Home Message Boards WFC: January 26-31, 2003
Re: Welcome to our board here...
FRI, 1/31/03, 4:57 p.m. - In Response To: Re: Welcome to our board
Thanks for your response- I am glad you remembered me, I
was a little overwhelmed at thc Natl. Con in NY since I admire your work
so much and there are a lot of parallels between our lives- Anyway, yeah,
watercolor needs a relaxed mindset to let it flow out beautifully. I find
when I am doing my art to find work with comic book companies ( doing a
Marvel submittal now of Moon Knight ) I get tensed up since I am trying
to get employment ! I would really rather do very loose , gestural drawing
- I do have a technique of combining this loose pencil work with more precise
inking- you can see what I mean at the drawing section of http://www.donaldjackson.com/. Don't you think editors would balk at that style?
What they are looking for is an ability to communicate. The images need
to clearly communicate what is happening in the story.
You are one of the few people in this field that gets away with really
loose , painterly images!!! There is such a rigid standard of illustration
in comics that I feel constrained - I could do awesome AWESOME work but
I am affraid editors wouldn't hire. I am just trying to get the standard
elements now for my Marvel submission. Any insights on what they are looking
for?? Hope I am not troubling you with all these questions.
Namu Amida Butsu- Donald
So, I can understand your concern about more gesturely and painterly
images. I go for contrast in my work. SOme panels that are very clear,
maybe drawn in pencil or pen, (but they are clear enought to immediatly
know what is happening) and then I contrast that with images that are more
about the feel of the character and emotional clarity of the book. Contrast
is a great part fo the fun that I use in comics. It is all about the sequence.
Not just one image, but how it plays off the image next to it.
I hope that is something helpful to consider.
I usually write my own stories that I paint, so I'm able to accomodate
my writen storytelling with the way I do art, and able to accomodate my
visual story telling with my own script.
WIZ East: David, will u be there? Pretty
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:19 a.m. - In Response To: David, will u be there? Pretty
please? (Terry Lohmeyer)
If David's going to be there, it's a lock I will too! [;P]
Hi Terry and all,
I can always bother Oeming if DM doesn't attend...he's ALMOST as
cute as David...
My boyfriend is very much looking forward to another chance to laugh
at me fawning over Mr. Mack, as well!
I do intend to be there. Though I have not yet heard back from them
with a confirmation. Chances are I will be there, unless I need that weekend
to finish up some work.
But I will definitely let you know ahead of time on this message board.
Re: i need Mr. Mack's approval!
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:25 a.m. - In Response To: i need Mr. Mack's approval!
i want to start a series of Kabuki plush dolls (complete with squeakers!) and was hoping you would allow me to go through with the
project. if i get an okay, i'll start right away and of course, send the
first finished series to you. [:)]
That sounds very cool. My sister-in-law Hiromi made some handmade Kabuki dolls too.
It is fine with me if you make them(for yourself, friends, etc).
The only thing is that I can't give permission for you to make them
and then sell them on the open market because it would conflict with other
licencing agreements that I have.
Good to hear from you, and I look forward to seeing them if you make
Welcome to our board here...
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:34 a.m. - In Response To: watercolor vs. penciling
- artist's shoptalk (Donald)
Good to hear from you. I had a great time in NY. I remember you.
Glad to hear that your doing your thing.
As far as time on watercolors, my advice would be not to overwork them
too much. Sometimes it can be tempting to try to model or render too much
with it, but Watercolor needs to have a certain spontanaity to retain the
natural life and effect that it can have. Try doing a less is more approach
I am new to this board - greeting all and hello agian to
David - we met at the Natl. ComiCon in NYC last year. ( Sept?) I lived
in Taiwan and paint Chinese landscapes- I first want to thank you for your
encouragement to go with my strengths- to be "myself" - that editors are
looking for something different like what I do. Well, I just penciled,inked
and watercolored a ten page gig for NewNocturneFiction.com
- ( new online comics site I work at )- and was overwhelmed at how time
consuming it was !! I felt a huge conflict between the deadline and the
desire to put a lot of care into each frame. David ! Are there any suggestions
you can give about time saving, doing watercolored comics under a deadline?
I am switching to focusing on my pencils and maybe some watercolors for
posters or covers..!!!
Paris, Angouleme... Hedwig...
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:48 a.m. - In Response To: beuhhhh (claire)
So you 're not going to be at angouleme that's right? You
re on the list of the guests in any case .. and there's no informations
here... Well ..ok ! I really thought you 'd be there!!!!! Too bad .. hope
to see you someday anyway..
PS: aaarrrggghh !!!
First it is good to hear from you. This post that you were there, really
made me miss going to it. I love going there and to Paris after. And it
was nice to see you in France last year!
They had me listed as a guest? That is interesting. After last year,
Marvel France spoke about bringing me back this year. But when it approached
time to make plans for the show it didn't look like it was in their plans
to bring me back, because I didn't hear from them about going back. I just
figured they probably want to have different people sign at their booth
each year. But hopefully they will have me back as a guest next year.
Did you go there? If so, how was it? I hope you had a good time.
They should have had a new French language collection of Kabuki at the show this time. Did you happen to see it there? I haven't seen it yet, so I can't confirm that it was published yet. But they said it was to debut
at the show.
Last year in Paris, did you ask me if I saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
I had not seen the film at that time, but I since have, and I LOVE IT.
It very much reminded me of some of my Kabuki work.
Re: SPICE at LEE'S COMICS
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:53 a.m. - In Response To: SPICE at LEE'S COMICS (Lee)
Hi Lee! It is good to see you here on the board.
Believe it or not, I actually happen to be wearing the LEE's Comics
shirt you gave me right now as I type this. This is completely true.
I also gave one to my friend (and fellow artist) ANDY LEE. He wears
it a lot on stage when his band play's live.
I talked on the phone to Steranko a while back. He mentioned you and
had nice things to say. He said you told him about how I was swinging and
jumping all over the jungle jim at the park with the twins! That was fun!
Give my regards to your wonderful family and to the great crew at the store!
Re: The Scarab Action Figure...
FRI, 1/31/03, 5:59 a.m. - In Response To: The Scarab Action Figure...
As far as I know the Scarab figure should be available to you. If you have any trouble ordering it, just let us know on the board here. I have an unpainted version from the factory and it is way cool! It has a lot more articulations than the Kabuki figure does.
Does anyone know if the Scarab figure will be sold in Australia, or is it just an American releace?
Also, How was DareDevil? I only saw about a few frames but I think
it will rock when it comes Down Under.
It sucks that we had to wait so long for all these kick-arse movies.
Haven't seen DD yet but I will as soon as it comes out. It has my name in it, so as far as I'm concerned I already like it [:)] , and I have to see it just to listen for my name! I know that is silly but it is the first
film that someone put my name in.
Just like with every comic book film, I am going in with no preconcieved
expectations, and hoping I will be pleasantly surprised. I was with the other recent marvel films.
FRI, 1/31/03, 6:01 a.m. - In Response To: Kabuki bust question for
So far I really really like the SIamese busts.
I was wondering what Moore Creations Kabuki line of busts
everyone was looking foward to (Kabuki Reflections#4 shows designs of all eight).
I have the Kabuki and Snapdragon ones already, but the main two I can not wait for are Tigerlily (she looks awesome with the tiger stripes)
and Butoh (she has the best pose out of all the busts and she has a fan
in her hand, how cool is that).
My order of best to worst (less good anyways) busts goes:
5&6. Siamese set
I'm right here! (working on new Kabuki series!!)
FRI, 1/31/03, 6:11 a.m. - In Response To: DM's gone MIA (MartyW)
Thanks for missing me!
Been a while since I seen you post anything, hope everything's well over there!
Any word about the on-going series or movie?
The truth is that I have been way immersed in my work on the new Kabuki
series. I've had a very prolific year so far, and I've just been on such
a good roll of doing Kabuki work all day and all night that I haven't been returning too many calls, or e-mails or logging on as much. Didn't want to slow down the great work momentum that I was in.
I'm LOVING this new Kabuki series! I'm really having a ball with it.
There are a lot of surprises. Lots of new directions, new characters,
and twists for the character as she begins her new life. Also some familiar
characters returning as well. Akemi is one of them. I won't spoil the surprise
of the others.
But I really think my readers are going to enjoy this one. It really
raises the artistic stakes. Goes in uncharted areas for the character.
As far as the movie: Yes, it is still shaping up. I can't give away much more info than that.
Thanks for the kind regards. I had a great Chrismas with friends and
am having a wonderful new year so far (working, working), and hope you
MegaCon in Orlando (at end of Feb, start of Mar)..
FRI, 1/31/03, 6:14 a.m.
Just a reminder to let you know I will be at the Mega Con in Orlando.
Anh and Andy Lee will also be there. We'll have art, prints, books and the rest, and will be happy to sign as many books as you want to bring
or pick up at our table.
Hope to see you there.