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Home Message Boards Bendis - January 21-25, 2005

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 21, 2005 9:09 am

I did just check out the Yumiko thread you mentioned.
I have indeed seen her work before.
I know her as a different name than Yumiko.
We met in California a few years back.
And she has since sent me some of her recent paintings.
Her artwork is absolutely incredible.

And it was cool to see the Kabuki stuff in the background of her apartment in the photos she posted.

I'll drop by on that thread and say hello.

For the SHY CREATURES children's book, I did each double page spread on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of regular paper. So one sheet regular paper = two open pages of the book.

But I do intend to offer it in a full size children's book format if readers would want it.

Re: Norwegians Confused by Bush Salute
Jan 22, 2005 2:46 am

This is f*cking hilarious and disturbing.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:20 am

I did pretty big art show October 2003 at the University that I graduated from.
It had 365 pieces, life size sculptures, large paintings, hand made books, original comic work, sketches and lots more.

The University decided to make a traveling show of it.

Any other university or gallery can contack NKU to have the show travel to them.
The University Gallery Director is David Knight.
I put the phone # and contact info in the first Kabuki ALchemy issue in the back.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:34 am
Dan B wrote:
My store tried to order the Adam Hughes variant of Kabuki #4, but Diamond said he had to order 10 copies to get one variant. Is this true? Is there any other way i can get it?
That is NOT true.

You can order as many copies of either cover (for the REGULAR price) that you want.

The extra retailer bonus is that (on top of that) they also get ONE Adam Huges cover FREE for every ten they order of the regular cover.

This is just like the #1 issue with the Maleev cover.
Same thing. You can order as many of each cover. And if retailers order a healthy amount, they also get something FREE.

Everybody wins.

Please make this clear to your retailer. Maybe there is some miscommunication somewhere.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:38 am
B-Rose wrote:
i read on the millarworld shipping update thread that Kabuki 4 was cancelled. whats up with that?
It was originally offered for February. But Marvel forget to include the line about the directions in ordering the Adam Hughes cover (including the incentive I just mentioned in the above post).

So Marvel cancelled the offer for Feb (as it was did not include that information) and made a new ad with the info for March.

So it is moved to March from February for that reason.

So techlically the Feb offer is voided, and retailers need to order the full amount for March.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:41 am

By the way, please pass this on in case someone did not get this information.

When Marvel explained this need for change to me, my contact said there would be an announcement to make it clear. I'm assuming there has been.
But please pass it on in case it has not filtered down to everyone.


Tell Millarworld that I say hello!

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:43 am

Thanks for passing it on!

Everyone is welcome to cut and paste this to make sure everyone knows.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 3:47 am

Hey Alice!

Thanks for posting that image!

Do you or David Thornton have any other photos from the opening that you can post here?

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 22, 2005 10:53 am

Another Brian Bendis Kabuki drawing from 1993 will be included in Kabuki #4.

As long as I have enough room. The page count on this issue is growing like the others.

But definintely more Bendis Kabuki art to show.

Jan 22, 2005 11:32 am

Hi "Yumiko"!

Medical Popcorn from this thread posted on one of my Q&A threads that I should check out your art that you posted here.

Here is the thread where he mentioned your work on my Q&A thread:


And imagine my surprise to see that "Yumiko" was you!
I'm glad to see your art is doing so well. I hope you are doing wonderfully too.

Way back when, I tried sending you the photos we took together in Oakland CA but the package was sent back to me.

I hope you are having a great time back in Honolulu.
Is Gelly's and Gecko's book stores still there?
If so, and if you go there, please tell them that I say hello.

Feel welcome to show your work on my messageboard. There are links at davidmackguide.com.

And feel welcome to show your work on the Bendis board or my Q&A thread there as well.

In case you are back in the bay anytime soon, I'll be at the Wondercon in San Fran this February 18-20.

Kindest regards,

Re: mallevs' first punisher
Jan 23, 2005 9:18 am


I love that Punisher drawing.

I'd love to team up with Maleev some day writing something for his art.
He is an amazing talent.

Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 23, 2005 9:18 am

I'll be there at the table next to Bendis.

If you are there, please stop by and say hello.

Re: Kabuki questions of all kinds...Q&A (and artbook que
Jan 23, 2005 10:02 am

Just FYI, that DD thread work on the fabric that I am holding in some photos is the artistic work of Alice/Darediva.

Favorite Books in December 2004
Jan 24, 2005 1:32 am

Thanks for having good taste!

Thanks for reading.

Re: Kabuki: Circle of Blood
Jan 24, 2005 2:28 am

here are a couple printings of it in Hardcover.
But this is the first I've heard of a color version.

So it looks like the crayons are the way to go!

Think of it as a collaboration.

How is Joplin these days?
I was there a long time ago as I have an aunt and uncle and cousins that live around there.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 24, 2005 6:27 am
[quote="edq13"]so fired up to finally get some a-list talent back at wondercon!!!!!

will be bringing plenty of stuff and things for misters mack and bendis to bestow their holy singnature upon...

I'll be signing books with no limit. Any of my books you bring or pick up at my table.

I'll also have lots or original art and 11x17 prints available.
Let me know if there is anything specific any of you want me to bring.

Photos of readers dressed in Kabuki costumes(Now new pics)
Jan 24, 2005 6:31 am

At the link to this thread from the Kabuki messageboard.


More from today's:


Re: upcoming Kabuki cover with Akemi
Jan 24, 2005 8:11 am

The above post is supposed to say:

Hi Eddy!

Good to see you here.

Re: upcoming Kabuki cover with Akemi
Jan 24, 2005 8:13 am
Mike Storniolo wrote:
that looks great!!
Hi Mike!
Hopefully I'll see you in Philly.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 24, 2005 9:56 pm

Good to see you here Kathleen!
Is this your first visit to the Bendis board?

It is always a delight to see you at conventions, and to see you at my booth and sign things for you!
And at dinner!

And now it will be even extra special!

I'll give you special treatment.

By the way, it is going to be great hanging out with you and your family in San Francisco!
Really fun!

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 24, 2005 10:09 pm

Hi Yano!

I don't often do it, because I've chosen to make publishing the priority format for my work right now.

But that show is available as a traveling show.
And it was set up as a big deal with the University to corespond to lectures and openings and workshops that I did at the school.

And I sometimes do that kind of presentation at other Universities.

And I've done a few other gallery presentations.
Sometimes when I visit other countries, they go the extra effort to make an event out of it. Once I had my artwork in a galler exhibit in Germany shown with H.R. Giger's work. And Giger himself was also at the show.

And last month I had many of my sketchs and drawing and figure paintings in a local gallery show. And I have some work in an upcoming desingers show at another university in the next couple months.

I do it when I can make the time for it. But my publishing reaches more people, and right now that is where my focus is. But I'm always open to the idea when I can make time for it.

But Darediva is right that it is a whole extra experience of the art than you can get from the published format.
I hope to do more of it in the future.

Do you have any suggestions or opinions on the subject?

Re: upcoming Kabuki cover with Akemi
Jan 24, 2005 10:14 pm

Good news indeed!
Thank you!

Please give her my thanks and regards.

Hi Ken Kneisel, Good to see you here!
Jan 24, 2005 10:25 pm

I don't think I've seen you posting here before.

I'll see you at Wondercon, right?

Please pass on my regards to our pals at the Millarworld board.

Re: Sameul L Jackson is a hypocrite
Jan 25, 2005 5:52 am

I don't know if ihe s on the board or not.
But I do know that Mr. Jackson is a huge comic reader. And shops at a certain L.A. comic store regularly.
I know a bunch of the staff there, and a couple times a few of them have pulled me aside to tell me that Sam stopped in to pick up his Kabuki issues!

Go Samuel L. Jackson!


I'm sure he has a good reason for doing whatever roles he chooses.

Re: Have You Ever Been Punched Straight In The Teeth?
Jan 25, 2005 6:09 am

Luckily I had my mouth closed with teeth shut together and it only hit at an angle. So still have all the teeth.

One time I tried to duck and got hit square right in the forehead.
That is fucking stupid jarring. I though, fuck that hurts. I never even thought about hitting a guy in the forehead before. So I decided to hit him in the forehead by actually aiming at it. And he fell right down.

That forehead punch is a mother fucker.

This was in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

I got the fuck out of there.

When I got home I realised that his thumb nail also put a big diagonal cut accross my forehead and over the bridge of my nose.

Big fucking fucking red line slashed right acrossed my face. And I had to go to the Chicago con the next day.

But besides at the con, I had to go to buisiness dinners and meetings and dinners with other artist friends that I respected.

And I had to show up with a big f*cking open wound slashed across my face and explain it to them when that asked that I left some guy laying down in a Taco Bell parking lot.

New Rick Mays & Adam Warren Marvel project...
Jan 25, 2005 7:10 am

links to the cover and first 5 pages of art here:

Re: New to Kabuki? Questions on story or where to start? Q&a
Jan 25, 2005 7:26 pm

Hi Yumiko!

It is good to see you here.

I'm sure everyone here will love to see your artwork at the links you provided.

I have some of those photos of us at Wondercon too!

Thanks for your feedback about the art book!

Feel welcome to post your art here as often as you like.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 25, 2005 7:33 pm

You must have had a heck of an amazing day!

Welcome here.

Wondercon is going to be so fun!
As well as hanging out at your place in San Fran!

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 25, 2005 7:42 pm

Glad you ordered it!
That volume is my favorite collection of all of my work in comics.
(But I'm hoping to outdo it with ALchemy).

Glad you got the Hardcover. It is a better presentation. The inside content is basically the same, except the production on the HC is much better.
It has some end pages with the Kabuki kanji in the scar style debossed on the inside.

And the Kabuki Kanji is embossed into the black hardcover material on the outside in the more caligraphy style. It comes in a wrap around dustjacket. But it looks really cool with the dustjacket off too so you can see the embossement on the black.

Please let me know what you think after you get a chance to read it.

It is the story that the Alchemy continues directly from.

Re: the only reason to watch lifetime
Jan 25, 2005 8:00 pm

Unsolved mysteries.

A 2 hour block starting at noon every day.
It puts me in a very relaxed trance while I paint.

The absolutley only thing I ever have on from that channel.

Re: I had a dream about Mike D! last night
Jan 25, 2005 8:10 pm

I had a dream last night where I woke up and remembered what I just said in the dream.
It was so weird that I wrote it down.

It was about a children's book that I had apparently written as a child.
It was called "The Disguised" (I didn't really write this as a kid, but in the dream I did".

And I said:
"The Disguised is a multi-colored egg, but valued in its choices.
It does not drop eggs, or hide them in paperbags".

Then I woke up after having said that, and wrote that crazy shit down.

What does it mean?

Re: YARG! I can't do girls :(
Jan 25, 2005 8:13 pm

You're a good person. You can do girls. And people like you.

Re: I had a dream about Mike D! last night
Jan 25, 2005 8:20 pm

I also had a similar dream to Oeming, but I got out of the car and said "Gwyllgi!"

Re: YARG! I can't draw girls :(
Jan 25, 2005 8:28 pm

They'll usually let you draw them if you ask them nicely.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 25, 2005 8:49 pm

I intend to be there too!

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 25, 2005 8:51 pm

Looking forward to your reaction to it.
What Kabuki books have your read so far?

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