Home Message Boards WFC: March 1-5, 2002
Reflections #4 /Kabuki bust in current previews...
SAT, 3/2/02, 7:33 p.m.
Reflections #4 and the new Skin Deep tpb are offered in the current Previews catalogue.
Skin Deep has been out of print for a couple months and the new printing has some extra stuff. If you want either of these books, please ask your retailer to order them from the catalogue as soon as possible.
The Reflections will be printed to order, so make sure you order in advance.
The new Kabuki bust from Moore Creations is also in the catalogue. It is sculpted based on Kabuki figure on the cover of Kabuki Dreams. This will start off a whole line of each of the Noh agents having thier own bust. Affordably priced, but like the masks, these will go quick (especially the Kabuki bust), so make sure you ask your retailer to PRE-order in advance.
Re: Using Kabuki Makeup/Tatoo Designs on Photo Mod
SAT, 3/2/02, 7:44 p.m. - In Response To: Using Kabuki Makeup/Tatoo
Designs on Photo Models (John Merritt)
Thanks, John. More...
My wife Fran and I have met and talked to you and Ahn several times
at Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Although I enjoy and appreciate a lot of the
artwork by numerous "comic" artists, I'm beginning to realize that your
stuff is becoming/has been forever - simply my all-time favorite.
There's this one very striking girl that I've been wondering
how best to photograph for over a year (well, if you MUST know, she's in
my company bowling league, OK?). And last night it hit me - she would look
stunning in Kabuki makeup! (I'm picturing one of the earliest covers, of just a white face with the calligraphic black makeup -- don't know the
issue). The girl in question is not oriental, but does have long straight black hair and "amenable"
Sounds like a good idea. Go for it. More...
As soon as I thought about shooting this girl as Kabuki, I immediately also thought, "Hmmm, THAT might make an appropriate entry in the Art Show",
then, "Hey, why not set up a booth with a makeup artist,
to make up people as Kabuki, and take their picture (for a nominal fee, of course) at the Con?" So then -- decent and honorable guy that I am, I immediately thought, "Hey, wait, I probably need David Mack's permission
for something like that; I'd better ask..." So I'm asking (and you've probably
already answered this somewhere, but I don't have time to look right this
minute): Is is okay to basically attempt to copy some of your designs on
a live model, for the purpose of shooting photographs, as long as you are
credited as the source of the design, and if it's non-commercial (say for
self-promotion)? If it's part of a money-making enterprise (e.g. selling
the photos, or the "Get Made Up to Look Like Kabuki and get your picture took", or whatever), could it be done somehow with your blessing -- say with credit AND some share of the proceeds?
Thanks for asking. Seems reasonable so far. I have to retain the right
to rescend the approval if it ever seems to conflict with any current or
future liscence deal that I have with other parties. But so far, it seems
like this should be fine. Again, thanks for asking. I hope to see your
art in the Dragon con art show.
The link shows a few things I did recently, and actually
next signings: Australia, New Zealand, Pittsburgh
SAT, 3/2/02, 7:51 p.m.
I won't be doing any more signings or conventions until April.
I will be signing at the Australia and New Zealand conventions for the
first time this April. Check the sites for details.
Anh will be with me. I will be presenting original art (Kabuki &
Daredevil) and many original Kabuki prints for sale. I will also be speaking
at some kind of seminar or discussion about my work.
And will be happy to discuss at my table as well.
In late April I will be at the Pittsburgh Comicon.
Andy Lee, Bendis, Oeming and Anh will also be there with me just like
last year. Original art and all kinds of other Kabuki goodies for sale. Check the Pittsburgh comicon website for details.