Metaphors are my language. Metamorphosis, my religion, metaphysics, my natural laws.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #4
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Boston Comic Con
April 30 - May 1, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

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May 27-29, 2011
Houston, Texas

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Home Message Boards WFC: June 26-31, 2001

MACK & BENDIS at LEE'S COMICS (Bay area) in SEPT!
WED, 6/27/01, 8:30 a.m.

MACK AND BENDIS APPEARANCE

Sept. 22nd
2:00-5:00

Lee's Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Ave. Suite F
(From highway 101, take the Rengstorff exit. We are by Costco)
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 965-1800

To commemorate the new location! BENDIS and MACK signing, will have art, books, prints, T-Shirts and More.

Mack will be doing an exclusive KABUKI print for the signing!

Call Lee's for any questions or details.


MACK & BENDIS at San Diego COMICON this JULY!
WED, 6/27/01, 8:36 a.m.

Just a couple weeks until the big event of a comicon.

Bendis and I will have a big booth together at the Image section and right by the Marvel section. Bendis and Oeming will be signing at there POWERS tables, and RICK MAYS and I will be signing at our KABUKI tables. THis is the only show Rick has attended for years! Please make the trip just to see him and have him do a sketch for you. THat alone is worth the trip. Rick does some great con sketches.

Andy Lee will also be doing sketches and paintings. I will be signing, answering questions, making Kabuki books and stuff available, talking with fans, and introducing Kabuki to new readers.

Anh will be there. Rick's Fiance Tomomi will also. Check out the original Kabuki art, prints and more. This is a show you do not want to miss. San Diego is HUGE.


Re: Questions on the Daredevil run
THU, 6/28/01, 3:59 p.m. - In Response To: Questions on the Daredevil run (Frank)
Hi Mack,

greetings from Cologne. I just wanted to congratulate you with this incredible run you did for the Daredevil series. I know that it's only a superhero story and, according to mr. Crumb, it's only lines, but for some reason I found it to be, er, personal in a certain way, and it has a certain, er,for the lack of other words, intimacy. I can't wait for you to tell me that you were just trying to do a good job.

Hi Frank,

I was just trying to do a good job. Seriously, I'm very glad that you got something personal from my DD story. There really isn't any point in me writing or drawing a story unless I am putting something personal and intimate into it. I'm really glad that you were sensitive to that.

As for the run you're drawing, I've been talking to some other fans of yours, and the gereral opinion is that the very genuine aesthetic of yours might scare of the average DD/superhero reader. What reactions have you been receiving so far?
The overwhelming amount of response that I have recieved has been very positive. Some times I might get the implication that some younger readers or fans of the more standard fare comics work might have some struggle to appreciate some of the parts that they think are more "abstract" or when the story is told in a different way than they are used to.

But how else are there sensibilities going to grow, unless they are introduced to something differnt. I bet that five, ten years from now they will remember those stories and look back on them fondly. Usually I find that when people grow, the stuff that they tend to really love may also be stuff that disturbed, confused, or scared them when they were first introduced to it.

What I love to hear is when a reader says that at first they did not know what to think of it. It made a big impression, but it did not fit into thier paradigm. And then after reading more they have really grown to appreciate it.

Readers have to meet me half way. As a writer and as a reader, we are both going to get more out of it, the more we put into it. I'm not interested as a writer, artist or as a reader myself of reading something that is a passive experience. As a reader, as a viewer, I want to be involved. I want to be figuring it out. I want to experience it and not just have it told to me. So I can only write and paint the stories that I, as a reader, would enjoy. I can't bring myself to talk down to anyone.

Overall, I'd say that the response has been fantastic. Some people enjoy it right off, and others need a little more time to wrap their head aroung things. I like to work on thinks that different people can appreciate in thier own way (on different levels of understanding and intimacy) and at their own pace. They understand it and appreciate it when they are ready to.



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April 7: David Mack attending New York's MoCCA this weekend, MoCCA pre-party, thoughts on two films & more


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