Home Message Boards WFC: May 1-5, 2001
Re: [OT]: Ashley Wood Art book
WED, 5/2/01, 1:36 a.m. - In Response To: [OT]: Ashley Wood Art book
I'm really looking forward to this. He also recently asked me to write
the afterword in it. So I'm looking forward to seeing all the art.
This is Off-Topic, but I know Ashley Wood has been mentioned
a few times here. I just want everybody to know that there is an Art Book
by Ashley Wood listed in the latest issue of the
Details: [Comics (green) section, page 269]
Publisher: Idea & Fantasy works
Uno Fanta - The Art of Ashley Wood HC
HC, 96pg, FC, $29.99
Re: HI DAvid Mack [:)]
THU, 5/3/01, 1:43 p.m. - In Response To: HI DAvid Mack [:)] (Adrian)
i want to say
DD17 was fabulous
i was wondering if the cover to scarab 8 is by you [:)]
The art you saw in the new Previews catalogue in the ad for Scarab #8 is
by Ryan Graff. The same guy who designed the Scarab Logo. He also posts
on the board some times.
and i was wondering if for your new creator owned stuff
are they going to be epics like kabuki or mini-seies-one shots etc. and are you going to illustrate them?
Hpefully thru the course of my life I will be able to do several other
creations that all have their own unique flaver and format.
I"ve always planned on doing the complete art on these, but it would
occasionally be fun to collaborate with a friend.
FRI, 5/4/01, 1:51 p.m. - In Response To: Glad to have found this board!
Greetings! Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan, and
try to follow your work as closely as possible. In my opinion, there are
few creators out there with such a remarkable grasp of expressive and empathetic
graphic storytelling, as has been produced by and around your influence.
And in conjunction with that, it is done with a sensible integrety which
honors your trade and heightens that of the industry in general.
I really appreciate this. That is a really kind way to put things. Thanks
a lot for following my work.
Personally, I have loved your work since I first was introduced
to it; and always will -through whatever route it manifests.
In my own artistic musings (I consider myself an innitiate
-with the potential for greatness!)
We have something in common. I feel like I have just begun as well. I'm
in my "kindergarten" phase as an artist (I guess colleg was pre-school).
I seem to hit upon different phases, some being times of
high inspiration, others being dry spots. When I'm formulating a piece,
however, I find that if the momentum is going my way, I have to run with
it before I hit that inevitable snag, or my intent won't be fully recognized.
I think my best stuff comes in that moment right before hitting the wall,
so to speak.
When I turned the book in, that was my favorite page as well.
Anyhow, my favorite segment out of the Wake Up storyline (with "Ha
ha ha! You are a funny little man, aren't you?" being a close second) is
the no words page, from issue 16. Where Ben and company sit in awkward
silence at the dinner table, and their expressions say it all. I must have
stared in fascination at that page for half an hour!
I'm totally hip to the pacing of this story,
Glad you are on to this. it is not a "plot" oriented story. A lot more
and can't wait to be able to read it all at once! It's almost
as difficult as waiting for Scarab #8!
Ah! The all at once read and the suspensful wait.
It's funny that you mentione both of these. Because I love both formats. I love having the entire story in on book to re-read at my leisure and put on my shelf(or going back to re-read each seperate issue). And yet I still love the suspense and pacing of wondering what
will happen in the next issues of a comic. I sort of have a nostalgia about
that. Both ways have my appreciations. I love to read things both ways
but to have the collections to read and re-read and give to friends.
My college Art Teacher was on Art Bell last night
FRI, 5/4/01, 2:14 p.m.
Howard Storm was the chairperson of the Art Dept at my college when
I was there. I was also in some classes that he taught in.
He was a super nice guy and very informative. I can still remember
how his office smelled.
Last night he was the main guest on Art Bell's radio show Coast to Coast.
He spoke about when he died and what happened in the after life before
he was sent back.
He's been on Oprah before and I saw his story on Unsolved Mysteries, but the full two hour interview on Art was great to listen to. Very inspiring and I sort of had a couple epiphanies listening to it.
It was very cool to hear someone I knew on the show. Howard Storm's office had these amazing huge paintings of his afterlife experience, and I think he did quite a lot of them.
His son (my age or a tiny bit older) was in a couple of my art classes two.
His afterlife experience, and my own after the death of my Mother were
a big influence in my Kabuki story.
Re: Thanks, David Mack!
SAT, 5/5/01, 2:55 p.m. - In Response To: Thanks, David Mack! (Rich
It was nice to talk to you again, Rich.
Just wanted to say thank you so much, for your time and interview
last week at Pittsburgh. I'll be sure to put a copy of yours and Bendis'
interview on tape and send them to you.
Having part of you two involved in this film project
means a lot.
I'm looking forward to the tape:)
Re: Another thanks for David..
SAT, 5/5/01, 2:56 p.m. - In Response To: Another thanks for David..
Very glad she liked it:)
See you (and maybe her) at the next con...
Wow, practically this whole board is a big thanks to you
Mack. How cool is that?
Anyway. I just wanted to say thanks finally for the sketch you did
for my friend Liz in Pittsburgh. i thouhgt it would be a cool surprise
that she wouldn't even expect. Well, she didn't expect it at all, it was
great. I finally gave her the picture last night. David, you should have
seen her eyes light up! So cute. So, yeah David, thanks a lot, words can barely justify my
Oh, and thanks for the DD print, my friends are all jealous. That was very very cool of you.
Gosh man, I'm so happy now that she enjoyed them so much. Ah, I'm
giddy. thanks David, your truely a class act.
Re: Finally here it is...
SAT, 5/5/01, 3:03 p.m. - In Response To: Finally here it is... (french
I love those people at Comic Box!
Anh and I had such a great time in France this year. Even though it
was short notice, we got to stay longer this year than the last couple
of visits to France. I met so many wonderful people.
The French readers, the entire comicbox crew, and so many amazing artists,
Thanks T-bolt. IT is cool to see that interview here. Although I think
there may be a couple translateion bugs in some specific words.
Here's a secret decoder ring: The term "real time" is used twice and
I think I said "realized". Now it will be a little more clear when you
read it. [:)]
Had a BLAST at the pittsburgh con!
SAT, 5/5/01, 3:10 p.m.
THis was a terrific show. The best pitts con ever.
Rene and Michael George who run the con REALLY took care of us and organized
a GREAT event. I owe a great thanks/props to them!
Thanks also to the other great artists who donated original art to the
charity auction to help raise like $35,000 for the MAKE A WISH foundation.
I was impressed at how high the for Kabuki pages that I donated went for. Thanks to the readers and fans who participated in the auction:)
Andy, Anh, Bendis, Oeming and I had a great time together.
I had not been in Pittsburgh for 3 years, so I saw a lot of my old
fans. Also a LOT of new ones that read DD and came to try KABUKI. We introduced a lot of new people to it at the show. Saw Terry Lohmeyer and her friends, Steve, Kathy.
Met a lot of Brand new Kabuki readers!
Hope to see you all there next year!