Home Message Boards WFC: April 21-25, 2001
Re: G.I. Joe
MON, 4/23/01, 7:21 a.m. - In Response To: G.I. Joe (David Michael Beck)
I was called about doing some G.I.Joe work too. I may do a cover or something eventually cause my brother and I read it hardcore when we were like ten. Nostalgia work can be fun!
See you at Pittsburghe,
David,... I thought you would be interested to know that
I was selsected to be the back cover artist on the up-coming G.I.Joe book
due out in September. As you well know, brearking into this business is
an arduous task. The covers I've produced for Choas! have been well recieved,
but I really needed a mainstream project to attain higher exposure. I have
my fingers crossed that the book will do well. I will be in Pittsburgh
next weekend. I'll stop by your booth and show you Brian, and Mike what
I'm up to....Best Regards,...DMB
Re:Blueline PRO, Sakura...
MON, 4/23/01, 7:26 a.m. - In Response To: Episkopat (daniel)
Thanks for the kind words. I like to try all kinds of media when I work.
In comics, I do most of my work on BLUELINE PRO pages.
When I use pens, I use mostly Sakura Microns or Gellyrolls.
And I make a habit of trying all kinds of different paints, etc.
I TALKED TO JUSTIN FROM WFC AND I ASKED HIM WITH WHAT MATERIALS DO
YOU CREATE YOUR PAINTINGS .SO HE SAID I SHALL ASK YOU . I THINK YOUR PAINTINGS
ARE GOOD CAUSE THEY CAN HAVE MANY FACES...SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WERE YOUR
FIRST STEPS TO BECOME LIKE THIS? I HOPE FOR RE: TO TALK MORE ABOUT ART...
Re: the chick with the chiuaua
MON, 4/23/01, 7:30 a.m. - In Response To: the chick with the chiuaua
Good to see you at the con. We LOVED your microscopic dog AUSKA! Anh really wants one so she can carry it around in her purse too!
Thanks for introducing yourself and for reading my book.
Hope to see you both again:}
what's up Dave I just wanted to let you know that it was
a real thrill meating you today at wonder com. You are my favorite artist.
I have never been into art before I met Don and thanks to him I was introduced
to comic books. he was trying to find something in the comic world that
I would really enjoy. First I got Kingdom Come which he said I should like
but truthfully I've never finished it. Then he bought me kabuki's dreams
and a classics and I fell in love with the art. I was so overjoyed to see
you that I was really nervous (if you couldn't tell). sorry about that
but i've only bumped into Sylvester Stalone and met you as far as celebrities
so I was quite exited. Your girlfriend was very nice too. I'm happy that
the two of you are planning on owning a longhair Chihuahua because they
really are wonderful animals. Auska is a real joy for us and i see that
you two will find joy in a small dog too. Anyways what else can i say?
I'll write back another time later
p.s. i have a question.......... why does the general have an obsession
with mannequins? I just always wanted to know I found it quite odd. Also,
are scarab and tigerlilly lovers? hmmmmmmmm......
Re: early kabuki?
MON, 4/23/01, 7:33 a.m. - In Response To: early kabuki? (farmer)
If I remember correctly, the very first Kabuki book released in 1994 sold out of a print run of either 25,000 or 30,000.
just wondering if you could answer this question for me.
how many copies did you iniatially sell of kabuki issue 1 in its first
printing with caliber press?
i'm just gathering different numbers and experiences from different
people cause i'm interested in self publishing.
thanks for your time.
Re: New Mack cover art......
MON, 4/23/01, 7:43 a.m. - In Response To: New Mack cover art......
(Ron Wm McElman)
I'm very glad that you posted this link. I really enjoyed doing the
cover to this novel [Road to Lisdoonvarna]. And I really enjoyed reading it as well.
If you haven't read any of De Lint's work, hopefully my cover will give
you a good excuse to try this one. He's a Kabuki reader himself!
And RON was a big help in putting the Publishing house in touch with
me. THanks again RON:)
Charles De Lint has posted info and David's cover art for
the upcoming novel "THE ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA".
When you get to the page, click the thumb at the bottom to see a
larger view of the art....
Re: blueline pro
MON, 4/23/01, 10:24 p.m. - In Response To: Re: blueline pro (daniel)
SO PLEASE TELL ME ...DO YOU TRAVEL A LOT TO GET YOUR IDEAS
I do like to travel to get a fresh perspective on things, but most of my
work is accomplished by discipline and practice. Nothing takes the place
of devoting all your energy and attention to the work. But it does help
to take a step back now and then to re-approach it with a fresh and objective
AND DO YOU MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR PAINTINGS ?
I take a lot of photographs anyway. And sometimes I do take polaroids for
figure studies if I think it suits that particualar work.
I THINK YOU CREATE YOUR PAINTINGS LIKE A COLLAGE...
Your probably right.
DO I/M RIGHT YOU STUDIED ART ???
I didn't go to a specialiszed art school but I did attend a university
for five years where I studied many diverse academics and graduated with
a BFA in Graphic Design.
You can probably read all you want to about this by going to the interviews
or on a lot of my old postings on the NEXTPLANETOVER.com message board.
CAUSE IN A WEEK ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND WE GIVE OUR ART MAPS
TO THE COMISSION OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL OF ART WE WANT TO STUDY ART. MY GIRLFRIEND
"FREE ART" AND I "MOVIE" IN THE MAIN POINT ...
I wish you the Best of luck and warmest regards!
SO IT HAS TO BE ALL IN BALANCE...
reflections no. 4/Scarab Artbook
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:02 p.m. - In Response To: reflections no. 4 (Magnus)
Not sure on WHEN i can get this one out yet. probably not this year.
I want to get the Scarab Art Book out first.
I will let this board know all about them as I get each one put together!
[Related Link: Kabuki: Reflections #4]
Re: Daredevil parts of a hole question
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:23 p.m. - In Response To: Daredevil parts of a hole
question (c word)
Thanks for reading. The time KP spent missing was supposed to be relativily
short [in Daredevil: Parts of Hole]. That is why the focus was on the plea bargains and deals. Foggy
had all the KP's info on the people he was ging for. They knew he already
had the evidence and that thire best bet was to cop a plea with out going
through a lengthy trial. Getting all the evidence on them from the KP's
"blackmail stash" was the entire reason that they could call them on it
THe Fisk thing could all be done in state because there wasn't really
a "Trial of the Kinpin" in a legal sense despite what the sesational headlines
might read on papers. FIsk was only questioned in relation to the death
of Cebulski. If Fisk wanted to resist his court appearance he could have
stretched it out. But I think he felt it was to his adavantage to show
up and answere a few questions because he felt he had covered his tracks.
And he had Foggy's mother represent him to throw Foggy off.
Most of this was advised to me by Marvel's in house Lawyer as a fair
way to present the situation. He gave me a lot more specific info, but
I didn't really want to fill the story with too many legal details beyond
what let the story flow along.
i posted this on the jinxworld message board and someone suggested
i post here to try and clear up some confusions i had, thanks in advance
if you can get to them.
i just got finished re reading your run on dd and something puzzled
me, or maybe i missed something. i hope you guys can clear it up. let me
say to start out that it was an incredible run, and reads so much better
in one sitting then spread out over 1 1/2 yrs or whatever. i hope to see
echo back, sooner rather than later. so all that said here are some head
scratchers i had: how long do you think that fisk was living in the sewers
or alleys or underground, whatever, before he surfaced to speak with maya?
i am thinking it had to be at least 6 or 8 months, and here is why.
foggy had 10 convictions. now maybe a few of them were pled out without
going to trial, but we see that some did make it to court. trial prep would
at least require a few weeks, especially in an organized crime case.
plus, wouldnt the trial of the kingpin of crime be a federal crime
and not a state crime? i mean on the sopranos tony is always getting hassled
by the feds, and hes just an NJ mobster, this is the Kingpin of Crime.
there has to be some RICO statutes he is breaking.
i dont mean this as nitpicking, these are things that popped into
my head as i reread it.
and i thought that matt wasnt going to take natasha to the hospital,
but then she is there in the last issue?
why did echo wait so many months (following my timeline) to attack
DD again, and wouldnt matt have wanted to see maya before all this. maybe it happened off camera, as they say, but i thought it was just a little odd.
i still loved the hell out of it, i think it was better than k smiths
run. even in spite of the delays. i hope you guys can clear up these problems
i have, maybe they were answered elsewhere and you can post a link or something
MACK and BENDIS at Pittsburgh Con THIS weekend!
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:26 p.m.
I will be there Fri-sun with Andy Lee, Anh Tran, Brian Bendis and Mike Oeming.
I will have original DD and Kabuki art, prints, back issues, hard covers,
I will be happy to sign all the Kabuki and DD books that you want to bring.
See you there!
A Hilarious & informative ANDY LEE interview!
TUE, 4/24/01, 2:39 p.m.
[ To view the interview, please download this month's message board posts ]
TUE, 4/24/01, 10:48 p.m. - In Response To: Re: thanks (~Adam)
You DO know that he painted [Daredevil] #16-19 right? [:)] And covers for 20-25 after that.
Thanks for the info Adam!
circle of blood- the original black and white story.
$17.95 from Image.
Glad to hear you will check out the Kabuki stuff!
Welcome to the board and feel free to ask if you want any other info
or Kabuki book help or descriptions.
Re: Reactions to "you don't know me" t-shirt
TUE, 4/24/01, 11:00 p.m. - In Response To: Reactions to "you don't
know me" t-shirt (Oliver)
My own Kabuki T-shirt stories:
THat happened to me only once. Most people seem to read the entire shirt
and then sort of say "hey that's cool!".
But once some girl walked right up to me and said "Well you don't know
My girlfriend wheres the black shirt with the Noh Dragon tat on it a
lot. People will recognize it in what ever city she's in and come up to
her and start talking about Kabuki. And I'm talking about places that we are not at for conventions.
Once I happened to be at a club and saw someone on the dance floor wearing
a Kabuki shirt. It's kind of surreal when that happens.
I recently went to Kings Island Amusement Park near where
i live and i wore my newly received "YOU DON'T KNOW ME" shirt. well, i
got more than i bargained for while on my visit. i had hoped maybe another
kabuki fan would recognize and we could strike up a nice conversation,
but instead, i got aroun 10-12 people saying "hey, i know you" or, "don't
i know u?" or something along those lines. every person thought they were
clever and were the first one to come up w/ it. truthfully, i'm never goin
to wear it there again because it got quite irritating, but it was funny
for one night i thought. Just thought maybe someone on here would find
entertainment in the fact that i got such a reaction out of my kabuki shirt.
Re: So my question is...
WED, 4/25/01, 6:34 p.m. - In Response To: So my question is... (Ken
Do these people then freak out when they realize it's you
and Anh? Or do they not even recognize you, which would be even better.
Anh was in San Fran (not for a con) visiting a friend and someone obviously
recognized her because the walked up and asked her if David Mack was in
Re: Mack, are you going to be sketching in Pitts?
WED, 4/25/01, 6:40 p.m. - In Response To: Mack, are you going to be
sketching in Pitts? *NT* (Dan)
I spend most of the con introducing the books to new readers, signing
and answering questions, so I don't have time for any commissions or special
But if someone has to have an original sketch, I do a "QUickie" Kabuki brush sketch for ten bucks.
But I will have a ton of original pages and new original prints. The
prints are actual size (11x 17) and are $10 each or 2 for $15, and I must
have over thirty or so to choose from. Most of them are Kabuki and DD covers.