Archive for Fantasy
First off, I need to be sure to mention that I, artists Douglas Klauba and Aaron B. Miller will all be speaking at HEVANSTON GALLERY in Evanston, IL at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, EARTH DAY. Since we artists all work from home and save so much of the rest of the world’s carbon footprint, I think you should join us in celebrating that on Earth Day. Charlie Athanas, the gallery’s curator, will be hosting our lecture. That address is HEVANSTON GALLERY, 529 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201.
Now I want to share with you info on my creator-owned series, THE WASTED LANDS, which is now a new book, the WASTED LANDS Omnibus, published by Magnetic Press and publisher Mike Kennedy. It’s a huge honor to share this with all of you, and I think Mike Kennedy has done an amazing job. If you’ve noticed me rather silent lately on social media, it’s because I’ve been working so hard to meet this deadline–I’m still working hard on it–to get every comic book page recolored and relettered. I hope you all enjoy the end result:
I am pleased to announce I am rebooting my creator-owned, dystopian action-adventure series, THE WASTED LANDS. I have 1,482 fans on my Facebook page, and I’d like to grow it to 10k, so please take a moment and “Like” my page and ask your friends & social networks to “Like” it as well. The link is https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands
until the whole story is posted online for your reading enjoyment. Here is a link to their announcement on offering RAIL to the fans:
My Booth #455 this July 17-21 at San Diego Comic-Con will be WASTED LANDS-centric, with some fun surprises that I can’t reveal just yet, but I am very happy with the direction everything is taking. To summarize, my epic saga begins in a parallel universe like our world, but not exactly. They innovated a steam engine and the resulting mass production, so some technologies occurred earlier in their timeline. In the aftermath of the IRON WARS, the impossibly powerful, insatiably greedy Rail Barons are controlling–and ruining–everything. Pollution is out of control, terrifying creatures form in the toxins of their reservoirs, drug abuse in the form of “The Quick” is rampant, and the good people of MORTAL CITY and its outlying rural environs, THE WASTED LANDS, are collectively listless, with no real future to look forward to. But there is hope. A small but brave band of rebels who begin to discover that together, their unique collaboration has the power to turn things around.
Since 20,000 of you out there have already read RAIL: BROKEN THINGS when I first released it, I am hopeful at least half of you will care enough about the continuation of the series to help me reach my goal of 10k “Likes.”
I thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy my storytelling in THE WASTED LANDS.
Here is the link to the new Battlestar Galactica print published by ANOVOS, “Hangar Deck Scramble,” which I painted for a limited edition fine art lithograph for San Diego Comic-Con. The lithograph is limited to 250 signed and numbered, so please place your order soon by clicking here: http://www.davedorman.com/bsgprint.shtml — those who order directly from me will receive a FREE drawing. The cost on these prints is $110 plus shipping.
Additionally, I will be appearing at Cyphan this weekend at the Hyatt in Rosemont , IL (next door to the convention center where Wizard World is held). This is a fun, young, fan-run con that I really want to see succeed. Cyphan is in its third year now, and embraces science fiction, horror and fantasy.
On a side note, I send my condolences to the victims and their survivors from the Aurora, Colorado tragedy. I am especially proud of the fan community for pulling together and supporting these people emotionally and financially. I know that writer Steve Niles posted a charity that is helping these people called GivingFirst.org and here is the link: https://givingfirst.org/index.php?section=content&action=dynamic&cmsID=36, and Comics Price Guide is selling t-shirts for $20 to help them as well. Yes, I bought one. I hope you do, too. Here is the link to the t-shirts: http://www.comicspriceguide.com/shirt.aspx
I think Christian Bale and his wife should be commended for comforting the survivors and their families. He’s a terrific actor and he’s proven he’s a stand-up human being.
My writer friend John Ostrander and I were interviewed by a Richmond, VA CBS affiliate TV station Monday regarding a Batman story John wrote long ago. I did the cover art. That interview is here: http://wtvr.com/2012/07/24/holmberg-the-story-behind-batman-and-robins-fight-for-gun-control-in-va/
I did an interview with Comics Price Guide during Comic-Con, and you can see that at http://facebook.com/davedormanfanpage.
Thanks as always for reading and I will be checking back in soon.