I am poetry in motion. But the kind of poetry that has bad grammar and comma splices. Dangling participles and run-on sentences. Plural problems and incorrect tenses.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #4
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Home Message Boards Bendis: August 26-31, 2004

Re: .
Aug 26, 2004 9:32 am

I'm really looking forward to this story!

I love seeing all the different art styles Alex is capable of.

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 26, 2004 9:41 am
stien wrote:
Probably CoB, but that was the first so that might be part of the reason. I really like your black and white stuff.
Although I love the colour and collage, after a while the lace and feathers start to bore me. I can put more of myself in the b/w art if you know what I mean.
I'm re-reading now so my opinion on this might change.

btw are you going to the Paris convention? If you will I will.

Hi Stien!
I'm hoping to go to Angouleme in January. Not sure yet, though. And if I do, I always do a signing in Paris afterwards at the bookstore ALBUM on St Germaine.

I'll keep you updated on this board.

And thanks for reading my books, and for the feedback!

You're in Amsterdam, right?
How are things there? I've been there a couple times. Really liked it. I did a signing at some stores in Holland, and at the convention in Haarlem.
What book store do you go to there?

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 26, 2004 9:47 am
Murdocks Girl wrote:
i read cover to cover.
every single word.
its hard not to...esp when im reading a trade to tide me over until the next issue comes out.
ok. more kabuki goodness!
Thanks for the feedback on this.
Were some afterwords, introductions, or other extras, more interesting to you than others?

Do any of you also read the Reflections (four so far) books ? Do you like the format and content of that? Interesting to you, or not your thing? Why or why not?


Aug 26, 2004 9:52 am

Looks like I'll be there too

Re: For those that HAVEN'T read Kabuki... NOT A PARODY!
Aug 26, 2004 10:05 am

Hey Jeffery,
That is real nice of you
I appreciate you making this thread!

Re: For those that HAVEN'T read Kabuki... NOT A PARODY!
Aug 26, 2004 10:09 am
id be willing to read this is someone would loan me a trade, my shop doesnt have any in, its been awhile since i read the issues i read and i dont want to order something i might not want to read
Hi Ryan,
If you ever go to a convention that I'm at, please stop by and say hello.
If so, I'll be happy to lend you a trade so you can read it and see if it is your kind of think or not.

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 26, 2004 8:23 pm
secretasiangirl wrote:
i don't know what 'reflections' are - i've seen the covers online but no description...
can someone further explain?
So far I've done four, and all are 48 page squarebound books. Sort of art books, or sketch books.

They show a lot of the art process. How I work. Lots of my non comic book work, and non-Kabuki work. personal sketches, figure drawings, color studies, sculptures. Large formate oil paintings.

Album cover stuff I've done for Jazz albums, and Japanese label rock albums. Stuff I did for Paul McCartney. Stuff for Japanese comic books. Covers I did for novels.

Also some of the process for Kabuki work and Daredevil and ALias. Like the initial sketches for things that turn into covers and pages. And the sketches and layouts that I gave Joe Quesada for my DD story and DD covers we did together.

Also collected are many different non-Kabuki covers that I figure many people have not seen.

Early oil paintings. Early Kabuki designs. How I take my photo reference and work from it.
Sketches and designs I do for the sculptures and 3D work.
Some photography and poems and sketches right from my travel sketch books.
In the back of each one there are Lots of Photos of Me and Bendis and Andy Lee, Oeming and friends at conventions and behind the scenes stuff.

And all kinds of other art process commentary and images I figure no one has seen before.

I recommend REFLECTIONS for people who want to see more of my non-kabuki and non-comic book work. And for people interested in seeing the process of how I work with my comments on it.

Re: For those that HAVEN'T read Kabuki... NOT A PARODY!
Aug 26, 2004 8:29 pm
bloodyhell wrote:
i have never read kabuki, but i get sick of being a pariah on the mack threads, so i guess i will... damn peer pressure...
I'm glad to hear you'll pick it up
Please let me know what you think.

If any of you are at any conventions, please stop by and say hello. I'll be happy to give you some free stuff to check it out. Some free issues or sketch books or throw in a print.

Re: For those that HAVEN'T read Kabuki... NOT A PARODY!
Aug 26, 2004 8:33 pm
secretasiangirl wrote:
J. R. Scherer wrote:
I read them all last weekend. Couldn't put the damn things down. I loved them.

That said, if you're expecting a more 'mainstream' comic as far as subject matter and story flow are concerned then it might not be for you. I'd say that if you enjoy stuff like Matt Wagner's Grendel, then Kabuki will most likely be right up your alley.

i agree... since i love the shit out of kabuki, i tried to get my guy to read them as well. he really, really got into circle of blood... BUT almost quit reading after dreams... he agreed the art was beautiful... but the story became a little too abstract for him... (& i think he has a.d.d.  )
luckily, he was pulled back in after masks of the noh - which i think was his favorite book. so, i think if you're expecting a typical mainstream comic... yeah, what j.r. scherer said...

Yeah, that's true.
I know Kabuki is not everybody's cup of tea. It is very non-mainstream.

If you only like a big Michael Bay explosion filled blockbuster film, Kabuki is probably not your thing. But if you like all Kubrick's films, I think you will dig Kabuki.

Re: When's Mack's DD hardcover coming out?
Aug 30, 2004 4:50 pm
XSaraXPoeX wrote:
i haven't heard about this??? i loved his DD work. is this to be a reprint or new stuff?
Hey Sara!

Is that a Kabuki figure on your sig! Where did that come from? Did you make that? It looks really cool!


Re: When's Mack's DD hardcover coming out?
Aug 31, 2004 12:16 am

Hey all,
Last I heard from my contact at Marvel (when I asked when it was coming out), I was told that it is still happening, but it was not currently scheduled.
He said they were considering if they should do it as a DD HC in the series or if they should do it as a VISIONARIES Hard Cover collection.

So that kind of publishing format is up to them. But I'm really proud of DD: WAKE UP and the ECHO story, and I'd love to see them collected together. I know Brian is looking forward to seeing it collected together as well. WAKE UP was his very first DD story, and his first actual work for Marvel, and it is a story that was very special to us and our favorite collaboration together.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing all 4 issues of WAKE UP and all 5 issues of ECHO put together. I think they were going to include some extra things as well, like layouts and sketches.

Judging from all the buzz and questions about it on this Bendis board, on my Kabuki board, and on the Joe Q board, I can see that a lot of readers are looking forward to it. DD readers and Kabuki readers.

Feel welcome to politely mention to Marvel that you are waiting for it. I'm sure this kind of fan reaciton will get it re-scheduled sooner rather than later.
I appreciate all your interes in it
Kindest regards,
David Mack

Re: Kabuki Circle of Blood
Aug 31, 2004 12:28 am

Glad to hear this!

Thanks for the feedback.
Glad you are going to read the other volumes.
Please post what you think of them.

I think they get better! My fave being Metamorphosis. (vol 5)

The Alchemy continues right where that leaves off.

Re: My super-excellent con report...
Aug 31, 2004 3:33 am

And I saw Last Ronin again and a few others as well. And a hearty bunch from the Kabuki board.

Was great to see you guys there!

It was a really busy con and very fun.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by and hanging out at my table

Re: My super-excellent con report...
Aug 31, 2004 3:37 am

Mary The Wretched Brickthrower from this board was there too, and hanging out with Andy and I after the show. Mostly at Andy's table during it. And I'm sure her and JD will post a link to their con report soon.

I think I met innocent boy, but he refused to tell me what his Bendis board name was

Hi innocent boy!

Re: For those that have read Kabuki, which volume...
Aug 31, 2004 4:23 am

Right on!

Cote did you get your books in the mail yet?

Re: For those that HAVEN'T read Kabuki... NOT A PARODY!
Aug 31, 2004 4:28 am

I appreciate it

Thanks for taking the innitiative to seek it out and read it in the first place!

Hi Sara Poe
Aug 31, 2004 4:35 am

Hey Sara!

Is that a Kabuki figure on your sig! Where did that come from? Did you make that? It looks really cool!


Re: Portland Comic Con - October 10th - Bendis, Mack, Lee
Aug 31, 2004 11:34 pm
You should go to this show and see us here! It is a great show and raises money for charity.

Last time, I think the show charged 25 cents per signature, and it all went to the Make a Wish Foundation. They said we raised more for the charity than ever before.

Only a quarter per signature and it all (100 percent) goes to charity.

No limit on signatures.

That may be just on what you bring.
I don't remember if they charge a signature for the books you pick up at the table. Maybe not.

And I'll have all the Kabuki books at my table, collections, prints, and original art.

Andy Lee will be doing commissioned sketches for you right there before your eyes.

Anh Tran will have her Tranimals.

And Brian Bendis will tell you stories
And sign every book he ever wrote!

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