You were nice enough to give me a couple at Dragon*Con.I'm ordering #5
EDIT:The part I like best is the art and sketches.
In fact I'd love for an Art of Mack HC
I'm just reading through stuff at nohtv.com, checking for original art prices etc, and came across the 9 intelligences. thought it might be a cool insight to see some earlier work that came out of those, maybe some genetics or even your best chess game, just a thought.
"I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.... & It'll happen to you!"
I have Reflections 1 through 4 and looking 4ward to #5.
I like the behind the scenes look at Kabuki and your thought/work progress and also seeing some of your non-comic related work.
I have all 4 issues of Reflections and I love all the sketches and painted art. But my favourite part is reading your comments and thought processes in creating a page or piece.
As for future issues, I have no complaints so just give me more of the same great stuff.
well I have all of them and it seems the "behind the scenes" book of a book is definitely "reflections...
reflections is kinda the extra dvd documentary on the ongoing movie book that is kabuki....
the interesting part of the book is that it gives me a glimpse of David Mack's energy as to how he follows up with his instincts about his work... remember how he always say he starts on multiple pages at a time and then you see some of the other "great stuff he ends up drawing, painting or sketching" in between working on those regular comic pages that it makes you feel.... wow.... the raw ability and agility as well as flexibility on his part to gather all this frantic thought and raw power on the page... and then there's the refelections stuff and you wonder where are all the scrap crap drawings....
are there ever scrap crap drawings when David is working... I guess none... all is but a reflection of everything....
Originally Posted by magz
I appreciate the feedback.
I just wrapped up Reflections #5 and it is PACKED full of LOTS of stuff that I think you will like.
Your responses are very helpful.
It should be on sale the last week of July or the first week of August.
Please ask your retailer to order it from the CURRENT Marvel catalogue.
Lots of choice stuff to put in this one that I've been accumulating since #4.
If advance orders are high enough from the first Reflections at Marvel, I hope to make Reflections a more regular book.
davidmack.com & davidmackguide.com (updated daily with news)
Originally Posted by MACK!
well, you've certainly wet my appetite for reflections five by showing pictures of your creative process in Davidmackguide.com....
those tile paintings are great.... and I finally saw what you're taling about in either reflections 2 or 3 about the painting in your bathroom tub...
I can see that you're the dirty demon before taking a bath and then the calm Mack after that same bath!!!
maybe I'll post my own newly re-painted bathroom with my paintings... he he...
can't wait for the next issue ....
I've read and own all 4 so far and am awaiting 5. I personally like seeing the Dr.David and Mr.Mack creative process photos. Oh and hope all is well.
this is one of my faves from you.
the first one is the best because of the number of rare works.
I just read through Kabuki Reflections #5 and I just was filled with all of these thoughts and feelings, so, I thought I'd post them here. Now, I'm late when it comes to Kabuki. I'm late by about ten years. I started with Kabuki: Alchemy #1 last year. I bought it off a whim. Mack was a member of the board, one of Bendis' friends, and I had heard of this book, but never picked it up. However, when I finally read this book, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I was shocked at how much I loved this book, how it was fresh and original from what comics are doing these days, and I fell in love with it. I read issue #2 and unfortunately, I am behind on the series so I need to pick up the following two issues (I may have that number wrong).
I then was able to get the trades at Philadelphia, and I've slowly been going through them, picking them apart, taking my time to basically digest everything. Over the past year, I've read books not for the pure pleasure I get from them, but have found myself analyzing them, looking through them, and trying to get everything I can from them for ideas, motivation, and a ton of other reasons that may bore people, but fascinate and intrigue me. Kabuki is one of those series that does that to me. It moves me to a point that I doubt few people will ever understand or realize. Writing to me is a very passionate and in-depth reality that takes over me every single second that I'm immersed (not sure that is the right word, but it may be, and I'm just too lazy to look it up). Kabuki puts me in that mood, it opens up new doors for me, and it makes me look at things from a perspective that I've never seen things through.
Am I making any sense? I'm just speaking from the heart and trying not to filter things out at all.
As I was reading through Kabuki: Reflections #5, I started looking at the cover designs, his sketches, and everything that Mack threw into this book. It was truly inspiring, and I think that's Mack's greatest gift that he's given people through Kabuki. It's layers are so thick and rich, that it inspires you. Outside of the story, the characters, and everything else, he's given someone like me this new persepctive, this motivation, a way to analyze everything, and it's just beyond awesome.
So, thanks Mack. Thanks for everything.
"I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally."