When I was learning English, I read a lot of childrenís books. One was about a girl falling into a rabbit hole and talking to people who were cards and chess pieces. Then there was that Greek surgeon: Dr. Zeus. -- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #2
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Home News November 2007 16th


Now on sale at
HeroVideoStore.com!

The Shy Creatures -
now available!

Tigerlily Bust on Sale Next Week?
In the store's latest email newsletter, AlterEgoComics.com announced that the Tigerlily Bust will be in stock next week.


New Avengers #39 to Feature David Mack Art
From Newsarama.com's interview with Brian Michael Bendis:
And then after that, #39 will be a special issue drawn by David Mack, and spotlighting Echo. Her relationship to the Avengers, and the Skrull event is shown very clearly. Thatís also the last issue of New Avengers before Secret Invasion hits. So then, weíre back to #40 and #41, when we rewind the clock and show exactly whoís a Skrull, how theyíre a Skrull, and how the Skrulls did what they are doing. The timeline is all laid out very clearly. And then, #42 and #43, Alex Maleev will draw two issues that will explain where Nick Furyís been, what heís been doing, who heís been doing it with, what he knew, when he knew it and what he did about it. That story will go all the way back to Secret War. And in all of this Leinil will be drawing Secret Invasion every month. Itís all planned, baby!


David Mack Confirms Mid-Ohio Con Appearance
From David Mack:
Will have The Shy Creatures available in limited supply!

And will have The Alchemy of Art DVD as well. Get them while supplies last.

I'll be signing at the con Sat & Sun [November 24-25].

I'll have original art, posters, statues, prints, books, T-shirts and more. Let me know if there is something in particular you want me to bring.

If you are going, let me know, and feel welcome to say hello and introduce yourself. Let me know you are from here, and I'll give you a free signed Kabuki issue on top of anything else you'd like me to sign.


Pre-Comic Book Professional Jobs
From David Mack:
When I started making comics, I had a lot of other jobs at the same time. Of all kinds. Eventually I narrowed that down to what I considered "Creative jobs". Which included any kind of design, art or writing, even tutoring, newspaper layout, framing a painters work, and working at a printer printing books.

I kind of used these other jobs as a kind of scaffolding, to bring in some dough while going strong on personal work and comic work. And then I next narrowed that down to just personal creative work and comic book work, publishing etc.

Then I narrowed that down to any comic work. Anything that would be published. Then I narrowed that down to just my own creatored-owned work.

Kind of a pyramid kind of thing, I guess. So by the time the first Kabuki came out, I was able to make a living from it, and I had a little bit of buffer zone from the other stuff. And I had extremely modest needs and a very spartan lifestyle, which was a big help.

But I remember that being a conscious strategy for me to narrow it down in levels that way to get closer and closer to exactly what I wanted to do. So I kind of did it that way all through college, until by the time Kabuki was published I had grown a bit of a readership and was able to make a living on Kabuki solely since then, with the oppertunity to do other projects in between.

I hope that is helpful.


David Mack Mentioned in Newsarama Interview
From Newsarama.com:
What are your thoughts on this fast track route to Marvel (and other publishers) that a creator could experience as compared to the good old days when the submission process could take longer than an individualís lifetime?

Marvel Editor John Barber: Thereís nothing fast about that track. Itís no different than coming up from small press or smaller publishers. Erik Larsen and Rob Liefeld came in through Megaton. John Byrne did Doomsday +1 before he was at Marvel. Brian Michael Bendis worked on his own comics for a decade before he did Daredevil with David Mack. Mark Millar did Saviour. Thatís the way itís always worked.


MOB News Bytes
From Newsarama.com:
The Mice Templar #2 Sells Out at Diamond. 2nd Printing Coming

Press Release

Since its initial announcement Michael Avon Oeming and Bryan J.L. Glass' fantasy epic, THE MICE TEMPLAR, has received much praise, now resulting in a second sell through at the distribution level.

"We were very grateful when it happened the first time around, but are nearly speechless to have this happen yet again," said series artist and co-creator Michael Avon Oeming. "Bryan and I have years of stories to tell and are thrilled we have the support to make our vision a reality."

Despite a significant overship, THE MICE TEMPLAR #2 sold out within a matter of hours, generating attention that shows no signs of yielding. Since then the reviews have appeared to be unanimous, praising the years of preparation Oeming and Glass put into the series. Due to the continued support, Oeming is providing the second printing with an all-new, fully painted cover.

THE MICE TEMPLAR #2 2nd printing (SEP078106), a 32-page full color comic for $2.99, is currently available for orders and will be in stores December 5th, 2007.


Release Date Anniversary
Sunday, November 18 will mark the three-year anniversary of the Kabuki drinking glasses (Internet release).


Forum and Blog Buzz
Below are some of this past three weeks of David Mack and Kabuki-related message board threads and blog posts:
· Fff Results Post #97 -- Nightstand
· David Mack and Kabuki
· amphoterism
· Lucca Comics: Resoconto (Parte Prima)
· Soleil Noir
· White Picket Fences and The Boy Who Made Silence
· He's Bringing Scary Back! [Meeting Ben Templesmith] :)
· Missive
· Se7en: Lust, Pride and Envy
· Angela Rachelle Sasser
· Epic Illustrated
· Mighty Marvel MONEY Society
· Episode 321 Talkback, Kabuki Circle of Blood with David Mack
· Daredevil, de Bendis y Maleev
· No Stairs On Endor: Leeds Thought bubble
· B is for Bono, Barnabas, and Bloody Brilliant Books
· Cheer MACK up!
· Kabuki Prints!
· re: The most amazing piece of art you own.
· Re: Marvel Launches Online Comics
· Re: Mighty Avengers New Regular Art Team?
· Re: Taking the 'cool' out of Wolverine
· Re: Which American convention to attend?
· Re: Which American convention to attend?
· Re: Which American convention to attend?
· Re: Death of Wizard World Chicago
· Re: The ILLUMINATI #5 (Spoilers)
· Re: You know what I like about Garth Ennis?
· Re: Steven Grant's List of the Ten Modern Comics You Should be Reading
· re: Bookworm advice for the Racks, Recommend your favourites here
· re: Episode 321 Talkback, Kabuki Circle of Blood with David Mack
· re: Cheesecake/Beefcake in Superhero Comics
· re: Avengers #37-43 Artist Parade
· re: Avengers #37-43 Artist Parade
· re: SPOILER SPORT: BRIAN BENDIS ON NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI #5
· re: Bendis' Daredevil Question... Help Needed...
· re: Have You Ever Been In A Comics Letter Page?
· re: AHMET ZAPPA WRITES INTRO FOR ZENESCOPE'S SE7EN HC
· re: big decision..please help


Auction Spotlight
The Tigerlily Bust (SRP: $49.95) is available for pre-order on eBay ($9.95).



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