April 1st Thursday: ALCHEMY – THE ART OF DAVID MACK

This April First Thursday award-winning comic artist/writer David Mack will present a slide show discussion of his Kabuki comics followed by a Q&A session with fans. This will be a great opportunity to explore the themes of storytelling and creativity in Mack’s work. What started as a crime/espionage comic with Japanese assassins and gangsters has developed an experimental meta-narrative with layered, allegorical philosophies about existence, identity, and the creative process itself. We will also present dozens of original pages from his Kabuki series, acclaimed for merging mixed media and fine art techniques with the comics medium.

LISTING INFORMATION:
WHO: David Mack
WHAT: Art exhibit, slide show discussion, Q&A with the artist
WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101

http://www.davidmack.com/

David Mack is the creator, author and artist of the KABUKI Graphic Novels, the writer and artist of Daredevil from Marvel Comics, and the author of the children’s book the SHY CREATURES from MacMillan Publishing. His latest Kabuki HC collection debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/13/graphic-books-best-seller-lists/

Mack’s work has garnered nominations for six Eisner Awards, four International Eagle Awards, and both the Harvey and Kirby Awards in the category of Best New Talent, as well as many other national and international awards and nominations.

Mack’s work is the subject of the multi-award winning documentary film: The Alchemy of Art: David Mack. The DVD of the film also includes Mack’s work with Visionairies & Voices, which is a studio for artists with disabilities.

Currently David is working on his next children’s book, a book project with Tori Amos, and working with the Philip K. Dick Estate to adapt Science Fiction Author Philip K. Dick’s stories into graphic novels and film.

Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101, Portland, OR 97209
(503)241-0227
jason@floatingworldcomics.com
Store hours: Everyday 11-7pm

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