Language has become pre-recorded sequence. Practiced in its one-sided state, it conditions the mind to be as narrow as the language meant to represent it.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #9
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Electric Ant #5 Six-Page Preview
A six-page preview of Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant #5, which will debut Wednesday, August 4 according to, was posted to

Solicitation for The Coffin: 10th Anniversary Hardcover
Below is the solicitation for The Coffin: 10th Anniversary hardcover, which will feature artwork by David Mack in the pin-up section:
The Coffin: 10th Anniversary Edition Hardcover
Phil Hester (w) • Mike Huddleston (a & c)
The legendary cult classic returns to print in this deluxe hardcover tenth anniversary edition. Dr. Ashar Ahmad is a brilliant but heartless scientist intent on proving the physical existence of the soul, going as far as to create an impenetrable cybernetic skin that will trap the human soul after the body within has died—a walking coffin. Only when a dying Ahmad is encased in one of his prototypes does he realize the value of the life he has wasted. A desperate race to reclaim his technology from an evil corporate overlord, and save the life of the daughter he once disavowed, force him to become the man he never was in life. An amazing combination of science fiction, horror, and spiritual awakening, The Coffin is one of the classics of independent comics. 7.25" x 10.8"
Full Cover
SRP: $21.99
136 Pages
Release Date: October 6, 2010
Submitted pin-ups:

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Kabuki and Scarlet Artwork by Mike Oeming
Mike Oeming posted three pieces of Kabuki artwork and a Scarlet cover:

Fourth Part of David Mack-Related Speech
University of Oregon Professor Henry Jenkins posted the fourth part of his keynote speech from the Understanding Superheroes conference in 2009.

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Photos
David Mack recently posted several photos from San Diego Comic-Con to

Diamond Galleries & Wizard Plug Kabuki Statue
The Kabuki Statue was spotlighted at and Wizard Magazine #229 (pages 46-47) featured photos of the Kabuki Faux Bronze Statue.

Iron Man II Sketch Card Photo
Snoopy351 posted a photo of an Iron Man II sketch card by David Mack.

David Mack Article on Imprint Print Magazine
Michael Dooley, author of The Education of a Comics Artist ($14.96 - SRP: $19.95), posted David Mack's thoughts on graphic design on Imprint Print Magazine.

David Mack Mentioned on Valiant Comics Podcast
During episode 46 of Only the Valiant, co-host Sean mentioned David Mack as one of the creators he met during the San Diego Comic-Con (12m:54s).

Cons, Sketches, Previews & More
From David Mack:
#1: Have turned sweeping the studio into a full body exercise regime. #infomercial
#2: @actordougjones Aww! Funny noises? Of course! But only if you make funny faces... Deal?
#3: @BJLG Us
#4: :) RT @BRIANMBENDIS: If I made mashups they would sound just like girltalk #sternonvacation
#5: Words to get thru hell by RT @Templesmith: "If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill
#6: Was emailing this vid earlier. I dig it. RT @anamanaguchi: So, Ratatat made an amazing music video via @jahfurry
#7: something I wrote for Print Magazine about Comics as Graphic design
#8: @darby3 Think of it as a healing massage :)
#9: RT @darby3: Feeling sucker-punched by what I see of David Mack's watercolor/collage-y comics work.
#10: :) RT @mika_tan: @TwiceR Been overworking since college. Currently re-reading @davidmackkabuki's comicbooks-beautiful art & great stories
#11: RT @manwithoutfear: DD facts you may not know #76: Klaus Janson was, at times, the penciler, inker and colorist on DAREDEVIL.
#12: Magical RT @Oeming: @davidmackkabuki the third Kabuki sketch- and Scarlet if it was missed-
#13: Who is going to the Wizard World CHICAGO convention August 19-22?I'll be there w art, books, t-shirts, prints, THE SHY CREATURES, more!
#14: Welcome :) RT @campinglass9: David Mack's Dream Logic has reached Germany! Thank u @davidmackkabuki
#15: RT @regazza_di_lupo: @DavidMackKabuki filling out that tumblr meme, and chose Kabuki as my favorite "superhero". because she's cooler than batman
#16: @actordougjones There's love! Hope you are doing super! Missed seeing you at Comicon. Maybe at Chicago or Mid Ohio?
#17: Mike Oeming's Kabuki sketches RT @Oeming: try this for Kabuki sketches-
#18: @Oeming Thanks! I'll post the good link to your Kabuki drawings then. I was just writing the blurb to your new God Complex trade.
#19: Fantastic RT @Oeming: @davidmackkabuki some loose Kabuki sketches!
#20: Congratulations to @JoeQuesada to 10 years as EIC at Marvel Comics!
#21: RT @robocreep: @davidmackkabuki U might enjoy reading review of ur buddy Thomas Jane in Stander Unseen Films
#22: Glad U like RT @daveashton: Just read "Wake up". The first Bendis Daredevil storyline w amazing art by David Mack. Really incredible comics.
#23: ) RT @TheSamWatson: I saw your work at the SEU art gallery two years ago & it totally changed how I looked at the graphicnovel medium.Thanks
#24: Ooooh! RT @Oeming: did a few Kabuki sketches today! Will post after I swoop up some colors on them
#25: Thanx RT @katalyze: what are you listening to that prompted you to say that?? Your comics move ppl in the same way, I think. esp Meta for me
#25: Was listening to the DB Cooper story on Coast to Coast am radio & just heard Ian Punnett plug THE SHY CREATURES & my name! Nice surprise!
#26: Was listening to the Beatles when I wrote that. Oh, to do a comic book level of The White album RT @satinephoenix: Whatchya groovin to now?
#27: I love the idea that music can have a narrative but not be constricted by it & let the feeling be most important. Comics can do this too.
#28: Man, I really love music. Sometimes I try to do w my art & books what music does for me.
#29: By the way, if you haven't seen the new Hardcover of Barron Storey's Marate/Sade Journals, do yourself a favor & check it out. Amazing work
#30: James O'Barr asked me to write a blurb for his new edition of the Crow. Catching up on blurbs this weekend :)
#31: Some Mack here RT: @printmag comic book artists as graphic designers: Denis Kitchen, James Sturm, Peter Kuper & others
#32: Jeff, great to talk w you in SD RT @jahfurry via @Robot6 Take a look at color pages from Paul Pope's Battling Boy
#33: Mika, @mika_tan some pics of you here! & @mia_matsumiya @james_gunn @joequesada @animehot @palmiotti @JhonenV @dasrupa
#34: @AnimeHot Aki, Some pics of you at Comicon w your Kabuki & Akemi hats here
#35: RT @AnimeHot: finally got my mom to open and read a comic book...thank you David Mack! The first thing she says..."oh my god, the artwork is gorgeous."
#36: Project: FIRE RT @BRIANMBENDIS: RT @mtvsplashpage RT @rickmarshall: Zac Efron shows @BrianMBendis some love:
#37: Nice! inception chart RT @BJLG: Have you seen this? @dasrupa @davidmackkabuki
#38: RT @henryjenkins: The final installment in my David Mack essay deals with Artist Books and Comic Books.
#39: 5 pg preview ELECTRIC ANT 5 & sweet Paul Pope cover RT @Superpouvoir: COMICS: Marvel Comics Previews - ELECTRIC ANT #5
#40: @jengrunwald: In case you didn't see, the cool bday gift I got from Bendis board peeps:
#41: @jpalmiotti Mi Picasa, su picasa... Yeah, feel welcome to re-distrib the pics. Had a great time- it was a magical night
#42: LOTS of San Diego pics Kabuki statue, Tom Jane Syfy/EW party, Jon Muth's BDay party, Marvel Party @JPalmiotti @kentWms
#43: I hope so! RT @Kalogerakos: @davidmackkabuki is there going to be a live art event at NYCC (like at C2E2)?

Release Date Anniversary
Daredevil #13 debuted 10 years ago.

Auction Spotlight
The Kabuki: Dreams German Portfolio (SRP: $110.00) is available on eBay (Buy It Now or Best Offer: $199.00).

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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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