View Full Version : Mack-like art in New Media Phenomenon

11-04-2006, 09:44 PM
42 Entertainment, creators of web-wide stunners "The Beast" and "ilovebees" and inventors of the ARG concept, have just this past month released an interactive, ARG-style novel called "Cathy's Book."


The book also comes with an “evidence pack” of clues Cathy has gathered during her investigations: old photographs, a diner placemat and a death certificate, hand-written letters, a page ripped from her boyfriend’s day-timer, and much more. The interactive element goes further when readers are given working cell phone numbers they can call—and even “hack into” to hear private messages left for characters in the story.

Well, that sure does sound kick-ass. But I visit the site for "Cathy's Book," and I see some familiar-styled art.

I mean, is it just me, or do the two pen and watercolor images shown in the "evidence" photo look an awful lot like Mr. David Mack's hand?

Not saying it was him, of course, or that the artist was a little too-heavily inspired... but damned if Mack fans shouldn't check out "Cathy's Book" - certainly its mix of multimedia and its scope and ambition should be right up their alley, nu?

11-09-2006, 01:33 PM
http://www.argn.com/archive/000471the_hour_of_needing_a_title_for_this_article _cathys_book_answers_call_delivers_hot_extralarge_ pizza_pie_of_awesome.php

ARGnet reviews "Cathy's Book" and reveals the artist is the serendipitously-named Cathy Brigg.

11-19-2006, 04:16 AM
i can see your point, it may be homahe though. it also looks a lot like my high school and college notebooks but with color and well better

11-19-2006, 03:04 PM
I bought this today, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

The description barely scratches the surface, particularly with regards to the "evidence" packet... There's birth, marriage and death certificates, a fake FedEx receipt, photos, placemats, business cards, napkins, and a note on how cancer develops, among many other things.

Seeing the artwork up close, there's a definite similarity. Right down to the pencil notes written in small letters around the portraits - very reminiscent of certain pages in "Metamorphosis."

Just proves she's talented. Might want to check this out.

11-20-2006, 03:01 AM
if i had the money