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Bendis sent me some reviews of DD #51…
MON, 9/8/03, 3:05 a.m
Bendis sent me some reviews of DD #51...
(This last site also has an interview I did at the Toronto Con)
My DD Echo story is apparently causing some controversy on several message boards. Check out these threads on the Brian Bendis Board at:
-I think Marvel (and Bendis) have gone off the deep end
And there are others at
ComicBookResources.com, and manwithoutfear.com
Dallas Wizard con info
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:24 a.m. - In Response To: Quick convention question
for Mr Mack. (justJeffery)
I'll be signing at the Beckett Entertainment booth. They invited Anh and
I as thier guests to the show to promote the first issue of RUULE that they publish and I painted the covers (5 issues).
First off, DD 51... WOW!!!
I was up in the air about heading out to Wizard World Texas (an 8
hour drive from here), then I noticed that they recently added you to the
quest list, so the wife and I are there!
Anyway, I'm wondering if you do "head sketches" at cons and if so,
how much do you normally charge? I've got a brand new sketch book that
is screaming for an Echo sketch on its first page!
Jeffery J LaJaunie
I will be at their booths but I will have my own Kabuki table. All hardcovers, paperbacks, original art, Kabuki prints, t-shirts etc will be available. I don't do involved commissions, but I do quick head sketches with a brush
and ink for $20. Mostly I'm there to sign and talk with the readers, but I'll take a list to do sketches when there is time at the show.
Thanks for asking, and thanks for reading my work!
I hope to see you at the show!
I appreciate everyone's feedback on this issue...
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:27 a.m. - In Response To: My Thoughts on DD #51 (Christopher
Thanks for reading and taking the time to post!
First off, let me just say that I really loved DD #51. It
is a beautiful work of art and story telling that is both wonderful, strange,
and alien to me. Well, not totally alien, but it goes against almost everything
I know about making a comic book. This is a good thing of course, because
comics need to be exploring new territory as often as possible.
Echo, is Kabuki for the Marvel universe. I can not help but know that she is a vail for David Mack to express himself through, just as Kabuki is... and just as Vampires are to Anne Rice, and just as Promethia is to Alan Moore. In art this is always taking a chance, but a chance well worth taking when you have something worth saying. David Mack, I feel my world
is a little brighter having seen it through your (and other artist's) eyes.
Thank you for this issue. It really was a true work of art. I look forward
to what ever else you have to bring us.
I think DD #52 ships next week...
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:32 a.m.
I've heard that it ships next wed.
Looking forward to your reaction to it.
If you intend to pick up my first Echo issue in DD #51 but have not yet, it's probably a good idea to get it this week before the next issue  comes out.
I hear they are going fast (perhaps partly due to some of the controversy
on so many mainstream messageboards: a lot of traditional mainstream readers
accuse it of not being what they consider to be a real comic book. I'll choose to take that as a compliment.
Re: A question for Mr. Mack
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:35 a.m. - In Response To: A question for Mr. Mack (Erin)
When you draw your characters, like Echo and Kabuki, do you have a specific person in mind when you draw, or do the characters creat themselves?
The answer is: Yes! Both!
I understand if this makes no sense.
totally understand what you mean...
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:53 a.m. - In Response To: i feel like an ass (Michael
Thanks for clearing that up. I appreciate your concern but don't worry
about it. You are a good person and people like you
I was just thinking of what I wrote and I was too harsh on COB. It's is highly personal work with many high attributes; I was just trying to show how much you've progressed as a storyteller. If it makes it in any better, I'm mildly retarded (seriously, my last iq test came out a 76).
Feel so bad,
I understand that you are commenting on the improvement and evolution.
I do like to think that I have improved and evolved with the work. I
can look back at some of the earlier work and now think of how I could
have done some scenes a little more artfully. But I can also see the charm
in those earlier books as well. In the end, they are what they are and
they go on to be thier own creatures with thier own life and thier own
There are always going to be a few details here and there that years
later, I might think of better ways to tweek a sentence. Some lines, I
wince at if I reread them now (because I can think of many better ways
to do them now). And I am a little stunned by some of the violence in the
earlier issues (I was in a different place then --as was Kabuki).
But they are all honest and personal works and they were the best I
could do at the time I did them. And they are from the emotional place
that I was at at the time that I did them.
And as a whole, I think the emotional value of the books ring true,
and the early Kabuki books still seem to hold up with their own unique
personality and get better with every read.
I love my new fix of FUMIKO words!
TUE, 9/9/03, 11:56 a.m. - In Response To: Re: very protective of C.O.B.
It is always good to hear your poetic comments! Thanks for your take
this new work must be very potent if only in the effort
that David Mack once again is in complete control of the art and writing!
As is should be! As in his earlier works.
I have been re-reading the writing he did for Kingpin and as this
work is illustrated by another artist? I also super enjoyed anothers eyes
wrapped around DAvid's mind in ink, it was a new marriage of the meeting
of a traditional comic book illustration into the mind of a crazy horse
on a hampster wheel, MIND giving me? Actually a sense of trust, that beyond
the surface of a more traditional comic book Art style? Trust, in that
a sxlicker style can encompass and comprehend a sensitive depth.
This new Daredevil with Echo? Then in my Fumiko mind is like organ donor-ship of DAvid Mack's completely alive expression!