Happy Fourth of July to my U.S. Friends, and Happy Saturday to my Worldwide Friends.
I thank all of my military family for their service to our country today. Please be safe and remember that the spirit of independence lives in each and every one of you. As a military brat, I appreciate your service.
As Jack, Denise and I were hanging our U.S. flag in front of our house this morning, we each expressed thanks that we are living in the most free country on earth, no matter how bad things look right now. Our Founding Fathers had a vision that has lasted well over 200 years, and that vision is still valid today. We just need to continue working hard to fulfill that vision. May God bless all of you, and may God continue to bless America.
So…here in the U.S. we have Benghazi-gate, the NSA, the IRS, and journalists being persecuted…but do you want to see something really scary? (Me…taken this morning).
My longtime friend Joel Meadows and his staff just published their big 21st Anniversary Issue of TRIPWIRE–one of the best comics-related magazines on the market, featuring plenty of great artists, interviews, insightful articles, and of course, a painting by yours truly of Captain America v. Darth Vader. It’s out now, so pick it up when you can, and bring it to San Diego for me to sign – I’ll be at Booth #4500, promoting my WASTED LANDS property. (If you haven’t done so already, please “Like” my WASTED LANDS page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands.)
On Saturday, July 13th, I will be exhibiting at Comic Book Mania, held at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL from 10-5 and curated by Bob Cassinelli, so please join all us of there if you can. The Chicago winners of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards will be there with me. For those of you looking for me at the American Library Association event last Saturday in Chicago, my apologies for being unable to attend. My father-in-law was ill, and it was a little touch and go for a while.
A special thanks to all of you who joined me in helping my friend Steve Smith of Alaxis Press Kickstart his Schuiten and Peeters THE LEANING GIRL graphic novel, English edition. He actually went above his $30k goal, so this has been exciting to watch get funded. I know Steve appreciates it very much.
The OTHER DEAD cover I did for IDW Publishing of President Obama has generated some press, so here are some links to that:
- Vinnie Penn’s Blog, Clear Channel Radio WELI: http://www.960weli.com/pages/vinniepenn.html
- Bleeding Cool News: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/01/obama-is-packing-for-the-other-deads-911-variant-cover/
- Newsarama: http://www.newsarama.com/18253-obama-brandishing-firearms-returns-to-comic-book-cover.html
- TheBlaze.com: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/01/armed-angry-obama-graces-cover-of-new-comic-slated-for-9-11-13-release/
- PreviewsWORLD: http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/977?articleID=136505
- ComicBookMovie.com: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=82573
A Happy Independence Day to all of you, and remember: if you’re lighting off fireworks & beyond, please be careful.