Home Message Boards WFC: October 11-15, 2002
Re: Kabuki ashcan
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:05 a.m. - In Response To: Kabuki ashcan (Arie)
There are 4 Kabuki Ashcans that I am aware of:
1)Fear the Reaper
for Mack completists there also is a Vapor Loch ashcan.
That is all as far as I know.
That's all that I can think of too. I think that's the complete list.
Re: cant wait for NOV 8-10> Big APPLE con
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:09 a.m. - In Response To: cant wait for NOV 8-10>
Big APPLE con (val2k2)
Looking forward to being back in NYC. I don't think Bendis is joining us
this time. He and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child
right around that time. That is the reason that he hasn't done any signings
in the last few months.
is BENDIS tagging along this time....
But Andy Lee is expected to be there in full force. And Anh.
Hopefully Bendis can make it next year. He had committed to going with me this year, but that was before he found out the wife was prego.
Re: Help! I am bit confused
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:17 a.m. - In Response To: Help! I am bit confused
Can someone tell me how the series is mapped out starting
from the beginning to the here and now?
I want to collect everything so I have the complete story (well almost
Welcome to the message board.
Thanks for seeking out my work. Probably the easiest way to find all
of the Kabuki stories are in the paperbacks or hardcover collections.
All of these have the volume number on the spine and should be available
at any full service comic shop or book store. If they are out of stock
at the time, you can simply ask them to re-order it for you.
The Kabuki collections are:
Vol 1 Circle of Blood (272pages)
Vol 2 Dreams (128 pages)
Vol 3 Masks of the Noh (128 pages)
Vol 4 Skin Deep (128 pages)
Vol 5 Metamorphosis (288 pages)
Vol 6 Scarab (258 pages)
You can also find order any of these collections or single issues from
the Kabuki Checklist in every single Kabuki publication or at the NohTV.com
website, or from Anh Tran at .
If you have any more questions just post them here or at Anh's e-mail.
Please let me know what you think of my books after you read them.
New French Language Kabuki Edition...
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:23 a.m.
To all French readers:
I just recieved news from Sebastien Dillain Editer in Chief of MARVEL
FRANCE about the new KABUKI stories translated to French. In Early 2002 a bookstore hardcover French Language edition of the entire collection of KABUKI METAMORPHOSIS was debuted at the Angouleme show. By the second day of the show Marvle France had sold out at the copies they brought to the show, and it continued to sell well for the bookstores.
For early 2003 (and I'm guessing to also be debuted at the January convention
in Angouleme, France) there will be a second hardcover Kabuki collection. It will included all four painted stories from the Dreams Hardcover, All four painted stories from the recent paperpack version of Skin Deep, and all four stories from the Masks of the Noh collection. It includes these three Kabuki volumes and is close to 300 pages.
Some years ago, Skin Deep and some of the stories from Dreams were published in France in single issue format. But these are pretty hard to find. This will be the first time all these stories are collected and the first time for Masks of the Noh to ever be translated to French.
Well, I do hope to see you and Ahn there in Angoulème,
or in Paris next January. I hope to be in Angoulème too. and for
more time than this year (I had to live on Saturday PM... / ) Maybe this
time we'll have more time to talk some... I missed that last january...
Yeah, I remember that you had to leave early. How is work on your
Another question : did you get to know about the new ComicBox,
released this september ???
I had heard that ComicBox was starting again (maybe from Richard Isanove?)
But I didn't know when. How is it going? Are you involved in this release
also? Is it mostly the same people or has some of the staff changed?
Went to Jon Muth's new art opening friday...
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:31 a.m.
Jon J Muth's new showing of original work called Pictures, Places, Stone
opened Friday in downtown Cincinnati. He sent us an invitation and Anh
and I made sure to make it at the opening night.
Andy Lee would have been there but he's traveling and signing in Paris
The show was great. Original pages from Jon's new children's book was
exhibited along with sculptures, and oil paintings. Was a lot of fun. And
we went to his private party afterwards and had a great time telling stories
and talking until Anh and I finally left at 4 am Sat morning. Allen Spiegal
flew in just for the show as did J and it was great to spend this much
time with them at a stretch outside of a convention environment.
The show is still up for a while. Check it out on 6th street if you
get the chance.
On Jon's advice I may do a future show there myself.
Will keep you updated.
Motor City Con Late Oct...
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:33 a.m.
Just a reminder that Andy Lee, Anh Tran and I intend to sign at the
Motor City con later this month. Check out thier website for details.
Re: a couple questions about Echo
SUN, 10/13/02, 7:37 a.m. - In Response To: a couple questions about
Echo (Ken Kneisel)
Good to hear from you. I do intend to be at the next Wonder con. Too
bad we missed you at Lee's.
Thanks for representing me so well on the Millar board. I really appreciate
you introducing Kabuki to the new readers and speaking up for me when it comes to that sort of thing.
Before I give you a time frame on the Echo project, let me check with Marvel to make sure I'm allowed to announce that sort of thing.
Hi David. It's Ken from San Francisco. I haven't been around
here in a while, and I missed seeing you at Lee's Comics in Mountain View
(couldn't get a ride down there, hopefully you'll be at next year's WonderCon?)
but I have a couple questions from the MillarWorld message board about
the Echo character from your Daredevil story.
First, someone pointed out the similaritites between Echo and Elektra,
and I said I always sorta figured that was because, since so many people
compare your Kabuki work to Frank Miller's work on Elektra (I've heard Metamorphosis compared to Elektra: Assassin many times in particular.), that Echo was maybe your way of offering your own take on the character. The other thing that sorta led me to this conclusion was the character's name itself, Echo. Like an Echo of Elektra or something, you know?
Also, everyone's dying to know when to expect the Echo miniseries.
Any word on that? We're all REALLY looking forward to it! [:)]
Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward
to more Kabuki and Echo and anything else you do (Tigerlily?) in 2003!
MON, 10/14/02, 4:04 a.m. - In Response To: water (Mu)
Totally. I'm completely touched by the meaning of your words. Never
attempted to find myself. Sought to lose my self in the art and the action.
The process leads to transcension of self. Leads to something much bigger
than self. Peals away the graphs and the tunnel vision and crystalizes
a thousand ideas for what they are... seen without the scaffolding that
you had previously constructed to get yourself there.
I am most happy when I am at the moment. The moment of now. An endless
succesion of now without consideration of past and future, for you realize
there is now past or future. Just the endless succesion of now, and you
make each now the best you can. A good past or future is just what it looks
like from outside looking in. But when you are inside of it, nothing compares
to that. The trick is to get yourself inside every step of it. Make the
preparation for the now, also the now. Some times it takes a few ritualistic
movements or markings to get there. Some times it takes scaffolding.
Has my impression and philosophy changed? Yes. It has evolved. It has
constantly grown with me. With the work. With the art and the action. At
some point there is not seperation or distance between the act, the art,
and the philosopy. That is the best part. To BE the change. To become the
evolution. To LIVE the idea. To not see any line between living the art,
and the art living you.
You go beyond self. Self becomes part of the larger picture. A tear
drop in a rainstorm. You realize that every effort is a collaboration between
you and all of the elements involved.