Archive for HeroesCon 2010

My Art from the Granada, Spain Exhibit

Posted in DAVE DORMAN NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Fed Ex just rang the doorbell and bestowed upon me the art I submitted for Joe Kubert’s esteemed exhibit in Granada, Spain. The pieces I submitted were (lower left) Star Wars (2nd to left) Alien v. Predator (3rd to left) Alien v. Predator and (lower right) King Kong. I hope you like them. I always welcome your comments.

Granada Exhibit of Dave Dorman Art

Dave Dorman Art from Granada, Spain Exhibit, 2010

While you’re here, I thought you’d like to see some upcoming guests for my podcast, “It’s Comic Book Day,” which is free to you on iTunes:

Steve Niles, Bernie Wrightson (they’ve collaborated a lot) and John vanFleet.

Steve Niles at HeroesCon

Dave Dorman Friend Steve Niles, HeroesCon 2010

Dave Dorman's Friend, Bernie Wrightson, at HeroesCon 2010

Dave Dorman's Friend, Bernie Wrightson, HeroesCon 2010

We will be recording episodes with all of these great folks in July 2010, as well as artists Tim Bradstreet and Dave DeVriesplus some surprise guests we plan to do as field recordings at San Diego Comic-Con International this year.

I picked up a really surprising find last week, a CD called 4TROOPS. This band was on Good Morning America one morning, and the voice of the lead singer just grabbed me. Even better, 50 cents of each sale goes to 3 separate funds helping U.S. military veterans. As you know, I’m all about it, since I come from a military family and I’m a solid supporter of comedian Dennis Miller’s fund, USACares.org.

Thanks for reading,

Dave.

The Pensacola Film Festival Painting I Did

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Dear Friends,

Many of you probably recall that I lived in  Shalimar, Florida for 25+ years, which is sort of in between Destin, Florida and Pensacola, Florida. Shalimar is almost like of a suburb of Fort Walton Beach.  It was the only “home” I’ve ever known for that length of time, growing up as a military kid. As you can imagine, I am watching the oil spill situation with a heavy heart, as those sugar beaches — literally bright white, powdery sand–are about to be hit by the ugliness of the oil spill.

My friend Tom Roush started the Pensacola TV and Film Festival, along with the help of Pensacola’s former film commissioner and a great supporter of the arts, Denise Daughtry. (A special thanks to the 501st Garrison down there for ushering me into the film festival that year…) For Tom and Denise, I created this piece, which they used as their promo poster a few years back. This shows the real color of the water on the “Emerald Coast,” which is how it gets its name.  Again, this is a rarely-seen look at some art that I created that didn’t really get released beyond our local film festival. It will be in my new book, “Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman” (IDW Publishing/Desperado Publishing) as well. You can pre-order my new book here:http://www.amazon.com/Rolling-Thunder-Art-Dave-Dorman/dp/1600108229

Let me know what you think of this piece. For those who have often suggested/insisted  my wife Denise was the inspiration for this piece (Steve Baker), yes, it’s true.

Pensacola TV and Film Festival Poster by Dave Dorman

For the Buckaroo Banzai fans reading this, I will be doing some more Buckaroo Banzai work in the next few months, and I will keep you posted on that. I will have my original Buckaroo Banzai paintings with me this weekend at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC.

Thanks for reading & please pray for the animals, beaches, people & their livelihoods on the coastal region,

Dave.

Two Paintings from the Private Collection of Dave Dorman

Posted in DAVE DORMAN NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

While I, like many artists,  feel an attachment to every piece of art that I do, there are two signature pieces that have stayed with me over the years because of their personal meaning. As some of you may know, I lost my mother to breast cancer many years ago. The painting I did at her request, so that she had “something nice to hang in the living room,” remains a personal favorite. It is my interpretation of Meryl Streep as “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” Mom really loved that painting, which now hangs in my sister Nancy Thurmond’s dining room in Alexandria, LA.  The Steampunk community often requests it, so here it is:

Dave Dorman Interpretation of French Lieutenant's Woman

Dave Dorman's Interpretation of French Lieutenant's Woman

Many of my wife’s friends have requested prints of this because the subject matter is interior design friendly, and they like the textural quality of the piece.  I offer giclees of this piece, so if this piece is on your “must have” list, let Denise know at denise@writebrainmedia.com and she’ll get you a size and a cost.

This next piece was a surprise gift for my wife Denise on our wedding day, August 9, 2003. She was beyond excited and so surprised, so for once, one of my surprises really paid off. I did this painting of the two of us, which now sits on the piano in our living room. My longtime friend “Uncle Al” Caplan of InkWorks! was kind enough to offer to print these for me on a gang run with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” chromium cards. Only 250 were made, and we gave them out as wedding remembrances to our guests.  My old friend, “The Collector” got wind of the cards and was soon hot on the trail. The Collector now has over 17,000 autographed cards, which must be some sort of a record, no? Naturally, we made sure he had one of these. Both Denise and I signed it for him.

Our Wedding Card

Denise & Dave Dorman Wedding Trading Card

There will be more pieces from my private collection in the new book, “Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman, so if you are interested in them, be sure to order the book from IDW Publishing’s imprint Desperado Publishing, or pick one up at San Diego Comic-Con International if you’re attending. I’ll have my typical end cap booth there, under the “Rolling Thunder” banner, if you’re looking me up in the show booklet. I don’t know the booth number yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll post it here.

As many of you know, I’ll be in Charlotte, NC this forthcoming weekend for one of the best shows for comics, HeroesCon. If you want me to bring a specific painting, preliminary or piece of art, please let me know before I start packing.  Many of you have asked if I’m doing sketches at the show. I am, and they are $100 each.  As always, autographs are free.

Thanks for reading,

Dave.