I remember that halfway through the book I wanted to draw the invisible friend. I scribbled all sorts of pictures. Until I found myself drawing my mother over and over.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #2
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Home Message Boards WFC: August 6-10, 2001

MON, 8/6/01, 4:50 a.m. - In Response To: YO DAVID MACK (Tony Solomun)

hey, david i'm tony .
you might know me as Adrian.
Hi Tony. Hi Adrian.
your DD arc was the best story i ever read.
do you think you have grown more as a writer and artist with your runs on DD.
i do.
Thanks. Yes.
do you know when scarab 8 is shipping?
i can't wait to see your art in it.
In August. Thanks. I think it is a good issue.
and i absolutely can't wait to meet you in oz.
see ya
See you in OZ!

Re: Mack?
MON, 8/6/01, 4:54 a.m. - In Response To: Mack? (Victor Destefano)
Ok, you would know about this.

Say you have a comic idea, a script(s) and artwork and you wanna have some publisher look at it. What is the best format to present your ****?
Do you show character designs, a few finished pages and the script or a bunch of pages and only a summary of the story/idea?
Also, are cons a good place to find those who could sign someone or does sending the stuff to the company work best?

Thanks for your time.

Hi Victor,

I hear that showing a completey finished and lettered issue is an attractive way to do it. That way they know exactly what it looks and reads like. And they like to have it accompanied with a plot synopsis of the overal scope of the story beyond that issue.

I'd suggest going to the Image Comics website, or other creator owned publisher websites and checking to see if they list what they are looking for.

About cons or mail in, I'd do both.



Are you reading the current KABUKI: Scarab series?
TUE, 8/7/01, 7:28 p.m. - In Response To: Image's Kabuki series on official Hiatus?? (SimplyJD)


Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for sticking with my book from the beginning. After finishing the last story line I figured I would do some other stuff before I jump into the next Kabuki storyline. But of course the KABUKI Agents series has been coming out in them interum. I've still been getting my Kabuki fix working on that, writing the new Kabuki storylines, and working on the Kabuki film. So I guess I still work on Kabuki everyday. But I am looking forward to painting the next storyline. Thanks for reading my book and for the continued support.

Warmest regards,


Hey there David,

Firstly I wanted to congratulate on all your successes outside of Kabuki! Secondly, I hadn't noticed any other string that asked this but, has your Kabuki regular series been placed on hiatus until you have the time to come
back to it?

Just needed to know since I've been on board from back when you first put Kabuki out with the one shot. I NEED more Kabuki! (lol) Hey, besides Grendel (which has taken a break as well) you're the only true pleasure that I get when reading "comics".

Kudos also on the Kabuki masks, I'm buying all those badboys! Keep up the great work, you're a true innovator!

Re: Question for Mack!
FRI, 8/10/01, 7:24 a.m. - In Response To: Question for Mack! (Jonathan Zylberberg)
Hey, ive been reading your Circle of Blood trade paperback (great stuff so far) , and i just have a question. I know you use photo reference, and over the summer, ive become a huge supporter of it as well. I was just wonderin, do you use photo reference just for your paintings, or did you use it for the whole circle of blood series too? Thanks man!
THere is no hard and fast method for me. I just use it if I think it will help. There are several panels in Circle of Blood that I shot extensive photos for. Most of these are the shots of the Tattoo on Kabuki's back. I wanted the tat to move with the skin the way it would in real life. so I drew it on my girlfriend's back and then took photos of her moving with arms up, etc.

It's just a problem solving tool like everything else.

Re: more Maya?
FRI, 8/10/01, 7:30 a.m. - In Response To: more Maya? (seth)
Mack, your run as DD writer was great. I believe that Maya wass the best new character of the past year, but I'm afraid we may not see her again. Do you have an interest in writing/drawing her in the future? Was she just a plot device? If not, I can see a DD/Maya oneshot leading to a Maya mini. Thx, Seth
Thanks for the kind works. i'm glad you liked my DD story.

I don't really think in terms of plot device. I write for the character instead of the plot. Plot is just one way of telling a story, and it is highly over-rated. When there is a plot, I prefer character motivated plot, instead of plot motivated character. In other words, I prefer for the plot to just happen based on the interaction of the characters and where their internal motivations lead them.

But rest assured, I'm sure you will see more of Maya. I've been asked to do an Echo/Maya series for Marvel. So I probably will after I take care of my next Kabuki storyline.

Thanks for reading my work.


MACK at Wizard World Chicago Con next week!
FRI, 8/10/01, 7:40 a.m.

A reminder that the POWERS/KABUKI booths will be in full force at the Chicago con next weekend!

I will be signing all day every day (Fri-Sun).

Brian Bendis, Mike Oeming, Andy Lee, and Anh Tran will also be at the show with me. We will be happy to sign all the books of our work that you want to bring.

We will also have original art, back issues, trades, Hardcovers, Kabuki T-shirts, prints, and more.

Bendis and I will be presenting some awards at the Wizard Fan Awards Ceremony, and we are both up for awards as well.

Marvel and Image will be set up in full signing force. We will be doing dicussion panels with both Marvel and Image.

Stop by our booths and introduce yourself.


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