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Aug 8, 2015
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Steve Lichman Book Preview! - Chomp by DaveRapoza
Steve Lichman Book Preview! - Chomp
Dan Warren and I are currently finishing the first book in the Steve Lichman series! Book 1 will be coming this Fall/Winter, it's going to be around 230 pages and will launch on Kickstarter so we can hopefully get the book properly printed and distributed! 

This has been my favorite project to work on, we're really excited for you all to see where the book is headed! I'll update you via my blog and an image when the Kickstarter launches! 

Feel free to follow these for more updates -

Thank you all!
The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt by DaveRapoza
The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt
Here is a piece I did for CD Projekt Red last year for ‘The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt’! 

It’s being used now as a poster print at SDCC! Check the link here for more info on how to get one…
Black Witch  Bull dog Fennec Fox by DaveRapoza
Black Witch Bull dog Fennec Fox
I've been getting into watercolors lately, not entirely comfortable with it just yet, but I love it! This is a small illustration of two characters from my 'Black Witch' project!


Dave Rapoza
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States


Thank you for all the support, comments, messages and emails regarding my previous blog post. It means a lot to me to hear from you regarding your similar situations. The fact that we can put out our own personal experiences, and receive that level of feedback, reinforces the need to just be honest. Admitting all that and hearing from all of you has kicked me back into working on my own ideas. I've willfully ignored a lot of what really matters to me just to receive a paycheck from clients.

But with that previous post, I'm back to what's important, back to writing scripts and building up drafts to destroy and rebuild over and over haha. Time to go step by step and edit/finish 'StarVeil' with the intent on jumping immediately onto 'Skull & Shark'. Both of these will be full comics with hundreds of pages(god help me). Quite a bit of 'StarVeil' has been worked out already, not only what's already available online, but what I've done on my own and haven't shared.

So, onto the next step! I've built up some funds working for clients over the past year or so to make sure I can ride out the creation of the comic. In the meantime I'll have to take on jobs here and there which will slow the process down slightly, but I've also tried planning for that as well. My lovely lady, Kim, has been running the 'Skull & Shark CO.' store that was set up late last year. We've been selling limited edition t-shirts and prints with hopes of being able to build up the store enough to fund bigger projects.

All of this is hopefully going to lead to a world where we wont need Kickstarter or Patreon to build up any of the comics. It never really sat well with me to use Patreon for 'StarVeil' as I don't think I could offer enough value to you with just the comic alone. What I would much rather do is give you something in return, whether it be prints or clothing, just something you can physically own while helping push the comic forward. What we may do, is eventually, when the comic is finished, create a Kickstarter to fund the actual printing of the book. That is to say if a publisher doesn't jump on board.

What we currently have, is 3 prints, 2 of which are 13"x20", the other being 15"x20", both with a 1" margin. They're from my 'StarVeil' series and are limited to 200 prints, all of them are major characters to the story, but hopefully you like them as they are! Each print is on museum grade canson paper, not gonna make believe like I know anything about printing besides what looks amazing, but this is a quote from the printer

- "We are proud to use museum quality acid-free cotton fiber paper at 300 gsm paper weight. We use a ten-ink color system alongside the standard four-color CMYK combination. This advanced system produces an extremely wide and accurate range of color, resulting in beautifully vivid prints."

If you'd like to help support the project, here is what's available now in our shop. Thanks for reading this and thank you for the support, I'm really really, another-really, looking forward to getting this book wrapped up.


Click here to visit the store!

If you'd like to follow along, I do a blog style write up in our newsletter(link on the shop) as well as share our next limited product runs!  

Thanks again!



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EdWilliams Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man. I'm wondering if you take commissions for original characters? It would be from shoulder up like a lot of your work. I'd want to get several. 
HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic gallery, I'll be sure to keep watching!
monstre210 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic job ! well done ! ^^
MercedesTheMuse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Pretty blown away cruising your work!  Impressed ; )
GravureArtist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really love your ninja turtles, bulldog, racoon and power ranger pieces. very nice.
lkaashl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where in the deepest corners of DA have u been.. ah there u are! *insta-watch*
PetuGee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
I admire your art. Inspirational
tdelgiudice Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Dave! I came across your Witcher 3 piece when I opened deviantart and I've gotta hand it to you, that is one incredible piece of work! I look forward to seeing your future work :D
AlsoomseKenway Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Do you do Comissions or requests?
Can I have the link to the prices?
GavinCole Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude this witcher stuff is awesome
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