Home Message Boards WFC: January 16-20, 2002
The last 2 "MACK!" posts are NOT mine...
WED, 1/16/02, 2:40 p.m.
They are the person who also posts as "Burdock" and "Sib".
They are also trying to impersonate Bendis on his board. "Burdock"
likes to post a string of related posts at once and put them on my board
and the Bendis board, and then impersonate other posters there as if known
posters on the message boards are responding to his own posts.
Burdock has also tried to impersonate me on several past occasions by
posting as me on this board.
"Burdock", we appreciate your recent string of posts (about the word
origin and censorship). But when you start posting as me (and others on
this board), you are harming your cause.
You have posted as me and as other posters on this board in the past
as well, and I politely explained to you back then that those actions on
this board are unacceptable.
Though you may not know it, I'm aware of what posts are yours and where
they come from. each of your posts has your "finger print" on it.
FRI, 1/18/02, 12:36 a.m. - In Response To: To David & Anh (Virginie)
I am glad to hear that you will be making the trip to Paris.
It will be great to see you again. I definitely want to see the photos
from last time!
I've asked to get back to you about the stuff you want to order. Or
you can e-mail her directly. I don't know if we will be able to bring the
posters and mask with us to France (because of the size and room on the
plane), but I'm sure we can work something out. We can definitley bring
any books you want. Anh can arrange everything with you.
How is Scotland right now? Staying with friends in the centre of Paris
sounds like a great way to do it. Will we see you at Album or Arkham? Or
both? Stop by and talk with us as long as you can.
Just to let you both know I am definately coming to Paris
to see you. I have managed to get a not toooooo expensive flight from Scotland
and am staying with some family friends in the centre of Paris so I am
Anh, could I possibly order the Scarab mask from you as well as the
four poster set (if this is not too inconvenient to bring with you to France
from the States) and also the Skin Deep Hardcover? I hope this is ok - do let me know if it is not possible.
If you could let me know what the total cost is for these items and
how you would like to be paid for them - do you want a cheque in American
dollars or a fistfull of Euros when I get there?!
I really enjoyed meeting you guys in Angouleme last year so I am
pleased I am going to see you both again this year - I have a photo from
last year of you both so I will bring it along with me to show you.
Hope you are both well - have a safe trip and see you in
Re: boone street payment?
THU, 1/17/02, 1:23 a.m. - In Response To: boone street payment? (mlx)
hehe just wondering if cash or check is better to send along
with the order form.. and should i just make out the check to David Mack?
To David Mack is fine. The checklist suggests sending in check or money order. Cash is fine as long as the cash is still in it when it arrives.
I don't know what the rate of success with that is.
Thanks for seeking our my books. I look forward to your order.
Re: boone street order
WED, 1/16/02, 2:25 a.m. - In Response To: boone street order (william
Dear Mr. Mack,
First I wanted to tell you how your writing and art work has inspired
me and also many of my friends. I had all but given up on comics, thinking
that those wonderful days of my youth had tragically come to an end. But
then I came across Kabuki and it was one of the most beautifully sculpted
works of art that these eyes have looked upon.
Thank you very much for the feedback on my work. I really appreciate
it. Thanks also for reading my work, and for seeking out the books on the
checklist. More below...
One other thing is that I ordered a $70 shipment of comics
from four boone st address in the back of all of your comics. The problem
is that it was ordered in November and it has not yet come. I do not mean
to complain, but I have not been able to find any other contact than this
one. I doubt that you run the company yourself, for you would never sleep,
but I'm hoping that you may have some idea of what may have happened. I
ordered the dreams hardcover and most of the newest Kabuki metamorphosis
single books. I can't even remember if there was anything else. Any insight
into this would be greatly appreciated.
I will check on this personally, but right away I think I know what the
cause of the delay is. The Dreams Hardcover has not yet been sent to us from the printer. We were supposed to recieve it some time ago, but the shipping date from the printer has been postponed a few times. So this
has delayed all of our orders that include the Dreams Hardcover. I'm assured that Hardcover will ship to us later this month (January). All the orders with the Dreams hardcovers will go out as soon as we recieve the book directly from the printer. We will also throw in some extra signed stuff for free to hopefully compensate for the delay.
I hope this is acceptable to you.
And finally, what do you see in the future for your work?
Will you return to painting the full interior and exterior for your work?
I am anxiously awaiting for new material and news.
I sure will! Thank you very much for looking forward to it. I have several
Kabuki projects lined up. But I have decided that the next two projects
that I will be painting the story to are: (1) the new KABUKI story! Can't wait for this!
And (2) a sort of mixed media autobiographical story. Whenever I'm working
on the Kabuki stories (or anything else) I'm always thinking about when I am going to do this one. And I realized that I just have to get it out of my system so I can better concentrate on my other work!
Thanks for your continued interest in and support of my work.
Thank you so much for your time and generosity.
P.S. will you be coming to any comic cons in Austin or San Antonio
anytime in the future? if so I would surely find time to stop by and say
hi. thanks again!!
FRI, 1/18/02, 12:43 a.m. - In Response To: kabuki or agents (Magnus)
which will we see first?
Kabuki. I'm into some heavy work on it right now, and I intend to release the new Kabuki series THIS year.
This time I figured it would be a good idea to try to get a bit ahead
on it before I start to release it. But I'm really looking forward to it
getting underway again!
this is how it works...
FRI, 1/18/02, 1:27 a.m. - In Response To: living as a comic artist
I'm weary about asking this question ...I don't want to
be too intrusive or offensive and by all means don't answer it if you dont
I was wonder publishing your own title... how do you get paid ? I
know marvel and dc pay their artists by the page or with a contract. but
for the self publisher or indie ...how is money made?
Thanks for you interest in my work.
For Marvel and DC they pay you per page because you are doing work FOR
them and they own it. That's a fair deal.
As for creator owned comics, I'm sure there are some variations, but
I'll give you what I know from my own first hand experience:
I own Kabuki completely, so no one pays me for it. I do NOT get any page rate for it or any advance for it. The ONLY way that I make any revenue from Kabuki books is based on royalties for each and every copy sold.
That means that if no one buys your book, you don't get any money and
you still have to recoup your printing, shipping, and advertising expenses.
Once people buy enough copies of the book to cover these PRE-PAID costs,
then (and only then) do the royalties start to come in.
That also means that retailers actually have to ORDER the book AHEAD
of time BEFORE the book comes out in order for you to sell any books.
I don't start to receive any royalties until about 2-3 months after
the book is PUBLISHED. The stores and the book distribution company also
receive their cut from each and every book before the creator royalties
So for this system to work, readers of the work have to make sure that
their retailers order the books from the PREVIEWS catalogue (the distributor's
catalogue) AHEAD of time. They usually have to order I think 2-3 months
in advance. So readers requesting the title from their retailers is IMPERATIVE.
Other wise the book stores will not order enough, and many stores wait
for MANY additional requests to motivate them to re-order a book that has
sold out of the intial copies ordered for the store.
But if you really believe in your work and you take the time and effort
to cultivate a readership, the rewards are limitless. There is no substitute
for doing exactly what you want to be doing and doing it in your own way.
That has to be the real reason that you are doing this. That has to be
the reward in and of itself, because it may take years to build the audience
for your work until your book generates enough to support a family.
I was focused enough at an early age to start cultivating an audience
for my work while I still lived on the fringe of society and needed very
little income to survive in my own modest way. Through discipline and perseverance,
the work has found its own niche.
It is great to build your own place in the industry, and you can if
you are dedicated to that. But I always look at the my books like they
are a communication between me and my readers. And a communication needs
both sides. Without readers to actively buy my books, and enjoy them and
get something from them, my work would only be expression. I find communication
infinitely more interesting.
French Translation of Metamorphosis at Angouleme!
FRI, 1/18/02, 1:30 a.m. - In Response To: Good news from who come to
Angouleme (titi-bolt (Formerly french tbolt))
Thank you for the news!
Marvel France published its Generation Comics sipping list from February...and
they announced that Kabuki:Metamorphosis will be shipped for February 8th!
And as they will sell all their Februaru shipping at Angouleme, they
will have the French TPB on their booth!
See you in one week Mr MACK!
Wizard Philly Con in May
SAT, 1/19/02, 3:17 a.m. - In Response To: Convention appearance question
for mr. Mack (meghan)
wizard is supposed to be having a wizard world in philly
this year. i'm excited that theres finally going to be one close to home.
any hope of seeing you there?
It looks like I will be there. 99% sure. Wizard just invited me to attend
as a guest. It has been years since I've been to Philly so I plan to be
there for the entire show. I'll post updates as it gets closer. Hope to
see you there.
Re: Metamorphosis Part 6
SAT, 1/19/02, 3:22 a.m. - In Response To: Metamorphosis Part 6 (Simon
Bought myself the hardcover Kabuki Metamorphosis yesterday and upon comparing it with the original issues I noticed that the lower 3/5s of page 18 of #6 was discoloured, as if the blue ink in the printer
had ran out. I didn't notice this the first time around, but the same page
in the hardcover seems to have been printed without a problem. Was this
a problem with the all the #6s or just a few?
All of the #6s are like that. A flaw in the color separations on the film.
I had them reshoot the film of it for the Hardcover and trade.
Um... so noticing this was really anal of me, but I was
just checking through to see if any changes had been made to the art before
I sell the issues on eBay, the plan being to sell all the original issues
so as I can afford the hardcovers.
I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the hardcovers. Thanks for the kind words. Working on the new Kabuki series now. I'll keep you updated on this
Kabuki good. Kabuki in hardcover even gooder; no annoying
plastic bags. Have read from Fear the Reaper through to the beginning of Metamorphosis and can't wait to finish again.
When are new Kabuki books due to be published?
Re: Possible interview?
SAT, 1/19/02, 3:28 a.m. - In Response To: Possible interview? (Alex
Thanks for thinking of me for your profile. Go ahead and post your questions
here. I'll try to post the question when I can. It may not be immediately
because I have several other interview commitments ahead of you. But lets
give it a try.
Thanks for reading my books.
I'm a college student at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. I
am a journalism major and in one of my journalism classes I was given an
assignment to profile an important person in hopes of being published in
The Michigan Journal, our school paper. Well, being a fan of yours, I decided
that I wanted to profile you, and part of the assignment is to try and
contact the person we profile for an interview.
Now, I don't know if you do interviews, but my question is, if you
could find any time in your busy schedule to answer a few questions, either
through e-mail, chat, message board, phone, or whatever you'd like, it
would really help me out, and I'd greatly appreciate it. I look forward
to hearing back from you. Thank you.
MACK in Franch (Angouleme & Paris)...
SUN, 1/20/02, 1:28 a.m.
A reminder to my French and European readers, that I will be signing
at the Festival of Angouleme and at two bookstores in Paris (Album &
The French Translation of Kabuki Metamorphosis is making its debut at
the Angouleme Festival. It is published by Marvel France (Panini) and I
will be signing at the Marvel France table at the show. I hear that Jae
Lee and Jose Villarubia will also be signing there.
The following week I will be signing at the stores in Paris (check with
Album and Arkham for signing hours/dates). At all signings I will have
original art for sale (Daredevil and Kabuki), as well as Kabuki prints, and books and T-shirts.
I have no limits on signatures. I will be happy to sign any of my work
that you bring or that you buy at my table.
This may be my only visit to Europe this year. I hope to see you there.
Dates/hours store info from Monsieur Jean..
SUN, 1/20/02, 3:18 p.m. - In Response To: MACK in Franch (Angouleme
& Paris)... (MACK!)
Thank you Monsier Jean!
Posted By: Monsieur Jean <JisseL@wanadoo.fr>
Date: SUN, 1/20/02, 3p.m.
Hello there all youz.
Here is the program of artists appearances in Paris. Be there: great
artists, cool place!!
David Mack, Jeff Smith, Brandon Peterson, Gabriele Dell'Otto:
Album comics monday 01.28.02 at 5pm
Arkham comics tuesday 01.29.02 at 5pm
Jae Lee, Jose Villarubia:
Arkham comics wednesday 01.22.02 at 5pm
Album comics thursday 01.23.02 at 5pm
John McCrea is also supposed to come. I will have confirmation this
week. Ill keep you posted.
15 rue Soufflot 75005 Paris
tel: 01 40 51 82 55
67 blvd St Germain
tel: 01 53 10 00 60