He said that once I overcame my human repulsions, I would have the edge over my opponent and my combative options would be limitless.
-- Kabuki: Circle of Blood #6
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Home Message Boards WFC: June 6-10, 2003

Re: Silent Razor
SAT, 6/7/03, 10:09 a.m. - In Response To: Re: Silent Razor (otis)

Whoo thanks. Nice to read something freindly in the midst of this bizarre situation...

And thanks for helping me to understand. I'm quite geeked out the comics I love too. Trust, I'll be looking for trade paperbacks of "Kabuki" as soon as I can scam up some bling...

Hi Otis,

Welcome to our message board. I'm glad to hear that you will take a look at my books.
I'll take you at your word about not doing anything as a jab at my stuff.

I know that everyone learns and is inspired by others and often we as artists build on that. I take my inspiration from many places. But in my work, whenever I conscously apply the inspiration from someone else, I credit that source in a list of acknowlegdements in the back of my own books. There were some recent high profile projects that were brought to my attention that had appeared to be borrowing from my work. Which in one way is fine. I sort of enjoy seeing a ripple effect. But it is nice if the borrower credits the source. And if they don't borrow in a way that attempts to hijack the original source material: IE: Use names from main characters in the same context and situations as the source material. (For instance, anyone is free to do a space opera that borrows from the themes of Kurosawa, but if they also name a robot R2-D2, they are no longer just doing a space opera that borrows themes from Kurosawa like Star Wars did, they are also blatantly hijacking a character from Star Wars).

In the midst of this discussion about a very high profile project using the same names, situations, and same context as in my own work, those of us discussing this became sensitive to additional sightings appearing to be of this nature, and someone forwarded me a link to your stuff and it sort of got thrown into the discussion.
Thanks for stating your perspective and intentions in such a polite and respectful way.

I wish you the best of luck with your endeavers.


Re: paints ? for MACK
SAT, 6/7/03, 10:15 a.m. - In Response To: paints ? for MACK (d)
Must know, plz what paints did you use for DD Wakeup specifically for Ms andreyko ? Thanks.
It's just water color and acrylic. For her, I believe I used some brown and orange watercolor mixed with some purple acrylic.

I don't remember exactly which brand. I use whatever brand. The watercolors are from the cheap kiddie water color trays. Not from the tubes. I almost always use the watercolors from trays. Just habit from when I was a wee little lad. I just buy them based on an interesting color or set of colors and then I mix the watercolors and acrylic (tube paints) indiscriminately.

I don't have a fixe method or brand.
I just make it up as I go and experiment.

Re: My 1st illustration teacher would hate you
SAT, 6/7/03, 4:08 p.m. - In Response To: My 1st illustration teacher would hate you (~Adam)
He would always talk about how you shouldn't use acrylic like water color and vice versa, and believed the better the materials you use the better your product. I should've shown him your work.

See ya this weekend!

Ha Ha! I guess the whole point of learning the rules in painting, is that so after you learn them well enough you can forget about the rules. You learn how to bend the rules, how to break the rules and ultimately you learn that there are no rules. [:)]

I like the idea of turning garbage into gold. You know, kind of like alchemy. [:)]

Re: Heroes Con -Charlotte, NC THIS Fri-Sun!
SUN, 6/8/03, 10:05 p.m. - In Response To: Heroes Con -Charlotte, NC THIS Fri-Sun! (anh)

It's going to be fun. And I understand that Bill Sienkiewicz and I will be doing some kind of live painting demonstration together. And then our art will be auctioned off for charity to help the firefighters and the burned children's foundation.

And Andy Lee will be set up next to me, and Anh Tran will be displaying some of her own handmade bots, ninjaz, bunnyz and other creatures.

If someone is going and they are looking for something in particular, just post it here ahead of time and I can make sure to bring it for you.
Will have lots of prints, original art, Kabuki t-shirts, hardcovers, paperbacks, back issues, and more. Will probably also bring some preview art from the Echo story for my upcoming DD run. I probably won't have this displayed but will show you if you ask for it.

Besides looking for stuff, readers are welcome to hang out at the table and discuss. And I'll be happy to look at you artwork.

I will be arriving mid day on Friday and signing Fri-Sun. I will sign at no charge. And will sign as many of my books as you want to bring or pick up at my table.

See you there!


Re: Image reproduction: copyright/TM questions
MON, 6/9/03, 8:27 p.m. - In Response To: Image reproduction: copyright/TM questions (StormCloud)
I am a senior in college and am currently taking a speech class. One of my assignments is to give a persuasive speech, and I am going to do mine on the reasons why comics are not just for children. I would like to use David Mack's art as the justification for my argument. Since this is an educational assignment, I am allowed to use images of his work, as long as I state somewhere on the reproduction copyright or TM David Mack, correct? Also, if I use an image from a particular website, do I just need to reference the website along with the copyright/TM notice?

Thanks to anyone who can help me out.

Thanks for introducing my work to new people in you speech. That sounds great.

I had that assignment in my speech class as well. You can definitly use images of my work in your speech presentation.

Let me know how it goes.

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