"My goldfish and I have become very close."
"What ya’ doin?"
"Just eatin’ and poopin'."
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #2
* Dates Subject to Change *
Kabuki - The Alchemy Hardcover & Trade Paperback: ON SALE
Daredevil - Parts of a Hole Premiere HC: ON SALE
Kabuki - Reflections: Volume 1 Hardcover (regular & limited edition): ON SALE
Daredevil - Echo: Vision Quest Premiere Edition Hardcover: ON SALE
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

Boston Comic Con
April 30 - May 1, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Houston Comicpalooza
May 27-29, 2011
Houston, Texas


Home News April 2007 12th

Now on sale at HeroVideoStore.com!

Delivery System, Communication & Actual Artwork
After reading a post at The Broken Gentleman blog, David Mack replied:
First, thanks for your kinds words about my work and for reading it. Also, I appreciate your thoughtful considerations of my work and how they relate to art.

I appreciate everyone's view of my work, but allow me to introduce my own to the discussion.

I do not consider the original art work the actual art (and I do many gallery shows with the originals and many of them command a respectable price), and I also do not consider the printed KABUKI books the actual art or the intended end result.

Each of of them are an artifact of the process, and a delivery system. (It could be argued that comic books and graphic novels are a delivery system that I infiltrated and hijacked to deliver what I consider the actual art of my work.)

What I consider the actual art of my work is the interface of someone reading my stories and digesting them inside thier own mind. The books and the originals are just a navigational artifact to deliver the idea that is completed only in the readers mind.

That is why I have no loyalty to a particular style or fixed method of working. My books are not expression, they are communication (something infintiely more powerful), which is only completed when someone reads it and finishes the process inside thier own head and in their own individual way.

The books and originals are to the real art of my work, as a map or atlas is to the actual geography that they are meant to direct you to.

The maps and atlases are not the real point. They are just a means to direct you to a place that you journey to that is uniquely experienced by each person.

For me, the magic and beauty of my view of comic books is that they are a sequence of still images: Each image is its own thing, but put in a sequence they mean something more - BUT, only because the READER fills in what happens BETWEEN each image.

That space BETWEEN the images is the ACTUAL ART. That part happens inside the readers mind and each reader completes that conversation in an individual way.

So far, original art and the delivery system of comic books and graphic novels have allowed me to deliver my ideas of this conversation to the largest amount of people. That may change, but I'm very much enjoying it in the meantime!

Thanks for reading my books, and I saw a link to this on davidmackguide.com and thought I might join in the discussion.

Feel welcome to copy and paste my words here to other places as much as you like.

Kindest regards, and thank you for your thoughtfulness on the subject!

David Mack

P.S. You may also get a kick out of the DVD documentary film of my work called THE ALCHEMY OF ART. There is a trailer of it at herovideoproductions.com.

And you can find a message board of mine to reply to me at jinxworld.com.

Stores Selling White Tiger #5
If you are not able to find White Tiger #5 (SRP: $2.99) at a comic book store near you, the issue is in stock at the following stores:
· ComicsNow.com - $1.94
· EastCoastComics.com - $2.99
· SciFiGenre.com - $2.21
· BadgerComics.com - $2.39
· ComixZone.com - $2.39
· DemolitionComics.com - $2.39
· DreamlandComics.com - $2.39
· MidtownComics.com - $2.54
· SilverBulletComics.com - $2.69
· TFAW.com - $2.69
· X-WorldComics.com - $2.69
· MayhemComics.com - $2.84
· Comic-Central.com - $2.99
· MileHighComics.com - $2.99
· G-Mart.com - $2.99
· MyComicShop.com - $2.99

Mile High Comics' Discount Code Expires Friday
According to the MileHighComics.com's latest newsletter, the discount code EASTER, which allows customers to save 40% off back issue prices, will expire on Friday, April 13 at 11 am (Mountain).

Release Date Anniversary
Transmetropolitan: I Hate it Here was released seven years ago.

Auction Spotlight
The Jinx Definitive Collection trade paperback (SRP: $24.95) is available on eBay ($8.99 - Buy it Now: $12.99).

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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