CT scans, and blood work, that she received the news that rocked her world. She had Stage IV Lung Cancer (non-small cell adenocarcinoma), and it had metastasized to her lymph nodes, brain and eyes.
Meryl has an amazing spirit and is ready to fight like hell. She has an amazing medical team behind her and so much love and support from family and friends. Most of all, she is inspired and motivated by the spirit and love of her husband and two little girls (2.5 and 5 years old).
This will undoubtedly be a long and difficult road for Meryl and her family. Our goal with Meryldine’s Miracle is to lessen the financial burden during their challenge. All donated funds will go toward things necessary to support her and her family — including groceries, childcare, medical bills and possible alternative medicines or therapies, and more.
Thank you so very much for your support and blessings.
-Meryldine’s Family and Friends
A CaringBridge Site was created for Meryldine. We will use this online space to share health news, and you can write messages of encouragement in return. Please visit often to keep updated and show your support.
If any of you follow REDNA, or Ander Kretz, he’s a host of the Ootinicast show on Twitch.TV and tomorrow night he’s interviewing me at 6:30 p.m. Central, 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. Pacific. Here’s a link to the site where you can see my Skype video interview live: http://Twitch.TV/R3DN4.
Redna’s show is dedicated to #SWTOR (Star Wars: The Old Republic) which is a game I play nightly, so if you’re a Star Wars fan, the show will cover a lot of that ground.
Thanks for reading and please spread the word as you can.
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Please join me at the GrandCon Comics & Gaming Convention this weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan if you can – I will be there with my new book, THE WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS! Here is the address, for your convenience:
Collectors: If you want me to bring anything specific, please ping firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with your specific requests and I’ll do my best to bring what you need; I’ll be busy packing up for the show. I look forward to seeing you!
Please join me if you can. This coming Wednesday (Comic Book Day) September 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m., I will be signing my WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS Books at DEFIANT COMICS in Forest Park, right on Madison Street, a little west of Harlem Avenue, on the south side of the street. Here’s directions to Defiant Comics:
And here’s the Magnetic Press book of my WASTED LANDS collection you’ll find me signing there: