Dave Dorman is an artist who has done covers for several Star Wars comics, books, and magazines. His major works include Tales of the Jedi, Dark Empire and Young Jedi Knights. He also illustrated William C. Dietz' novella Dark Forces: Jedi Knight, for which he is credited as co-author. Dave recently contributed sketch cards for the Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set. His most recent work are the covers for the upcoming comic series Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death Sentence.

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Dave Dorman was born in Michigan in 1958 to a military family who lived several places including in the Azores and in Washington, DC. By the time he was in high school, Dave was a fan of the Flash Gordon serials and was intrigued by the thought of a big-budget film in that style. He graduated from a Maryland high school in 1975 and headed to St. Mary's College of Maryland as a Fine Arts major. While he was developing his skills in college, he was influenced by his exposure to Marvel comic books while his attraction to science fiction continued to shape his art.

As Dorman's exposure to art grew, he soon developed a love for painting while simultaneously keeping tabs on the film industry through magazines. He had heard of an upcoming movie called Star Wars so when he spotted a book by that name by George Lucas he eagerly bought it and read it.

Cover ArtEdit

Dark EmpireEdit

Dark Empire IIEdit

Empire's EndEdit

Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old RepublicEdit

Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd UprisingEdit

Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue SquadronEdit

Young Jedi KnightsEdit

Crimson EmpireEdit

Crimson Empire II: Council of BloodEdit

Star Wars: Crimson Empire III—Empire LostEdit

Star Wars: A New Hope - The Special EditionEdit

Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the SithEdit

Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death SentenceEdit


Dynamic Forces Darth Vader Print

Dynamic Forces Darth Vader print released in the Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 3.


Star Wars Art BooksEdit



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