Dave Dorman’s Star Wars Legacy

September 4, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | 2 Comments
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Dave Dorman is one of the greats when it comes to Star Wars art. While he may not be on the same level as concept artists like Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston whose artwork directly affected the films, Dave has still left his mark on the franchise.

His covers have graced Star Wars comics since Dark Horse’s Dark Empire series back in 1991. He’s also done covers and interior illustrations for Star Wars books like Young Jedi Nights and Dark Forces: Jedi Knight as well as magazines like Star Wars Insider and even Topps trading cards. But most impressive of all is that George Lucas has over 70 of Dave Dorman’s original paintings in his personal collection.

Thus we present an extensive collection of Dave Dorman’s Star Wars artwork for your viewing pleasure. From the Emperor to Ewoks, Dave has brought the galaxy far, far away to life.

Comics

Dark Empire #1

December 12, 1991

Dark Empire #2

February 18, 1992

Dark Empire #3

April 21, 1992

Dark Empire #4

June 23, 1992

Dark Empire #5

August 18, 1992

Dark Empire #6

October 20, 1992

Dark Empire TPB

May 1, 1993

Dark Empire II #1

December 20, 1994

Dark Empire II #2

January 24, 1995

Alternate Version (for Rolling Thunder Graphics)

Alternate Version (not used)

Dark Empire II #3

February 21, 1995

Dark Empire II #4

March 21, 1995

Dark Empire II #5

April 18, 1995

Dark Empire II #6

May 23, 1995

Dark Empire II TPB

September 5, 1995

Empire’s End #1

October 24, 1995

Empire’s End #2

November 28, 1995

Dark Empire Handbook

April 5, 2000

Tales of the Jedi #1

October 1, 1993

Tales of the Jedi #2

November 15, 1993

Tales of the Jedi #3

December 1, 1993

Tales of the Jedi #4

January 1, 1994

Tales of the Jedi #5

February 1, 1994

The Freedon Nadd Uprising #1

August 2, 1994

The Freedon Nadd Uprising #2

September 1, 1994

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron #1

July 1, 1995

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron #2

August 8, 1995

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron #3

September 26, 1995

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron #4

October 31, 1995

Alternate Version

Crimson Empire #1

December 7, 1997

Crimson Empire #2

January 28, 1998

Crimson Empire #3

February 18, 1998

Crimson Empire #4

March 18, 1998

Crimson Empire #5

April 15, 1998

Crimson Empire #6

May 20, 1998

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #1

November 11, 1998

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #2

December 9, 1998

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #3

January 13, 1999

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #4

February 10, 1999

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #5

March 10, 1999

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #6

April 14, 1999

Crimson Empire Handbook

July 21, 1999

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1

October 26, 2011

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #2

November 30, 2011

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #3

December 28, 2011

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #4

February 8, 2012

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #5

March 7, 2012

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #6

April 25, 2012

A New Hope: The Special Edition #1-4

A New Hope: The Special Edition #3

March 1, 1997

A New Hope: The Special Edition #4

April 1, 1997

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #1

March 16, 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #2

March 23, 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #3

April 13, 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #4

April 20, 2005

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1

July 25, 2012

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #2

August 29, 2012

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #3

September 26, 2012

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #4

October 31, 2013

Star Wars #0 (Gold Edition Cover)

August 4, 1999

Star Wars Tales #3

March 29, 2000

The Bounty Hunters TPB

September 13, 2000

Invasion: Refugees #0

October 14, 2009

Invasion: Revelations #1 (Dark Horse 25th Anniversary Cover)

July 13, 2011

Books

Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force

June 1, 1995

Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy

September 1, 1995

Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones

December 13, 1995

Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers

March 1, 1996

Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight

June 1, 1996

Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege

September 1, 1996

Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan

January 1, 1997

Alternate Version

diversity-alliance

Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance

April 1, 1997

Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur

July 1, 1997

Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty

October 1, 1997

Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor’s Plague

January 1, 1998

Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell

May 1, 1998

Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City

September 1, 1998

Alternate Version

Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef

December 1, 1998

Han Solo at Star’s End

1997 cover

Han Solo’s Revenge

1997 cover

Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

1997 cover

Dark Forces: Jedi Knight (cover)

October 14, 1998

And interior illustrations…

Convention Paintings

“Rise of the Sith”

Star Wars Celebration III

“A Slight Disturbance in the Force on the Battlefield of Hoth”

Star Wars Celebration V print

“Incident on the Judland Wastes, Tatooine”

Star Wars Celebration Europe print

“Lord Vader’s Persuasion of the Outer Rim Worlds to Join the Empire”

Star Wars Celebration IV print

“Breaking Ground: Imperial Base, Moon of Endor”

Star Wars Celebration VI print

Misc

“The Dewback Patrol”

30th Anniversary print for Star Wars: A New Hope, 1997

“Battle of Hoth”

30th Anniversary print for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1997

“Jabba’s Palace”

30th Anniversary print for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1997

Unused piece for Franklin Mint sculpted project

Star Wars Insider illustration

Star Wars Galaxy Topps trading card

“Dark Empire: The Bad Guys” packaging art

“The Magistrates of the Empire”, Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Magazine cover

“Boba Fett and the Great Pit of Karkoon”

501st Legion “Droid Hunt” print

Cover for Star Wars Fan Days convention book

Star Wars Insider illustration

“Han Solo in Carbonite”

“Heroes of the Alliance”

Magazine cover for Hero Illustrated

Cover for ‘Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman”

Demo painting done live at Blick Art Supply in Wheaton, IL, September 26 2013

To check out more of Dave Dorman’s artwork, or better yet, to purchase some of Dave’s artwork, please check out his official site and blog. Dave updates regularly with events he’ll be appearing at and when new artwork is available. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check out his Wasted Lands project.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. Wow! Thank you for posting all of these wonderful prints!

  2. […] From Bleeding Cool – With the change from Dark Horse to Marvel for the Star Wars comic book franchise, I started thinking about all the amazing books Dark Horse did in that universe over the years and how often a Dave Dorman cover was involved. Dorman has crafted some of the inconic images that come to mind when you are thinking of Star Wars. So I was on his facebook page and saw that he linked to a site where a fan has collected every Star Wars piece Dorman has done and put it in one digital place. […]


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