Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dave Interview in IMAGINEFX Magazine!

Hey everyone! Happy Holidays. This week a special gift for me and my fans and followers. The SCIFI/Fantasy Arts Magazine IMAGINEFX is running a 5 page interview/profile of me in their Issue #51, on sale in the USA this week. Subscribers and readers overseas ( it is printed in the UK) have had their copies available for a couple weeks already. But you should head down to the local bookstore and grab a copy pronto! ABOVE is the cover to the newsstand edition and below is the subscribers special cover.

The article covers my work and thoughts on art and painting. Some reminiscences and loads of cool art. Here is the opening spread of the article.

I would like to personally thank Claire Howlett for initiating contact and being such a wonderful editor for a great magazine. She and I met in San Diego at the Comic-con and it was a charming conversation with someone who obviously loves this genre of art. And a thanks goes to the writer of the article, Garrick Webster, who took my almost incomprehensible answers to his questions and made them understandable and entertaining!

There was one bit of information in the article I would like to clarify. At the end when it mentions my up coming projects, The RAIL sequel (the WASTED LANDS Graphic novel) will be coming out NEXT summer.. fingers crossed.. and not right now as indicated in the article. I know a lot of you have been asking about it and I am working on it , finally.

I'd love to hear feedback on the article and please let the IMAGINEFX know your thoughts as well. Their email is

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Couple of Prime Dorman Paintings on Ebay RIGHT NOW!!

I am putting a couple of prime pieces of art on Ebay to promote my appearance in San Deigo. They are 3 day auctions ending on Friday early afternoon. I will have the pieces with me and if they do not sell on Ebay I will sell them myself over the table. Here's the art and links:

(click here for link to BATMAN VADER)

(Click here to link to the BARONESS)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Hi All. Sorry it's been a while. Life has been interesting to say the least but I am getting my feet back under me and getting some good work done. It's far from where it was a few years back but that's the nature of the business. I want to thank all those who have written in about commisions.. I am still taking them, as it gives me a greater freedom at times than working under a publisher or art director.


I will be back this year with my Band of Brothers- Scott Hampton, John Van Fleet, Chris Moeller, and Durwin Talon. We are in booth number 4401-4500. This is a side by side booth at the head of Row 4500. The Booth is called IRON FISH, which is how you can find us in the directory.

As always AUTOGRAPHS ARE FREE. Don't hesitate to bring your items for signatures. All our guys sign at NO Charge.

I have 2 scheduled events so far. One is for GEEK Magazine. I painted the cover for their most recent issue! I will be at their booth signing on FRIDAY at NOON, so bring your copy of GEEK, (it's TRANSFORMERIFIC!!) and I'll sign it for you.

I will also have a talk/ Q&A on my life and art on Saturday from 3-4PM in room 18. Check your Con directory for directions. Along with my blathering, I will be showing a progressive talk on how I created and painted the famous Star Wars Celebration print " Lord Vaders Persuasion"

As far as what I'm bringing to sell. I will be selling a LOT of art for less than usual this year. Most Magic/WOW card art $100. Some Star Wars art for $200-400. Other major comic cover art less than $400. I will have a few major pieces for sale that have never been offered before. If you are serious collector please feel free to ask about these. Prices are reasonable but above what I have mentioned for the earlier sales.

I will also be doing limited Drawings at the show this year. The prices will range from $50-$100. I will be taking a list for these beginning on Thursday morning and cut the list when I feel I have reached a number that I can deliver before the end of the show. I will not take any sketch work home.

As I get more information I will post it here so please stay tuned thruout the convention.


Thanks again to all my friends and fans for your support!!



If you are a STEAMPUNK Fan or Costumer PLEASE stop by the booth. I am back working on my WASTED LANDS/ RAIL Project and I would love to meet other fans, especially if in costume ( I would love to shoot photo reference if allowed), and share where this project is heading, which will be close to your heart! Thanks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dorman is looking for work

Hey everyone. Well it seems that even when I have tried to keep diversified, I have coccooned myself a little and find that my avenues of work been starting to dry up. The economy is tough for everyone right now, and as a freelancer I need to adjust and move forward. One of those ways is to put out feelers for new work.

And thats what I'm doing here. I know a lot of my readers are fans, but there are some in the profession as well and I am hoping this get to them and my possibly open a few more doors for me to gain new work.

If you are reading this far you already know who I am and what kind of work I do. If you do not know my work please feel free to look at my website and see what I do. I am a freelancer artist. I will take on almost any illustration project. No matter what genre.

If you have work available, or you know of a company that might be interested in using my talents please let me know. Direct email is :

Thank you for your time, support of my work, and your help.