Beethovenís ninth symphony is his last and strongest symphony, the culmination of all his previous works. There is a finality to it and a freedom to that finality.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #9
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Release date - December 2006

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Panel Layouts in Kabuki: The Alchemy #8
From David Mack:
Well the content, is what I was referring to, but I'm doing some really fun things with the panel format as well.

I often hear people say something to the effect that my art doesn't use panels and I sometimes hear the word "random", even though they are saying this in a good way...

It always really PUZZLES me.

I always use panels. I just use panels in new and different ways. Apparently so different that they don't realize they are panels.

And I never do anything random in the book. All the layouts are strategically planned for the story to a scientific degree.

Hopefully they appear organic and naturally part of the story, but random is a real puzzle word for me in this regard.

Well, I think this issue will really play with the idea of traditional PANEL layout.

I'm doing a really fun thing with the traditional 6 panel page grid.

And I'm turning it inside out and trans-dimensional. It is a lot of fun!

FUN was my big word for all of these issues and this story. I know I have a lot of subject matter that asks people to think.

But I always focus on making the book FUN ahead of that.

There were moments on this issue script that started to get a little complicated. So I wrote the word FUN real big on the scripts to make sure I simplify it down and have pure joy of each page and joy of story first and foremost.

Now I crawl back in my hole and work.

Actually, I'm at a cafe with Kabuki pages all over the table as I work on them.

Kabuki: The Alchemy Hardcover Planned
When asked if Kabuki: The Alchemy will be released in a hardcover, David Mack replied: "I certainly plan to do it in hardcover!"

The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD Delayed
Although The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD was announced with a December 13 release date, the David Mack documentary was not included on Diamond Comics' December 13 shipping list.

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Release Date Anniversaries
The Scarab trade paperback and Powers #26 were released four years ago.

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