Home Message Boards WFC: June 26-31, 2001
MACK & BENDIS at LEE'S COMICS (Bay area) in SEPT!
WED, 6/27/01, 8:30 a.m.
MACK AND BENDIS APPEARANCE
1020 N. Rengstorff Ave. Suite F
(From highway 101, take the Rengstorff exit. We are by Costco)
Mountain View, CA 94043
To commemorate the new location! BENDIS and MACK signing, will have
art, books, prints, T-Shirts and More.
Mack will be doing an exclusive KABUKI print for the signing!
Call Lee's for any questions or details.
MACK & BENDIS at San Diego COMICON this JULY!
WED, 6/27/01, 8:36 a.m.
Just a couple weeks until the big event of a comicon.
Bendis and I will have a big booth together at the Image section and
right by the Marvel section. Bendis and Oeming will be signing at there POWERS tables, and RICK MAYS and I will be signing at our KABUKI tables.
THis is the only show Rick has attended for years! Please make the trip just to see him and have him do a sketch for you. THat alone is worth the trip. Rick does some great con sketches.
Andy Lee will also be doing sketches and paintings. I will be signing,
answering questions, making Kabuki books and stuff available, talking with fans, and introducing Kabuki to new readers.
Anh will be there. Rick's Fiance Tomomi will also. Check out the original
Kabuki art, prints and more. This is a show you do not want to miss. San Diego is HUGE.
Re: Questions on the Daredevil run
THU, 6/28/01, 3:59 p.m. - In Response To: Questions on the Daredevil
greetings from Cologne. I just wanted to congratulate you with this
incredible run you did for the Daredevil series. I know that it's only
a superhero story and, according to mr. Crumb, it's only lines, but for
some reason I found it to be, er, personal in a certain way, and it has
a certain, er,for the lack of other words, intimacy. I can't wait for you
to tell me that you were just trying to do a good job.
I was just trying to do a good job. Seriously, I'm very glad that
you got something personal from my DD story. There really isn't any point in me writing or drawing a story unless I am putting something personal and intimate into it. I'm really glad that you were sensitive to that.
As for the run you're drawing, I've been talking to some
other fans of yours, and the gereral opinion is that the very genuine aesthetic
of yours might scare of the average DD/superhero reader. What reactions have you been receiving so far?
The overwhelming amount of response that I have recieved has been very
positive. Some times I might get the implication that some younger readers
or fans of the more standard fare comics work might have some struggle
to appreciate some of the parts that they think are more "abstract" or
when the story is told in a different way than they are used to.
But how else are there sensibilities going to grow, unless they are
introduced to something differnt. I bet that five, ten years from now they
will remember those stories and look back on them fondly. Usually I find
that when people grow, the stuff that they tend to really love may also
be stuff that disturbed, confused, or scared them when they were first
introduced to it.
What I love to hear is when a reader says that at first they did not
know what to think of it. It made a big impression, but it did not fit
into thier paradigm. And then after reading more they have really grown
to appreciate it.
Readers have to meet me half way. As a writer and as a reader, we are
both going to get more out of it, the more we put into it. I'm not interested
as a writer, artist or as a reader myself of reading something that is
a passive experience. As a reader, as a viewer, I want to be involved.
I want to be figuring it out. I want to experience it and not just have
it told to me. So I can only write and paint the stories that I, as a reader,
would enjoy. I can't bring myself to talk down to anyone.
Overall, I'd say that the response has been fantastic. Some people enjoy
it right off, and others need a little more time to wrap their head aroung
things. I like to work on thinks that different people can appreciate in
thier own way (on different levels of understanding and intimacy) and at
their own pace. They understand it and appreciate it when they are ready