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New York Times bestselling author and artist David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) shares his most intimate drawings in a deluxe art book.

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MUSE: LIFE DRAWINGS 2012-2014 by DAVID MACK

LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 HARDCOVER BOOKS

PLUS 100 special Signed and Numbered Bookplate "EVENT" editions.

Please note: All backers who are receiving the LIMITED EDITION OF 100 EVENT BOOKS will be admitted (with a guest) one hour early to the Exhibition Opening on September 20th for a special VIP preview hosted by David Mack!

"The immediacy of observation and instinctive line make these life drawings, for me, a very pure & primal expression of my work." -David Mack, 2013

Twenty years ago, David Mack created the character Kabuki and changed the world of storytelling in comic books. Today Kabuki is a New York Times Best Seller available internationally and has been translated into seven different languages, in addition to nearly two million copies of Kabuki comics and graphic novels in print in the U.S. alone.

David Mack also is one of the only comic creators to be listed in both the Top Ten Writers List and the Top Ten Artists List in Wizard Magazine, and in 2013 his book (co-written with Brian Michael Bendis) Daredevil: End of Days debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

In 2013 David's figure drawings were exhibited with with the works of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt in two different exhibits in Los Angeles and Chicago. To list David Mack's accolades and achievements would be impossible in this small space; what is important is to note that the deluxe hardcover book offered for preorder here is a new and unique milestone- a glimpse into Mack's personal life with intimate sum-i brush drawings in ink, correlating to a special fine art gallery event in Los Angeles in September 2014.

ABOUT THE REWARDS:

The book is a 100+ page hardcover on heavyweight art paper.  For the basic goal we will create a 8.5" x 11" hardcover art book at 100 pages, with higher benchmarks meaning better paper, a larger scale book, and more pages!

The posters and shirts will be printed to accommodate the preorders and a small amount extra for the event.  The posters will be numbered in pencil and will never be reprinted.

The bookplate is a gorgeous, high quality hand-pulled letterpress image on a card.  Textured and exquisite, this is the way you'd discover a limited edition bibliophile volume from the 1920s or 1930s.  It's completely archival, designed to enhance the book, and a deliberate addition to the experience.  The center window will have a small space for David to sign and create a small remarqued image, making each one completely unique.

MUSE: Life Drawings 2012-2014 by David Mack
MUSE: Life Drawings 2012-2014 by David Mack
Limited edition NUMBERED event poster "XOCHITL". Decadently silkscreened onto 100# French heavyweight textured paper. An impressive 24 x 9 inches.
Limited edition NUMBERED event poster "XOCHITL". Decadently silkscreened onto 100# French heavyweight textured paper. An impressive 24 x 9 inches.
   
Limited edition NUMBERED event poster "CAT". Decadently silkscreened onto 100# French heavyweight textured paper. An impressive 9 x 24 inches.
Limited edition NUMBERED event poster "CAT". Decadently silkscreened onto 100# French heavyweight textured paper. An impressive 9 x 24 inches.
David Mack MUSE event shirt: high quality oatmeal shirt with black and red silkscreens, printed over left hip.
David Mack MUSE event shirt: high quality oatmeal shirt with black and red silkscreens, printed over left hip.

THE ARTWORKS FOR THE $1200 REWARD TIERS:

All artworks are approximately 11x17 or larger on various white and cream heavy art papers.

Artwork #1
Artwork #1
Artwork #2
Artwork #2
Artwork #3
Artwork #3
Artwork #4
Artwork #4
Artwork #5
Artwork #5
Artwork #6
Artwork #6
Artwork #7
Artwork #7
Artwork #8
Artwork #8
Artwork #9
Artwork #9
Artwork #10
Artwork #10

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Barring an apocalypse or Act of God, this book will be delivered! We've published a number of books already, and have a professional pre-press agent on this project seeing this to completion!

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    LIMITED EDITION SILKSCREENED EVENT POSTER. Either "Cat" or "Xotchil". Gorgeous silkscreening onto deluxe 100 lb. French heavyweight art paper. 24 x 9 inches.

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    LIMITED EDITION EXHIBITION T-SHIRT. Ultra-soft, black and red inks silkscreened onto soft oatmeal-colored shirts in crew neck. Both men and women's cuts are available.

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    DELUXE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER ART BOOK. (Retail price will be approx $80 not including shipping. Edition of 1000.)

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    ABSOLUTE COMPLETE EVENT PACKAGE: The deluxe LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER BOOK, the event-only SHIRT, AND a limited edition silkscreen POSTER.

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    PATRON'S EVENT PACKAGE: As a patron of this special project YOUR NAME (or the name of a loved one) will be included in the book as a supporter of this exhibition and publication! You'll get the LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER, plus the event-only SHIRT AND a limited edition silkscreen POSTER!

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    ART LOVER PATRON'S EVENT PACKAGE: As a patron of this special project your name (or the name of a loved one) will be included in the book as a supporter of this exhibition and publication! You'll get the LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER, plus the event-only SHIRT AND a limited edition silkscreen POSTER, AND David will personalize the book to you and do a small "Thank You" DRAWING inside the cover to make sure that your copy is completely special, like a portable art collection!

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    BIBLIOPHILE BOOKPLATE EDITION PACKAGE. A special limited edition of only 100 copies with a special bibliophile hand-made letterpress EVENT bookplate featuring a small ink remarque by David Mack. Signed by David Mack and limited to only 100 copies. Your name will be listed in the book as a PATRON, and you'll also receive BOTH SILKSCREENED POSTERS and the EVENT SHIRT!

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    MOST SUPPORTIVE PATRON'S PACKAGE. The special limited edition of only 100 copies with a special bibliophile hand-made letterpress EVENT bookplate featuring a small ink remarque by David Mack. Signed by David Mack and limited to only 100 copies. YOUR NAME will be listed prominently in the book as a higher-level patron, and you'll also receive a SILKSCREENED POSTER and EVENT SHIRT. PLUS, you'll receive three copies of the deluxe hardcover (edition of 1000) to give as gifts AND David will do a small, personalized SKETCH in your personal copy.

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    COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE. The special limited edition of only 100 copies with a special bibliophile hand-made letterpress EVENT bookplate featuring a small ink remarque by David Mack. Signed by David Mack and limited to only 100 copies. Your name will be listed with HIGHEST prominence in the book as a COLLECTOR PATRON, and you'll also receive a SILKSCREENED POSTER and EVENT SHIRT. PLUS, the ORIGINAL fine artwork marked #2 on the Kickstarter campaign page!

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