fun facts about me
- los angeles, ca, United States
- My name is Dave Davenport, but I am sometimes known as "Dogspunk", and sign my artwork "DDOG". I've been tattooing since 1996 and making comic books since 2004. In a past life I animated video games. To view galleries of my work, visit my website dogspunk.com and click on the teeth menu on the left...
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is the third page I did for the Prism Guide 2008. We'll have to see if it makes it in... the deadline was missed by this page, but the first 2 work without it. Except for some dialog changes, this page is pretty much the same as the one I did 15 years ago, in layout anyways. I like to think I draw better these days :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I am working on a sci-fi story that I began developing in art school. My boyfriend at the time named it "The RUBICON". I've always had the intention of finishing it, and have had it percolating on the back burner for years now... working out the plot points, removing contrivances... and now it is ready to go. Issue #1 is scripted and blocked out, and the first finished couple of pages I chose to be the best scene to represent it as a preview in the PRISM Comics Guide 2008. The end product will be in color, but the guide is in black and white, so these are just line-work. At this point I haven't decided whether to present it serially in DOGSPUNK COMIX and collect it as a graphic novel when complete, or just start off as it's own series.
SO this baby took a lot longer than expected. We really had printer hell with it. Brenner Printing, which printed the first 2 issue, decided that they are not printing adult material anymore. We started working with Morgan Printing, but they accidentally quoted us half of what they meant to, so at the last minute we went with Lebonfon, with which we really had some ridiculous communication problems. But, unless we want to pay a LOT more, or print overseas, they are the only game in town (or north america). This being said...
It looks great! Deadline problems allowed me to redo the cover art, which I love, especially compared to the one it would have had otherwise. The issue, like the one before it, is 8 pages longer, and a dollar more. So #1 was 48 pages and 6.99$, #2 was 56 and 7.99$, and this one is 64 pages and 8.99$. As you might guess, #4 will be 72 pages and 9.99$. So each issue is a little thinker and a bit more work. My Feral story in this issue is 22 pages, the longest story I've done so far! It has worked out that I've been writing slightly longer stories each issue.... my half of #4 may very well be one long Feral story!
So check it out, the book is available on the Marginalized Publications website, as well as the Last Gasp site and various book and comic-book stores about this naughty world.
Hard to Swallow Comics #3!64 engorged pages. Color covers.
Includes 4 stories by Justin Hall...
Tales of the Hard Roger,
Part Three: Mutiny...
I Can Take It...Fluid...
and Rollin' Down the River
2 stories by (myself)
Feral: Touch Me I'm Sick...
and House of F
also with special feature
Dem Bones by Drub.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I just did my second Radical Faerie Digest ad for Treasure Island Media. The first was okay, but this one is pretty good! Yule is the time that the Oak King gains dominance over the Holly King, so he get's to top. Some say the winner would want to bottom, but well, I figured a King would want to wield his scepter.
It's good to be the King.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I just read LAIKA by Nick Abadzis, a graphic novel story of the first earthling in space, Laika, a little stray dog from the streets of Moscow. After the success of SPUTNIK, Khrushchev ordered a second flight to top the first satellite in space, and so only a month afterward a dog was launched into space. I can't say enough about this book, the art is beautiful, the writing is perfect, and it has so much heart. READ IT!!!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I just changed the Hard to Swallow/Marginalized Publications website to reflect the fact that HARD to Swallow issue #1 has sold out! Hurray for us. Issue #3 is undergoing final tweakage and will be off to the printer by monday. I'll have more info on that next week.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Finally I have a finished page for the Feral story in the next HARD to Swallow. I've put paying endeavors ahead of it so far (comics work is not a lucrative biz), but now is the time to get into gear for our fall release date. Wish me luck on getting it out on schedule!
Did I mention that I got my mini printed up as a full sized book? There are a number of presses that will do small print runs of comics, but they all require that there be no naughty material. Since this book is basically pg rated, I went ahead and had some printed at KA-BLAM. It looks pretty good! You can buy one at marginalized publications.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
So last week I was asked to let an image of mine be used for the "June 3rd Mustache Garage party at Mr. Black" in NYC, I said sure, as long as I was sent some of the posters and such. It's a portrait I did of pro-wrestler Bill Goldberg a few years back. Glad to see people still dig it. Goldberg has been hosting reality shows of late, most recently "Bullrun" on SPIKE. He still inspires naughty dreams for me... one of a handful of celebrities who do (the other notable one being Chris Meloni). Love ya, Bill.
Friday, May 11, 2007
So I've been doing a webcomic for Treasure Island Media, a porn company of Ill Repute (I mean that in the best possible way). It is called "Off the Chin" and I am shooting for weekly installments, but that remains to be seen. Part 3 has just been posted, and currently I am finishing up part 5 (as well as too many other things to make that as easy as it should be).
The strip appears on their blog.
Check out "Off the Chin" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
Monday, May 7, 2007
The Alternative Press Expo just happened, and it was a year of firsts... I had my own book this year, DOGSPUNK COMIX #1 as well as the 2 issues of the book I do with Justin Hall (HARD to Swallow). It was also the first year I've brought my partner with me, and his first comic book convention. We had a blast, visiting the city, staying with Justin and his partner, and sharing his table with he and Steve MacIsaac. I'll give them some room next year and get my own table. My new book did alright, but mostly my FERAL shirts sold. I'll be needing to have more made up!
Next stop is COMICON. From the best little con to the biggest, most over-whelming one.