Soon I became a hunter/killer of poultry, able to catch, kill, pluck, cut and dress the chicken in the darkest of night. Although it took me a bit longer to perfect the cooking spices.
-- Kabuki: Circle of Blood #6
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Home News August 2006 30th


Download the David Mack documentary
DVD trailer - on sale in December

Read the Press Release!

David Mack Discusses Previous Jobs
From David Mack:
Worked at McDonald's the day I turned 16. Worked there for one year and was so disgusted I vowed to work for myself from then on.

Freelance from 17 on.
Designed toys and packaging for a company in Hong Kong.
Newspaper strips and art.
Newspaper layout.
Worked as a tutor for English while in college.
Framed and matted paintings for the local painter.

Worked for a printer printing stuff and running the print machines (this was when I was 18 and I got my first paying page rate for a comic book that was published by a small publisher, and I got him in touch with the printer I worked part time for and actually printed and trimmed and stapled the comic that I drew for the publisher; weird - learned a lot).

Painted and drew all kinds of freelance sh*t. Designed toys and packaging.

Writing and drawing comics is way better.


Kabuki: The Alchemy #7 Production Materials
David Mack has kindly shared several color layout pages that were used during the creation of Kabuki: The Alchemy #7. If you enjoy examining Mr. Mack's creation process, please let him know via his message boards at ComicsCommunity.com (no registration required) or JinxWorld (registration required).

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New York Comic Con Added to Convention Schedule
David Mack announced that he will attend the New York Comic Con, which will be open February 23-25, 2007.


David Mack DVD Press Release & Advertisement
Thanks to David Mack and Sherri Jurls of Hero Video Productions for forwarding an advertisement (4.07 mb) that will appear in the October issue of Previews as well as a press release (22.6 kb).

Hero Video Productions
921 Cheyenne Trail
Hewitt, TX 76643
www.herovideoproductions.com
Phone: 254.230.2899
Info@herovideoproductions.com

PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sherri Jurls
Office: 254.230.2899

David Mack Documentary DVD available this December

Hewitt, Texas (August 2006) The acclaimed team at Hero Video ProductionsTM proudly announces their latest documentary "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" - coming this December to comic book shops worldwide. Called "One of the true geniuses of the medium" by Entertainment Weekly, Mack's work expands the possibilities of graphic novels and any other field he explores. David is the creator, author and artist of KABUKI and was also the writer and artist of Daredevil (one of the top ten best selling comics in the United States) from Marvel Comics.

The DVD features the most in-depth interview David Mack has ever done, David's commentary on a full issue of Kabuki, book readings, a look at David at work in his studio and with other artists, and plenty of surprises.

David says, "This is the most intimate and extensive interview and exploration of my work so far. There is a lot of stuff on this DVD I've never shown before."

HVP has released a preview trailer of the DVD at HeroVideoProductions.com and will release additional footage in the weeks ahead, so visit their site periodically to check it out.

Produced by Hero Video Productions' award-winning staff, "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" is the latest in a series of DVDs produced by Hero Video examining the comic book industry. Fans can find "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" at their local comics shop this winter. The award-winning, best selling "Terry Moore: Paradise Found" and "Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators" - featuring Geoff Johns, Bruce Timm, Greg Rucka, Jimmy Palmiotti, Howard Chaykin and other greats - are also being made available again to comic book retailers. All three DVDs will be solicited in the October issue of Diamond's Previews magazine. To find a store near you, contact the Comic Shop Locator Service toll free at 1-888-COMICBOOK (1-888-266-4226) or online at http://csls.diamondcomics.com.

Limited interview opportunities are available. If you are interested in speaking with a member of the Hero Video Productions team, please contact Sherri Jurls at 254/230-2899.

A limited number of advance copies of the DVD will be made available for media reviews. Call 254/230-2899 to reserve your copy today.

Hero Video Productions offers expert video production, multimedia services, and consulting.

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Previews Advertisement - 4.07 mb


Kabuki: The Alchemy #7 Mentioned at Comixtreme
Below is an excerpt from Craig Reade's On the Shelf this Week column:
Kabuki's real strength lies in the incredible art of David Mack - he has an original style that isn't really seen too often in comics. Mostly because it doesn't lend itself too well to clear artistic storytelling, but people who enjoy this book really aren't in it for an amazing comic story. If you count yourself as a comic art fan, this is a title you should be getting.


Newsarama & Comic Muse Plug Kabuki & Powers Daily
Thanks to Tim Daniel, who manages the Powers and Kabuki Daily sections at Newsarama.com, for reporting that the comic news site as well as comic retailer Muse Comics and Games spotlighted the two strips.


Stores Offering Kabuki: The Alchemy #7
If you are not able to find Kabuki: The Alchemy #7 (David Mack and Jae Lee covers - $2.99 each) at a comic book store near you, please visit one of the following stores:
· ComicsNow.com - Mack/$1.94
· EastCoastComics.com - Mack/$2.09
· BCBComics.com - $2.39
· DreamlandComics.com - Mack/$2.39
· ComixZone.com - Mack/$2.39
· DemolitionComics.com - Mack/$2.39, Lee/$7.96
· MidtownComics.com - Mack/$2.54, Lee/$2.54
· ComicRush.com - $2.54/Mack
· X-WorldComics.com - $2.59
· SilverBulletComics.com - $2.69
· ImpulseCreations.net - $2.69
· MayhemComics.com - $2.84
· Comic-Central.com - Mack/$2.99, Lee/$2.99
· RuppsWorld.com - Mack/$2.99
· MileHighComics.com - Mack/$2.99, Lee/$5.00
· Forbidden-Planet.co.uk - 2.15


Mile High Comics Discount Code
To save 20% on your next back issue purchase at MileHighComics.com, enter the discount code DOUBLEDIP.


MOB News Bytes
Powers, an Icon series written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mike Oeming, was reviewed on episode 40 of Komic Kast (3m:20s - 5m:20s).


Auction Spotlight
One Wartorn Kabuki figure (SRP: $11.95) and five Kabuki figures (SRP: $59.75) are available on eBay ($10.99).


Webmaster's Note
Because the comic book stores in my area did not receive their shipment of Kabuki: The Alchemy #7, the three-page preview of David Mack's latest issue of Kabuki will be posted Friday evening barring any unforeseen delays due to the United States Postal Service. I would also like to thank the very helpful and patient Shan Serran at ComicRush.com for helping me acquire the issue.



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April 7: David Mack attending New York's MoCCA this weekend, MoCCA pre-party, thoughts on two films & more


April 6: Photo of upcoming Dream Logic shirt, David Mack and Tony Solomun art jam zine, David Mack plugged in Qatar newspaper & more
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