We may never find Akemi since she has been trained to blend in. These skills are amplified by the fact that she is a hermaphrodite. Some of the best agents are. It raises their cover potential by 200%.
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Home Message Boards WFC: August 11-15, 2003

MON, 8/11/03, 3:26 p.m. - In Response To: Re: MACK INTERVIEW AT CBR (Supergoch)

Thanks Russel! I was happy to do the interview with you.

A thanks to the both of you who posted the kind words!

As for the timing of the new Kabuki series, the details are this:
Image said they want to really promote the new series as a major event for them as a publisher. Which I am grateful for. They said they are going to give it the cover of the PREVIEWS solicitation catalogue for the month it debuts. But they don't get that oportunity every month. It is like every 3 months or something. So I haven't yet given an exact date for it because I'm waiting to hear which month they can confirm it for in their schedule with the cover to Previews. So far I have heard that January 2004 is an open month for them. But if It has to be moved to accomodate another date, that is ok too. It just gives me more time to get ahead on the series.

Thanks for looking forward to it!

I also met David at this year's WizardWorld in Chicago and I totally echo the sentiment that David is one of the most nicest and gracious people to meet in the industry.

I just read the article, does this mean we can't expect to see any new Kabuki material until next year? I thought the new series was coming out this fall?
- Supergoch

Welcome! And thanks all! both trans are right...
MON, 8/11/03, 2:53 p.m. - In Response To: I just got into kabuki (gary)
I just got into kabuki and i'm finding my back issues, but one thing that intrigues me, what is the translation of the kanji that scars her face?
Thanks for reading my work and for seeking out the books!
And my thanks to all the helpers on the board who so quickly and kindly answered your question.

It is a translation, so both interpretaions of Ki are correct right.
Ki also has even more connotations. It can mean something similar to our word for action, or even acting, or drama.

Or an actor of the first two preceeding Kanji. And it can refer to a class system as actors, and courtesans were of the same lower class. Some people familiar with the old Chinese versions of it could interpret the Ki to refer to a lower class courteson or jester type.

I had a Chinese professor who one read it as "the girl who sings and dances". They are Chinese characters which the Japanese have absorbed and added slightly mautated or evolved the translation to it.


Read the first Kabuki collection, KABUKI: Circle of Blood to see the origin of the scars and the context of them and their history in the story. Please let me know what you think!
Kindest regards,

hello all...
TUE, 8/12/03, 10:01 p.m. - In Response To: Mack writing Ultimate X-Men!!!! YAY!!! (Jonathan Zylberberg)

Thanks for all the kind regards about this.
I appreciate your open mindedness.
I want to reassure everyone that I am only writing the X book. Which doesn’t take me long. I am not drawing it. All my art efforts will be on the new Kabuki series.

I know that some of the long time Kabuki readers may think that the idea of me writing some stories in Ultimate X-men sounds strange, and I have to admit that when I was first offered the job, I probably had the same reaction. Brian Bendis suggested to me that I follow his run on Ultimate X-men. It wasn’t something that would have occurred to me on my own But Brian reminded me how fun it is to infiltrate the mainstream and that the Ultimate line is an opportunity to do new and unexpected things with the characters and to write from personal experience.
And this is a great excuse to again work with one of my oldest and dearest friends.

He keeps telling me that I need to step outside my comfort zone of my own characters and do these characters as a fun experiment.
We have some great stories for it.
And I will only do it as long as I think I have fun stories to tell that fit the format and characters.
Brian and Millar have set up some great possibilities for me to jump off from. One story is set in Japan.

As all my other time will be focused on Kabuki doing all the writing and painting myself, this should be a fun book for my collaboration experience with Brian Bendis.

Just thought I’d give you the heads up here. Let you know Kabuki is still my primary focus and a project that I will be doing now and for many years to come.

And this will be a fun collaborative project.

And you may have heard that when the Alias series comes to close (I think at issue #28?) and is then continued under the title “The Pulse”, I will not be doing the covers to “The Pulse”. It is going to be an amazing series, and I will still be reading it and I love to read Brian Bendis’ stories. And if “you are reading and enjoying Alias, I urge you to continue reading it under the new title of “The Pulse”. The stories will continue to be amazing and hilarious. I’ve always said I’d do the covers for Alias as long as the series ran or as long as Brian was writing it. And it was a lot of great fun. But the Pulse will have a new look for it (which I’m sure will be incredible), and I will be busy with the New KABUKI series.

Warmest regards,

I love it! Re: My Snapdragon
THU, 8/14/03, 1:27 a.m. - In Response To: My Snapdragon (jamaica)
I've wanted to draw Snapdragon for awhile, so here's something nice and quick. I still get such a buzz when I read Metamorphosis, David.
That looks great!
It is good to hear from you again.

Re: dragon tattoo
THU, 8/14/03, 7:16 p.m. - In Response To: Re: dragon tattoo (elisabeth)

Silly me. You'll notice I'm posting this at 230 in the morning - I put the wrong link in the first message. This is the right one.

Very cool!
Thanks for posting it!
And thanks for reading my books

Would you mind sending me an actual photo of it to my mail address in the books? I'd be happy to print it in a future issue.

Re: DD 40th anniversary
THU, 8/14/03, 7:19 p.m. - In Response To: DD 40th anniversary (awlrite4now)
Since you have now seen a little of what I can do with thread, do you think Marvel would grant me permission to do a DD quilt in conjunction with next year's 40th anniversary of the character?

It would be so cool to do a cover from each artist who has worked on DD, and I really would like to do this fiber art piece that could include some of the favorite and famous quotes and panels from the beginning. Who should I contact to get permission for this? Once again, it would be a one-shot, not for sale piece. Got any advice?

As long as it is not for sale, I think that you can make it without any official permission. I'm sure that they would love to see it. It looks like your work is very popular on all the messageboards you posted it on!
Thanks for your help, and I hope you and Ahn enjoy the piece I sent.
We love it!
Thank you so much!

Re: Poor Europe
FRI, 8/15/03, 11:17 p.m. - In Response To: Poor Europe (Yojimbo4)

Thanks for your message and kind regards!
I just wanted to let you know that I've been to both the Essen and Erlangen Conventions in Germany, and that I have signed there many times (at Terminal Entertainment in Frankfurt and at Nic's Comics in Deuseldorf).
I really enjoy Europe and I have a great time in Germany. I buy a lot of German and other European books when I am there. I think there are very impressive artists doing wonderful personal and independant projects that are very inspiring to me.

And I love the production and printing values of the books in Germany. When Infinity Verlag published German translations of Kabukii, I was very happy with thier work and production choices, printing, paper, etc.

Thanks for reading my work and for making the extra effort to find it!
Warmest regards,

Hm, I just wanted the lucky americans know how good you can feel ! You have got all the fancy stuff. Anywhere you can buy busts, sculptures, artwork, comics you can even see all the heros of writing, inking,drawing in person. You have got cons like san diego. All we poor germans have is two very small cons and it is a true pain in the ass ( and whooping expensive) to get all the good stuff. Especially from my favourite David. But i have set my goal to open a really professional David /Kabuki website like nohtv. europe has got to get important for the comic-business as well - or we will always be just the kids trying to get a peek over the fence. In some cases ( only very few :-)) It is very frustrating to be european !

real life Kabuki costumes...
FRI, 8/15/03, 4:49 p.m. - In Response To: Mr.Mack, is it creepy..... (Tree Borne Kettle Girl)
Me and my bro were talking about people dressing up for comic conventions as there favourite comic characters. I told him that if I were to ever dress up for one, or maybe even do it for halloween one year, that I would definatly be one of your agents. He said he thought that the creators might find it creepy when fans dress up as the characters they created. So tell me, do you find it creepy at all? And while we are on the subject, what costume from Kabuki do you see most often, and wich have you seen least often? thanx, Haylan!
I'm always happy to see readers dressed as my characters.
I'm fascinated to see the artful decisions that go into the problem solving of creating the functional costume.

I've really enjoyed seeing each and every real life costume and character. The real life costume that I've seen the most is Snapdragon. This one seems to be by far the most popular. With Kabuki in second place. Then Scarab, then Tigerlily, then Siamese, then Ice, then Butoh.

This order is just based on the costumes that I have personally seen for myself. I've heard of many other people wearing costumes for Halloween and parties and cons that I have not seen for myself.

If you make a costume, please send me a photo!

Re: real life Kabuki costumes...
FRI, 8/15/03, 11:11 p.m. - In Response To: Re: real life Kabuki costumes... (Tree Borne Kettle Girl)
Thanks David,
I was wondering what the most popular costume was to base my decision off of that, I would want to do one of the unpopular ones. Just out of curiosity, is there a web site you know of where we could see these costumes? I've looked, and I found 1 scarab costume, thats it.. and I would love to see more! This year I'm being old school Mystique for halloween, but I may just make one of yours in my free time for the hell of it. If I do, you will be the first one I send pictures to, with pride. Thanks again! ~Haylan
Thanks Haylan,
I look forward to it.
I did include some photos of people in costume in some of the Reflections issues. I know Reflections #4 has different people as Scarab, and a couple Kabuki, and a few Snap Dragon.
I think the other 3 issues [of Reflections] may also have some photos of these costumes and people with the Kabuki tattoos.

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