Home Message Boards WFC: September 26-30, 2001
Metamorphosis Paperback in stores today!
WED, 9/26/01, 9:51 p.m.
It should be in stores everywhere in the U.S. today.
Next week for stores in some other countries.
If your store does not have it, or ran out, you can ask them to order
Re: QUESTION FOR MACK!!!!
WED, 9/26/01, 9:55 p.m. - In Response To: QUESTION FOR MACK!!!! (andyjoe)
Hello, Mr. Mack,
I picked up a bunch of those brushes in Japan. The only place that I
found in the U.S. where you can find "brush pens" resembling that here
is in Japanese art and book stores. Like in Little Tokyo in LA or Japan
town in San Fran.
Thanks for the kind words, and for reading my work!
first I want ot say I LOVE YOUR WORK, I met you at the San
Diego Con, you were quite nice and I got this great sketch from you, that
now is framed hanging in my hallway (I wish I could afford one of your
paintings) anyway, the question is, When you did the sketch, you used a
bamboo-handled brush. It was as though the ink was inside in some sort
of hollow tube. Do you know the one I'm talking about? Well, I really would
like to know more about it, the name and so forth, I would love to get
me one of those (my Winsor Neuton series 7 #2 can only get my so far).
thanks so much
Re: Any suggestions for a young artist?
WED, 9/26/01, 10:03 p.m. - In Response To: Any suggestions for a young
I was wondering if you had any suggestions for someone interested
in the arts? Anything at all related to fine arts, would be well appreciated.
Any sort of technique, or style or...well, anything at all you could contribute.
Even a sort of outlook, or rather insight that could help inspire me? Please,
Mr. Mack! If you're out there, help? If not, okay.. I understand. Keep
up the good work, I love your art.
From my experience, the most important thing is to have the passion
for creating. I find that techniques can be learned through work ethic,
experimentation and self discipline. These things are all very important.
But the self motivating passion to create and JOY of creating is what most
people are missing. If you have that, then the rest is easier to focus
on, because you will enjoy it. And you will focus on everything in your
life through the LENS of creating.
That way everything you experience in your life will help fuel your
art, and the craft and discipline that you cultivate through your art will
also be applicable in all other aspects of your life.
Thanks for reading my work, and for the kind words.
Re: Kabuki on AOL
WED, 9/26/01, 10:14 p.m. - In Response To: Kabuki on AOL (Karma)
Thanks for the kind words about my work, and for the interest in my
Everything you said sounds fine to me. Thanks for introducing people
to my work. I'm happy to give you my blessing to play a private non-commercial
game as a Kabuki character, providing that this does not give any of my character rights to you or AOL or any other company. I reserve all the
rights the characters for role playing games and any other kind of rights.
This does not constitute any kind of legal agreement or transfer of rights.
All exclusive rights associated with the Kabuki characters and story remain with me.
But I'm sure you know all that.
Hi, this is sort of a message for D. Mack, since I don't
know any other way to get in touch with him to ask this. I role play on
AOL and am part of a group of people that interact with creations of their
own, from literature, as people, creatures, etc, online in an imaginary
setting. Anyway, some play the parts of characters from books and comics,
role play games, etc. I have loved Kabuki ever since I saw it and would
like permission to play the character online, in the spirit the character
was created in to begin with, of course. No profit is involved and nothing
done except to explore different possibilities with the character's growth
as it only pertains to this role play environment. The points I can say
will help are as follows: 1] You'll make a fan very happy, namely me. 2] While no profit is involved, advertising is. AOL Role Players have links to the sites most liked when they write up a screen name's character profile for others to read. The profiles consist of description of the character, quotes, something to breathe life into the character being portrayed.
Also, hyperlinks are many times included that could generate a great number
of hits and interest in the Kabuki comic. 3] More fans, more buyers, more everything. Exposure. I have several characters in play and usually, when I make a site for them, hits can be seen of up to several hundred within a first day.
When played well, which I am told I can do, word gets out to other
players who seek quality interaction with characters of their own and this
leads to more hits, more interest and many times, more characters to bring
alive. Any and all stories this free form role play might create can also
be yours, if you like, I simply wish the chance to play the character with
the creator's permission.
Anyway, if this sounds like something you might allow, I would appreciate
a written blurb giving permission. If not, no worries, it wont diminish
my fan status at all and I will understand completely. But I thought I
would give it a shot since I love the characters and concept and the potential
for so many futures that could be.
Thanks for the time!
Please do not attempt to pose as me on this board
WED, 9/26/01, 10:20 p.m.
There was a recent post that someone put posting as "Mack!".
It looks like Justin already deleted it (thanks Justin:).
But I want to apologize to anyone who read it and was confused by it.
It was not me. If people attempt to post as me JUSTIN WILL DELETE those
messages. And it is rude to me and to the other people on this board. Please
do not do it again.
Re: What?....an imposter?...........>bonk<
WED, 9/26/01, 10:21 p.m. - In Response To: What?....an imposter?...........>bonk<
(Ron Wm McElman)
Took care of the imposter for now.....also removed the follow
ups, since they also contained the person's message.
Will keep an eye out for more....
Good to see you on the board!
Re: Dreams hardback signed questions
THU, 9/27/01, 7:12 a.m. - In Response To: Dreams hardback signed questions
Got my comics this week and saw both the Dreams hardcover
signed edition and the Saimese masks. I'll be ordering both.
Thanks! Pre-0rdering from your retailer IS the way to go.
Here's my questions: 1. David with you do a different sketch
in the Dreams books than those in the Metamorphosis books? If not that's cool just wondering.
Yes! The sketches will certainly be different:)
2. Will the pages be wider so words won't get lost in the
books gutter? Alotta trades have lost some of the lettering in the gutter
of the book. I was curiuos if the Dreams trade would correct this little problem.
Yes. THere will be no gutter problems with this book. Also, I'm attempting
to get much better, much thicker paper for this book too. I've already
had the printer send me a list of all the new paper options.
And again, I'm very happy with the art for the new story that I'm doing
for the DREAMS hardcover. I'm still working on those right now, and I'm really enjoying it.
Thanks in Advance,
Re: weathering through...
THU, 9/27/01, 7:36 a.m. - In Response To: weathering through... (maxonestar)
I have a pretty good idea what you are going through. I won't go into
too many details about it, but Anh's parents always planned for her to be with a guy who was an engineer, Vietnamese, and Catholic. Of course I am none of these three things. But I get the sense that they sort of
come to terms with it on their own over a period of time. I figure it is
best not to get into that stuff until they have time to work it out on
their own first. Depending on the circumstance it may take years for them
to settle into it on there own, so I decided from the beginning not to
be confrontational about anything like that. And not to take it personally,
because it has nothing to do with you as a person.
I've seen this sort of experience through several perspectives. You
may know that Rick Mays is black, and sometimes people from another culture
will say things to him that should be insulting without them really meaning
it to be. One time a Japanese woman on a plane was like "Wow, you're black.
So you can dance real good, right?"
And he heard all kinds of other things that seemed like they should
be obviously disturbing remarks, but people were stating them in complete
And of course he was pretty concerned about being accepted by Tomomi's
My view is that you want to keep the focus on the relationship between
the two of you, and anyone else is welcome to accept it whenever they are
ready to. That's been working for me so far. I find that over time they
are able to work it out for themselves. But you don't want to worry about
it, be confrontational about it, or take it offensively. You just let them
evolve on their own cycle.
You know, this isn't the sort of thing that effects anyone
who posts here but me, so if you don't care to read it, that's fine. I'm
having sort of a problem at home. David you probably remember me and my
girlfriend from Detroit and Chicago this summer, I'd like to say thanks
for everything. Well, Lin and I have been dating for a little under three
years. We recently movved in together and everything between us is fine,
however her parents are from Taiwan and for many, many reasons they have
a problem with us seeing each other. Her mother won't talk to her(she's
very christian), and lives with the terror that her daughter is going to
spend eternity in hell. I suppose it's obvious that she doesn't speak to
me. Her father, a wonderful man who I've met on a few ocassions, mainly
seems to have problems with the fact that I'm black. He recently sent me
a e-mail saying that "since we've been in America, I've had an opportunity
to meet many white people, but no blacks. You can see why it's hard for
us to accept you as our daughters chosen on". Pretty painful stuff. I hope
it doesn't tear at our relationship. At any rate, I just wanted to rant
about it for a minute or two, thanks for listening.
FRI, 9/28/01, 4:14 p.m. - In Response To: Impostations(sleepers?) (MACK
How do we know which David is our David?
I would say that your David is the one that writes the books. But since
someone else tried using that name, that too is confusing. Though that
David Mack called me on the phone and said that he would no longer write
books under the name David Mack because people keep asking him about Kabuki (and several other problems that naturally arise in such a situation. Too numerous and disturbing to mention).
Who is Docter Dave and Mister Mack , and how did all this
stuff get started anyway?
Rick Mays coined the term about 6 years ago. Before that I was just me.
Are there two of you?
unconventional problem solver.
Who is Guskey?
Gusky is a friend of mine that I met about ten years ago in Karate. Since
you mentioned him, and since you refered to yourself as a "patient", perhaps
you know of him?
Most people don't see his genius side. He's a brilliant person who occasionally
stops by when one of us can help the other.
He asked me to safegaurd his artwork at my house some years ago when
he had to become a paitent for a while.
I spoke to him at length two days ago on the phone when I read to him
the entire book of Revelations from the Bible.
We are sources of endless support and fascination for each other.