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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 and click on the teeth menu on the left...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

HTS #3 review on PRISM

Sean McGrath does his Rachael Ray face, reviews Hard to Swallow #3 and interviews myself and Justin Hall at the Prism site.
Check it out, peeps, and thanks to Sean McG.

Oh, and BTW, I did remove my last post about the piece I had just finished for Unzipped, by request of Unzipped. Apologies to all, I will wait until pieces are published before showing them off :(

Monday, June 9, 2008

My new dogspunk tees are here, with the trendy seppuku motif. Honor, and gore... how could you go wrong?
Click HERE, or the store tooth on the left for more details and ordering info

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hard to swallow #4 back cover

For those who don’t know, Justin Hall and I take turns with the front and back covers of our comic book Hard to Swallow. The issue in production now (#4), Justin is doing the front, so I am doing the back. I just finished this one, and I love it. I’ve had this page from a small newspaper with kids portraying different emotions in a grid, kind of a guide to what feelings look like. I’ve had it on my fridge for years, always wanting to do something with it someday. The current Feral story has the biggest cast I’ve worked with so far, so it seemed like a perfect situation to use this layout for a cover. I tried to switch the emotions up with characters that wouldn’t normally be seen with that particular expression on his face…
Here’s the kids:

Here’s my cover:

Monday, June 2, 2008

tibetan tattoo

Another old one, just making it into the gallery. Sometimes years go by between doing the tattoo and getting a picture of it. I finished this one in 2004, got a pic in 2008 when Hector came in to consult about sleeving the arm out, connecting to this chest piece. Looks good at 4 years. It’s a tibetan deity (Mahakala, I believe), and now he has a Green Tara started next to it on the upper arm.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

spirit dancer

This is a backpiece I finished a couple of years ago… and this is the best pic I have of it. Could be a worse photo, I suppose. I love the piece, though: It is an Amerind in wings and eagle head hood, with a buffalo head in the smoke about him.
Below is a detail of how the right wing/arm wraps over the left shoulder: