Is this an ongoing war on a corrupt power structure? A war of ideas? Not in the sense of The Art of War. But in the sense that this is the War of Art.
-- Kabuki: The Alchemy #6
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Kabuki - The Alchemy Hardcover & Trade Paperback: ON SALE
Daredevil - Parts of a Hole Premiere HC: ON SALE
Kabuki - Reflections: Volume 1 Hardcover (regular & limited edition): ON SALE
Daredevil - Echo: Vision Quest Premiere Edition Hardcover: ON SALE
Kabuki - Volume 1: Circle of Blood Hardcover (Regular & Limited Editions): ON SALE
Se7en French Edition Blu-ray: ON SALE
Electric Ant Hardcover: ON SALE
Green Arrow #8: ON SALE
Dream Logic #3: ON SALE
Days Missing - Kestus #4: ON SALE
5 Ronin #4: ON SALE
Justice League of America #56: April 20

Boston Comic Con
April 30 - May 1, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Houston Comicpalooza
May 27-29, 2011
Houston, Texas


Home News July 2010 19th

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Kabuki: The Alchemy
Collection - Now Available!

Kabuki 1/4 Scale Statue Teaser Photo
David Mack has kindly shared a teaser photo of the upcoming 1/4 scale Kabuki statue, which will be available for pre-order during the second week in August at, however, the date is not confirmed according to Jerry Macaluso of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles.

CBLDF SDCC 2010 Auction Location and Time
Thanks to David Mack for reporting that launched on July 4 with a bang to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Now we’re auctioning off their great work, including a selection of Etnies sneakers customized by artists including Jill Thompson, David Mack, Eric Powell, and more, plus original paintings made on the CBLDF’s Live Art Stage by Tara McPherson, Aya Kakeda, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Khary Randolph, and Brian Ewing!


All bidders will need to have a bidder number, which can be picked up at Booth 1920 at any time during the convention, or at the auction.

Off-Site Bidding

If you are unable to be at the convention, or unable to attend the auction, bids will be accepted online bids starting Monday, July 19 until Saturday, July 24, 1:00 PM Pacific Time. All bids must be emailed to with “SDCC AUCTION BID” in the subject line. Be sure when bidding to use the item name as it appears on the website.

This is not a silent auction bidding system. All bids placed online will be used as opening bids during the live auction on Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. In the event there are multiple bids on the same item, the highest bid will be the one accepted.

Twitter Conversation Spotlighted at MTV Comic Blog
From MTV's Splashpage blog:
Mentoring pt. 1: @davidmackkabuki The kid who left notes on my door... I kicked the soccer ball with him while answering all his questions and giving my best advice.
-David Mack, Writer/Artist ("Kabuki," "Daredevil")

Mentoring pt. 2: @Templesmith @davidmackkabuki You're a scholar *&* a gent sir but someday that kid will now beat you to an Eisner or something.There will be blood.
-Ben Templesmith, Writer/Artist ("30 Days of Night," "Welcome to Hoxford")

Mentoring pt. 3: @BRIANMBENDIS Anyone else sure that @davidmackkabuki neighbor kid doesn't exist?
-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("New Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man")

Artwork and DVD at SDCC 2010
From David Mack:
Choosing the Artwork to take to San Diego. Kabuki, Daredevil, Echo, Alias covers, & more. I won't have it on the table so just ask. Diverse selection of 11x17 prints too.

Just got word from the ALCHEMY OF ART filmmaker that the DVD (with extra features) of this documentary of my work is about to run out of its printing. He said he has 25 left. So you if you missed it you may want to order it directly from the filmmaker online. Links at And I will have about 10 of these... at San Diego if you want to pick it up there.

Daredevil Ultimate Collection Review
The first story in the collection, "Wake Up", is illustrated by David Mack, and it is just simply gorgeous. Not everyone has a fondness for painted artwork in comics, but Mack's pages are dripping with atmosphere and creativity. Not only are the layouts brilliant, but he fills the background with all sorts of metatextual objects, like pieces from one of Ben Urich’s stories for the Daily Bugle.

SDCC Artwork, Inception Thoughts & More
From David Mack:
#1: Great combination RT @iKaLaSu: My girlfriend has been reading The Alchemy to me over skype - enjoying both the story and my naked reader.
#2: @manwithoutfear :) That's very cool. You know I think I named those characters in Daredevil after CB in 98 before he even worked at Marvel.
#3: :) RT @a_stoddard: @davidmackkabuki Look what happens, you talk about @cbcebulski this morning and suddenly he gets a promotion. Magic!
#4: Cangrats to @cbcebulski on his fantastic promotion at Marvel today! Well deserved, and happy for you!
#5: (pics) The Etnies I designed to be auctioned of at CBLDF San Diego Comic Con Auction:
#6: RT @neilhimself: I donated a page of original Dave McKean BLACK ORCHID art to the amazing CBLDF Comic Con Auction:
#7: @philhester :) You reminded me, I should bring one of the pieces I did for The Coffin too.
#8: At SD Comicon will have art from @brianmbendis first Daredevil story: Wake Up & the Daredevil Echo: VisionQuest story. One Alias Cover...
#9: Feel welcome to look at the DD art w questions :) RT @SexualLeprosy: I apologize in advance if I pester you too much about your DD art again
#10: @manwithoutfear These DD facts are a cool idea. Maybe I'll chirp out some of my own, or start my own list of KABUKI -Facts :)
#11: @manwithoutfear That's true! I knew CB Cebuski since he worked for Central Park Media MANGA in the mid-early nineties.
#12: RT @manwithoutfear: DD facts you may not know #26: David Mack named the Cebulski bros. from "Parts of a Hole" after Marvel talent scout ...
#13: Choosing the Artwork to take to San Diego. Kabuki, Daredevil, Echo, Alias covers, & more. I won't have it on the table so just ask .
#14: @katalyze I wonder how differently she perceives if via the reading. Sounds cool. Thanks :)
#15: How is it different? RT @katalyze: Reading The Alchemy by David Mack to my girlfriend over skype. Interesting reading it out loud to someone
#16: Def EA/ PKD overlaps:) RT @thehinton: Loved it! It'd be cool to read your spoiler filled take on it. It was a good companion to Electric Ant
#17: RT @tanner: It was nice of @davidmackkabuki to create the Reflections HC so I could get such a rad birthday present. Artist edition even ...
#18: I could go on about it but don't want to reveal Spoilers :) RT @shubbykins: Inception was fantastic. Thanks for the rec, @davidmackkabuki!
#19: :) See you Thursday in San Diego! RT @mika_tan: @davidmackkabuki Very Matrix-y. (@_@)
#20: It's not the top that spins or stops spinning... it's your mind.
#21: Hope you like, Manji RT @Manji2501: just picked up @davidmackkabuki's Dream Logic! :D
#22: Thanks Jamin- Alchemy my fave too RT @JaminL: @davidmackkabuki I just re-read Alchemy and was even more impressed. How can it get any better
#23: RT @merryleah13: My Favorite is Volume 4: Skin Deep... It was hard choosing just one. <3 Akemi @davidmackkabuki: ALL the volumes?Whi ...
#24: ALL the volumes? Which is your fave? RT @merryleah13: Kabuki is beautiful! Thank-you! I just read all of the volumes! Love it, read it. <3
#25: Psychology, subconscious, loves store, and has an M. C. Escher structure.... Love it. Love Nolans films/ story structures
#26: Then goes into Philip K. Dick territory, makes its way into Charlie Kaufman (being John Malkovich, Synecdoche NY, Eternal Sunshine)
#27: Inception plays with some William Gibson vibes, goes into a William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch area, becomes a heist film,... (more in next)
#28: Inception tap dances into several overlaps of favorite story tropes without being full ycatagorizable by one label. Keeps it fun & creative
#29: Saw Inception last night. Wonderful. Highly recommended. I could go on about it at length. Great structure. Playful, coherent, thoughtful.
#30: You can still order SCARLET! first printing sold out- going back to print! RT @BRIANMBENDIS: link to the scarlet news!
#31: @tdro Haha- I usually shave it every summer between conventions. Because of summer heat :)
#32: How do you like me with shaved head? (note: I'm the one without the mask & crown)
#33: Yes, Sir! RT @chris_page: @davidmackkabuki out of curiosity, are you planning on doing dragon*con this year?
#34: @mika_tan Great! Let's meet Thursday then. I'll be at my table at Comicon all day. And I'll be at the Circle of Confusion party at night.
#35: @mika_tan Will you be at San Diego Comicon? I'll be at booth #2729 Image Comics area.
#36: RT @mika_tan: #FF #ÜBERWHOA @DavidMackKabuki @nomadixxx @TheRealNimoy @WilliamShatner @ConjureCognac @SFI-org @SGI-USA @sex_food_comics ...
#37: Info for LIVE ART show in San Diego Shhh: @templesmith & I are the "Amazing Surprise Guests".
#38: The kid who left notes on my door... I kicked the soccer ball with him while answering all his questions and giving my best advice.

MOB News Bytes posted a sketch by Mike Oeming.

Release Date Anniversaries
Fortune & Glory trade paperback and Scarab bust (regular edition) debuted 10 years ago.

Auction Spotlight
Several Kabuki comic books are available on eBay ($7.95).

Webmaster's Note
My apologies for the website being down on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. The raid card on the server failed, requiring my hosting service to move everything to a new server.

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April 11: Webmaster's note

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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