Hanging out with your DORFmen

Shel Dorf

Shel Dorf

My brother and I owe a deep debt of gratitude to Shel Dorf, Letterer for Steve Canyon and founder of the San Diego Comic convention. Shel was a wonderful man who tried to help young artists to connect with their heroes. He also introduced us to other artists we did not know about.


I remember when he took me to the studios of Morris Scott Dollens.

Not only did Morris publish one of the earliest sci fi fanzines, but he also invented a stroboscope and a color organ that interpreted the various qualities in music into color and motion. The “color organ” linked article also discusses the aspect of his work that I found most interesting and useful. Morris would sculpt the mountains in his paintings using modeling paste to create a 3 dimensional effect. Thanks to Shell, I not only got to meet my childhood heroes, but was exposed to new techniques that helped me expand my thinking and blossom as an artist. Thank you Shel. You are deeply missed.


9 thoughts on “Hanging out with your DORFmen

  1. Pingback: Epic Tales part 1 | About Sound and Vision

  2. Pingback: Leprechaun | About Sound and Vision

  3. Pingback: Short Stories and Tall Tales (pt 1) | About Sound and Vision

  4. Pingback: Phone Call from the Moon | About Sound and Vision

  5. Pingback: When The Kingdom Comes | About Sound and Vision

  6. Pingback: All My Life In A Comic | About Sound and Vision

  7. Pingback: These Memories Can’t Wait | About Sound and Vision

  8. Pingback: The Last of the Dreamers |

  9. Pingback: Naked and Wired | About Sound and Vision

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s