These are the early fertile moments of my new life. Wet, bloody and painful as birth tends to be.
-- Kabuki: The Alchemy #1
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Home Message Boards WFC: June 6-10, 2004

and the John Woo project
MON, 6/7/04, 9:57 p.m. - In Response To: OT: Rick Mays (HotRob)

The latest news I have is that he is also currently drawing the Iron Fist story.

And before that (late last year) he and I worked on a video game together for John Woo and Electronic Arts.

I wrote the characters and back story and did some layouts, and Rick did the visual designs and an action scene intro.

Hey there,

Does anyone know what happened with Rick on the Robin series? He only ended up doing two issues but was announced as the new ongoing artist.

Or what he is doing now (hopefully Agents:Tigerliily) apart from the Iron Fist covers at Marvel?


Re: ashcan question
MON, 6/7/04, 6:24 a.m. - In Response To: ashcan question (jen)

It is probably real. there were I think 3 different home-made ashcans that I made in the course of 1994 and 95.

Proabably between 50 to 200 made of each one. I don't remember if they are #ed or not.

i have a question about the (original?) kabuki ashcan.. hopefully david or someone else will be able to help me out here..

a couple of years ago, i paid good money on ebay for what was supposedly an original kabuki ashcan. it *looks* like it could/should be the ashcan, but the signature doesn't look much like david's. i thought that was odd when received it, but i figured maybe it was signed way back in the day and his signature has evolved.

anyway, i was looking around on the other day for the first time in a long while and saw the scan of the kabuki ashcan on the site.. mine doesn't look *anything* like that.

my question is this: was there another ashcan? or was i scammed?

Re: Kabuki Jam part Nine
MON, 6/7/04, 6:29 a.m. - In Response To: Kabuki Jam part Nine (Chris Sandford)

Good job, Chris! Your art looks great as always.
And I think it even shows a huge improvement from the stuff you showed me in New York a couple years back. Especially as far as the "Kabuki style" stuff goes.

I dig your other art I saw on your link you posted before too.

Meh. Totally not satisfied with how this came together. I really despise the scanner I am forced to settle with.

I might redux it, put it together agian , and see if it looks better then.


Re: Ok, who can get me a "retailer incentive" ALCH
MON, 6/7/04, 1:19 p.m. - In Response To: Ok, who can get me a "retailer incentive" ALCHEMY? (SimplyJD)
This stuff usually drives me nuts, but as someone who hase virtually a complete collection of these books and minis, I'd really like to have one of the upcoming Kabuki: The Alchemy retailer incentive issues...


Hi JD,

Retailers can order any amount they want of the regular cover, and the Maleev cover. For the same price. So you can get a Maleev cover just by asking your retailer to order one for you.

The retailer incentive is that for every 10 of the regular cover that they order, they also get one Maleev cover FREE!

But they can order as many as they want as well. So if you ask any retailer, it should be no problem. They have ordered already, but they are still able to place re-orders until the book ships.


Re: OT: Rick Mays
MON, 6/7/04, 9:54 p.m. - In Response To: OT: Rick Mays (HotRob)

The latest news I have is that he is also currently drawing the Iron Fist story.

Hey there,

Does anyone know what happened with Rick on the Robin series? He only ended up doing two issues but was announced as the new ongoing artist.

Or what he is doing now (hopefully Agents:Tigerliily) apart from the Iron Fist covers at Marvel?


Kabuki news and thanks to YOU on this board!
TUE, 6/8/04, 10:56 a.m. -

The first wave of advance orders from retailers for the new Kabuki series are in...

And the orders are much better than expected!

This is because you as readers have asked your retailers to order the new Kabuki series ahead of time.

Retallers have told me that the word of mouth demand for the new Kabuki series, and the exceptional demand for all of the Kabuki trades are the reason they keep Kabuki in stock and are ordering the new series.

I want to give all of you a big THANK YOU for taking the initiative to try Kabuki. The new series, and the trades. And a big THANK YOU for personally taking the initiative to ask your comic store to order it for you.

Your personal request for the Kabuki is what keeps the book alive and available in stores. Ten years of Kabuki, and still going strong, because of you!

So thank you to my long time Kabuki readers, and thank you to the brand new readers who are picking up the collections or are just beginning with this new Kabuki series. Please let me know what you think of the trades and the new series as you read it

Kindest regards,
David Mack

Re: How do you Pitch KABUKI to someone?
TUE, 6/8/04, 1:09 p.m. - In Response To: Re: How do you Pitch KABUKI to someone? (Charlie)
Showing the art and putting the book in their hand is a good thing. But i need the one sentence pitch to sum up kabuki to someone who has no idea what kabuki is?

For example, to tell someone about bone i describe it as exactly like Lord of the rings with its scope, magic, and scale, except you take out Frodo and put in Bugs Bunny.


Hi Charlie,
Thanks for your passionate support for Kabuki in your store!
I really appreciate that. It makes all the difference.

I put a short synopsis about what each volume is about on the back of each Kabuki trade. So when someone asks me what it is about at a signing, I just hand them the trade and ask them to read it on the back.

I also have all of these listed on my site at
I hope that is a helpful suggestion for you.
It works pretty well for me. The one on the back of Circle of Blood, or Metamorphosis are the blurbs that I show people most.
Kindest regards,

Re: Kabuki-Alchemy DF Variant Cover
WED, 6/9/04, 2:05 p.m. - In Response To: Kabuki-Alchemy DF Variant Cover (Klaus)
I know David Mack said before, he thought it was a virgin cover of the regular art. But the text, which accompanies the picture in the Previews solicitation says "not actual art". Does anybody have confirmed info on this?


Hi Klaus,
At this moment, I think it looks like there is not going to be a different cover from Dynamic.

But I think they will be offering a signed version of the Maleev cover.

Re: Speculation about Kabuki Movie?
WED, 6/9/04, 2:03 p.m. - In Response To: Re: Speculation about Kabuki Movie? (Gang Lu)
How about Chiaki Kuriyama (Gogo from Kill Bill). I'm sure there's a roll for her.
I think she's great. She's also in the upcoming Sin City film, and she was great and Battle Royal.

She could easily fill one of the character roles in Kabuki.

Re: cheers david!
WED, 6/9/04, 2:08 p.m. - In Response To: Re: cheers david!  (Dan)
but thanks to you really. lol.

now i just hope that my shop has actually ordered them correctly and not just lied to me like before.......:(


Go ahead and check, cause Bendis says stores still have ten days to still place orders for our July books (Kabuki #1, Powers #1) before the print run is set.

Hereos con Charlotte NC this Fri-Sun...
THU, 6/10/04, 6:30 a.m. - In Response To: David!Two more days!!!! (tony saunders)
Charlotte!!My little once a year slice of heaven. Can't wait. Save some sketch time for me,Heh. Lenny and myself will be ther Saturday and Sunday. Stupid work friday. My greeneyed bunny wants to see his mommy!
Hi Tony! Looking forward to seeing you and Lenny again.
It's going to be fun

For anyone elso going to the Heroes con in Charlotte NC this Fri-Sun,
Please stop by my table and introduce yourself.

I'll be happy to sign any of my books that you bring or pick up at my table. I sign at no charge and have no limits for how many books you want me to sign.

I'll have Kabuki hardcovers, paperbacks and back issues. Original art pages from Daredevil, Echo, Kabuki and Scarab, as well as 11x17 prints and more.

I'll probably be set up right next to Mike Oeming and Andy Lee.


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