I am the Abominable Snowmanís new haircut. The sling of Pegasusí strained wing. I am the dentures of the toothless Chupacabra. A Phoenix with a skin condition.
-- Kabuki: The Alchemy #3
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Home Message Boards WFC: April 21-25, 2001

Re: G.I. Joe
MON, 4/23/01, 7:21 a.m. - In Response To: G.I. Joe (David Michael Beck)

Hey Congrats!

I was called about doing some G.I.Joe work too. I may do a cover or something eventually cause my brother and I read it hardcore when we were like ten. Nostalgia work can be fun!

See you at Pittsburghe,

DM

David,... I thought you would be interested to know that I was selsected to be the back cover artist on the up-coming G.I.Joe book due out in September. As you well know, brearking into this business is an arduous task. The covers I've produced for Choas! have been well recieved, but I really needed a mainstream project to attain higher exposure. I have my fingers crossed that the book will do well. I will be in Pittsburgh next weekend. I'll stop by your booth and show you Brian, and Mike what I'm up to....Best Regards,...DMB


Re:Blueline PRO, Sakura...
MON, 4/23/01, 7:26 a.m. - In Response To: Episkopat (daniel)

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the kind words. I like to try all kinds of media when I work.

In comics, I do most of my work on BLUELINE PRO pages.
When I use pens, I use mostly Sakura Microns or Gellyrolls.
And I make a habit of trying all kinds of different paints, etc.

HELLO MR.MACK

I TALKED TO JUSTIN FROM WFC AND I ASKED HIM WITH WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU CREATE YOUR PAINTINGS .SO HE SAID I SHALL ASK YOU . I THINK YOUR PAINTINGS ARE GOOD CAUSE THEY CAN HAVE MANY FACES...SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WERE YOUR FIRST STEPS TO BECOME LIKE THIS? I HOPE FOR RE: TO TALK MORE ABOUT ART...

BEST WISHES

DANIEL


Re: the chick with the chiuaua
MON, 4/23/01, 7:30 a.m. - In Response To: the chick with the chiuaua (Rae)

Hello,

Good to see you at the con. We LOVED your microscopic dog AUSKA! Anh really wants one so she can carry it around in her purse too!

Thanks for introducing yourself and for reading my book.
Hope to see you both again:}

DM

what's up Dave I just wanted to let you know that it was a real thrill meating you today at wonder com. You are my favorite artist. I have never been into art before I met Don and thanks to him I was introduced to comic books. he was trying to find something in the comic world that I would really enjoy. First I got Kingdom Come which he said I should like but truthfully I've never finished it. Then he bought me kabuki's dreams and a classics and I fell in love with the art. I was so overjoyed to see you that I was really nervous (if you couldn't tell). sorry about that but i've only bumped into Sylvester Stalone and met you as far as celebrities so I was quite exited. Your girlfriend was very nice too. I'm happy that the two of you are planning on owning a longhair Chihuahua because they really are wonderful animals. Auska is a real joy for us and i see that you two will find joy in a small dog too. Anyways what else can i say? I'll write back another time later
rae
p.s. i have a question.......... why does the general have an obsession with mannequins? I just always wanted to know I found it quite odd. Also, are scarab and tigerlilly lovers? hmmmmmmmm......


Re: early kabuki?
MON, 4/23/01, 7:33 a.m. - In Response To: early kabuki? (farmer)
hey mack,

just wondering if you could answer this question for me.

how many copies did you iniatially sell of kabuki issue 1 in its first printing with caliber press?

i'm just gathering different numbers and experiences from different people cause i'm interested in self publishing.

thanks for your time.

If I remember correctly, the very first Kabuki book released in 1994 sold out of a print run of either 25,000 or 30,000.


Re: New Mack cover art......
MON, 4/23/01, 7:43 a.m. - In Response To: New Mack cover art...... (Ron Wm McElman)

Thanks Ron!

I'm very glad that you posted this link. I really enjoyed doing the cover to this novel [Road to Lisdoonvarna]. And I really enjoyed reading it as well.

If you haven't read any of De Lint's work, hopefully my cover will give you a good excuse to try this one. He's a Kabuki reader himself!

And RON was a big help in putting the Publishing house in touch with me. THanks again RON:)

DM

Charles De Lint has posted info and David's cover art for the upcoming novel "THE ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA".

When you get to the page, click the thumb at the bottom to see a larger view of the art....

Ron


Re: blueline pro
MON, 4/23/01, 10:24 p.m. - In Response To: Re: blueline pro (daniel)
HELLO MR.MACK
Hello:)
SO PLEASE TELL ME ...DO YOU TRAVEL A LOT TO GET YOUR IDEAS ?
I do like to travel to get a fresh perspective on things, but most of my work is accomplished by discipline and practice. Nothing takes the place of devoting all your energy and attention to the work. But it does help to take a step back now and then to re-approach it with a fresh and objective perspective.
AND DO YOU MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR PAINTINGS ?
I take a lot of photographs anyway. And sometimes I do take polaroids for figure studies if I think it suits that particualar work.
I THINK YOU CREATE YOUR PAINTINGS LIKE A COLLAGE...
Your probably right.
DO I/M RIGHT YOU STUDIED ART ???
I didn't go to a specialiszed art school but I did attend a university for five years where I studied many diverse academics and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design.

You can probably read all you want to about this by going to the interviews on NOHTV.com or on a lot of my old postings on the NEXTPLANETOVER.com message board.

CAUSE IN A WEEK ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND WE GIVE OUR ART MAPS TO THE COMISSION OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL OF ART WE WANT TO STUDY ART. MY GIRLFRIEND "FREE ART" AND I "MOVIE" IN THE MAIN POINT ...
I wish you the Best of luck and warmest regards!
SO IT HAS TO BE ALL IN BALANCE...
daniel


reflections no. 4/Scarab Artbook
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:02 p.m. - In Response To: reflections no. 4 (Magnus)

Not sure on WHEN i can get this one out yet. probably not this year. I want to get the Scarab Art Book out first.
I will let this board know all about them as I get each one put together!
[Related Link: Kabuki: Reflections #4]


Re: Daredevil parts of a hole question
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:23 p.m. - In Response To: Daredevil parts of a hole question (c word)

Hi there,

Thanks for reading. The time KP spent missing was supposed to be relativily short [in Daredevil: Parts of Hole]. That is why the focus was on the plea bargains and deals. Foggy had all the KP's info on the people he was ging for. They knew he already had the evidence and that thire best bet was to cop a plea with out going through a lengthy trial. Getting all the evidence on them from the KP's "blackmail stash" was the entire reason that they could call them on it so quickly.

THe Fisk thing could all be done in state because there wasn't really a "Trial of the Kinpin" in a legal sense despite what the sesational headlines might read on papers. FIsk was only questioned in relation to the death of Cebulski. If Fisk wanted to resist his court appearance he could have stretched it out. But I think he felt it was to his adavantage to show up and answere a few questions because he felt he had covered his tracks. And he had Foggy's mother represent him to throw Foggy off.

Most of this was advised to me by Marvel's in house Lawyer as a fair way to present the situation. He gave me a lot more specific info, but I didn't really want to fill the story with too many legal details beyond what let the story flow along.

Warmest regards,

david

Hi David,

i posted this on the jinxworld message board and someone suggested i post here to try and clear up some confusions i had, thanks in advance if you can get to them.

i just got finished re reading your run on dd and something puzzled me, or maybe i missed something. i hope you guys can clear it up. let me say to start out that it was an incredible run, and reads so much better in one sitting then spread out over 1 1/2 yrs or whatever. i hope to see echo back, sooner rather than later. so all that said here are some head scratchers i had: how long do you think that fisk was living in the sewers or alleys or underground, whatever, before he surfaced to speak with maya?

i am thinking it had to be at least 6 or 8 months, and here is why. foggy had 10 convictions. now maybe a few of them were pled out without going to trial, but we see that some did make it to court. trial prep would at least require a few weeks, especially in an organized crime case.

plus, wouldnt the trial of the kingpin of crime be a federal crime and not a state crime? i mean on the sopranos tony is always getting hassled by the feds, and hes just an NJ mobster, this is the Kingpin of Crime. there has to be some RICO statutes he is breaking.

i dont mean this as nitpicking, these are things that popped into my head as i reread it.

and i thought that matt wasnt going to take natasha to the hospital, but then she is there in the last issue?

why did echo wait so many months (following my timeline) to attack DD again, and wouldnt matt have wanted to see maya before all this. maybe it happened off camera, as they say, but i thought it was just a little odd.

i still loved the hell out of it, i think it was better than k smiths run. even in spite of the delays. i hope you guys can clear up these problems i have, maybe they were answered elsewhere and you can post a link or something

thanks


MACK and BENDIS at Pittsburgh Con THIS weekend!
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:26 p.m.

I will be there Fri-sun with Andy Lee, Anh Tran, Brian Bendis and Mike Oeming.

I will have original DD and Kabuki art, prints, back issues, hard covers, t-shirts, etc.

I will be happy to sign all the Kabuki and DD books that you want to bring.

See you there!


A Hilarious & informative ANDY LEE interview!
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:39 p.m.

[ To view the interview, please download this month's message board posts ]



Re: thanks
TUE, 4/24/01, 10:48 p.m. - In Response To: Re: thanks (~Adam)
You DO know that he painted [Daredevil] #16-19 right? [:)] And covers for 20-25 after that.

circle of blood- the original black and white story.
$17.95 from Image.

Thanks for the info Adam!

C-word,

Glad to hear you will check out the Kabuki stuff!

Welcome to the board and feel free to ask if you want any other info or Kabuki book help or descriptions.

DM


Re: Reactions to "you don't know me" t-shirt
TUE, 4/24/01, 11:00 p.m. - In Response To: Reactions to "you don't know me" t-shirt (Oliver)

My own Kabuki T-shirt stories:

THat happened to me only once. Most people seem to read the entire shirt and then sort of say "hey that's cool!".

But once some girl walked right up to me and said "Well you don't know me either!"

My girlfriend wheres the black shirt with the Noh Dragon tat on it a lot. People will recognize it in what ever city she's in and come up to her and start talking about Kabuki. And I'm talking about places that we are not at for conventions.

Once I happened to be at a club and saw someone on the dance floor wearing a Kabuki shirt. It's kind of surreal when that happens.

I recently went to Kings Island Amusement Park near where i live and i wore my newly received "YOU DON'T KNOW ME" shirt. well, i got more than i bargained for while on my visit. i had hoped maybe another kabuki fan would recognize and we could strike up a nice conversation, but instead, i got aroun 10-12 people saying "hey, i know you" or, "don't i know u?" or something along those lines. every person thought they were clever and were the first one to come up w/ it. truthfully, i'm never goin to wear it there again because it got quite irritating, but it was funny for one night i thought. Just thought maybe someone on here would find entertainment in the fact that i got such a reaction out of my kabuki shirt.

Respectfully Submitted,
Oliver


Re: So my question is...
WED, 4/25/01, 6:34 p.m. - In Response To: So my question is... (Ken Kneisel)
Do these people then freak out when they realize it's you and Anh? Or do they not even recognize you, which would be even better. [:)]
Anh was in San Fran (not for a con) visiting a friend and someone obviously recognized her because the walked up and asked her if David Mack was in town.


Re: Mack, are you going to be sketching in Pitts?
WED, 4/25/01, 6:40 p.m. - In Response To: Mack, are you going to be sketching in Pitts? *NT* (Dan)

I spend most of the con introducing the books to new readers, signing and answering questions, so I don't have time for any commissions or special requests.

But if someone has to have an original sketch, I do a "QUickie" Kabuki brush sketch for ten bucks.

But I will have a ton of original pages and new original prints. The prints are actual size (11x 17) and are $10 each or 2 for $15, and I must have over thirty or so to choose from. Most of them are Kabuki and DD covers.



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