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Revised Kabuki: The Alchemy #9 Release Date
According to Marvel.com, the release date for Kabuki: The Alchemy #9 has changed from May 16 to July 11.


Hidden Robot Interviews David Mack
Thanks to Kabuki Daily webmaster Tim Daniel for reporting that his interview with David Mack was posted to HiddenRobot.com.


David Mack DVD Wins Top Award at Worldfest
Thanks to The Alchemy of Art: David Mack director and editor Greg Jurls for reporting that he and Sherri Jurls won the Platinum Remi award, WorldFest's first prize, in the category of Independent Video for their David Mack documentary. Also, their victory was spotlighted on the Waco Tribune website.


Origins of David Mack's Chop
When asked about the origins of his chop, the signature stamp seen in his paintings, David Mack replied:
I had several of them made by hand when I was in China and Japan. I have one that says Kabuki in the kanji characters, and I had a set made for my brother and I that is the kanji for big brother and little brother. I've used the big brother symbol in some of my signatures.

That square one is a chop sent to me as a gift from Miss Fumiko of the First Zen Institute of America. Her grandfather Sokei-an founded the Zen Institute long ago, and she sent me a wonderful set of Zen chops some time ago.

I had incorporated it into my work like I have many of the materials that she has sent for the last decade.


David Mack DVD in Cincinnati Library System
If you live near Cincinnati, Ohio and would like to watch The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD, the documentary is available through the Cincinnati Public Library website. Below is a description of the DVD from the website:
Aficionados of comic book art and graphic novels, and even those who are not acquainted with this particular art form will be entertained and intrigued by this intimate, in-depth look at one of the most prolific and creative artists of our time. Northern Kentucky resident David Mack is the writer and cover artist for Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, one of the ten best-selling comics in America and creator, author and artist of the acclaimed Kabuki series, currently published in seven languages. Described as the Picasso of comics, David Mack’s paintings reflect the passion he has for his work and his life. This behind-the-scenes look at the artist at work reveals the the mind behind the magic.


Auction Spotlight
The Kabuki: Circle of Blood and Kabuki: Masks of the Noh trade paperbacks (SRP: $32.90) are available as a set on eBay ($1.99).


Webmaster's Note
My apologies if you were unable to reach David Mack Guide on Saturday from around 4 pm to 2 am (Central). The hard drive on the server crashed and I did not know about the problem until I returned to my room (very, very!) late on Saturday night during the Pittsburgh Comicon. Also, the next news update may be delayed until Friday, May 4 due to the workload at my office.



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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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