Archive for Horror
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 will be doing a children’s learn-to-draw teaching demo event with Barnes & Noble in West Dundee, Illinois (Spring Hill Mall) on Friday, November 22nd from 5 – 7 p.m. This is a chance for children ages 5 – 12 to learn “How to Draw Star Wars Art.” I will be presenting this demo and coaching attendees on their drawing skills. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a really engaged bookstore offering family-friendly events, check out this particular Barnes & Noble.
In other news, I am continuing my pre-holiday sale on my convention Giclee’ prints – just $25, since I won’t be doing any more conventions until 2014, so buy them here: http://www.davedorman.com/dormanartprints.shtml
Here’s the art demo piece I did for Blick Art Supplies last weekend – a zombie Stormtrooper (photography by Kim Evans Worley):
If you’re in the Midwest and looking for a family-friendly comic book convention, Indy PopCon in Indianapolis May 30 – June 1st will be the show to attend. This new show is run by my friend Larry Zore, of Comics Price Guide fame. If you’re an artist or vendor interested in being a part of Indy PopCon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Indianapolis is a really cool city to check out, and they have a wonderful children’s museum there.
Remember to check out the critically acclaimed horror comic “The Other Dead” Issue #2 – it’s getting really fun as the tension builds. Issue #3 will be out soon as well. The Other Dead Issue #1 is sold out and reprints are in transition. The Other Dead Synopsis: Louisiana is Ground Zero for the animal kingdom to become zombified, as a Katrina-like hurricane bears down on Louisiana.
I was pleased to hear that the Joliet Star Wars Day Library Event I’ve been participating in the last three years has grown to become the largest worldwide according to Lucasfilm, so that’s great news for the City of Joliet.
I’m in the throes of clearing out my garage this week and I rediscovered my QVC appearance, so I will be digitizing that to throw online for you to have a good laugh. I also found my WEAR-TV (Pensacola ABC affiliate) appearance on BETA, so I’ll have to find someone to reformat it. I’m still missing my SciFi Channel appearance, so if anyone out there has video of it, I’d like to see it again.
If you have a moment and you haven’t already, please “Like” my Facebook Fan Pages. They are as follows:
Have a great Sunday & thanks for reading,
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.