David W. Mack

David W. Mack
David W. Mack

Mack at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
Born October 7, 1972
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works Kabuki
Awards International Eagle Awards,Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, Kirby Awards
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David W. Mack (born 1972) is an American comic book artist and writer, best known for his creator-owned series Kabuki. Mack is known for his unique painted and collage-like work. Rather than employ computers in composing multi-layered artwork, Mack prefers to apply objects directly onto his art.


Early life

Mack graduated from Ludlow High School in 1990, where he had written and acted in many of the school theatre productions. He gave the commencement address there in 2003.[1] Mack did not attend a specialized art school, but earned scholarships to Northern Kentucky University for five years, a four-year scholarship based on his portfolio of art works, and in his fifth year the Dean's Scholarship for academics.[2] He graduated in 1995 with a BFA in graphic design.[3]


As a college student Mack used his drawing, writing and creativity to explore the many aspects of art while retaining his anonymity. While at Northern Kentucky University David Mack took classes ranging from acting and theater, world religions and mythology, world history, children’s literature, Japanese language and even anatomy and physiology, all of which influenced his work.[4]


Mack began publishing Kabuki in 1994 with Caliber Press, and later moved the series to Image Comics. It is now released through Marvel Comics’ imprint Icon Comics. He completed the first book, Kabuki: Circle of Blood, while still in college. Mack has also worked on such Marvel Comics publications as Daredevil, Alias, New Avengers, and White Tiger.

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David Mack at Comicpalooza 2010 drawing a character from one of his popular books. March 27, 2010


Interior artwork

  • Daredevil, Vol. 2, #16-19, 50 (with writer Brian Bendis, 2000, 2003)
  • New Avengers #39 (with writer Brian Bendis, 2008)


  • Alias #1-28 (2001-2004)
  • Daredevil, Vol. 2, #9-25 (1999-2001)
  • Green Arrow, Vol. 3, #8 (2011)
  • Justice League of America, Vol. 2, #44-45, 51-53 (2010-2011)
  • Miss Marvel, Vol. 2, #6-8 (2007)
  • Swamp Thing, Vol. 3, #13-15 (2001)
  • Ultimate Marvel Team Up #15-16 (2002)
  • White Tiger #1-6 (2006)


  • Daredevil, Vol. 2, #9-11, 13-15( with artist Joe Quesada, David Ross, 1999-2000)
  • Philip K. Dick's: Electric Ant #1-5 (with artist Pascil Alixe, 2010)


  • Daredevil, Vol. 2, #51-55 (2003-2004)
  • Dream Logic #1-3 (2010)
  • Kabuki #1-9 (1997)


  1. ^ "Daring to be Different". The Northern. October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "About David Mack". Northern Kentucky University. http://firstyear.nku.edu/connection/About_David_Mack.php. 
  3. ^ Doane, Kathleen. "Marvel Man". Cincinnatti Magazine. 
  4. ^ http://www.thenortherner.com/?p=11149#more-11149

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Preceded by
Kevin Smith
Daredevil writer
Succeeded by
Brian Bendis
Preceded by
Brian Bendis
Daredevil writer
Succeeded by
Brian Bendis

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