I am the Abominable Snowmanís new haircut. The sling of Pegasusí strained wing. I am the dentures of the toothless Chupacabra. A Phoenix with a skin condition.
-- Kabuki: The Alchemy #3
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Se7en French Edition Blu-ray: ON SALE
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Kabuki in the Classroom & Editing The Shy Creatures
From David Mack:
    Originally posted by Mr. Glass:
    Thanks for the welcome. I've met ya a couple times at the Motor City Con and one of the Toronto cons. In Toronto, you gave my wife an autograph copy of Alchemy number one and she loved it so much she bought 30 copies of it and uses them in her English class. Now back to Shy Creatures...

    Is it published by Marvel through the Icon line? And the pages that we've seen from Kabuki are they actual pages from Shy Creatures or are they different? And do you know what cons you are going to this year?

Hey, that is wonderful that she uses them in her English Class! Please give her my thanks for that. And feel welcome to mention her name and school, etc. We can mention it on davidmackguide.com to give her a little shout out for it for being such an awesome teacher, and a little shout for the school if you like.

The Shy Creatures is published by Holtzbrinck publishing's new kids book imprint called Feiwel & Friends!

HUGE publisher and the book is in the very first wave of their kids book line.

Any book store, comic store, library, school, etc. can order from them.

Just mention it to the people that order it!

I had to tweak a few things to get it to fit in the kids book format. You don't realize when reading it in Kabuki that The Shy Creatures is actually a very long book for a kids book.

They let me do it at 48 pages which is way longer than the standard kids book, and they are keeping the price still at the lowest kids book price.

So to get it down to 48 pages, I had to streamline a couple of things and managed to keep all the creatures in the book.

The pages in the Kabuki story are aged. So the colors in this new kids book version has all the colors and drawings in their pristine and natural tone.

I'm very happy with it!

I already approved the printing proof of it.


Witchblade Takeru Manga Press Release
From HeroSpy.com:
David Mack Covers Witchblade Takeru Manga

Top Cow is pleased to announce that superstar cover artist and painter David Mack (Kabuki: The Alchemy, Daredevil) will provide three new original cover pieces for Witchblade Takeru Manga.

Mack, best known for his creator owned title Kabuki, is one of the industryís most coveted cover artists. Top Cow is proud to work with an artist of his caliber to enhance the high quality presentation of Witchblade Takeru Manga for the American audience. Originally serialized in Japanís popular magazine, Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, Witchblade Takeru Manga follows the story of young school girl Takeru as she struggles with and against the "Demon Claw" - the mysterious Witchblade. Takeru must come to grips with the mysterious gauntlet which haunts her dreams and she must do it quickly in order to combat the black monks and the demons which invade her monastery threatening to kill her and her love Kuo. Original series artist Kazasa Sumita also provides an original cover for each issue of Witchblade Takeru Manga.

"Each one of these covers has been more fun than the last for me. I was intrigued when asked to do it, because series artist Sumita-San gave his own covers such a striking look," commented David Mack, "I enjoyed jumping off from the style of the Japanese artist, and being respectful to Sumita-Sanís spirit, but I was also very much encouraged to bring my own sensibilities and mixture of media to the look of the covers."

"There are very few artists working today who can do something with a style that is completely outside the mainstream while still operating within it. David Mack is one of those select few, and we were thrilled that he was willing to lend his unique vision to Takeruís story," echoed Rob Levin, Vice President of Editorial.

Witchblade Takeru Manga #5-7 are 32 page full color comics in a continuing series with a suggested retail price of $3.99. Additional information regarding Witchblade Takeru Manga can be found at www.topcow.com.


Release Date Anniversaries
Kabuki: Cercle de Sang was released three years ago.


Forum & Blog Buzz
Below are some of this week's David Mack and Kabuki-related message board threads and blog posts:
· WWE: A Guide In Progress
· BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES
· David Mack meets Noam Chomsky
· MACK-Bristol 2008? Howabout it?
· The Boy who made Silence
· Marvel Comics August 2007 Solicitations Part 1
· David Mack le pone la tapa al manga de Witchblade
· deady i'm big in japan comic review
· Thank you
· David Mack covers...Witchblade?
· Pat Loika Is Going To Faint When He Sees The New Wizard...
· New cover I did for WB Manga
· Re: Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu
· Has anyone here seen Bigfoot?
· Re: What kind of car do you think Bendis drives?
· Chuck Palahniuk love Kabuki and David Mack!
· Re: Where's Daredevil #16-25?
· Daily Kabuki pages on Newsarama like 6 issues into Vol. 1...
· Circle of Blood on Harvard Bookstore Top 100
· shy creatures
· Re: A friend asked for a list of comics to try out
· Tim Daniel, thanks for the Daily Kabuki...
· I'm in a documentary with Noam Chomsky
· Re: TPB/HC Backlog: any of you been procrastinating?
· re: Why don't more artists do free sketches?
· re: Picture Pages, Photos of you and yours...
· Re: Congratulations David,well done
· DAVID MACK COVERS WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA
· Question For Long Time Daredevil Fans
· re: Question For Long Time Daredevil Fans
· Kabuki on Palahniuk's "Short List"


Auction Spotlight
The Kabuki artist proof statue (SRP: $155-199) is available on eBay ($174.99 - Buy it Now: $199.99).


Webmaster's Note
Due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, the news updates will continue on Tuesday, May 29.



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