I kept it hidden in a place that they no longer look. It took incredible muscle control.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #9
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Home Message Boards Bendis: April 6-10, 2005

Re: My Kabuki Experience
04-06-05, 03:16 AM

Originally Posted by ~DatLocoLatino~
Last year, at the Pittsburgh Comicon, I purchased Skin Deep, Metamorphosis, and the first issue of Scarab. Ive been very busy with a new house , school, reading my new comics, and life in general, so I haven't really had a chance to read them, or alot of other stuff I picked up there. Well, the PittCon is coming around again in a month, so I figured i had better read these suckers so I can give Mack some sort of feedback and maybe pick up more if I dug them. I wasn't sure if these books were quite my bag, but as it turns out, I fuggin' LOVED them. The artwork speaks for itself, the characterisation was incredible, and it was really solid storytelling. I just got in the Dreams HC I won from ebay (10 bucks brand-spankin-new, wahoo!), and I will be adding Kabuki monthly to my pull-list starting this week. Keep on rockin' the Kabuki, Mack! And thanks!
Hey thanks for that!
I'm really glad you liked them.
And glad you are adding the new monthly to your pull.
I really appreciate it.

And good to see you are finding the other volumes.
I'll be at Pittsburgh con again this month with Andy Lee.
If you need any of the other volumes let me know and I'll throw in some prints or other stuff for free and make sure to give you a great deal on them.

Thanks a lot for reading!

Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 03:22 AM

I'm going to be there set up with Andy Lee.
This show is really fun and has a bunch of great guests.

I'll also be doing some sketches and donating art for the auction to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

I'll have original art for sale from Daredevil, Echo, Kabuki, Scarab and more.
I'll have Kabuki hardcovers and paperpack volumes, back issues, a HUGE selection of 11 x 17 prints, T-shirts and more.

I plan to be there the entire show.
If you are there please stop by and say hi.
Introduce yourself from this board, and I'll hook you up.

Re: Mack in LA
04-06-05, 03:30 AM

Yeah I met her, and she talked about you and really appreciates you.
She was very nice.
Pretty cool how that works! She said you were very inspiration to her.

The French translations of my work are really cool. Especially the Kabuki stuff which is even more clever for them to translate. And they did reproduce my type styles all by themselves and very effectively and cleverly.

There are French Hardcover collections to all the Kabuki books except Scarab.
And the German translations are amazing like that too.
Very cool to see Akemi's handwriting in the other languages.

Re: Mack in LA
04-06-05, 03:34 AM
If all goes well, I hope to.

Peter from Paradise comics is being a huge help with making that happen for me.

04-06-05, 04:04 PM
Re: My Kabuki Experience
Originally Posted by ~DatLocoLatino~
Yeah, I just read in another thread that you still have Volume 1. I may pick that up if its not too too expensive. Ill see you there, and Ill be groveling, whining, and crying for a sketch.
Vol 1 retails for about $20. It collects 7 books (and 2 of them are double sized issues). And If you pick it up, I'll throw in some other stuff too

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 04:42 AM
Originally Posted by Goddard
I'll be in Philly too.

I should be sitting at a table at artist alley in between the tables of Andy Lee and Jeff Amano.
Kat Amano and Mandy Amano will be there with us too.

You can't miss it, just find me next to Andy Lee's big mustache and the beautiful people.

I'm sure Oeming will be right around like last year as well.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 04:43 AM
Originally Posted by J.D. Lombardi
Mack! Did you ever get your hands on HARDCOVERS of the first volume? That thing may as well be cast in platinum....NO ONE is selling them anywhere. See what happens when you're too damn good. Mack is hoarded.
I need that first volume hardcover.
I don't have any of the Image published Vol 1 Hardcovers.
I have a few of the first version of Hardcover from Caliber in 96. Limited to only 300 made.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 04:47 AM
Originally Posted by G.M.Cox
Mack, I don't have any Kabuki. I suck. I want some.
Come by when you are there Saturday. I'll have all 6 volumes, all the new Marvel issues and anything Kabuki you need.

And with any Kabuki book you buy, I'll throw in some other sweet stuff and give you the hook ups.

Just introduce yourself from the board and remind me of your screenname.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 04:51 AM

Don't fight them. Love them!

I'll be there at my table the entire time, so it will be a pretty relaxed atmosphere and you can hang out at the table as long as you want.

No need to worry about a hurry or waiting, because I'm not just signing for an hour or two where you have to hurry up and get in a line and move on before the hour is up.

I'll be there the entire time, so everyone will be pretty relaxed at this show and plenty of room for anyone to hang out at the table as long as you want.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 04:53 AM
Originally Posted by Goddard
are you calling Oeming un-beautiful?
No, he's hot.
And a good wrestler.

Re: The tattoo girl
04-06-05, 05:01 AM

I think the photo you sent is a different girl.
It is amazing that there are so many different people with that tattoo on their back!
I have photos of a ton of different people with it.
I've seen the photo of the girl you sent.
And thanks.

I will be in Chicago. I'm doing all the Wizard shows this year.
I will have art at the shows. And you can also order it on line at davidmack.net.
Just send to the e-mail there any page that you are looking for. I'll let you know if it is still available and what the price is.


Re: Mack goodness
04-06-05, 05:04 AM

It was a fun con!

Good to see you RC.

And I will use this as a reminder to make a dentist appointment.

Re: Mr. Mack
04-06-05, 05:06 AM
Originally Posted by Amy
I just wanted to say thanks, and it was great meeting you again. You're cool people.

...and my parents both liked the prints I bought. They both also liked the one I told you I liked better.  Mom said the colors are striking and draw your eye to it more. Hope that helps.

Great to see you too!

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 05:09 AM
Originally Posted by The Human Target
Are you gonna be there on the 22, 23, & 24 or just one day ?
I plan to be there everyday of the show.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-06-05, 05:46 AM
Originally Posted by that bastard
OH, and MACK...For some reason I've put off grabbing the Kabuki trades...I won't do so this year. I'll be sure to stop by and say hi.

Maybe buy you a beer...

...get you arrested...

you know, con stuff.

Good to hear it. The trades will be waiting for you!

Scarab Panda to hit stores this month.
04-06-2005, 05:49 AM

If you haven't seen or heard of this yet check out davidmackguide.com.

It is the stitched bullet hole Panda stuffed animal from the Scarab story.

More photos from LA
04-06-05, 05:52 AM

I saw links to these posted on another messageboard.

I don't know if they were posted here yet.


And I saw some posted by a link to Dawn's live journal.
Are those here too?

Maybe I should send some of my own as well

Re: Scarab Panda to hit stores this month.
04-06-2005, 04:01 PM
Originally Posted by JABSEN
That's cool as hell.I might have to tell Midtown to add one to my order when its released.
Midtown is great.

please tell them I say hello!

And if anyone wants the Panda, they may want to ask their store to order ahead of time rather than later.

They make great gifts for the ladies!

Re: Finally a complete set of Kabuki Heroclix
04-07-05, 01:11 AM

Glad you have them all!

And let me know what you think the all the books when you get a chance to read them.

I'm so glad I did that Kabuki hero clix deal. I'm really amazed by all the people that told me they played the Kabuki hero clix and that introduced them to Kabuki, and they went to read the books based on liking the characters in the game.

Re: My Kabuki Experience
04-07-05, 01:22 AM
Originally Posted by ~DatLocoLatino~
Save me one!!!!!!!!!
Will do!

See you there!

Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 01:40 AM

Does anyone here have a complete list of the info (phone #/ address/ maybe even price listings) of the convention hotels for Wizard World Chicago?

You know the hotels right by the Rosemont convention center like the Hyatt, Sofitell, Ramada, and the others?

Thanks a bunch!

Re: WOW..this is so true...
04-07-2005, 02:29 AM

That's a snippet from an interview I did with a daily newspaper when I was in LA.

Glad you like it, though they didn't print the analogy in it's entiretly. Glad the essence still stood out for you.

Re: Dawn
04-07-05, 04:12 AM

Wow, you have an avatar of the girl I've recently begun dating!

This is a strange new experience for me.

I'm even more fascinated that her sister Kat is promoting the new issue of Maxim magazine with her in it.

I guess that's what sisters are for.

And I promise you she is even more lovely in person.

Also she just shot something else recently that you will soon see her in.
But it's a secret so I can't tell.

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 06:56 AM
Originally Posted by Yano
I hear the Hotel Yano is quite fun, and the head cook there makes pancakes shaped like Kabuki.

Then again, that's a rumor.

How do I book that?

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 07:01 AM

Thanks man!

You were a huge help.
I took care of this.

In the past Wizard has taken care of the hotel for me, but I hadn't heard from them on this yet, and I wanted to reserve something just in case.

Plus, I always used to share my hotel room with Andy Lee, and I won't be doing that this time...

So it is good to make sure Andy has a place too.

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 07:04 AM

Also, I should say "Thanks, person!"
As I don't know from your name your gender.
So please make that clear to me

ANd thanks!

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 07:08 AM

Thanks, ANGEL!
Happy to hear that!
And I do appreciate it. But that may not work this time, for the same reason that Andy and I aren't sharing.

And no it is not for our snoring. Andy had an operationa and he doesn't smore anymore.

But I tend to dance to much.


With the purches of any regular priced Tibet.

Serously though, FREE TIBET.

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-07-05, 07:10 AM

Hey Tess!

Got your PMs and e-mail.
I'll get back to you on that asap!

Also, I'll retire the river dance with Millar. We'll have to do something brand new and spontaneous this time.

Re: Dawn...
04-08-2005, 02:52 AM

It was a delight to see you again too!
And Ami was a real amusement. I really appreciate her outgoing personality

I'll see you in SD. I'll be at a different booth this year. Not at the Image booths but sharing a booth at Beckett comics signing with Jeff Amano. And of course Kat Amano and Mandy Amano will be there too

I'll still have the big Kabuki banner on it, so you should be able to find it

Thanks for putting in the word for FROW.

You have one of the most unique Kabuki costumes that I've ever seen
The scars really do look real.

Re: Dawn...
04-08-2005, 03:51 AM

Oh is that where you got it?

Yeah, I've seen it.
I was surprised by how often I was mentioned on it.
And Kat and I have e-mailed the guy, who was actually very nice and accomodating in his response to us.

They called him on the radio when Mandy was being interview on KROQ. It was a funny bit of radio.

Like Goodman said, the blog has generated a lot of internation buzz, but it is not fake. It is the guy's real blog, not a Pepsi promotion.

And when Maxim was looking for Mandy to interview her for the magazine, they contacted the blog to find her. So the blog guy is responsible for hooking Maxim up with her.

I also saw someone posted links to Dawn's LA photos on it too.

And David Thornton told me that davidmackguide.com gets a lot of traffic from that blog cause the guy put a link to DMG on his blog as well as a link to Mandy's dad's comics.

It is a fascinating phenomenon.

Re: Kabuki German Portfolio
04-08-05, 05:26 AM

Well said!!!

Thanks for that. Great story too.

These [Kabuki German Portfolios] are incredible. they are limited to 990 made. I think in 1999. By Infinity Verlag. The premier German publishing house. They translated and published all the Kabuki books in German at the time.

There has not been a re-issue of this. Just the original 990. And at the time the RETAIL price was $120. So if you got it for less than that, you really lucked out.

I forget the size but these are like between 2 and 3 ft high. It comes in a red case with a beatiful woven texture and big Japanese characters that say Kabuki on the lid vertically.

It collects the 48 pages of the first Dreams paperback which is the TWO first painted comics I EVER did. The Kabuki color special, and Kabuki: Dreams of the Dead.
And besides those 2 stories, there are also like ten of the most iconic Kabuki covers as prints as well included as well.

And I think each one wieghs about ten pounds. Because I carried ten of them with me from Germany.

When the publisher first met me at the airptort and showed me this portfolio in the underground airport parking lot I was stunned. These are amazing.

And the brain child of Infinity Verlag Publisher Marius Kessler.

They must be pretty rare by now, so you may want to get them if you see it.

I know some retailers buy it and instead of selling it as a set, sell the 50 plus pages seperately for a fortune. Retailing at $120 this is the best deal I've seen on something this large and impressive.

You could easily sell a few of the prints seperately and recoup your expense.

And I love the conversation piece stories

Re: Kabuki German Portfolio
04-08-05, 10:45 AM

I'll be happy to sign it.

Good teamwork.

Re: Motor City Con
04-08-05, 10:57 AM

I did this con like 12 years in a row. It had some amazing glory days when Brian and I were just starting out. We used to drive to the con together every year and this show was always a fun one and full of mayhem.
We started going in 93 and used to also do the fall show as well.

I'm pretty sure Andy Lee will be there this year as well.

I would but I think My Bristol UK con plans interfere with it.

But go and say hi to Andy Lee for me.

I met Macmanyosi there last year.

Anyone here have the Terry Moore DVD? I just agreed to do one with the same co.
04-08-05, 11:01 AM

The Moore DVD has a really good and extensive interview with him. You learn of a lot more of Terry's facets.

And imagine my surprise to hear him mention Bendis and I in the interview!

Lots of good stuff in the DVD. I'm curious to hear how you reacted to it.
Did it deliver for you?
Was there something else you'd like to see in it?
Or what was your favorite part?

I just agreed to let the company come to my studio and make an in depth David Mack DVD for their next big release.

Suggestions, advice, etc are welcome.

Re: Anyone here have the Terry Moore DVD? I just agreed to do one with the same co.
04-08-05, 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by JABSEN
Where can you get the Moore one?
I think the company is called herovideoproductions.

You can try adding a .com to that.

Re: Pittsburgh Comicon this month!
04-08-05, 12:00 PM

You got it!
Thanks for the heads up!

I'll at least have the first 3. And hopefully the Akemi if my order for them comes in on time.

Re: This girl with the tattoo
04-08-05, 12:05 PM

Thanks guys,
I'm sending it along with dozens of other photos of peeps with Kabuki tattoos to David Thornton to put on davidmackguide.com.

Re: Emerging Frank Miller scandal
04-08-05, 12:30 PM
Originally Posted by JLTorres
Rosario is a friend of ours and Frank Miller hit it off very well with her and her comic artist cousin Gus Vasquez (New Age Spider-Man). In fact, he invited Gus to go with him to the premier. Rosario is presently dating a guy named Jason from Sex and the City.
I'm pals with Gus too. He's good people!
And a really skilled artist.
I run into him all the time.

Re: Scarab Panda to hit stores this month.
04-08-05, 12:34 PM

Does anyone have a ship date for the Panda?

Re: Scarab Panda to hit stores this month.
04-08-05, 07:59 PM

Last I heard, Diamond told me April.
But I didn't hear an exact date yet, so was wondering if that had been announced.

Re: Kabuki German Portfolio
04-08-05, 08:04 PM

Hey I love your blog/site!

Always entertaining!

I do have a few of these German portfolios left. I never bring them to cons because they are so big.

But I'll have dozens of 11x17 prints to choose from at all the cons I attend.

Re: Emerging Frank Miller scandal
04-08-2005, 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by JLTorres
AND he can sing.

On second thought, I hate Gus. That guy has it all.

He also acts. He used to be in HBO's OZ as an inmate.
I think I first met him through Dana Black about ten years ago or more.

Re: Emerging Frank Miller scandal
04-08-2005, 08:29 PM

Yeah we met in New York.

Hey Dana!
Long time no see!
You and I met in NY in 1993.

I was putting the Kabuki story together in in January 93 when I met you and you showed me your art at a con and we were going to do a Kabuki story together those many years ago.
Was good to see you a few times since then, and pretty cool that you are here.

I hope you are doing great.

Re: Dawn...
04-09-2005, 02:14 AM

I understand that the issue hits stores next Friday, April 15.
And that this issue is a special "Sin City" issue.
I think Brittany Murphy is on the regular cover, and I think Frank Miller is drawing a special version of another cover too.

And Mandy's interview has some stand out quotes about comics.

And yeah, pretty cool that the fansite about Mandy linked to your photos.
I like the photos you took of all of us together
Mandy will have her own professional site Mandyamano.com (you can check it now, there a sort of photo and coming soon thing there at the moment), and I think the full site should probably be up and running by the time the Maxim issue hits next week.

Looking forward to San Diego!
And it is great to see you on the board here.
Give my regards to my Kabuki readers at your live journal community.

Re: Requesting Wizard World Hotel info...
04-09-2005, 10:22 AM
Originally Posted by Yano
It's just an email away! Guests also get their own basket of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and CD sized condoms!
Oh my goodness.

Sounds like my kind of place.

Re: Paradise Too?
04-09-2005, 10:30 AM
Originally Posted by Goddamn Trillian
I didn't even know it existed unti Mack posted about it. I don't think I'd buy it, but I'd rent it if Netflix gets it.
The interview on the DVD I found to be very insightful.
Much better than I expected. And full of a well rounded peak at the context for the series and Terry's motivations for it, as well as his general ideas about his work and life.
Also the DVD is the first time I learned of Paradise, Too. Terry discusses it and what it is about.

Re: Paradise Too?
04-10-05, 03:03 AM

I like that Terry Moore Kabuki art

Re: David Mack DVD!!!
04-10-05, 07:12 AM

Hi Dana!
Did you see my response to your post on the Oeming board?

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