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: September 1-5, 2002

Re: Alias 16 cover: Ode to Miss Fumiko...
WED, 9/4/02, 2:55 a.m. - In Response To: Re: Alias 16 cover: Mack butterfly? (Jamin)

Did Mack paint the butterfly?
No, it is make out of feathers.

Interesting thing about this cover, is that besides the butterfly and the leaf stem, this cover [for Alias #16] is made up almost entirely out of fragments of Miss Fumiko's mail to me. Her mail is frequently made up of all kinds of fabrics and artistic surprises. I just cut pieces of it and placed it around the painted figure and sewed it all together with my sister-in-law's sewing machine (and some hand sewing as well).


Re: DREAMS: Warrior Spirit creation....
WED, 9/4/02, 3:03 a.m. - In Response To: Warrior Spirit creation.... (ron wm mcelman)

Ron's right.

The Helmut was an antique Samurai Helmut given to me by Miss Fumiko. The Kabuki mask was made by Brian Bendis. It was left over from his 3d photo pin up in the Kabuki gallery back in 95. I think he busted up an old tv and stuck the mask inside of it for the photo.

I put the helmet on the mask, added some cloth and just the right lighting, and took some photos of it. Then I glue the photos to the art board and painted over them a bit.

DM

A little more than halfway through the Dreams trade, there's the part with Kabuki's warrior spirit. I know David has always said that he never uses Photoshop, so I'm just curious to know about this. How is the warrior spirit drawn/painted/whatever? It looks like an image of samurai armour superimposed on an image of Kabuki's mask.. I'm just wondering if anyone (or even David) could tell me if this was drawn and painted or if it's further evidence of The Mack's mad Kinko's skills?

If I remember correctly.....these are photographs that, in some cases, David painted/drew over. The helmet and mask are together normally.....no superimposition required!

The helmet was given to him by the great Miss Fumiko and the Kabuki mask was made by the moderatly neat-o Brian Michael Bendis during one of his 'Cleveland Criminal Outreach Though Crafts' sessions while on parol many years back.....

David has always played around with Polaroids, but I'm pretty sure that this was the first instance of him using them in his publications.....could be wrong on that....

Ron



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