10 Questions with Dave Dorman

1davedorm10ftpDave Dorman Stops by InvestComics’ 10 for the Pros.




(quick bio taken from www.davedorman.com)

1DDCAP10ftpDave Dorman is an Eisner award-winning illustrator who has been working as a professional artist since 1979.  He is best known for his photo-realistic renderings of action and fantasy subjects.

Dave was born in Michigan in 1958. The child of a military family, he lived in various places, including the Azores and Washington DC.

After only two years of college, Dorman enrolled in the Joe Kubert School of Comic Art. After one year and the realization that he would not learn the painting techniques in which he was interested, he quit the school. With the loving support of his parents, Dave spent the next few years teaching himself his, now well-known, oil-painting style.

1DDshield10ftpHe has done artwork for comic, book, and game publishers, including The Batman for DC Comics and the Indiana Jones  and Star Wars  series’ for Dark Horse Comics. In addition he has done a wide range of book and magazine covers. Some of these include the Aliens paperback series, the Lone Wolf series, the Surfing Samurai Robots series and many other single book covers. His work is also showcased in the Bram Stoker nominated, illustrated novel Dead Heat from MoJo Press, and a book collection of his art, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman.

Recent trading card art includes the Star Wars Galaxy sets, Universal Monsters’ Incredible Shrinking Man subset, a Robin subset in the Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight trading card series, a complete set of 98 painted trading cards for the Skybox Masterseries: Malibu Ultraverse, nine cards in the Skybox/DC Masterseries, a 25 card subset in the Skybox Masterseries: Creators Edition and artwork for the accompanying CD-ROM game, and a card set of his art called The Best of Dave Dorman: Chromium.

Aliens: Tribes, an award-winning illustrated novel featuring 24 of his full paintings is available in hardcover and has been released as a trade paperback.

1DDrolling10ftpDorman’s work is also now available as a series of popular, limited edition, Star Wars lithographs from Rolling Thunder Graphics. His many continuing projects include the ongoing Young Jedi Knights and Han Solo series’ of paperbacks, and toy design for the Aliens 4: Resurrection movie.

Welcome to 10 for the Pros Mr. Dorman! 

10 for the Pros

Dave Dorman – Artist/Inker/Writer

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1DDDarth10ftp1. What comic (character) would you love to have total creativity control over?  And why?

(DD) Nick Fury/Shield. I would love to bring back the old Steranko Feel for Nick.

2. If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?

(DD) Power to stop time for everyone but me so I can always be done on time with deadline.

3. Do you have a routine that you follow before or during work?

(DD) Play music & get in the grove.

1DDaliens10ftp4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?

(DD) Me.

5. In your opinion, do you feel that the movie industry is doing a good job with the Comic Book movies?

(DD) They are now that the technology has caught up with what superheroes can do.

6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?

(DD) Nick Fury in the Steranko Style.

DD10ftpstarW7. “If I wasn’t in the comic book industry, I would be working….”?

(DD) In Films.

8. What advice could you give a creator trying to break into the industry?

(DD) Work, work, work, watch, be patient & learn how to sell yourself in an Interview.

9. “My Best investment in life was……”

(DD) Time to learn my craft.

1DDrollingbook10. Have anything you’d like to plug?

(DD) “Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dan Dorman” Coming summer 2010.

Bonus Questions!

Who were your influences breaking into the Industry?

(DD) Frazetta, Kirby, Steranko, Buscema, Windsor-Smith, Wrightson.

Digital or Paper?

(DD) Paper – Always.


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