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Home Message Boards Bendis - January 26-31, 2005

Re: Kabuki: Circle of Blood
Jan 26, 2005 6:04 am

My family there has the last name of "DoubleDee".
He's a big Cherokee Indian fellow.

Ironic that his name is Double D, and the Indian stuff he taught me as a kid went into my "DD" Echo work.

They live outside of Joplin I think.
And my brother went to live with them for a while as a teenager and went to high school there.

By the way, what Kabuki books are you familiar with so far?
Which have you read?

Re: Favorite current title.
Jan 26, 2005 6:11 am

It is cool that you have all the covers together like that!
I haven't seen them all together like that before.
That Adam Hughes cover is looking good!

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 26, 2005 6:15 am

It is really cool to see the reaction of students and faculty when there is a show at the University Gallery.

If you have any contacts to a university or gallery there, just pass on the info to them and they can ge a part of the traveling university show.


Photo of girl with Kabuki book on One Tree Hill TV show...
Jan 26, 2005 6:18 am

Girl reading KABUKI: Scarab Hardcover on the show.
Link to the photo still on today's update:

Jan 26, 2005 6:27 am

Congratulations COTE!

Good for you man!

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 26, 2005 2:01 pm

Hi Jack!
Thanks for the opinion.

And thanks for reading all of the Kabuki trades.

I appreciate the request for the Reflections collection.

I think it is probably a pretty good idea. I've been waiting until all four 48 page Reflections issues are sold out. And now they just about are.
So I was thinking I probably should put a trade paperback collection of them together soon.

I'm thinking to collect all 4 issues, and add another issue's worth into the collection so there is a lot of new stuff as well.
But I'd probably keep this regular trade size. Not oversize like the Art of David Mack volumes.

What do you think?

Would anyone else want the Reflections collection?

Have any of you seen the other Reflections books?
They show art process, and lots of work outside of Kabuki as well.
Anyone have all four of them?
Or mave most people missed this?

Re: Millar's Wolverine (spoilers)
Jan 26, 2005 2:14 pm

That's nice of you to say. But no chance of me drawing anything except Kabuki for the foreseeable future.

Aside from Kabuki, I'll only be writing some things when I have the time and if I think it is the right project.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 26, 2005 2:20 pm

I appreciate you considering trying Kabuki.

Here is a current thread which should answere some of your questions:

Also go to for descriptions of each volume and more info.

And you can go to David Thornton's site which has all kinds of info. The most extensive site I've seen.

I hope this is helpful. If you have any other questions after you look at those, just jump onto the current Kabuki Q&A thread.

I hope you give Kabuki a try. If so, please post to let me know what you think.

Re: E = MC Hawking?
Jan 26, 2005 3:33 pm

I have this album and I LOVE it.

I've been listening to it constantly lately.
It gets me going.

Re: questions about frank quitley
Jan 26, 2005 3:47 pm

You outed him!

Does he make is name known publicly?
I didn't know that.

He actual goes by Vin.
He is a super good guy. I spent a couple weeks with him and Millar in New Zealand and Australia.

It was great to get to know them.
Super good people.
And I LOVE his artwork. I'd love to work him him some day.

When I have been asked to write Marvel projects and choose an artist, he has always been one of my first requests.

Re: Millar's Wolverine (spoilers)
Jan 26, 2005 4:19 pm

That's what I'd want to see too.
Non-stop movement and vicious action.
Him just making things happen.
I'd cram all my rage into a Wolvie story. If I was doing it that is.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 26, 2005 9:18 pm

Go Yano!
Go Fatima!

Re: Kabuki: Circle of Blood
Jan 26, 2005 9:25 pm

I recommend the volume called Kabuki: Metamorphosis.

It is my favorite of the collected volumes so far. And it comes right before the Alchemy series from Marvel. ANd it has compatible artwork that I think she'd like.

And also Skin Deep, which is the volume before Metamorphosis. Both of those tie in with the current Marvel series and are painted like it.

And the story in those is something I think she will like. And they will add a lot of back story to the ALchemy series and make it more relevant to her.

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 26, 2005 10:21 pm

I haven't seen that photo before.
The folks at the Pittsburgh Comicon presented me with that cake at their show in April.
It was super nice of them.
I was doing a panel and then they had a little birthday celibration for Kabuki's ten year anniversary and came in with that cake!

So they brought it to my table and I cut the cake and served it to all the Kabuki readers who came to to the table.

And Mike, I thought that photo of you was cute!

And Maleev is cute too.
He's my favorite Bulgarian.

You guys are really going to like each other.

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 27, 2005 12:05 am

So, would you like a piece of my cake?

Sorry, I thought we gave you some.

Well on the next 10 year Kabuki anniversary, you are definitely gettin some cake. That's all there is to it.

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 27, 2005 12:07 am

yeah, I take photos sometimes. But it is mostly an excuse for ladies to model for me.

Re: How poor are you/have you been
Jan 27, 2005 12:16 am

I used to be dirt poor.

Once I had to go a whole year with no electricity.
No phone. No heat.

That was bizarre.
Had a cooler with ice to keep food in. Cause no fridge.
In the winter, kept the food inside the screen door on the back porch to keep it cold.

Slept on alluminum foil to reflect my body heat and keep me warm at night. Slept with coat and hat and boots on.

Had flashlights for when I needed a light at night.
Mostly candles.

For years, I bought all my clothes at the second-hand store. Or wore what people gave me.
Never bought toilet paper.
I just swiped big stacks of those brown napkins from Taco Bell.

I slept on a bare mattress in an empty room for years. No sheets or pillow.

I didn't get a TV until I was in my twenties.

But I got those early Kabuki books written and drawn!

And now I'm bling bling mother f*cker!

Toilete paper and everything!

Re: How poor are you/have you been
Jan 27, 2005 12:18 am

Also I should mention:

Go a year taking baths with no hot water.
Even in the winter.

It really builds your mind over matter power.

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 27, 2005 12:25 am

Damn. I guess I've had them mixed up this whole time too.

In that case, would you like a piece of my sex?
With candles on it?
You can make a wish and blow.

Re: Photos of readers dressed in Kabuki costumes(Now new pic
Jan 27, 2005 8:27 am

At the link to this thread from the Kabuki messageboard.

Impressively made costume:

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 27, 2005 8:40 am

yeah, cake is where the action is.

This is my favorite cake thread.

And the offer still holds, please let me know if you want some of my cake.

Re: What Character by Which Artist?
Jan 27, 2005 8:44 am
The Roman Candle wrote:
Scarlet Witch by David Mack. When I saw that page in finale my jaw dropped. I'd love for him to do a full painting of Wanda.
Hey that would be fun. I love painting in reds.

By the way, I'm going to be having that original Scarlet/vision Avengers artwork for sale at Wondercon.
And also at WW LA if it is still available.

In case anyone here is looking for it.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 27, 2005 8:47 am

Should I offer the Reflections collection as a hardcover?

Re: Do you use photo reference?
Jan 27, 2005 5:02 pm
BRSalazar wrote:
Well even though this thread got taken over by hot, steamy cake-talk, There was alo tof great info in there. So thanks everybody.
No problem.

I just wanted to do my part.

Re: New to Kabuki? Questions on story or where to start? Q&a
Jan 27, 2005 9:06 pm

Hi Jim,
Thanks for the kind words about ALchemy. I'm glad you are liking it.

I don't want to spoil any surprises about the upcoming issues.

But I think you will really get a kick out of them.

And I'll also be doing a story of each of the Noh in the future.

Re: Your name in japanese
Jan 27, 2005 9:15 pm

Yeah Taki,


Re: Your name in japanese
Jan 27, 2005 9:30 pm

Yea, you LOKKU real good

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 27, 2005 9:36 pm

Thanks DT!

Re: upcoming Kabuki cover with Akemi
Jan 27, 2005 9:39 pm

Thanks all!

Re: Your name in japanese
Jan 27, 2005 9:45 pm

Honto ni?

Do itashimashite!
Anata wa totemo sugoi desu!

Re: Kabuki: Circle of Blood
Jan 27, 2005 10:15 pm

If she gets it, please send a photo.

I can include it in a book. And David Thornton will put it on

I have a great collection of photos of people's Kabuki related tattoos that I've published in the Reflection books, and more that I'm sending to Thornton for his site.

Please give her my regards.
Thanks for the interest in my books.

Re: Who is going to Wondercon in San Fran Feb 18-20?
Jan 27, 2005 10:50 pm
thecrow331 wrote:
Lookin' forward to Wondercon. Should be a fun time. I'm gonna be volunteering over at the CBLDF booth a lot of the weekend. Everyone should stop by and buy something cool or donate a bit of cash. Every little bit helps![/url]
If you like, I can donate a stack of signed Kabuki books that you can sell at the CBLDF booth to raise funds.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 28, 2005 10:11 pm

I spoke to Marvel about it today.
If I hear a lot of interest in a Reflections collection I'll shoot for a release date of this summer.

Re: MALEEV! What's the inside of Decalogue going to look li
Jan 29, 2005 4:25 pm


I LOVE your covers on this.
And the art you showed.

And I love the Golden Age art a lot too!

It was great seeing it first hand at your place.

I think you are an amazing person.

Your fan,

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 29, 2005 8:01 pm

I'm really glad you liked it. Metamorphosis is probably my fave of all the collections.
And I'm impressed that you finished reading it already!

I'm sure you will get a kick out of re-reading all the volumes in order now.
Reading Skin Deep, Meta, and Alchemy all at once will make each of those stories more revealing.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 29, 2005 8:10 pm

The idea was that what would be Reflections 5 would also be in the collection.

There is no danger of running out of material.
I have more material than I could ever fit in all the books or have time to collect.
And I make more sketches and drawings and all kinds of new material all the time.

I'd like to continue with the 48 page format (as a #5, 6, & so on) but I don't think the retailers advance orders support that kind of format for Reflections any more.

I'd be happy to be proved wrong. I could still try to do a #5 in that format.

But I'd still want to collect the 1-4 of Reflections.
It seems like a lot of people haven't seen them.

So just testing the waters to see if people would want this or not.

I'll be painting Tori Amos for her 2006 calendar...
Jan 29, 2005 11:40 pm

I did a painting of her for the 2004 and 2005 calendars.

And this is just a heads up for you in case you want to order the 2006.

Proceeds go to the RAINN charity.
To help prevent and deal with rape and incest.

Re: Marvel Select Action Figures I'd like to see..
Jan 30, 2005 9:34 am

I'd dig some Powers figures too.

Just fyi in case some don't know, Kabuki figures are currently available.

Kabuki and Kageko were sculpted by Clay Moore and release from Moore Action Collectables.
And SCARAB and AKEMI figures were just released from Diamond Select.
And are in stores now.

All the figures can be ordered from you comic store or from me.

I'm still waiting for that POWERS Detective Mack figure.

Re: FILLER by Rick Spears & Rob G.
Jan 30, 2005 9:40 am

Go Rick Spears and Rob G!

I hang out with Rick and his wife sometimes when I'm in NY.
He's good peeps.

link to all the process photos of the new Kabuki statue
Jan 30, 2005 2:10 pm

Re: link to all the process photos of the new Kabuki statue
Jan 30, 2005 5:14 pm
Medical Popcorn wrote:
Cool. So whats the height on this statue?
I don't remember exactly, but I think Clay said it was eleven inches.

I'll be speaking with him soon and be back with more info.

Re: Iraq schools the US in voter turnout.
Jan 30, 2005 5:20 pm

Stay safe, Cote!

We are wishing you the best.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 30, 2005 5:25 pm

Yeah Valter!
Good job!
I always like your watercolers, but I think this is your masterpiece.

What tools did you use?

Re: half priced books
Jan 30, 2005 5:30 pm

There is a great one around me.
Great book selection.

I've never got comics there, but that is where I sell a bunch of comics when I get too much. Or when I'm done with them.

Or if I have some Kabuki books that are damaged in shipping, just a crease or something, but not salable at a con or store, less than near-mint, I take a stack of them and sell them at half price so someone else can enjoy them for cheap.

Re: I'll be painting Tori Amos for her 2006 calendar...
Jan 30, 2005 11:17 pm
aaron thomas nelson wrote:
That's a great cause! I'll pick one up. Keep us posted.
Hi, Welcome to the board!

Thanks all, glad you are interested.

It is for a good cause.
I'll keep you updated.

Re: Q&A:Kabuki questions of all kinds /artbook /new pics
Jan 30, 2005 11:24 pm

I was there in NY last April.
Maybe I'll check on going. Depending if I'm caught up on my work at the time.
But I had a blast last year.
It would be great to go again.
I try to sign in NY at least once a year.
So I'll keep you updated.

Good camera phone!

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