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STAR WARS FANS: Join Me for the World’s Largest Library STAR WARS DAY at the JOLIET PUBLIC LIBRARY This Saturday!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Friends, this is the world’s largest STAR WARS LIBRARY EVENT in Joliet, IL! I’ve done this event since its inception, with a special shout-out & thanks to Jody McQuarters, who initially got me involved. It’s great fun for the whole family, my son Jack loves it, and it offers great photo opps for everyone who loves STAR WARS. As always, autographs are always free, so come see me, get your stuff signed, and if you feel like it, buy some STAR WARS art from me and the other amazing artists you will see at this event–Steve Palenica, James Tampa, Jamie Snell & Mikey Babinski! And check out my friend Cris Macht, who has done an amazing job with his documentaries establishing HOW & WHY STAR WARS matters to the fandom. Authors John Jackson Miller and Keith Ryan Kappel will be with us, too! And let’s not forget, my beloved 501st, the world’s largest COSPLAY organization–of which I’m an honorary member–that is also a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Joining me will be ComicBookWife.com blogger, WriteBrain Media’s very own Denise McDonald Dorman!

Here are the event details for this Saturday in Joliet, Illinois (my fellow Blues Brothers fans will know where Joliet is…ūüėČ

Your Jedi Passport to Big STAR WARS fun!

 

Page 2 of the STAR WARS Jedi Passport for Joliet STAR WARS Day!

 

 

 

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Dave Dorman Convention Season Schedule & Live Painting on Facebook Live!

Posted in 501st, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, C2E2, 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, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Friend Funding, Geek, Geek Culture, Illustration, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, New York Comic Con, Painting, Pop Culture, Star Wars, Star Wars Original Art Sale, The Dave Dorman Experience, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2017 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Hi Everybody,

I hope to see many of you this weekend at C2E2 in Chicago; I’ll be at Table E-1 in Artists Alley!

Before I forget to mention this, if you’re not already watching HAP & LEONARD on the Sundance Channel (Season 1 is on Netflix), please check it out. My author friend Joe R. Lansdale wrote this really fun, pulpy series of books, all of which I’ve read, and he is executive producer on the show. It’s pure genius in its acting, casting and execution. I hope it never ends. (Joe’s steampunk series is really fun, too. Can you tell I’m his biggest fan?)

If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been doing live paintings on Facebook Live. I plan to expand this to Twitter’s Periscope and YouTube eventually, but here is a link to my most popular one so far, of me painting Darth Maul.¬†According to Facebook, it has gotten 56,633 cumulative views so far! The visitor stamp you see at the bottom is how many folks were watching it when I actually did it live. I am honored by your time and attention. (If only I had 50 cents for everyone who watched it!)

DAVE DORMAN CONVENTION SEASON SCHEDULE

I wanted to let you know my schedule, booked¬†thus far, for what I affectionately¬†call “Convention Season.” I will add updates as more shows get added, but here’s what I know now:

April 21 – 23: C2E2, Chicago, IL — Artists Alley, Table E-1

April 27 – April 30: ¬†Calgary Expo, Calgary, Canada¬†— Table # TBD

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May 19 – 21: ¬†MotorCity Con, Novi, MI — Table # TBD

May 26 – 28: Alamo City Con, San Antonio, TX — Table # TBD

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June 3, 2017: Star Wars Day, Joliet, IL (World’s Largest Star Wars Public Library Show)

June 16 – 18: ¬†HeroesCon, Charlotte, NC — Table # TBD

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July 19 – 23:¬†San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA–Booth #4500 (End cap booth facing the lobby, first row in, between Doors F & G, closer to Door F.)

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October 5 – 8: New York Comic Con, NYC, NY — Table # TBD

October 18 – 22: IlluxCon, Reading, PA — Table # TBD

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SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDBACK:¬†With social media, I’m always listening. Sometimes the feedback is rather unpleasant, like this exchange below. That being said, if I’ve ever come across as unpleasant to any¬†of you, I want to take this opportunity to apologize to you, as I did to these gentlemen. From what I gather from their latter remarks, these two gents¬†haven’t ever actually¬†personally interacted with me, but if this is the current zeitgeist on me, I’d like to nip it in the bud. Shows are exhausting and physically taxing, and you may see my occasional grimace, especially with my current sciatica and neuropathy issues, but I don’t ever want any of you to feel like I don’t want you to approach me or that I don’t value your friendship, feedback and¬†encounters, because I do. Without your feedback, good or bad, my work¬†doesn’t feel complete. You all help me to “close the loop.”

Some disgruntled observers.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens — New Artwork By Dave Dorman

Posted in Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse Comics, Darth Vader, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Sandtroopers, Star Wars, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman
#MTFBWY!!!
The excitement runs high in our house as my son Jack and I get ready to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens¬†tonight! Oh…did you not know there was a new Star Wars movie coming out this weekend? It’s true!!! And we hope the force is strong with J.J. Abrams and company.¬†Tomorrow,¬†Friday the¬†18th, I will be doing a video review for¬†my son’s YouTube channel. It will be fun, and I PROMISE that it will be spoiler free!
Here is a link to a recent interview I did with Jamie and Justin at  Geek Dad regarding my Star Wars art career: http://geekdad.com/2015/12/gbbp-42-dave-dorman/
Quite a number of you have asked if I was going to be painting any art for the new Star Wars film or maybe even doing a fan movie poster piece. While I have not produced any licensed work for the film, obviously the imagery screams for me to do something. I would love to do a movie poster style piece but I felt I could not do the film justice¬†until I had seen it. So now that I am about to experience it¬†tonight, don’t be surprised if you see a poster-type piece done in the near future.
Rey and BB8 Pencil Prelim Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

Rey and BB8 Pencil Prelim Star Wars Art by Dave Dorman

However, I have been trying to work on two pieces these past couple of months. Unfortunately, I could not find time to finish them in time for the movie premiere. I will continue working on these over the holidays and will share them with you when they are complete. The first is a portrait of Rey and BB8 on the planet of Jakku. The second piece I am having fun with. It is taken from the very famous line in the first movie (the fourth, for you completists) Star Wars: A New Hope. The title of this piece: “Is This the Droid We are Looking For?” Hope you like the sneak peek of this fun, upcoming art:
New Dave Dorman STAR WARS Artwork Inspired By THE FORCE AWAKENS

New Dave Dorman STAR WARS Artwork Inspired By THE FORCE AWAKENS

I hope that you all enjoy The Force Awakens and have a great Holiday season! Follow me on social media here:
https://facebook.com/davedormansstudio
and
https://facebook.com/davedormanswastedlands
and
https://twitter.com/davedorman
#MTFBWY,
Dave

The New Star Wars Poster: I Agree With Blogger Greg Aronowitz Completely

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

First, let me say that I will be attending the midnight showing of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Thursday night, and–spoiler alert–if you’d like my immediate, personal impressions of the film, our¬†“videographer” son Jack will be interviewing me immediately afterward and posting my interview to his YouTube Channel. Here is a link to his YouTube Channel:

https://youtube.com/the_surfmonkey

I am a subject matter expert on¬†film–all genres–as well as¬†the STAR WARS universe,¬†so¬†I hope I bring a level of gravitas to the review that will give you¬†information you can use and appreciate.

I found an article online by blogger Greg Aronowitz that expressed my feelings about the STAR WARS movie poster¬†topic¬†far more eloquently and insightfully than I could write it myself. While I cannot judge the movie yet (as I have not seen it)…I can judge what has been offered to the public in its name. I hope I am not let let down by the film the way I have been by the movie poster. Thank you, Greg Aronowitz, for writing this.

http://barnyardfx.blogspot.com/2015/10/you-disappoint-me-disney.html

From Greg Aronowitz's blog - showcasing the BEAUTIFUL DREW STRUZAN art.

From Greg Aronowitz’s blog – showcasing the BEAUTIFUL DREW STRUZAN art.

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