Quick News: Future Prairie and partners are providing a creative basic income to artists for 3 months via The Imagination Project. Gary Cole and CoHo Productions are producing a COVID-19 relief fundraiser performance based on his novel Black Box and offering a LITPDX discount on tickets, see the upcoming events from the calendar. Black Feast is offering free Love Letter Care Packages with vegan, gluten-free deserts for Black folks in Portland, which you can RSVP for here or support via steps on their website. A national coalition of arts grantmakers have put together the Artist Relief for artists across mediums facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.
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Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.
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David Mack Signing
December 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
This December marks the 25th anniversary of the classic comic series Kabuki, and what better way to celebrate than with a year-end signing and party with David Mack himself at the Portland Things From Another World location!
David will be joining us on Saturday, December 28 from 3-6pm to celebrate with fans. Not only will you be able to get your comics (and Kabuki Omnibuses!) signed by David, but he’ll also be bringing and selling his own exclusive prints and some of his original paintings.
Enjoy free food and drink with friends and fellow fans as we wrap up 2019 and celebrate a great artist!
More details will come as we get closer to the event date.
ABOUT DAVID MACK
David Mack is the Emmy nominated, New York Times Best Selling Author & Artist of KABUKI, writer of Marvel’s Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Jessica Jones, & Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Artist on Netflix’s Jessica Jones opening titles & Captain America The Winter Soldier film titles & Cultural Ambassador for the US State Dept.
Mack created artwork for the the opening titles of the new Jessica Jones Netflix TV series (winner of the Peabody Award), based on the book he was co-collaborator on. The opening titles he worked on with Imaginary Forces garnered an Emmy Nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Titles.
For the Academy Award nominated film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Mack created the art & concept for the titles sequence with Sarofsky Designs, which received recognition for the Excellence in Titles Design Award.
Mack’s comic book work has garnered nominations for ten 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 created the final 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.
In 2016 the US State Dept. honored Mack as a Cultural Ambassador selected to travel abroad to teach storytelling in other countries.
In the country of Georgia, Mack taught at settlement camps for displaced persons, the Asylum Seekers Center, the Marneuli Youth Center, Tbilisi Arts Academy, Special Needs school, & the Tbilisi Palace of Fine Arts Museum featured a massive exhibit of Mack’s work & books.
In North Africa & Asia, Mack taught at the school for the Deaf in Tunisia & Singapore & several other schools & universities as a State Dept envoy & was a special guest speaker for an event in Libya.
Mack had gallery exhibits in Paris & Brussels, & recently 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, & delivered an inspiring TED Talk.
Mack has recently directed popular music videos for Amanda Palmer & Dashboard Confessional, Pen America, an ID animation for Neil Gaiman’s new TV series Good Omens, & just completed a new creator owned project with Brian Michael Bendis from DC comics called COVER (inspired by his work for the US State Department). Mack is developing his creator-owned comic book KABUKI as a TV series with Sony.
In 2018 Mack was honored with the prestigious Inkpot Award for his Achievements in Comicbook Art.