Eisner, Inkpot and two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning illustrator, writer and creator Dave Dorman was voted the #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time by fans of the property worldwide, and his art book Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman was an international best seller.
His landmark, critically acclaimed graphic novel, Aliens: Tribes, won him an Eisner and Bram Stoker Award as well as changing the way the publishing and entertainment industries viewed the medium.
Dorman’s own critically acclaimed Intellectual Property, The Wasted Lands–the Sergio Leone-meets-motorcycle western epic tale of good vs. evil in a dystopian society recovering from ”the Iron Wars”–continued to raise the bar in the graphic novel publishing arena and set a new standard.
Another Dorman I.P., Dead Heat, is the Bram Stoker Award-winning horror anthology of his tales of the protagonist motorcycle zombie known as ”Hitch.”
Dorman’s critically acclaimed autobiography, Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman (IDW Publishing/Desperado Publishing) encompasses an estimated one-third of his illustrious art career, including the licensed works of such classic properties as G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Predator, Robotech, Batman, Captain America, Spiderman, Judge Dredd, Transformers, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft and many more. Corporate clients include 20th Century Fox, Rhythm & Hues, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Upper Deck, Topps, FASA Corp., and many more.
Dorman is a sought-after instructor who has taught at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, Savannah College of Art & Design, Reverie (Massive Black/ConceptArt.org), Chicago’s Columbia College and Hollywood’s The Gnomon School. His video art tutorials are available online at The Gnomon Workshop.
Dave was also the guest at the original Pensacon back in the early 80s!