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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...

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.