Answers to the most frequently asked questions that I receive.
- Are you the David Mack who writes/draws Kabuki?
- No. He is David W. Mack of Kentucky. I am David A. Mack of New York City. As much as I would love to take credit for his gorgeous work, I cannot. Just to confuse you a little more, he painted the cover art for my Wolverine novel, Road of Bones. If you buy it, remember to ask him to sign the cover, and ask me to sign the title page.
- Can you help me get an agent?
- Will you help me get my Star Trek novel published?
- Would you be willing to collaborate with me on this great idea I have?
- Are you sure you can't/won't help me?
- I'm positive.
- Will you read my new novel (short story; poem; trilogy idea; screenplay; memoir; business plan; résumé)?
- No. Aside from the very real possibility that you might be completely wasting my time, there is also an infinetesimal chance that an idea you show me might duplicate one that I am already working on, thereby leaving me vulnerable to lawsuits. If you want an honest, professional opinion about your work, send it to a legitimate literary agent.
David W. Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) and David Alan Mack (Star Trek, The Calling) at Comic-Con International in July 2005.
David Mack (center) backstage on July 8, 2007, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., with Geddy Lee (left) and Alex Lifeson of the acclaimed Canadian progressive-rock trio RUSH.