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Home News March 2006 8th

Number of Kabuki: The Alchemy Issues
When asked about the length of Kabuki: The Alchemy, David Mack noted that the series "will be at least 8 issues."


Excerpt from Project New Media Literacies Article
From ProjectNML.org:
Visual Complexity - Many people complain that they donít know how to read comics - itís really pretty simple and mostly involves reading left to right, top to bottom, like any other book. Yet, some visual artists develop much more challenging visual styles. David Mack, for example, has developed a collage-like aesthetic which does not depend on linear processing of panels but rather invites the reader to scan across a page organized with little or no clear hierarchy of information. The same page may mix and match multiple kinds of written texts (some printed, some handwritten), multiple kinds of images (some highly abstract, others highly representational), as well as explore bold plays with color and texture which evoke feelings which operate independently of any story information. There is no right order to read this page but as we accumulate and process all of these different streams of information, the gestalt (and the decipherment process itself) packs a powerful emotional punch. One can certainly connect Mack with a range of high art traditions - including artist books which are interested in the materiality of the book as an artifact - but whatís striking is that Mack has done some of his best work at the heart of the commercial comic book industry, working, for example, within Marvelís cash-cow Daredevil franchise.


Beckett Comics Launches Newsletter
Kat Amano posted an announcement about the creation of Beckett Comics' newsletter:
We are excited to announce the launch of The Beckett Comics Bullet, a monthly newsletter that will give members exclusive access to news, discounts, sneak peeks at Beckett projects, and an entry in each of our bi-monthly drawings for prizes.

Every other month, we will randomly select names from the mailing list to receive prizes such as signed books, prints, t-shirts,* and other Beckett merchandise - and there will even be regular grand prize drawings for original art!

The newsletter, which will arrive once a month by e-mail, will also provide exclusive sneak peeks at the art of upcoming books and interviews with the creators. And if you identify yourself as a member of the mailing list at conventions (Beckett staff will bring the list to every con we attend), you will receive the convention special of the day - from freebies to discounts on all Beckett merchandise at the Beckett table.

The e-mail will also include notices of book releases, convention appearances, and in-store signings so you can stay up-to-date on what weíre doing here at Beckett.

To sign up, send me an e-mail () or an Image messageboard PM with your name and e-mail address. We will send you a confirmation e-mail - then just click "Reply" and "Send" to verify that you agree to our privacy policy**. And if youíre a member of the messageboard, make sure you include your board name so we know who you are!

Weíll never share our mailing list with anyone else, so your information will be kept absolutely private. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let us know via email () or send me a PM through the Image messageboard. Also, make sure you add to your e-mail address book to ensure that you continue to receive your newsletter.

Thank you all for your support - we couldnít do it without the fans. You guys rock!

* Might one day include the Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown trade paperback, for which David Mack did the cover!

** The full privacy policy & legalese is available here.


Possible Interview Book
From David Mack:
I don't know what I will read next, but as mentioned before, Dash Shaw's Goddess Head was the last I read. He gave it to me at the NYC con. I have a pile of other things people gave me at the con. Mostly books made by the SVA students. So that will probably be my next.

On the plane, I read about 99% of the ALAN MOORE SPELLS IT OUT interview by Bill Baker, who gave it to me at the NYC show and mentioned he'd like to do a book interview with me in that set. It is great. Really good interview from Alan Moore. And the whole thing is well-designed.

I landed before I could finish the last couple pages so I guess I'll do that at the gym next.


New York Comic-Con 2006 Review
While reviewing the New York Comic-Con, Pete posted a photo of Kabuki: The Alchemy #1 signed by David Mack at Martyrdom.ca.


Auction Spotlight
Kabuki - Volume 5: Metamorphosis trade paperback (SRP: $24.99) is available on eBay ($12.49).



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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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