Denise McDonald Dorman

Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Athanas’

The Steam Punk Movement Is Only Growing

In Entertainment, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media on August 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Been to Etsy.com lately? Type in Steam Punk – I spent Saturday afternoon perusing the first 120 of 1200 pages of product. (And whomever gets the Airship lamp and the Absinthe necklace, I’m SO jealous).

The Steampunk Meetup at San Diego Comic-Con was so enormous, we couldn’t get in. Dave Dorman, who was looking for inspiration for his Steampunk graphic novel The Wasted Lands http://www.wastedlands.com had to go after the fact and take photos as people were exiting the meetup. The costumes at San Diego Comic-Con this year were exquisite, and the best they’ve ever been. So were the vendors. One of the best costumers for Steam Punk was Pendragon Costumes (http://www.PendragonCostumes.com). If you’re checking out gorgeous, well-made Steam Punk gear, check them out. If you’re looking for goggles and felt hats, be sure to check out BossBid.com (where lowest prices always come up FIRST) and look for the entries from Etsy.com – Comic-Con was weak in these products – goggles were $90 and not the quality of those on Etsy.com.

If you’re into Steam Punk aesthetic goodness, follow me on Twitter – I’m @writebrainmedia – I’m often posting mine and my The Devil’s Candy Store biz partner Charlie Athanas’ various discoveries from the Steam Punk world.

Thanks for reading!
Denise

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The Devil’s Candy Store Adds Jason Felix

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2009 at 5:08 am

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2009

Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA— The Devil’s Candy Store (TDCS) founders Charlie Athanas and Denise Dorman are pleased to announce the addition of renowned digital artist, Jason Felix, to their design studio. Felix has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, working in comics, book covers, videogame projects and film.

Said Felix, “It’s a privilege to be within a collective of artists in which each person brings to the table a unique look and original ideas.” Athanas added, “Jason’s vast talents bring a personality and edge that infuses the world-building capabilities of the studio with a strong 21st century sensibility.”

TDCS formed in 2007 to create a virtual design studio intent on developing “Exotic Contraband from Impossible Worlds” for fans in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy markets. To date, the high-end collectibles they’ve developed include a one-of-a-kind, gold-plated and bejeweled “Madame Isis” vampire-killing sword based on NY Times best-selling author L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress novels, and a concept art book based on the same 12-volume series.

TDCS artist, Craig Elliott, was honored with a Spectrum Gold Award (art direction by Charlie Athanas) for his painting in the TDCS concept art book, “Exotic Contraband: L.A. Banks’ The Vampire Huntress Legend”, launched at San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

For more information, please contact denise.dorman@thedevilscandystore.com or visit our Web site, http://www.thedevilscandystore.com.

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