MeSseD gets Mack
There’s so much I could say about the accomplishments of David Mack. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kabuki graphic novels, cover artist for Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, the writer & artist of Marvel Comics's Daredevil, including Daredevil: End of Days, which debuted in hardcover as #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List (co-written with Brian Michael Bendis). He is also the author of children’s book The Shy Creatures from MacMillan. (This is a favorite of my daughters, Meggie and Fi!)
He has racked multiple honors from the Eisner Awards, International Eagle Awards and Harvey and Kirby Awards.
I got to interview him for The Cincinnati Public Library probably 20 years ago for an Art21 program. He was a graduate from Northern Kentucky University and one of the region's big success stories for a local creator achieving international success. We’ve kept in touch and we hang out when he’s in town. I got to take him through the MeSseD Tunnel Tour. I think the last time I saw him was at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati before the pandemic. We got to hang out at the opening of VHILS: HAZE, and he hand-delivered the MeSseD watercolor artwork.
I was ecstatic when he agreed to do an inside cover for us for the digital release of Season 3. David’s watercolor style always attracted me to his work. There’s such great use of flow and expressive colors. And the texture of his work really makes it leap off the page! A lot of his storytelling focused on strong characters that happen to identify as female. I was thrilled to gain his interpretation of MeSseD Comics.
What a compliment to us when he wrote, “MeSseD Comics ... has a whimsical and magical quality to it.”
This beautiful watercolor captures the beauty and strength of Lilliput. He was nice enough to incorporate my favorite Oscar Wilde quote, too. “We are all in the gutter … but some of us are looking at the stars.”
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Later, no Gator,