David Mack is the New York Times best-selling author and artist of the KABUKI Graphic Novels, the writer and artist of Daredevil from Marvel Comics, including DAREDEVIL: End of Days which debuted in hardcover as #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and the author and artist of his children’s book THE SHY CREATURES from MacMillan.
Mack’s work has garnered nominations for seven 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.
David Mack is one of the only creators to be listed in both the Top Ten Writers List, and the Top Ten Artists List in Wizard Magazine. Mack’s writing and art work on KABUKI, have earned him international acclaim for his innovative storytelling, sophisticated content, mixed media painting techniques, and page design. KABUKI is available internationally and has been translated in seven different languages, in addition to nearly two million copies of KABUKI Comics, Paperbacks, and Hard cover graphic novels in print in the U.S. alone.
The series has spawned successful lines of action figures, toys, and sophisticated collectables and art objects (many of which were featured on Showtime’s TV show DEXTER). Mack has toured and exhibited his work throughout Europe, Asia, and America with numerous gallery shows, and book signing tours at premier bookstores in over a dozen countries. He was the first American to be nominated for Germany’s most prestigious Max-Und-Moritz award in the category of Best Imported Comic.
Mack has illustrated and designed jazz and rock albums for both American and Japanese Labels (including work for Paul McCartney), Amanda Palmer, actor Thomas Jane, painted Tori Amos for her RAINN benefit calendars, acted as storyboard artist & asst. director for Dead Can Dance music video, designed toys and packaging for companies in Hong Kong, animation art for MTV, ad campaigns for SAKURA art materials, written and designed video games for film director John Woo and Electronic Arts, wrote the interactive animated viral promo for Mission Impossible Four, and contributed the artwork for Dr. Arun Ghandi’s essay on the “Culture of Non-Violence”.
Mack’s KABUKI books have been the subject of undergraduate and graduate university courses in art and literature, and listed as required reading. His work has been studied in graduate seminars at USC and hung in the Los Angeles Museum of Art.
He’s lectured at universities and taught classes in writing, drawing, and painting all over the world, including a Master Class at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, for Japan’s School of Communication Arts of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, and an invitation to speak at Harvard as the Guest of Honor at their annual Science Fiction Writing convention.
Besides working for Twentieth Century Fox as a writer of the treatment to the Kabuki motion picture, Mack’s film credits also include Visual Designer, Creative Consultant, and Co-Producer.
Mack created the last two seasons of Dexter Early Cuts episodes for Showtime (the first, collaborating with legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz). The latest season earned him nominations for both the Writers Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America.
Mack’s 2010 tarot card paintings were exhibited in Paris and Brussels with successful and celebrated gallery openings and book store signings. In 2013 Mack had exhibits in Los Angeles & Chicago of his work presented with originals of Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and spoke in Barcelona at the OFFFest presentation of trailblazing artists and designers.
The documentary film on Mack’s work, The Alchemy of Art, was awarded the top prize at the 40th annual Worldfest Film Festival among other film awards & in 2012 Mack delivered an inspiring TED Talk.
In 2004 Mack, along with his collaborators (and members of M.O.B.) Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Oeming, formed a brand new imprint at Marvel Comics which they named ICON, to publish their creator-owned comics KABUKI and POWERS. ICON continues as an imprint of Marvel to this day publishing some of the most successful creator-owned comics, including KICK-ASS.
Mack has illustrated poetry collaborations with Neil Gaiman and U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, wrote the adaptation of Science Fiction Master Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant as a graphic novel at Marvel Comics, and is currently Co-writing the critically acclaimed Daredevil: End of Days story with Brian Michael Bendis, and writing his new children’s books.