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-- Kabuki: The Alchemy #2
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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

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Home News September 2006 8th

Download the David Mack documentary DVD trailer
Release date - December 13, 2006

Read the Press Release!

Artist David Llyod Recommends Kabuki
Below is an excerpt from's interview with V for Vendetta artist David Llyod:
FPI: Meantime, if we could just slip in a couple of final questions - if you had someone who doesnít normally read comics and graphic novels but had read V on the back of the movie and now wanted to explore the medium a bit more, but had no idea where to start, what titles would you recommend?
DL: Kickback (of course, and why not, itís good - Joe). Ghost World. A great Jules Feiffer book called Tantrum. Some of the Rich Corben Den books. Kabuki.

National MS Society Art Auction
David Mack has kindly forwarded the following email with information about Heroes Con organizer Shelton Drum's upcoming National MS Society artwork auction, which will feature items donated by Mr. Mack:
Dear Friends,

Each year the National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds the MS 150 Breakaway to the Beach Bike Tour in South Carolina. This yearís ride will be September 16 & 17. Funds raised from this event go to directly benefit those living in the area with multiple sclerosis, as well as their families. Itís the support of local communities that help fund research and programs for those living with MS in the Carolinas.

I participated in the bike tour last year but this year will have special meaning for me. I have become part of the Champions Against MS program which pairs up cyclists with people with MS. I have dedicated this yearís ride to Carolee Merkle, who has been a special friend to the store for more than three years. You may have met her at a recent HeroesCon, as she and her husband have been gracious enough to help us out each summer for the last several years.

Each year I - along with thousands of other riders - not only ride over 150 miles in two days, but we work hard in the months leading up to the bike tour to raise money for those with MS. Last year I did very well raising over $2600 through pledges. This year I have decided to take my fundraising to the next level by holding my first art auction to benefit the National MS Society and I would like you to be a part of it. I know how generous you folks are and how rabid the fans are for your art. If I can get even a small percentage of the professionals who attend HeroesCon to contribute a sketch or a page, the potential total will dwarf last yearís!

My plan was/is to collect works of art between HeroesCon in July and the end of October, and to auction them on eBay. I received several pieces of art at the con and some since, but we need more to make this fundraiser as good as I know it can be. All proceeds will go directly to the National MS Society, with you the artist getting a tax deduction for the full amount of the selling price. Please help me surpass my fundraising goals and join the fight to end the devastating effects of MS. Although the actual ride is just a few days away, the fundraising will continue through the end of October, so you still have time to get involved. The Heroes/MS eBay auctions will start this coming week, and will continue through October, or as long as I have art donations to offer. Iíd love to have a ton of "con sketch" type pieces. Just quick commissions would be fine, but any original will be greatly appreciated.

I can scan the materials once I receive them, but better yet would love to have a scan sent beforehand, which will let us get the auction page prepared and ready to list as soon as the art arrives in my office. Iíll take care of the packing and shipping to the buyer, as well as collecting the payments. Iíll then send the money to you and you can make the donation directly to the MS Society.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me at (704) 375-7462 or by email at

If you would like more information about the National MS Society please contact Carolee Merkle at (704) 525-2955 ext. 113 or by email at

If you want to support our mission, but donít have art or time to create something, you may pledge money in one of three ways. You may send a check, make a donation by telephone (1-800-FIGHT-MS), or you may make donations on-line (on-line is the easiest).

Make checks payable to "NATIONAL MS SOCIETY" and send to:
Shelton Drum
Heroes Arenít Hard To Find
P.O.Box 9181
Charlotte, NC 28299

To donate on-line just click here and follow the directions. If this link does not go directly to a page with my name on it, follow the directions below...
1. GO TO -
2. CLICK - Pledge/Sponsor a Participant
3. Enter - Shelton Drum, NC
4. Click - Search
5. Click - ePledge (under BREAKAWAY TO THE BEACH MS150 BIKE TOUR 2006)
6. Next - New Users - clickEpledge or Returning Users - enter login
7. Enter - Follow the prompts.
8. Thatís it!

Remember, all contributions are tax deductible and don't forget to apply for matching funds if you are employed by a business that offers this benefit.

Thank you all in advance for your support through your art and/or financial contributions, and for your encouragement. If you know of anyone else who might want to contribute to this awesome cause, please feel free to pass this email on. If you have any questions, or better yet, if you would like to join me on the ride, please give me a call.

Shelton Drum

Left to right: Carolee Merkle, Mandy Amano, David Mack and Rosario Dawson (source: David Mack)
Also, recently posted a photo of David Mack, Mandy Amano and Mike Oeming at the convention.

David Mack Wolverine Art on Shirt
After Wendy noted that is selling a shirt (S-XL: $18 - XXL: $20) with Wolverine artwork from Daredevil #54, David Mack recently replied:
Thanks for posting that. I haven't seen that before and did not know they made a shirt of it.

I used Jackman reference for that image, but that is indeed a pen and ink drawing I did in the story that they altered and put on the shirt.

Siamese Fan Artwork
Thommy posted an image of Siamese.

Kabuki Artist Proof Statue Pre-Order
From's latest newsletter:
KABUKI ARTIST'S PROOF STATUE: Limited to only 300 pieces worldwide, we have guaranteed stock up for preorder at $199.99. Not too many pieces are left, but if you do need this statue there won't be any danger of shortages - our shipment has been confirmed from the vendor.

MOB News Bytes
During episode 330 of Fanboy Radio (14m:33s to 15m:47), The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl author Barry Lyga mentioned that his story's protagonist had an opportunity to have a conversation with Brian Michael Bendis during a convention.

Forum & Blog Buzz
Below are some of this week's David Mack and Kabuki-related message board threads and blog entries:
· Gods...
· O is for origami trick...
· Kabuki 1998
· Length is relative
· The House of Comics Daredevilsi chiude un ciclo fantastico...
· Re: Dragon Con 2006
· Dragon Con 2006
· Re: Canadian National Comic Book Expo '06
· Re: What Supporting Character...
· TheKraken vs. Dragon*Con (57 pics, 56k'ers, look out!)
· Re: DC killed the fan films at conventions?
· Re: Any creators confirmed that they are going to the NY Comicon in February?
· DragonCon in Hotlanta!
· Characters you would Follow
· re: Who Will Be Next?
· Best of the Box- August Pt. 2
· re: DragonCon Recovery Thread
· re: The Essential Trade and Graphic Novel Thread
· DragonCon
· re: 08.30.06 Best Comic of the Week (and reviews)
· Welcome to Kabuki
· So... how much will be "reprinted" online?
· Welcome to the Daily KABUKI- starts today
· re: B/T 8-30
· re: Your Top 5 Books, and Why

Release Date Anniversary
Saturday, September 9 will mark the four-year anniversary of the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Region 2 DVD.

Auction Spotlight
The Kabuki: Metamorphosis trade paperback ($24.95) is available on eBay ($4.95).

Order Kabuki: Reflections -
Volume 1 Hardcover Today!

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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