Writer/artist David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil, The Shy Creatures) will visit the Henderson State University campus (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) on March 12 and 13. The following events are open to the public and free of charge:
Thursday, March 12
6:00 reception and signing in the HSU Huie Library
(A limited number of Mack’s latest work Kabuki: The Alchemy will be available for purchase)
7:00 “The Alchemy of Creation” – lecture followed by Q&A
Artists interested in attending a Friday workshop on creating comic books should contact Dr. Randy Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-230-5042) for more information.
Huie Library is building #19 on the HSU map.
David Mack’s visit is made possible by a Margin of Excellence Grant from the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
David Mack is the creator, author and artist of KABUKI published originally by Image Comics and now through Marvel Comics’ imprint ICON. He is also the writer and artist of Daredevil (one of the top ten best selling comics in the United States) from Marvel Comics.
KABUKI, has earned David international acclaim for its innovative storytelling, painting techniques, and page design. Mack has toured and exhibited throughout, Europe, Asia, and America. He was the first American to be nominated for Germany's most prestigious Max-Und-Moritz award in the category of best-imported comic.
David did not attend a specialized art school, but earned a full scholarship to a University where he studied World History, Anatomy & Physiology and the Japanese Language in addition to Art. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in English.
His books have been the subject of under-graduate and graduate university courses in Art and Literature. His work has been studied in graduate seminars at USC and hung in the Los Angeles Museum of Art.
Mack has designed toys and packaging for companies in Hong Kong, created ad campaigns for Sakura art materials and illustrated Jazz and Rock albums for Japanese and American labels and musicians such as Paul McCartney. Currently, David is working on the live action Kabuki feature film for 20th Century Fox. Besides writing the treatment, his credits include: Visual Designer, Creative Consultant and Co-Producer.
"I've just always had a passion for making things. As long as I can remember. With words, pictures, found objects, or whatever." - David Mack
Visual designer and storyteller David Mack has been called a "true genius" by Entertainment Weekly.
You can view more of his art at: www.davidmack.net.