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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. 

 

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.

Dave Dorman Adding STAR WARS Sketch Covers for Sale: Slave Leia, Darth Maul and Chewbacca

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Marvel Comics, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

I’ve added some new sketch covers this week, as you will see below. Each one is $150 plus $20 for shipping worldwide. The link to order is here:

http://www.davedorman.com/SWsketchcoversale082615.shtml

And here is the fresh art, hot off the drawing board!

Chewbacca as Sentry, by Dave Dorman

Chewbacca as Sentry, by Dave Dorman. $150

Slave Leia

Slave Leia by Dave Dorman. $150

Darth Maul by Dave Dorman

Darth Maul by Dave Dorman. $150

Chewbacca On the Hunt by Dave Dorman

Chewbacca On the Hunt by Dave Dorman. $150

Dave Dorman Original STAR WARS Sketch Covers for Sale

Posted in Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Geek, Geek Culture, Lucasfilm with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a great summer and that if you do have kids, the transition back to school has been smooth. This coming Saturday and Sunday, you can find me at http://counticon.com, a show in Grayslake, IL at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
 It’s time for an “End of the Summer” sale to make room for some new work I have coming up. In the next couple of weeks, I will be posting some different pieces of art for sale–mostly pencil pieces, sketch covers, and other items. You will find links below to the “Sale Page” on my website, with all the details on the art. Currently, I have two Boba Fett pieces, one Lando Calrissian piece, and one of Count Dooku. These are one-of-a-kind ORIGINAL PENCIL ILLUSTRATIONS…NOT prints. So, there is only one of each, and once each one is sold, I will remove them from the page. There is a Paypal button for each Sketch Cover on the webpage.
SKETCH COVERS SALE–PAGE LINK: http://www.davedorman.com/SWsketchcoversale082615.shtml 
Boba Fett Sketch Cover #1 by Dave Dorman

Boba Fett Sketch Cover #1 by Dave Dorman

Boba Fett #2 by Dave Dorman

Boba Fett Sketch Cover #2 by Dave Dorman

Lando Calrissian Sketch Cover Art by Dave Dorman

Lando Calrissian Sketch Cover Art by Dave Dorman

Count Dooku Sketch Cover Art by Dave Dorman

Count Dooku Sketch Cover Art by Dave Dorman

ARCHIE Comics #1 Variant Cover Autographed by Dave Dorman Available Here for Just $20

Posted in Blog, Blogger, 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 ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, GenCon, Illustration, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
Hi Everyone!
I have a fun collectible to offer you. As some of you know, I had the distinct pleasure of doing a variant cover for one of the comics world’s most famous
characters… ARCHIE! Click here to order directly from me now: http://davedorman.com/dormanARCHIE1variant.shtml
ARCHIE COMICS Variant Cover #1 from Dave Dorman for M&M Comics

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

Archie Publications is relaunching “Archie” in July 2015 with a new focus–bringing him and all of our favorite Riverdale characters into the 21st century. While I have been a fan of Archie since I was a kid, he was never a character that I ever thought I would paint. I tend to be more into the sci-fi/fantasy/horror comics genre, and Archie tended towards the more cartoony style. But with this change from Archie’s editors to bring a new look, I took the opportunity from M&M Comics (the retailer I
did the wildly successful Marvel Comics Star Wars #1 Variant cover with) to produce a more realistically painted cover for Archie #1. It was great fun and a great honor to make this comics icon look like he stepped into the real world.
This M&M Retailer Variant will only be available from myself and M&M Comics. The book will hit the stands on July 8; however, I am offering a pre-release sale of the Archie Variant #1 Comic Book. You can order the book directly from me, bagged and boarded, and PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by me. The cost of the book is $15 plus $5 shipping. You can order as many as you like. AND AS AN EXTRA BONUS, only available through direct ordering from me, you will receive an EXCLUSIVE mini-print of the original pencil version of the cover art, also signed by me. This print will not be offered anywhere else. This edition is limited to ONLY 1,750 copies (and I only have a portion of these to sell personally) so please do not hesitate to order if you would like your own copy for your collection.
What: Archie Comics Variant #1 by Dave Dorman, personally autographed by Dave Dorman, bagged and boarded.
Cost: $15 plus $5 Shipping
Limit: None! Order as many as you like!
Extra Bonus Available Here Only: An exclusive mini-print of the original pencil version of the cover art, also autographed by Dave Dorman!
Link to Order: http://davedorman.com/dormanARCHIE1variant.shtml
I will ship the orders out the week of July 13 (as I will be at San Diego Comic Con Booth #4500 during the store release) and you will receive a tracking number when your order goes out. Thanks again for your support of my work and for sharing in this very fun and unexpected project with me!

Join Me at Joliet Star Wars Day on Saturday

Posted in 501st, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Convention, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse Comics, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek Culture, Pop Culture, Sandtroopers, Snowtroopers, Social Activism, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

The Joliet Public Library in Joliet, IL has the World’s Largest Star Wars Library Event – a lot of the 501st Legion members join me there every year to help celebrate Star Wars. Here is information on it, and I hope if you’re in Chicagoland and you’re a fan of Star Wars, you can join us. I will have prints for sale and will be selling sketches and more.

http://jolietlibrary.org/starwarsday

The Iconic Darth Vader Art by Dave Dorman

The Iconic Darth Vader Art by Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman’s Lantern City Variant Cover Named One of the Top Covers for May 2015

Posted in Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Painting, Pop Culture, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Denise found that Behind the Panels had mentioned my Lantern City variant cover for Boom! Studios as one of the Top Covers for May 2015, so I am sharing that with you here. If you haven’t heard of Lantern City, do check it out – it’s Bruce Boxleitner’s very cool, gorgeously rendered world – a Steampunk action adventure tale. Here is the variant cover art for you. Let me know what you think of it.

Lantern City Cover Art

Lantern City Cover Art