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.
He 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
card art includes the Star Wars Galaxy sets, Universal
Monsters' Incredible Shrinking Man subset, a Robin subset in
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.
Dorman'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.