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Home Message Boards NPO: October 2000

Oct 25, 2000 11:12 PM

To Droideka in post 595:

Glad you saw the E-hobbies video interview. Thanks for reminding me that I have a Yank accent. I always wonder how Americans sound from the UK point of view. I enjoy the Brit accent. My pal Paul Jenkins is a joy to listen to.


Oct 25, 2000 11:19 PM

Hello to Jade in Brasil. Hope the Noh TV info that Nick gave you was helpful. You can stop in on the World Famous Comics Kabuki Message board there too, if you wan tmore info or want to talk with other Kabuki readers.

I notices you spelled it Brasil. Is this the same country that we spell Brazil? If so, what is the Kabuki circulation like there? I met a Publisher from Brozil with whom I am working to translate Kabuki into Portuguese for Brazil distribution.


Oct 25, 2000 11:27 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes on October 7th.

Scarab #5 ships first week in November. The new Previews catalogue came out today and has the cover art and solicitation add for Scarab #6.

Rick's cover looks great.

I'm working on Daredevil #18 now. I've completely finished painting the art for Daredevil #16 and #17. I think they resolicited #16 in the recent Previews catalogue.

I'm very happy with how the new DD art has turned out. ANd my pal Bendis has done a very unique script.


Oct 25, 2000 11:33 PM

Hello Bob,

Thanks for reading. I'm sure that your practice and ambition will teach you much. Nothing takes the place of just immersion yourself in the work and solving a lot of problems on your own. Then as they say,(and it is true from my experience) when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.


Oct 25, 2000 11:41 PM

Hi Raven,

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you like the new Scarab series. Boy friends in Scarab? Um... sort of. I think you will like #6. And them more boyfriend type stuff in #8. I'm really looking forward to how pwople will react to the conclusion of this Scarab story. Rick and I will do more Scarab stories in the future, but this one is sort of an origen bookend story.

As for Kabuki's age, I thank Ron for posting my interview response. I hope it helps.


Oct 25, 2000 11:47 PM

Hi Khaled,

It's good to see that you've come out of the closet. Yeah I remember us speaking about the Michael Faraday reference several posts back. Interesting posts if anyone wants to go back and look.

Yes Scarab #6 comes out on January. It is in the new Previews catalogue.

That should be the month that my Daredevil painted issues start to come out.

Wow, when DD starts coming our monthly again, people won't know what to think.


Oct 25, 2000 11:59 PM

TO Paxi and Raven,

As far as bands putting Kabuki references in thier music, It is very flattering when it is them sort of giving props or acknowledge my work. It might be a different thing if they based thier marketing of the song around the idea of Kabuki. But some cool references is appreciated.

I heard the Atlanta Rap group GOODY MOB mentioned Kabuki in a rap on thier new album.

Geoff Keezer's new Jazz album has a song called WILD CARD that is a reference to AKEMI. I put the artwork to this album in Reflections #3.

My friend Andy Lee is in a band in Atlanta and I visit there a lot and go to their live gigs. We were at a club called KARMA and some people invited us to the VIP room and I met Chili from TLC there. She was really cool and nice.


Oct 26, 2000 12:14 AM

Hey Khaled,

Thanks for mentioning the Metamorphosis hardcover. I just recieved the Blueline of it from the printer today.

I'm pretty happy with all the pages that I devoted to the design and pacing of the book. I actually had to include an extra 8 more pages than I advertised it with. Now it is 288 pages. Though there is a cool, intro by Bill Sienkiewicz and an insightful afterword by (Oscar wining filmmaker) John Sayles, most of the pages are for the design atmosphere, intro art, and so the pacing and cover gallery between chapters lets the book breathe and read at the right melody. This was more important to me than just filling it with a sketchbook. Also I'm very happy with the dustjacket art. And most importantly, it is just cool for me to have the whole nine issue story in one big hardcover format. The story reads so much better this way.

Also it occured to me that in all the previous books, that I had never put a bio or "about the author" kind of thing. So the hardcover includes a bio and author info that includes some background and info to frequently asked questions.


Oct 26, 2000 12:20 AM

TO Gandolf,

"Do I plan on working on Daredevil after my storyline with Bendis in #19"

Good Question.

I'd at least like to continue painting all the covers. I know there is a Bob Gale storyline sometime. I would still like to continue painting the covers during that. After that I'd be interested in writing more Daredevil.


Oct 26, 2000 12:28 PM

Droideka,

It's no dousing, I assure you. Sorry for making the assumption. I love Australian accents too!:)

I get a lot of mail from Australia. It would be cool to do a signing there sometime. Do they have many conventions, etc.?


Oct 27, 2000 3:37 AM

I'm pals with Ashley Wood also, who happens to be from Australia.

I'm sure someday I'd be happy to collaborate with both of them


Oct 30, 2000 2:52 AM

A follow up to that post about Kabuki reference in modern popular music:

A friend of mine in Atlanta called and said they just saw an interview with the popular Rap group Outkast and that they mentioned in the interview that they enjoyed Kabuki. My friend said that they then showed a video which depicted a visual Kabuki reference.

If anyone else knows about this, fill me in on the details. I'd like to check it out.


Oct 30, 2000 2:55 PM

Kabuki Agents: SCARAB #5 hits stores this week.

Continues right where #4 left off. Also recaps a bit what has occured in the previous issues so new readers will know what is going on when things hit the fan this issue.



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