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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...

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Hello, me Droogies! 
I've launched a Patreon Page

W.T.F. is Patreon

from the patreon faq:

What Is Patreon?

For creators:
Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you’re already creating (webcomics, videos, songs, whatevs).  Fans pledge a few bucks per month OR per thing you release, and then you get paid every month, or every time you release something new (whether it’s on SoundCloud, YouTube, your own website, or anywhere).
For patrons:
Patreon is a way to pay your favorite creators for making the stuff you love.  Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pledge a few bucks per thing that a creator makes.  For example, if you pledge $2 per video, and the creator releases 3 videos in February, then your card gets charged a total of $6 that month.  This means the creator gets paid regularly (every time she releases something new), and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts.  That’s right.  Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion.  And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best… because of you.
Click here to watch a short video explaining Patreon on YouTube:

My Page went live a few days ago.

On Friday the 13th of November!

It's (obviously) to support my dangerous habit of making comics to the detriment of all else! The majority of my work will be posted free online as web-comics at:
There will be some that are only available to patrons of a certain pledge level, but mostly free. So please keep an eye on that page, but also chip in if you like my work... want to support my creative endeavors... or just want to get some mental hugs from me. Pledges are as low as $1 dollar a month, and you can quit at any time.  

Follow this link to check it out:

Thanks for your support, it really means a lot to me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Comics! Conventions! Tattoos! Patreon!

Happy Halloween, Droogies!

Lots of news for you!


     I'll be at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo this weekend, at the Los Angeles Convention Center! I'm doing some selling, signing, volunteering, and speaking on a panel! IK,R?

(actual artist may have more grey hair)

     I'll be essentially a cast-away on Prism Comics and Northwest Press's LGBTQIA COMICS ISLAND (booth 910 & 912)! Come and check us out! The folks at Comikaze are being very good to us this year. It's my first time there, as I've usually been focused on Bent-Con this time of year. I'm looking very forward to this!


     Marginalized Tattoo!

     News from the shop; my friend and sometime co-worker Josh Schneider is working full time now at Marginalized Tattoo and that's a good thing.

     The shop is a perfect size for two artists, and having worked together for 5 years at West Hollywood Tattoo, we know we can work together well.

     You can check his work out on his instagram page, or his facebook page. I will be adding him to the website and shop FB page soon. 


     oh, and one last thing... friday the 13th, 2 weeks from tomorrow!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

why the Fantastic Four matters (to me)

In a few days, the reboot movie of the Fantastic Four hits the theaters. 10 years ago, the first actual FF film was released (the earlier Corman film was never released). After seeing it, I had the idea for this little strip, and with all of the nay-sayers raising their heads to claim no one wants to even see an FF movie, I felt I had to speak up, in my own way. I don't care if you didn't like the film and you want this one to fail as well, but there are fans out there, so stop saying no one cares, okay? I'm not confident that there will ever be a decent movie with these characters until Marvel gets the rights back, but with them cancelling the book to spite Fox, I'm a little bothered with them as well.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Queer Press Grant 2015

Feral and the Ghost Skater: Stay Bullet

by Dave Davenport

Winner of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant 2015

I am very proud to be the recipient of the 2015 Queer Press Grant.

Bleeding Cool article announcing winner
Graphic Policy article announcing winner
Comics Reporter article announcing winner

This was the forth time I applied and the third time with this particular story.

I don't think I would have won if I hadn't taken the story writing process more seriously than I have in the past. All of my comic writing to this point had been done in the form of sketching in the panels, and I've found that has worked well enough for shorter pieces, but Stray Bullet is the longest narrative I've written to date. This third time applying for the grant and the process of "selling" my story to the judges (after some experience with writing since the last time I had applied) allowed me to see this story as a whole for the first time, rather than the chunk in front of me at the moment. 

Now I knew I needed to withdraw the pages I've published so far in favor of writing the story as a whole before committing any to more art. What's been seen will still be in there, but not necessarily 100% as it is now... and not entirely canon

If you have any of the self-published copies of Feral and the Ghost Skater #1 or #2, consider them collectors items.  I have a couple of copies of #1 left, and half a dozen of #2, they will be for sale until they are gone*, but after that I'm excited to finish writing and present you with a story that is as solid as it can be and that I will be and am very proud of.

So far I've written enough for four issues of 30 pages apiece, and it isn't finished yet! It's getting more personal all the time, and I'm very pleased with what I am doing with this book. Where is it going? 
All I can say is that the end will leave every character changed radically. 

If you are new to the world of Feral and the Ghost SkaterHard to Swallow comics #3 and Hard to Swallow comics #4 are still available, and feature early black and white stories of these characters (along with other short stories by myself and Justin Hall). Bent Comix Sampler also has a 4 page full color "primer" on the characters, which gives a good introduction to many who will appear in Stray Bullet.

Arigatou Gozaimasu to Prism Comics, the Queer Press Grant, and all of it's supporters for this great honor. Thanks for pushing me to create greater and thanks for the recognition!

* According to the creator's inventory list on Prism Comics' website shop, they have a stash of Feral and the Ghost Skater #1. Also, Isotope Comics in San Francisco has a handful, last time I checked. Ask to see my toilet seat painting while you are there!