SW Artist Dave Dorman Vs. Hurricane Ivan

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  1. Joe_Corroney Artist: -Empire -HNN -Insider -RPG

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    Dave is a well known Star Wars artist and a personal influence of mine so I thought I'd share this chance for everyone to help him out and possibly pick up some great, original artwork in the process. Check out the following story and www.FriendsofDaveDorman.com for more...

    Date: September 21, 2004
    Contact: Denise McDonald
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    WriteBrain Media
    P: 850.609.0197
    F: 850.651.5428
    E: denise@writebrainmedia.com

    #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman Devastated by Hurricane Ivan: Artist Friends Launch Web Site to Ease Dorman's Expenses

    Summary: Dave Dorman's business partner, Steve Smith, launched
    www.friendsofdavedorman.com to help the #1 Star Wars Artist of All
    Times defray costs of damages incurred by Hurricane Ivan to his
    Florida Panhandle home.

    FLORIDA PANHANDLE<sup>~</sup>All of the light sabers on George Lucas' planet
    Tattoine couldn't defend #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman from the
    devastation his home incurred from Hurricane Ivan this past
    Thursday. Luckily, Dorman, a longtime friend and supporter to
    illustrator colleagues worldwide, is getting by with a little help
    from his friends. Business partner Steve Smith has launched a
    philanthropic Web site, www.friendsofdavedorman.com where
    illustrators can donate their works to help defray the costs of the
    extensive damage to Dorman's Florida Panhandle home.

    At 2 a.m. on September 16, 2004, a tornado clipped the roof of
    Dorman's home, causing extensive water damage to the interior.
    Although Dorman's art studio and oil paintings were not affected,
    the home is largely uninhabitable, and Dorman's wife is eight-and-a-
    half months pregnant. "I am humbled and overwhelmed by the
    kindnesses shown to me by my illustrator friends, many of whom I've
    never had the pleasure of meeting in person," Dorman said. "I hope
    to repay them someday, somehow."

    For more information on Dave Dorman, please visit www.DaveDorman.com
    or for Dorman's creation, The Wasted Lands, please visit the Web
    site at www.wastedlands.com.
  2. Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 17, 2004
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    Damn, that sucks. Dave's proably my favorite SW artist (since he did those wonderful Tenel Ka pics for the YJK covers)
  3. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks for the head's up, Joe! This is sad news, indeed. I was forced to evacuate because of the hurricane, and my home was spared.

    I can sympathize with those who weren't so lucky. Hopefully the SW community will rally around one of our own in their time of need.
  4. Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 17, 2004
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    Glad to see you made it out ok Ghengis, last I had heard you were incommuacado due to storm.

    Joe, let Dave know taht our best whishes and thoughts are with him, and that he'd be welcome with open arms if he stoped by here too (though needless to say, that'd be way later, since he's gona be busy.)
  5. hudzu Chosen One

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    Jun 1, 2003
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    Holy Moly.

    He lives in my town. And apperantly my sister's friend knows him. Awesometacular.
  6. JonYo Jedi Knight

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    That's awesome that his frieends are supporting him so. I'd like to help, but I've had my own troubles with Charlie and Frances...


    Best of luck to Mr. Dorman
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Joe, after getting Collecting Mod Crazy_Mike's permission I have reposted your information on the damage to Dave's home and the auction over
    here in Collecting. (I also made your URLs into links).
  8. Joe_Corroney Artist: -Empire -HNN -Insider -RPG

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    Thanks for sharing the story and adding the links. And good luck to Dave! I hope he bounces back on his feet soon.
  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I tried going to the FriendsofDaveDorman website today and found it suspended due to exceeding its bandwith:

    This Web site has exceeded its allotted bandwidth and has been temporarily suspended.


    To get this site back online, either wait until the used bandwidth for the past 30 days has dropped below the maximum allowed, or log into the hosting account management and upgrade the hosting plan to allow for more bandwidth.


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