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Home Message Boards Bendis: July 11-15, 2004

Re: Hey Easytiger...
Jul 11, 2004 2:58 pm

Hey Easytiger,
I appreciate the kind words and thanks for keeping an open mind

I'm going to pop back in here when I get a few minutes and respond to some of the other posters, comments, and questions.

Thanks for all the feedback people!
DM



Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 11, 2004 3:13 pm

Thanks Emin,
I'm glad you liked the different storytelling approaches I used in Daredevil.

I try to make the story and art indistinguishable from each other. They really become one thing that cannot be sepparated or categorized. Even more so in the Kabuki books. I'd say check out the KABUKI: Metamorphosis trade for the best example of that. And it will probably be a good starter kabuki trade for you if you dig the Daredevil stuff.

And the new Kabuki series starts right where Meta leaves off.

If you get a chance to read it, please post some feedback here and let me know what you think.

Best,
David



Re: HEY MACK! Where you gonna be in SD?
Jul 12, 2004 6:04 am

Since Oeming and Bendis aren't setting up this year, I'll be set up next to Andy Lee and NYC MECH at the IMAGE booths.

See you there!

Come one, come all!
Stop by my SD booth and introduce yourself. I'll treat you right.

And I'll have all the Kabuki trades and the new Kabuki issue!
It ships Wed July 21. First day of the San Diego con. I'll be there Wed thru Sunday.

Gonna be huge!

Anh will have her Tranimals as well


Re: Mack/Kabuki Interview at newsarama
Jul 13, 2004 1:50 am

Thanks for posting this Shwicaz
An interview about the new Kabuki series at Newsarama.

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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Re: HEY MACK! Where you gonna be in SD?
Jul 13, 2004 1:54 am
An interview about the new Kabuki series at Newsarama.

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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[1] http://www.newsarama.com
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Re: Hey Easytiger...
Jul 13, 2004 1:56 am
An interview about the new Kabuki series at Newsarama.

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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[1] http://www.newsarama.com
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Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 1:57 am
An interview about the new Kabuki series at Newsarama.

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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[1] http://www.newsarama.com
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Re: Catching up on my reading! (finally)
Jul 13, 2004 2:05 am

Hi Diana!
I'm glad you read it, and thanks for posting the kind feedback.
I'm happy that you liked the first one, but I promise it gets a lot better.

I wrote and drew circle of blood ten years ago when I was 20yrs old. So I even though I still see a lot of charm in it, I believe that the newer Kabuki stuff is much better.

Skin Deep and Metamorphosis are my favorite.

But Circle of Blood is a great book to read for all of the foundational info about the characters that the future books are built on.

Thanks a lot for reading it!
Warmest regards,
David

Newsarama just posted an interview about Kabuki that goes into a lot of the things involved in my approach and what each of the volumes are about.

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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Re: creepy fans
Jul 13, 2004 10:03 am

Wow... first I want to say that this thread is appropriately titled.
And not so much for the photo in the first post

Actually this is entertaining (and disturbing) me on several levels. Funny photo labelling! Well done. You made me laugh out loud.

That first photo is very funny. It is from the Heroes con website and we've laughed about it more than once. They put it in their con program this year

It was a charity painting demostration I was doing with Bill Sienkiewicz for last year's Heroes Con. It is hillarious that I seem to be really happy about the moment, and yet everyone else is looking at me like I'm from another planet.

Actually those fans are very nice. It turns out they were just shy. Most of them just watched me expressionlessly without saying anything. And I'm talking I was paintinge there for at least a good hour. And they stayed the entire time. And someone even bought the painting at an Auction for hundreds of dollars later in the day.

Dusty, the guy who organizes much of Heroes con and works at the store Heroes aren't hard to find. Later told me that all the people at the event and in the photo are hard core Kabuki fans that he sees at the store all the time and are very talkative and passionate about my work when talking to him. He said they were just so shy when I was in person. So he told them to just talk to me this year. And Dusty especially teased the MM shirt guy about the photo. And they all came to my table this year, even the MM shirt guy, and were very talkative this time, and he explained that he was just really shy, and that everyone at the store ribbed him for that photo that Dusty put in this years convention booklet.
He's actually a very cool kid and he posts on my Kabuki message board regularly now.

Now... as for Graves... and posting searching images of my girlfriend on google, well..

Just kidding. I've searched for her before too.
Did the one with her and me and Andy Lee in NY all putting fingers in my nose come up?

Graves, While you're at it, and since it seems like your thing, go ahead and search for Images of Playmate Susie Owens/Flaxen


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 10:15 am

Hi Wayner,
Yeah, you can start right with the new Kabuki #1. It is a brand new arc and brand new direction.

But if you get the chance, I'd also recommend that you check out one of the Kabuki trades to see the some more depth of the story and contrast from the old Kabuki and the new series.
I'd recommend either starting with KABUKI: Circle of Blood, or KABUKI: Metamorphosis (which is my favorite of them).

Check out the interview at Newsarama for more info on the new series, and the trades and why I do Kabuki and how I began it.

Thanks,
David

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview .
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Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 10:16 am

Thanks, Emin.
Looking forward to it


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 4:21 pm

Thanks for giving it a shot and approaching it with an open mind!

Really glad to hear your going to pick up the first issue. I hope it dazzles or intrigues you enough to pick up the trades

Please post your feedback when you get a chance.

Thanks all!
David


Re: creepy fans
Jul 13, 2004 11:00 am

Alysha,
I still keep looking at your labelled images of me, and keep cracking up!


Re: creepy fans
Jul 13, 2004 3:45 pm

Hi Graves,
Glad you got Wake Up. Bendis and I had a great time working on that! Was good to finally collaborate on a project worthy of our friendship. (Though we still have Flaxen
I'm touched to hear that it made you all weepy.
Many people have told me that. Inlcuding JustJeffery on this board who said Timmy reminded him of his own autistic children. He wrote a very touching letter about it.

As for finding photos of Anh. It will be eaiser to do a google search on her if you spell her name right
Type in:
Anh Tran david mack

I think a few more come up than the ones you've mentioned. There should be some that if you click on will take you to Ivan Brandon's site which has a whole bunch of photos with us in NY. With Andy Lee and Brandi Wong also there.

Did you get the issues of Reflections #1-4? They have a bunch of photos of her and other models as well as many of my drawings and figure studies of her.
I think Reflections is where Alysha got that photo reference of me modeling for that Transmet piece
And Reflections #2 has some of my photos and paintings of Playboy's Susie Owens. And #1 has us both together modeling for photos that Bendis took for his drawing reference for Flaxen...


Anh Tran's Tranimals as Tower exclusive at San Diego Con
Jul 13, 2004 5:04 pm

David Thornton posted this at my Kabuki messageboard, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. Especially since a lot of you will be at San Diego.
And cause I'm proud of my girlfriend Anh

Many of you have seen Anh's Tranimals at many conventions and bought some from her. She will still have the Bunny and Ninja at our table in the Image Island booth. But the Tower Records booth will have the exclusive of Mr Cat! for this year's San Diego Con. And Tower is ordering more for their stores!

So get in on the ground floor and check out Animal Anh's Tranimals!

News: SDCC-exclusive Tranimal
Posted By: David Thornton
Date: TUE, 7/13/04, 12:55 p.m.

From Figures.com --

New plush line to debut at San Diego Comic-Con!

Artist Anh Tran's plush line - Tranimals - will make their debut at this years San Diego Comic-Con. Discovered by SubCultures back in the summer of 2003, these unique critters are hand stitched by the artist herself - no two are exactly alike.

To celebrate their launch, Tower Records will host a super limited edition of 500 Mr. Kats. Mr. Kat will retail for $19.99 and can be purchased at Tower's Booth #4913. The rest of the Tranimals plush line - Mr Kat, Ninja, Bot, and Bunny - will be available exclusively at Tower Records in October.

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The article includes an image of Mr. Kat

Related Link:
Tranimals.com
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This is *so cool* - I can't wait to buy my Mr. Kat!

Congrats on the deal, Anh!

Best,
David Thornton


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 5:13 pm

Thanks, man


Re: Anh Tran's Tranimals as Tower exclusive at San Diego Con
Jul 13, 2004 5:25 pm

I'm her hobby
This has been her full-time thing as of late,
Trying to single handedly fill all the orders from Tower.

She's also working on a Tranimals comic for Top Shelf.


Re: Anh Tran's Tranimals as Tower exclusive at San Diego Con
Jul 13, 2004 5:37 pm

Hey, just saw that the link takes you to a photo of her with some Tranimals.


Re: creepy fans
Jul 13, 2004 5:42 pm

That photo is something. I seem really amused

I posted this in another thread about Anh's Tranimals, but I'll post it here cause the link has a photo of Anh and her Tranimals.
And I know Graves likes those photos

Here it is:

David Thornton posted this at my Kabuki messageboard, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. Especially since a lot of you will be at San Diego.
And cause I'm proud of my girlfriend Anh

Many of you have seen Anh's Tranimals at many conventions and bought some from her. She will still have the Bunny and Ninja at our table in the Image Island booth. But the Tower Records booth will have the exclusive of Mr Cat! for this year's San Diego Con. And Tower is ordering more for their stores!

So get in on the ground floor and check out Animal Anh's Tranimals!

News: SDCC-exclusive Tranimal
Posted By: David Thornton
Date: TUE, 7/13/04, 12:55 p.m.

From Figures.com --

New plush line to debut at San Diego Comic-Con!

Artist Anh Tran's plush line - Tranimals - will make their debut at this years San Diego Comic-Con. Discovered by SubCultures back in the summer of 2003, these unique critters are hand stitched by the artist herself - no two are exactly alike.

To celebrate their launch, Tower Records will host a super limited edition of 500 Mr. Kats. Mr. Kat will retail for $19.99 and can be purchased at Tower's Booth #4913. The rest of the Tranimals plush line - Mr Kat, Ninja, Bot, and Bunny - will be available exclusively at Tower Records in October.

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Notes:
The article includes an image of Mr. Kat

Related Link:
Tranimals.com
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This is *so cool* - I can't wait to buy my Mr. Kat!

Congrats on the deal, Anh!

Best,
David Thornton


Re: why is millarworld so damned uptight??
Jul 13, 2004 5:10 pm

We already have a thread for this!
PLEASE stop making new threads!

Spoilers ahead
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Ha Ha, Just kidding

Welcom to our board!

I like the Millar board too, and stop by to check it out every now and then or to answer some questions.
But the sheer giddyness, sillyness, and chaos of this board really does have its charm


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 5:48 pm

I'm here to justify your love


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 6:25 pm

Hi Greg,
I appreciate that. Glad you have an open mind to my work and are planning to take the innitiative to try it. I look forward to seeing you and your wife in San Diego. Please introduce yourself and let me know you are Greg T from the board.

I certainly apologize for the offending comment. I certainly don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or offend. I can't think of what I might have said.
I imagine that it was an unintended offense, and I appreciate you considering it that way.

You are welcome to mention it to me, and I can try to remember and bring the context back to it or explain myself if I can recall it. If you prefer to do it privatley, feel free to PM me.

Again, thanks for giving me the beniefit of the doubt, and choosing to check out my books.


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 6:55 pm

You're merging the threads!  :)


Re: Why is allenpatbrowne so damned uptight?!?!
Jul 13, 2004 7:02 pm

There's already a thread for this!
Stop making new threads!


Re: creepy fans
Jul 13, 2004 7:06 pm

He's actually a very lovely man.
He came out of his shell this year and introduced himself.
We both sort of laughed at that photo in the Con book


Re: Kabuki #1 preview over at the Pulse
Jul 13, 2004 10:11 am

Glad you are going to pick up the trades.
Go to DavidMack.net and there is a synopsis about what each trade is about.

Also check out this interview just posted at Newsarama for more info about each Kabuki trade and hardcover:

This one also has some preview pages posted. Some in a different form than those at the Pulse:

Newsarama.com [1] posted this David Mack interview.
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Re: SDCC Booths I'm stopping at:
Jul 14, 2004 7:20 am

Kabuki booth, right next to the NYC Mech booth. We are both corner booths next to each other. The last aisle of the Image Islands.

I'll be at my booth Wed-Sun. Anh too. And Bendis when he is hiding out between panels.
and Andy Lee and NYC Mech crew at thier corner.

The Tower booth will have Anh's Tranimals (Mr Cat only. Bunny Ninja will be at the Kabuki booth) and Anh will also be signing at the Tower booth at some point.


Re: Hey MACK! , Trek Books question??
Jul 14, 2004 7:36 am

I don't write the Trek.
Bizarre story.
My retailer congratulated me on it and told me he ordered a ton of them cause it had me name. I said I wasn't writing Trek and he showed me the Previews catalogue.
So I was confused, and called wildstorm and told them this.
They said, yeah we're happy to hear you are writing it for us.
I said, I'm not. That's the problem. False advertising.
So he says he'll check on it and call me back.
Says it is a guy named David Allan Mack, but he thought it was me.
So I say, well you need to put David Allan Mack on the cover and solicitation or something so my readers are not buying it blindly based on my reputation and carreer in comics like my retailer did.
He calls back and says he talked to the guy and says he doesn't want to.

But says he will explain it in the issue and try to make a distinction.
I say, I have a friend named James Lee, but if I say I'm doing a book with Jim Lee Wildstorm may have a problem with it. he agrees and says he will fix it.

So I get a package of Star Trek books a month later. I imagine they are showing me how they fixed it. It still says David Mack on the cover.
No distinction about it inside.

So I get the next issue too. Still David Mack on the cover and no distinction.
I'm wondering what the deal is.

Then I get a phone message from David Mack to David Mack.

I call him back and he says he is recieving my Kabuki books from the printer. And that I am getting his Trek books. He then says if he ever does another comic book, he will list it David Allan Mack. Cause he is worried they are going to start sending me his checks.

He sent me my Kabuki books, and seemed like a nice guy. And I appreciate him calling cause I was wondering why the printer was not sending me my books. So I thanked him for that.
But I did feel like a lot of my readers and the retailers were taken advantage of by the whole thing. And DC/Wildstorm told me it was there best selling Trek book ever.
So, I don't know why they didn't fix it from the start.


Re: creepy fans
Jul 14, 2004 7:43 am

Reflections are four 48 page sketchbook, art process type of books.
No collection of all 4 of them yet. They are still in print in their original squarebound 48 page format.

All kinds of art stuff in them. Collage, paintings, sculpture, photos, drawings..


Re: Hey MACK! , Trek Books question??
Jul 14, 2004 1:45 pm

Ha Ha.
No. That's not difficult to figure out. Daredevil was a top ten book when I was doing it then. And my Marvel Knights writing rate is very different from the standard DC/Wildstorm rate based on friends I know who work there.

I had done a few covers and things for Vertigo and Wildstorm before, and the name David mack in their stystem has my address and info.
So I think the concern was valid, that they could as easily send me checks as they did send me books.

In fact Jim Lee's sister does the accounting there and she told me recently that there was some confusion about the entire thing.


Re: creepy fans
Jul 14, 2004 1:52 pm

Hi Graves,
Good to see your art here!
My e-mail address are always filling up. Just continue to post stuff here and I'll check it out!


Re: creepy fans
Jul 14, 2004 1:55 pm

Hi Houdini,
Glad you dig the Tranimals!
The Tower record booth will have the Cat exclusivly at the con.
And Anh will probably have her Bunnies, and DJ Ninjas at my Kabuki booth.
Please stop by and check them out!

And I will have all the Trades and Hardcovers at my booth. And lots of other stuff too!


Re: Hey MACK! , Trek Books question??
Jul 14, 2004 6:21 pm

This just posted on my Kabuki messageboard:

News: David Mack in David Alan Mack interview
Posted By: David Thornton
Date: WED, 7/14/04, 1:42 p.m.

From TrekNation.com --

TT: Haven't you also turned your hand to writing graphic novels?

Not exactly.

In 1995, John and I co-wrote a script for The Batman Chronicles titled "The Art of the Game." The script was paid for but never produced - a fate that befell more of our work than we had anticipated.

To date, my only published work in comic books is a four-issue Star Trek: The Next Generation / Star Trek: Deep Space Nine crossover miniseries titled "Divided We Fall." John and I co-wrote that story in late 2000 and early 2001. It was published by WildStorm Comics in May-August 2001.

However, there is another David Mack working in the world of comic books - a fact that has led to some confusion in recent years. He is the gifted creator, writer, and artist of the award-winning Kabuki series of graphic novels.

The cases of mistaken identity at conventions were annoying at first, but now I'm merely amused by them. Fans sometimes hear my name and ask, "Are you THE David Mack?" To which I respond by paraphrasing Douglas Adams, "No I am A David Mack. We come in six packs now." Lately, I've begun asking Star Trek fans to pester "the other David Mack" at San Diego Comic-Con by telling him how much they love "his" Star Trek novels. [evil grin]

He and I have dealt with everything from our comp issues of comic books being sent to one another to having our tax information crisscrossed by a certain mutual employer - a mix-up that landed me briefly in the hot seat with the I.R.S.

To avoid future confusion, if I do any future work in comic books, I will use my middle name (Alan) in my writing credit to distinguish my work from his.


Re: Hey MACK! , Trek Books question??
Jul 15, 2004 2:53 am

Hey Bleid Blackstar!

I know who you are

Welcome to this board! Good to see you here.
Please give a big hello to Darbin for me!

Congratulations, your famous

(unless you are the other Bleid Blackstar, in which case I'll send his checks and honorary degrees to you.

David


Re: Hey MACK! , Trek Books question??
Jul 15, 2004 2:58 am

Hi JD!
Got your PM, and I'll be happy to send preview stuff like that to your for your site.

Thanks for asking about that

I can alsways use the promo help from your site!

And thanks for all the support on this board and the other boards!

You too, Mary!

Thanks for all the kind words both of you have added to some threads I saw!
Your creepy fan,
David


Re: creepy fans
Jul 15, 2004 3:01 am

Hi JD!
Got your PM, and I'll be happy to send preview stuff like that to your for your site.

Thanks for asking about that

I can alsways use the promo help from your site!

And thanks for all the support on this board and the other boards!

You too, Mary!

Thanks for all the kind words both of you have added to some threads I saw!
Your creepy fan,
David


Re: creepy fans
Jul 15, 2004 3:04 am

Hi Bleid Blackstar!

Welcome to this board :) I saw your post in the Trek thread.

Tell Darbin I say hello.
Best,
David



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