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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, September 18, 2010

Comic-con 2010 pt.2: overdue pics

Justin Hall, Sean-Z, Steve Malloy @ the PRISM booth

William O. Tyler is always smiling!

Jon Macy, creator of “fearful hunter” and “teleny and camille”.
We went to high school together, and both have gay werewolf characters.

Andy Mangels has sketchbooks full of artist renditions of Pooh characters that he gives to his bf. This was my entry :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

MMA birthday!

Hey all, trying to catch up with my blog. Back in June my boyfriend Daniel took me to see STRIKEFORCE:Live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
We’ve been to the UFC in Vegas, and King of the Cage a few times in Highland at the San Manuel casino. We saw a simulcast of UFC  111 at a theatre in Burbank, and when I heard that Strikeforce was doing a show in L.A. I knew what I wanted to do for my birthday, but sadly, Daniel said he couldn’t afford tickets so we went to see another UFC simulcast (ufc 115) the saturday beforehand instead.
Well the fucker tricked me and totally surprised me with tickets to Strikeforce as well. Not only that, but the seats were 4th row.
Fucking shit.

4th row!
4th row!

Now the closer you get you can’t see any ground action because of the raise of the cage floor, but we got to see a lot of MMA stars close up who were walking past the front row and saying hi to fans. Jens Pulver in particular was very friendly and spent a good amount of time hanging out and talking to people. Dean Lister walked by close enough to touch. Handsome fella.  Gabe Ruediger looked pretty cool with his facial hair and these guys all look a lot bigger in person, like bulgey. Jason Miller had a mob all over him.
A lot of the bigger stars had seats up behind the stage near the cameras, of course.
I took a few shots of Robbie Lawler fighting Babalu, but the cage actually makes the images look pixelated.

Lawler in the white trunks
Lawler in the white trunks

All in all a great time, and we were able to take the subway there. Cool!
In a few weeks is a fight at the Palladium, which I can walk too.
Can’t ask for more than that!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Comic-con 2010 pt.1

So this was the first time I had done all 4 days of the convention.  I had fun, worked the booth half of each day, and discovered that my comics have a devoted following. I’d have to say my biggest moment was when I meet a guy who had Doug’s necklace of Mitch’s mummified finger replicated as a prop and was wearing it at the convention.

Thanks, Zach! Coolest thing ever.
More comicon reportage to follow…

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hard Heroes vii

Hey all, I will be posting updates on comicon and such very soon, but first I want to invite everyone to HARD HEROES 7 at MJ’s in Silver Lake this Sunday from 4-9pm.

I will be there, as well as Sean Z, Prism Comics, Iceman Blue, Brad Rader, Steven Garcia, Michael Troy, Will O. Tyler, Class Comics, and Axel. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

new shirts are on the way...

I have an order in that will arrive in time for comic-con next week, my 6th t-shirt design. This one has Feral on it, and for the first time… the Ghost Skater!
Check it out, droogies!

Friday, July 9, 2010

my in on my man

This is a picture Daniel took of himself to show a friend the tattoos I have done on him. The bands are the oldest, the victorian work in between the bands were next. He had a C’thulhu idol tattooed on his calf after that, and last summer we did the lion’s head on his chest. What is next?

He is a pretty good photographer, check out his tumblr blog and see for yourself!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

cover art for Hard to Swallow comics vol.2 #1

So i am still hoping to get this thing done for sdcomicon next month. Just finished the front cover art… it took a while to come up with an idea I liked. I am working on the logo and the final interior pages now.

I am also considering advertisers to help with printing costs. Anyone have any ideas? Anyone want to donate or sponsor a page? Buy original page artwork from the book?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tattoo SCAM

so occasionally I get an e-mail like this:
This is Brad Scott. I want to book for tattoo drawings in your studio for group of 10, we are spending our vacation in your country for three weeks in the month of Sept 2010 and in line with our plans we need to draw tattoo in your studio.
We need two tattoos each on the chest and back for images like scorpion, flower, house or any beautiful image that can be good in tattoos as your suggestions will be appreciated.
Kindly confirm the best dates for you in the month of Sept 2010 and how many days it will take you to finish the tattooing for the group of 10 persons booking and also confirm if your firm will be able to handle this.
Awaits your email,
Brad Scott”
I researched the e-mail address and the top result is a page titled
Known Scammer Names used in Art Scams.
It’s pretty amazing the lengths people go to, and still ask for something dumb that gives it away like “house or any beautiful image that can be good in tattoos”.
Or maybe beautiful house tattoos are the next big thing?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hard to Swallow comics, vol. 2

So I have been hoping to get the first issue of volume 2 of Hard to Swallow out by Comic-con in San Diego this summer. It may still happen, depends on how fast I can work. If not, the fall back plan is for the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco in the fall. This here is the back cover, featuring the characters from the story “Code Blue”.

Friday, May 21, 2010

advertising on inked-up

Hey peeps,
So I decided to support Inked-up by advertising with them. I stalled while working on a new logo… picking something to represent yourself artistically has always been tough for me. Let me know if you like the design, I may replace the current obake/skull design with it.

Friday, April 16, 2010


So I thought it was high time I pimped, a homo-centric social networking site focusing on tattoos and piercings. If you are gay and tattooed, check it out!

It has really taken off lately and fills a void, IMHO. Kudos to Anoki for starting the thing in the first place! I am impressed.
I want to see many many more of my clients on here!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stray Bullet

Hey there, just thought I’d throw out a tease of the FULL COLOR comic work I am chipping away at.

This is a panel from “Stray Bullet”, the next storyline in the Feral world. It will be in Hard to Swallow Comics vol.2 issue 1, along with “Code Blue”. In this panel Doug is giving the Ghost Skater some instructions on using a computer to go online. Give him some slack, he’s been dead for 18 years!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Erotic Ink Chat at AVATAR L.A.

Hey Droogies!
Next Wednesday March 24th I will be giving a talk on erotic tattoos an event for Avatar Los Angeles at the MCC church in North Hollywood. Avatar L.A. is a gay men’s BDSM group. Their website is here:

It’s at 8:30 and I believe is 5$ do get to hear me talk dirty about tattoos. A steal!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

St. Myke

here’s a tattoo I did over 2009, a gestalt of several images of st. Michael.