Home Message Boards WFC: September 6-10, 2001
SCARAB #8 in stores TODAY!
THU, 9/6/01, 5:24 a.m.
Send me letters on what you think about this issue!
If I get them quick enough, I will print them in the KABUKI 1/2 that
Image is publishing this month.
SCARAB #8...mysteries revealed!!!
I'm really looking forward to hearing about what you think of this issue.
There are a couple parts that may make you look back at some of the early
issues on Metamorphosis (Kabuki 1-9). Especially issue #3, I think.
And there will be sections with each of the Noh Agents featured. And
you do learn about answers to some of the questions posed in the Metamorphosis story.
So I would suggest to any Scarab fans who have not read Metamorphosis (Kabuki 1-9) that they read it before reading Scarab #8.
But I ask of you, Please, PLEASE do not post any spoilers from Scarab #8 on the message board or anywhere else on the Net. Please do not even
post the spoilers with spoiler warnings.
I do really want to hear what your feedback is to this issue and the
Scarab story as a whole, but please post messages about it that do not give ANYTHING away.
Re: This part made me drool...
THU, 9/6/01, 3:40 p.m. - In Response To: This part made me drool...
"I will eventually do an oversize collection book of every
Kabuki cover painting ever done. With sketches and commentary."
Oversize! Yum! Gotta love those Kabuki covers.
He said in the interview that the Meta tpb would be out in August.
Is it out and I missed it? If it's MIA, does anyone have an idea of when
it will be on the shelves? Thanks!
THe Meta tpb ships in like two weeks.
Re: Scarab 8 comments
THU, 9/6/01, 6:17 p.m. - In Response To: Scarab 8. No spoilers (Victor
Thanks for the feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and your
I appreciate the "it feels Japanese" comment about the ending to this
story. ANd your comments about the differences in traditions of story and
cinema in East and West.
The outline of this story (and the ending) stayed true to the way I
outlined it about five years ago. And the story (including the ending)
was indeed influenced by eastern (both Japanese and Chinese) cinema, folktales,
and story traditions, that I was immersed in at that time. There were several
times in the past year when I questioned myself about the possibility of
changing it, (for reasons you can probably understand after reading it)
but I felt that I had to stay true to the story, and the character, and
any change in that ending would have felt like a comprimise or an easy
I'm very pleased that this issue was your favorite, and that you enjoyed
the different art styles. I'm very happy about this Scarab story. I'm pleased
that the entire story has its own flavor, and that each single issue has
its own pace and tone and ambiance, different from the preceeding Scarab
issues. I think that each issue reads at different speeds, different depths,
and on different character levels, and on different emotional levels. I'm
lucky that I have readers adventurous enough to stick with a story that
changes and evolves in these regards from issue to issue.
And as different as it is, the story fits into and enriches the preceeding
Kabuki stories with new info from a new perspective. So on those levels
it succeeds for me.
And of course Rick's art adds a wonderful and rich new dimension to the world of all of these characters. I owe a big thanks to him.
Re: A question David re: Scarab 8 Art
FRI, 9/7/01, 8:30 p.m. - In Response To: A question David re: Scarab
8 Art (AH)
Good to hear from you again. Good to see you in San Diego.
I'm Glad! Thanks.
First of I LOVED #8.
Yukio is back You just made me very happy. I wrote
to Rick to ask about buying some art from that issue and he told me to email you... err and I don't have an email address so I have to do this here. I hope you don't mind. If you could get back to me I'd really appreciate
I'll have to get back to you about selling any of the art from that issue.
A friend of mine bought the entire issue of original pages of Scarab #1,
and he said that when I get #8 back from the printer, that he wanted to buy each and every page of that one too. So when I get it back from the printer I promised to give him first dibs on the art.
But if for any reason, he has changed his mind, I will post that on
this message board to get your attention.
Glad you liked Ryan's cover too.
Thanks for reading.
all the best and again... great book
p.s. Ryan'a cover is amazing!
MACK & BENDIS in NY Sept 14,15 Next week!
FRI, 9/7/01, 11:29 p.m.
THis is the NY con at ST Paul's Church.
Go to bigapplecon.com for all the info.
Bendis, Andy Lee, Anh and Me (Mack), will be there both days of the show (Fri and Sat), and will sign all of our comics you want to bring,
and we will have tons of T-shirts, prints, original art, books, back issues,
hardcovers, and more.
Also, NY is great, so take the trip.
Re: yo Andy Dimmit!
SUN, 9/9/01, 8:30 p.m. - In Response To: yo Dave (Andy)
It is great to hear from you! I hope you are doing well.
I didn't see you on the con scene much lately. I hope you will be doing
more comic book work. I love your work. Let me know what you are working
Very good to hear from you. Welcome to the board. Don't be a stranger.
Please feel free to promote here any new projects that you may be doing.
And give me a call some time if you want. I'd definitly like to hear
what you are up to.
hey bro...just stumbled in here in the wee hours...thought i give
you a shout out. Christian told me spoke with you at Chicago con...hope
it wasn't too painful for you..he he.