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Home Message Board Bendis: January 11-15, 2004

Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 11, 2004 12:09 pm

a)dude i am so going to find you at Wiz Chicago----just so i can ask if you would do a sketch of echo and DD for me. (please??????)
-Hey MG,
I'll see you there. Please introduce yourself
b)hey....i know noble and tedio pmed you about the anthology....we know you are a busy guy.....but ........
-I'd like to be a part of it. If I finish all my chores in time, I'll be happy to contribute. But those deadlines are a drag!
c)anyhoo...so im ordering circle and meta....whoo hoo!
-I'm really glad to hear this! Please let me know what you think. I recomond reading Skin Deep as well if you get the chance. Its too bad your store didn't have them in stock. If you like the books, please make sure to let your store know it.
e)and guess what mack? haha.. I am doing a presentation on woman in comic books for my schools gender conference in april.....so going to talk about Echo bc she is awsome....and if i get to read a lot of Kabuki by then ....definatly add Kabuki to my little lecture...would it be possible if you would answer some questions that I could quote you on for my presnetation?
- That sounds like a great idea. There are some afterwords in the collections that will be of use to you in this area as well. And you may like to check out some of the recent interviews I've done with sequential tart, newsarama, x-fan [SilverBulletComicBooks.com], JD and more. They have some inside info that may be of help in your presentation. After you read the books, and have some time to dwell on them, drop me any more questions you have, that the afterwords and interviews don't cover, and I can answer them right here if you want

Thanks for including Kabuki and Echo in your presentation!

Kindest regards,
DM


Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 12, 2004 2:37 am

Bob,
Will see you at Megacon in early March.
I'll be set up with Bendis and Andy Lee. I'll have all the Kabuki collections in hardcover and paperback, prints, originals of Daredevil, Scarab, Kabuki, and I'll be happy to sign any books that you bring or pick up at my booth.

I don't have a limit on signing. I'll sign all the DD or Kabuki that you bring or get at my table.
See you there,
DM


Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
Jan 12, 2004 10:02 am

I've never seen the Missing, so I'll try to catch it to see how they used it.

My version in Echo is my loose interpretation of an actual Native American Story.

There are many bits and pieces and structures of actual Native American Stories and actual historical and legendary Vision Quests integrated into the Echo story. It was very important to me that the story be true to the rich history and mythology of these, in story structure and spirit.

Rewardingly, I've had great feedback from the Native American readers (some artists and storytellers themselves) who recognized this and appreciated it.


Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 12, 2004 10:10 am

That's a fine idea. The continuation of this thread...
and the FREE stuff!

In that case... I'll post this link to this new interview here in case you missed their original post. I think it just went up today.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2004 7:07 pm    Post subject: David Mack Weekend at SimplyJD Online!
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Hey everyone...the esteemed Mr. Mack told me that I should come and post these links here so without further ado:

"Catching Up" with Kabuki

10 (and a half) Questions with David Mack

There are totally spoilers in the first article so be warned! I'd really appreciate any sort of feedback...enjoy & thanks! Hey, this is my first post too...looky, I've got yet another cool message board to post on!
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Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 12, 2004 10:21 am

Glad you liked the SKIN DEEP!

Good observation about the pressured and kinetic pacing without the violent action.

Each of the Kabuki books is like a different era in the character's life, so I use a completely different kind of pacing and story tone in each one.

In Circle of Blood, there is a lot of External action, and in the consecutive books, their is more Internal action. Some times the characters have rich metropolitan lives and sometimes the characters have very RICH INNER LIVES.

When there is action, it is pretty matter of fact. I don't use action for the sake of action, or because I think there is some rule that says I need to fill a quota in order to hold peoples attention. I think the characters are deep enough to carry the story regardless of what happens, as long as it is always character motivated and unpredictable.

So thanks for noticing and being sensitive to that. After reading all the books, I think you will notice that the character is evolving. And in evolving you don't repeat earlier cycles. You create new levels of understanding. I like to think that each of the Kabuki books follows this principle.

Wait till you see how ALCHEMY works! I'm tempted to give some things away to make my point, but I'll let you follow it for yourself!

Thanks for reading!
DM


Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
Jan 12, 2004 10:30 am

Thanks for the kind words!
I'm glad you liked it.
I really try to use the art as another part of the writing. I don't see the writing and the art as two seperate things. One of the great charms of telling stories in comics is that the writing and the art should be indistinguishable from each other. It's a hybrid medium. You shouldn't be able to seperate the too. The images tell the story and even the words are a part of the art and image.

If you liked the way I approached the Echo and DD stuff, take a look at my work in Kabuki. KABUKI - Metamorphosis is probably the best presentation of my work in comic books. I'd recoment picking that up first if you haven't read anything else.

It includes the approach you mentioned, but to a much more innovative degree. And it includes many other approaches that you may get a kick out of.

Kindest regards,
David


Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 13, 2004 3:07 am

Here's another recent interview from X-fan in case you missed it. Someone posted the interview here, but you might want to go ahead and check out the link because there is some art on the link that is not shown here.

SilverBulletComicBooks.com.


Re: Sketch Magazine appreciation thread
Jan 13, 2004 11:01 am

I use Blue Line Pro Board for most of my comic book work. Inks or paints.

If you order from them, tell'em I said hi.

The mag is good too. I was the first issue's cover/interview/art stuff.

Glad they are still going strong. The Oeming issue looked great. The Gaiman one too. Bill Baker does good interviews.

Best,
DM


Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 13, 2004 4:27 pm

Thanks for reading them!
And for the kind feedback.
I'm very glad you liked them. Check out SKIN DEEP next. I comes right before Meta and introduces the Akemi character.

And the new series ALCHEMY picks up right where META left off. In case you want to see what happens next.

Looking forward to Chicago.
Best,
DM


Re: Go Buy Kabuki!
Jan 13, 2004 4:40 pm

Let me know what you think of Scarab. It ties in with some scenes in Meta and has some experiments in Point of view that you may get a kick of.
Thanks,
David


Re: What may be a dumb question
Jan 14, 2004 7:42 pm

Uh... Kabuki?


Re: Dr Laura swipes from Wolverine
Jan 15, 2004 5:54 am

That's great!

I had a sort of coincidental comic to TV thing like that happen before. A few years ago, when I was at a prominent LA comic store, a guy who workes at the store said, "You might like to know that Samuel L. Jackson is a big Kabuki reader. He just came in and bought all the Kabuki stuff we had and ordered more."

I thought that was great. One of the most recent Kabuki books at that time had a quote on the front cover from the Washington Times that said: "David Mack's uniquely disturbed vision".

Very soon after Samuel was on Letterman promoting Jackie Brown. And letterman asks him about Tarintino and the script. And Samuel says something along the lines of, "He has a uniquely disturbed vision".
And then all my friends phoned me and thought it was very cool.

Wether any of the Laura thing was somehow inspired from my loose interpretation of the Native American tale or wether it was directly from the original tale, I don't know, but it is a fun coincidence.

Below is the thread with Emin's question about it to me:

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Posted: Jan 12, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
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I just watched the movie The Missing the other day and I was wondering if this is where you got the story "Two dogs fighting" that Wolverine tells Echo. Or is this an actual Indian story. I just thought it was pretty cool that I had just read this in DD and then hear it on this movie.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
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I've never seen the Missing, so I'll try to catch it to see how they used it.

My version in Echo is my loose interpretation of an actual Native American Story.

There are many bits and pieces and structures of actual Native American Stories and actual historical and legendary Vision Quests integrated into the Echo story. It was very important to me that the story be true to the rich history and mythology of these, in story structure and spirit.

Rewardingly, I've had great feedback from the Native American readers (some artists and storytellers themselves) who recognized this and appreciated it.Back to top

Emin
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Joined: 12 Aug 2003
Posts: 307
Posted: Jan 12, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
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That's cool. The only thing I actually remember that was the same was the "which ever one I feed the most" line. It was just a quick little scene. I figured it was an actual story, I just thought it was kind of cool so I thought I would ask.
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Emin
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Joined: 12 Aug 2003
Posts: 307
Posted: Jan 12, 2004 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
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Forgot to say how much I enjoyed the Echo story. This one and the first. I like the way you integrate the actual text with the art. There are times when I read the books I buy and I do not sit back and enjoy the art as much. When I read the issues you have done of DD the art is as involved in the story as the actual text.

Oh yeah and thanx for answering.
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MACK!
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Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 137
Posted: Jan 12, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Question for Mr. Mack re: DD 55
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Thanks for the kind words!
I'm glad you liked it.
I really try to use the art as another part of the writing. I don't see the writing and the art as two seperate things. One of the great charms of telling stories in comics is that the writing and the art should be indistinguishable from each other. It's a hybrid medium. You shouldn't be able to seperate the too. The images tell the story and even the words are a part of the art and image.

If you liked the way I approached the Echo and DD stuff, take a look at my work in Kabuki. KABUKI - Metamorphosis is probably the best presentation of my work in comic books. I'd recoment picking that up first if you haven't read anything else.

It includes the approach you mentioned, but to a much more innovative degree. And it includes many other approaches that you may get a kick out of.

Kindest regards,
David



Re: Spawn's still published?
Jan 15, 2004 11:11 am

Not really Spawn, but Andy Lee is doing a 6 issue stint on SAM & TWITCH written by Andreko.

I'm looking forward to it.


Re: is this board normal???
Jan 15, 2004 11:13 am

God bless us, everyone!


Re: All kinds of Love to David Mack
Jan 15, 2004 11:17 am

Andy Lee will be at all these conventions with Brian and I as well. Check his work out if you are unfamiliar with it. He did the Chinese Caligraphy art on the Ultimate Marvel Team Up that Bendis, Rick Mays, and I worked on together with Master of Kung Fu.

And Andy Lee is doing a 6 issue stint on SAM & TWITCH written by Andreko. I'm looking forward to his work on it.

And check him out at any of the conventions.

DM



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