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Home Message Boards WFC: June 26-30, 2003

Re: Finally got CIRCLE OF BLOOD TPB
THU, 6/26/03, 3:19 a.m. - In Response To: Finally got CIRCLE OF BLOOD TPB (tobie)

What can I say, the sheer emotions surging as I read through the first few arcs [of Circle of Blood]... amazing. Even with just black and white, we see more detail and story in each panel than ever before in any other comic book.

Will give a less emotional, more critical review once I'm done.

David, THANK YOU for sharing your work with us in the world!

Glad you have it Tobie,
I'm looking forward to hearing what you thing of the whole book.
Thanks,
David


Re: Heroes Con
THU, 6/26/03, 3:29 a.m. - In Response To: Heroes Con (Bleddyn)
The heroes con was fun as hell! I got to meet David and I bought some stuff from him. I even got to watch him do a painting demonstration. It was the coOest! I hope he comes next year. You never know, maybe I'll be sitting in artist alley. *shrugs*

Bleddyn A.D.

Thanks for coming to the show. We had a great time. i hope to see you again next year.

The painting demonstration was a lot of fun. For those of you who did not attend, Bill Sienkiewicz and I did a fun painting demo on a stage. We invited the audience to come up with us and discuss with us. Then the con auctioned the art off for Charity.


Dragon Con in Atlanta in August...
THU, 6/26/03, 3:31 a.m. - In Response To: Re: Heroes Con (Bleddyn)
coO beans on gettin your figure! I agree. My next objective will be to go to dragon con. It'll be my first trip though. I know it'll be fun!

Bleddyn A.D.

I hope to see you both there. Dragon con is a blast. Andy Lee will be there and Steranko too. Anh Tran will be there selling her Tranimals.


My gallery art show (Oct 3-30)
THU, 6/26/03, 3:57 a.m. - In Response To: any catch your attention? (MartyW)
David,
Have any titles suggested for your exhibition caught your attention?
I want to thank everyone for adding your suggestions for the title of my show. I really appreciate it and it was great to see what everyone came up with.

I ended up calling it: "Passport to all worlds". Which is what my work is to me artistically and what it has become to me functionally.

I was in a meeting with the gallery curator and professors and we were riffing on the titles and what the titles should do, and I said that "I wanted to show that the work is a passport to all worlds for me and my readers, in form and in content." And then we decided to just go with that. It occured to me that "Passport to all worlds" is also a phrase that Keiko uses in the Scarab story.

Here is some information that I mention about the show in an upcoming interview on "The Pulse" (this is a snippet, so hopefully a link to the entire interview will be posted this week or next):

I have a new gallery exhibit of my artwork in October. It will be held in the art gallery of the University that I graduated from and will extensively feature original pages from Kabuki, Daredevil, Echo, and many non-comic related works and paintings.

The gallery show is timed to correspond to the Pop Culture Con in Cincinnati (Mike Turner, Frank Cho, Andy Lee, and I will be signing at that conís debut on October 3-5). The opening night reception of the gallery will be 7-10pm on Friday October 3 (after the first day of the con). It will be held at the main gallery of the Art Building at Northern Kentucky University (a ten minute drive from the show in downtown Cincinnati). The University will even have free shuttles to take people to the gallery show.

It is a one man show and my work will be up thoughout October but I hope people can make it on the opening night, as there will also be a signing held, a free poster for the gallery show, and books available. On Friday October 22 I will be having a lecture/discussion at the University. Last year NKU had Neil Gaiman do this at the University, and If you attended that you know how fun and interactive this can be.

The last two years the NKU Literature dept hosted something like this. I did it the first year, and Neil Gaiman did it the second year. This October the art dept is sponsoring my show and working hand in hand with other departments of the University including the Literature dept, and book stores in the area. Both events are free to the public, and everyone is welcomed to attend!


ACTUAL Link to new Bendis interview
THU, 6/26/03, 3:17 p.m. - In Response To: Link to new Bendis interview (MACK!)

http://www.slushfactory.com


Re: BANNER time!!! yeah
FRI, 6/27/03, 12:33 a.m. - In Response To: BANNER time!!! yeah (real-tv)

Hi Valter,
Looks great! I'm glad to see you doing so much painting.
DM

(on a hulk trip!!)

banner time with hulk right on his back!!!
http://www.comicsportfolio.com


Re: David, can I use the Kabuki Kanji?
FRI, 6/27/03, 4:06 a.m. - In Response To: David, can I use the Kabuki Kanji? (Michael Goodman)
Mr. Mack,
I'm working on a scene in my book that takes place in a karate dojo. I'd like to pay homage to you by using the Kabuki Kanji on a scroll in the backroom. I'll post the finished art when it's completed (either tonight or tomorrow). If you don't want the Kanji in my book, let me know, I'll take it off, because I'm hoping to get this book (issue 2) printed by San Diego con (yeah right, but Issue One comes out the 30th (most of the art has been redone)! (but I haven't submitted it to any distributors yet, I will be giving it out at the convention and selling it at the Prism Comics table) It's totally cool with me if you don't want the Kanji in my book. Let me know if this is okay,
Thanks,
Michael
Hi Michael,
Go for it. Thanks for the consideration. I hope to see you in San Diego. I'm sure you will have a great time presenting your work there. Stop by my booth when you get a chance.


Re: if form follows function...
FRI, 6/27/03, 5:43 a.m. - In Response To: if form follows function...(4)

22 is a great age to start freally ocussing on your work. You don't have to be making a living soley on your art right when you start on it. But the important thing is to get your self in the ring. Get in the game and go for it. Like Woody Allen said: "80% of success is just showing up".

That means that you just have to do what you know you are supposed to do. Don't let your reactive mind get you to second guess yourself and stop you from even trying.

You usually don't make perfect stuff the first time you do it. But you have to just do it to get there. The getting there arises from the doing it. The doing it is most of the getting there. Usually you work on your craft for years and years and at a certain point it begins to take on the qualities that satisfy you.

The creators of the literature and films and artwork you admire are examples of this. The work of thiers that you are looking at is not their first work. But a culmination of years of craft.

Your first work isn't going to compare to that. But after years of getting it out there, working it in the real world, you begin to find yourself in it.

Hope this helps.
DM


I will be at Chicago Con...
FRI, 6/27/03, 5:47 a.m. - In Response To: Mack at Chicago Con? (Josh)
I apologize if this has been covered before, but are you planning on attending the Con in Chicago?
You can check the list of shows that is listed on this website. Justing has a list of all my appearances for the year.

It is going to be a great show. I do it every year. This will be my eleventh year in a row at Chicago Con. Bendis will be there too. We met at the first Chicago con I ever did way back when.

Andy Lee and Anh will be there. I'll have a booth at the Image island.

Please stop by and say hello!
Best,
David


I will be at San Diego Con in July (Wed-Sunday)...
FRI, 6/27/03, 5:51 a.m.

Bendis, Oeming, Andy Lee and I wil all be there. Probably even Rick Mays too! And Anh and Rick's wife Tomomi.

Please come by to our big booth in the Image Comics area and say hello.

The con is having a special Preview Night on Wednesday from 5-8 pm. This is a great time to go if you can, because you can beat the crowds and have more time to talk one on one with the creators at the show.

See you there.
DM


Art show/lecture/and con in Oct-who's going?
FRI, 6/27/03, 5:57 a.m.

After reading this, I'd love to hear from anyone on this board who thinks they may be able to attend either this con, my art show, the lecture, or all three. I'd like to see how many locals are on the board or who may be making the trip to it. Please post and let me know. Thanks!

Here is some information that I mention about the show in an upcoming interview on "The Pulse" (this is a snippet, so hopefully a link to the entire interview will be posted this week or next):

I have a new gallery exhibit of my artwork in October. It will be held in the art gallery of the University that I graduated from and will extensively feature original pages from Kabuki, Daredevil, Echo, and many non-comic related works and paintings.

The gallery show is timed to correspond to the Pop Culture Con in Cincinnati (Mike Turner, Frank Cho, Andy Lee, and I will be signing at that conís debut on October 3-5). The opening night reception of the gallery will be 7-10pm on Friday October 3 (after the first day of the con). It will be held at the main gallery of the Art Building at Northern Kentucky University (a ten minute drive from the show in downtown Cincinnati). The University will even have free shuttles to take people to the gallery show.

It is a one man show and my work will be up thoughout October but I hope people can make it on the opening night, as there will also be a signing held, a free poster for the gallery show, and books available. On Friday October 22 I will be having a lecture/discussion at the University. Last year NKU had Neil Gaiman do this at the University, and If you attended that you know how fun and interactive this can be.

The last two years the NKU Literature dept hosted something like this. I did it the first year, and Neil Gaiman did it the second year. This October the art dept is sponsoring my show and working hand in hand with other departments of the University including the Literature dept, and book stores in the area. Both events are free to the public, and everyone is welcomed to attend!


I intend to be at the DALLAS Wiz World Con-Nov! FRI, 6/27/03, 8:34 p.m. - In Response To: form follows function... (4j)

Hope to see you there. Will be my first time at a show in Dallas since 1995.

About the writing, sounds like you have the picture now. You don't have to have everything figured out before you start the writing (or the art). Things work themselves out once you dive in to it. It is the ACT of doing it that brings you the revelations.

You just see the next stone in the water to leap to even if you can't see the next one beyond that. then when you leap there, you see the next one, and leap there and so on. Writing is an act of faith. Writing and painting is a lot like praying.


Mack Oeming Bendis (MOB) panel at San Diego...
SUN, 6/29/03, 1:45 a.m. - In Response To: Re: Art show/lecture/and con in Oct-who's going? (Michael Goodman)

Hi Michael,
The three of us wil have a panel and Q&A at the San Diego Con.

Chicago is also a fun show if you can make it. A table in Artists alley should be fine. I'm pretty sure Andy Lee will still have an artist alley table there this year.

I won't be in SF this year but hope to be at WonderCon next year. But it sounds fun. I'd encourage you to do all the cons that look enjoyable and convenient to you. I did the APE once and it was fun.
Congrats on your books!
DM

Me and Leslie will be at the San Diego con. She wants to know (and I am curious) if there is any special attire required for preview night. Other cons we/I (Les will be in school) plan on attending is Chicago if I can get a table (will have 2 issues in print by then, and also will be a guest cover artist for the Eisner nominated series Nowhere Girl, part 4). Do you think I should get a table in Artist Alley, Professional, or Small Press? We plan on going to Small Press Convention in Feb in San Fransisco (are you going to be there?) I hope to go to as many cons as I can budget so people will know that my work exists. What cons do you recommend for someone starting out in self publishing? (need xeric grant, need xeric grant) I'd love to attend your art show, and especially lecture, but don't know if that's economically a possibility (self publishing drained me, I have to give up buying most comics!) Will you have a panel program/lecture at the convention?
Thanks,
Michael


You are a delight! Just heard from Sienkiewicz...
MON, 6/30/03, 2:57 a.m. - In Response To: save a seat in the front row, please (Paul-Anthony)
Mr. Mack and Ms. Tran [:)] (break)
sincerely anticipating events (break)
confident will be tremedous success (break)
happy for recognition of your creative merit (break)
planning on making a trip out from DC (break)
curious on possibility of flying out, please advise
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Happy to hear you are making the trip:) Will be happy to advise.
had fantastic time in Charlotte (break)
It was Great! You were a delight and a joy.
please forgive behavior (break)
Your behavior was lovely and entertaining! Like I told you, I appreciate your style...
thoroughly enjoyed DD/Echo pages (break)
Glad to hear that! Thanks for all the feedback. That really helps!
I just talked to Bill Sienkiewicz on the phone from NY where he just looked at the Echo/DD pages and he said it made him cry! And that he thought it was my best work ever... Which, like your comments, was very encouraging ot me! He made me promise to hold a page for him and swap it for some of his art.
plan to begin installments again (break)
Whenever it fits your schedule is fine. I can hold pages for you in advance with no rush or no problem.
will send copy of butterfly soon (break)
I really dug that butterfly! Did she like it? I hope so! I meant that as a friendly gift for you (for her)! Anh told me you gave us a generous payment for it, wish of course is very kind of you, but it was meant as just a friendly thanks for coming to see us at the show!
having trouble thinking of things to say like this
You are hilarious! Looking forward to talking with you!
Your pal,
DM

Oh, I did a new DD interview on manwithoutfear.com

will provide more details via further transmissions
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take care (break)
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Looking forward to seeing you at Chicago Con...
MON, 6/30/03, 3:03 a.m. - In Response To: you are really amazing (Alma DelaTorre)

Thank you very much for all the kind words! That is very nice of you to take the time to let me know what you thought of my work!
I hope to see you in Chicago. Please introduce yourself as the person who posted this so I can say thanks!
DM



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