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Home Message Boards Bendis: April 1-5, 2004

Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 01, 2004 5:15 am

I'll have the preview book in NY too.

And letting poeple know I will be at the Atlanta Comicon in mid April.
And the Pittsburgh Comicon at the end of the month.

Also the Motor City Con in May.

See you all there.
DM


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 01, 2004 7:49 am

My major influence is probably my mother. She was a first grade school teacher and was always making artistic teaching systems for her students. So from a very early age, I had access to all kinds of paper, paints, scissors, tape, staplers, hammer, nails etc. I learned to make stuff before I learned to talk.

She was very creative and opened up a lot of creative avenues into my world while my brain was still being hardhard and choosing what neuron paths to open up.

Besides that, it is mostly the act of doing the work that yields the solutions. You don't have to have it all figured out ahead of time. You get a few good ideas and you stay true to those ideas even though you aren't sure you know how to fill in all the steps. But the act of the process is what opens up all those doors. If you try to figure it all out before starting, you can never find those worm hole paths that you find in the act of the process.
So just by doing it all the time, you learn and carve new avenues.

For all of those that read Metamorphosis so far, I wanted to ask what parts of the book had the most effect on you. I'm curious to see how differently various readers percieved the book, and what things stayed with you after reading it.

Same goes for the other Kabuki stories too (especially to those that haven't read meta yet). What scenes, ideas, or facets of the books or stories did you find most interesting?

thanks,


Re: Who's goin to Big Apple Con this weekend? i know Mack is
Apr 02, 2004 12:20 pm

See you soon!


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 1:55 am

You're kidding me? They spell it like that? What place is it that has it labeled that way? Is it an online book order or something?
I'm glad you finally found it, and ordered it!

Thanks for all the comments so far. You're not late Mark. Everyone please feel free to continue to post. I'm logging on every now and then to check the thread.

Thanks,
David


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 4:19 am

If you can get the books in the comic store that is good just to support the comic shops. But if they are out, I'm just glad you could find it, and a lot of online booksellers do offer some killer discounts on a higher priced book like that.

Skin Deep is not out of stock. All the paperback collections are in stock.
A lot of the book stores and on line book sellers have a tendency to list Skin Deep as out of stock, because one of the earlier printings sold out. So we made a new printing to last for a while. But it has a new isbn # on the new printing and for some reason the bookstores are having trouble connecting the dots and understand to get the new printing of Skin Deep.

I think Meta is better than Skin Deep. Skin Deep is sort of the intro to Meta.
I orriginally intended to do them all as one series but after Skin Deep, I moved to Image and began the new series, so when it was collected I called it Metamorphosis which worked out well.

As for the new ship date of Kabuki the Alchemy, like I mentioned earlier in the thread, the new announcement is coming. I think the announcement of the new ship date happens Monday. I apologize for the delay. Thanks for your patience, and please stay tuned for the info.

Thanks for the great responses.
I'm always fascinated to hear what people get out of the books and what sticks with them.

Best,
David


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 4:24 am

Goddard,
Glad you like the black and white stuff in the early books.
It would be a joy to do it again. I just tend to let the story direct what medium and art look I use. There are some b/w sections in places in the new series.


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 4:26 am

I actually posted it before your new message was on the thread.
Didn't forget you

Thanks!


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 4:29 am

It changed so much that it is color now

No, I know what you mean. I think it has changed a bunch. I'm looking forward to doing some b/w stuff entirely with brush and ink. So that will indeed have a different vibe to it.

But the pen work is different now too. I wonder how many similarities and contrasts there will be.


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 4:31 am

You are not an idiot.
You have good taste. And you are smart. And people like you


Re: Hey MACK! I read Metamorphis (kabuki)
Apr 02, 2004 12:16 pm

Thanks Rangerchic!
Spoken like someone who works at a book store and knows what they are talking about. Thanks for that info. That is what I will advize from now on.

Just a reminder to all that I will be signing at the Big Apple Con in Manhatton this Saturday and Sunday. I'll be there the entire con.
This is probably my only NY show of the year. I hope you can stop by.

After that, I will be at the Atlanta Comicon mid April and the Pittsburgh comicon April/May. And then the Motor City con in May. Will also be at Wizard WOrld Chicago, San Diego, Dragon Con in Atlanta, Portland in October and Mid Ohio later in the year.

Best,
DM



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