I am poetry in motion. But the kind of poetry that has bad grammar and comma splices. Dangling participles and run-on sentences. Plural problems and incorrect tenses.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #4
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Home Message Boards WFC: December 1-5, 2001

Re: AUST. Convention Question for Mack!
SAT, 12/1/01, 9:52 p.m. - In Response To: AUST. Convention Question for Mack! (Keyser Soze)

just wondering if you're planning on selling some original art on your trip to Australia this coming April. If so, how much do pieces usually go for? I need to know how many extra shifts at work i need to take
Many thanks
Hi Simon,

Thanks for your interest in my art, and for reading my books.

I WILL be bringing original art to the conventions in Australia and New Zealand in April.

Most likely, I will be bringing some painted Daredevil pages, Kabuki pages, and Scarab pages.

Generally, the black and white pages (Circle of Blood, Scarab, etc) start at $100 and range up to $200 or $300.

The painted pages start at $500 and range up to $1500 depending on the particular page.

Please stop by and introduce yourself.

Warmest regards,


Re: am i blind?
SAT, 12/1/01, 9:56 p.m. - In Response To: am i blind? (lordrust)
has my head been stuck in the ground for the last little while? has reflections #3 come out yet..or is there even one coming out???..if so when ....
Reflections #3 is out and still available on re-order.
I think it hit stores in January of 2000. Just about two years ago.

Your store should still be able to reorder it from the distributor if you ask them to. If you have a problem with that, you can always order it from the checklist in the back of any of the Kabuki books. All Kabuki books published after January 2000 should have it listed in the checklist with order info.

Thanks for searching for it and for reading my books.


SIAMESE MASK (2 pack) are in stores NOW!
SAT, 12/1/01, 9:59 p.m.

Just in case you do not know, the Siamese Masks have shipped this week. They both come together in the same box. I think they retail together for $35. GREAT DEAL.

Check out David Thornton's post below for pictures of them.

Don't forget to PRE-order the new masks from your store ahead of time.


Re: Shipping to Sweden
SAT, 12/1/01, 10:02 p.m. - In Response To: Shipping to Sweden (Gustaf)
Hello there!
Does anyone (or David) know the price for shipping ordered magazines to Sweden? I really love Kabuki, but its pretty hard to find it here, and when you do, its mostly too expensive.

Best Regards,

Hi Gustaf,

You can order any Kabuki books directly from us. Just use the KABUKI CHECKLIST in the back of every Kabuki book. It lists international shipping prices.

If you remind me in a note, I'll be happy to sign everything that you order.

Warmest regards,


pic from mid-ohio/CALENDARS...
SAT, 12/1/01, 10:05 p.m. - In Response To: mack pic from mid-ohio... (ROGER)
there is also talk of there being not one but 2 swimsuit calanders. it will be a contest between the best looking couple in comics, they want to see which one sells more. i hear they will be on sale in time for the pitts comic con.

which one will you be buying?

Anh's would outsell mine anyday of the year. She always looks great.

Speaking of calendars, I just agreed to do a brand new KABUKI CALENDAR. It will be the first one since our sold out Kabuki Calendar in 96.

Snapdragon Mask is next...
WED, 12/5/01, 10:22 p.m. - In Response To: *doing a happy dance in my new masks* (Rez the Mask-wearing Penguin)

IT is offered in the new PREVIEWS catalogue that is in stores right now.

Glad you like your masks!

Five masks already out. Only three more to go: Snapdragon, Ice, and Butoh (in that order).


I splurged! I got them both (all three)!!! Now I finally have enough to make a nice display hanging on my wall! Now I just have to decide if I really want to risk hanging them and hope they make it through the next earthquake (we have a lot in Alaksa). I'm excited...I'm gonna go prance around as Tigerlily for at bit now!! (I'll have to wait for my sis to come home to prance around as Siamese!!) So who's next...Snappy?


Re: Thank you Mr. Mack (Warning: long post)
WED, 12/5/01, 10:26 p.m. - In Response To: Thank you Mr. Mack (Warning: long post) (Mike B.)


Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate it. I'm glad that you get so much from the books. When people get it like this, that is what makes it all worth it for me.

Thanks for reading my books.


Re: Scarab artwork
MON, 12/3/01, 12:29 a.m. - In Response To: Scarab artwork (Rob Jones)

Is there a scarab artwork book comming out before christmas? I am after one (signed if possible) for my girlfriend for Christmas.

Am collecting the comics one by one (she got me into the whole Kabuki thing and now get everything I can masks, prints, busts the whole lot).

We buy stuff of Ann regulary on Ebay as the name KERI_S.

Hopefully you can help.

Rob JOnes

P.S. Any news on Europe???????

Hi Rob,

Thanks for reading my books.
The Scarab Artbook will probably come out in the first part of 2002. Sorry, it will not be out by Christmas.

I have been invited to the Angouleme Convention in France for January. I still have to check on my schedule before I confirm, but I am hoping to attend. I'll post more updates on signings in Europe as soon as they are confirmed.

Warmest regards,


KABUKI vol 2 -New DREAMS Hard Cover
WED, 12/5/01, 10:31 p.m. - In Response To: last nyc con and dreams hc (chris sandford)

Hi Chris,

Thanks again for the painting. Anh is sending you a copy asap. Below is a copy of a post about the DREAMS HC that I put up a week or so ago. It should hopefully ship any time this month. I'm sure Image will give me the exact date before it leaves the printer. Here is the post:

Just a reminder that the DREAMS hard cover will be shipping soon. Iíll let you know the exact date as soon as I get it.

I redesigned everything about this book and Iím really happy with it.
It includes:

* More than twice the pages of the previous DREAMS paperback.

* Improved paper stock! Better & thicker paper than any Kabuki book has ever had before.

* (1) The painted story from the KABUKI Color Special (my first painted story ever).

* (2) The painted story from KABUKI Dreams of the Dead.

* (3) The painted story from the KABUKI 1/2.

* (4) An ALL NEW painted story just for this book. This story is the most recent Kabuki work I have done and Iím real happy with it. It has a lot of evolution and mixed media.

* This book also includes the story that originally appeared in the anthology Crypt of Dawn #2. Iíve never reprinted that story ever before. It wasnít even in the solicitation from the Previews catalogue. I was writing the after word and putting some sketches with it, and this story just sort of fit right into it.

* All new introduction by Brian Bendis. This is a good one. Talks about our early days trying to make it in the biz.

* Lots of brand new art pages but into the design of the book, intro pages, pages between the chapters, etc.

* Afterword with some commentary on the story and my process in making it.

* Also included is the 10 page article/interview/Kabuki spotlight from Franceís EKLLIPSE magazine. This is probably the best designed, most in depth Kabuki article/interview that any magazine has ever published.

* Embossed hardcover, and all new dust jacket. Best designed Kabuki book to date.

If you donít have it on order yet, ask your retailer to re-order it from the Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue. The signed and #ed with original sketch are still available as well, but these are LIMITED to only 500, so you have to PRE- order them with your local retailer.

KABUKI gallery/poetry books
WED, 12/5/01, 10:43 p.m. - In Response To: Speaking of McKean... (question for Mack) (~Adam)
Hey David,
I remember you mentioning that a lot of the Speigel artists and others like Scott Morse and Ashley Wood had done Kabuki paintings for you, have you thought about doing another "Kabuki Gallery"? Maybe as a lead-up to the beginning of the next story arc?


Hi Adam,

Thanks for the question. I will do something like this for early next year. Maybe March or April. I was considering a type of gallery (I have some GREAT pieces of art in hand), but I'm leaning more in the direction of a book (or series of 3) of poetry. There would be brand new Kabuki images by top talents, and opposite each would be a poem by me done in mixed media. The story would be told through the poems, and each would have an amazing image that corresponded to it.

I'd like to get everyones opinion on what they think of this. Would you prefer one solid gallery book? Or maybe three issues of an illustrated Kabuki poetry book. That way I'd be able to showcase more art, and also integrate the art with the poems and a sort of story. It would be more ambitious and expirimental a format. I'm not sure it has been done in comics before.

Artists that would be included for sure are: Kent Williams, Jon Muth, Greg Spalenka, Thom Ang, Andy Lee, Scott Morse, Ashley Wood, Brian Bendis, and much more. I have a LOT of Kabuki Art pieces that top talents have given me over the years. I want to make sure I show case it in the right way.

Re: My thoughts after finishing METAMORPHOSIS. . .
WED, 12/5/01, 10:46 p.m. - In Response To: My thoughts after finishing METAMORPHOSIS. . . (jason, the 1223)

Hi J,

Thanks for the kind words.
I really appreciate it when someone gets the story like this.
I specifically enjoyed this line of yours:

But this book was incredible. Not merely because of the great story and the great art and the great characters, but because the underlying event of reading the book BECOMES what the book is about.
Thanks for reading my books. Let me know what you think of the others.


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