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 2 by Chuck Palahniuk. Artist on Jessica Jones opening titles & Captain America The Winter Soldier film titles & US Comic Book Ambassador of Arts & Story for 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 contributed artwork for the opening titles of Robert Rodriguez’s Matador TV series with Sarofsky designs, and contributed art (and a cameo role) for the Powers TV series at Sony.
Mack’s 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 has authored his children’s book THE SHY CREATURES from MacMillan, has illustrated and designed music albums for both American and Japanese Labels, including work for Paul McCartney, Amanda Palmer, Thomas Jane, Vincent D’Onofrio, painted Tori Amos for her RAINN benefit calendars, directed three music videos for Amanda Palmer, storyboard artist & asst director for Dead Can Dance music video, designs for toy companies in Hong Kong, animation art for MTV, ad campaign for SAKURA art materials, written and designed video game characters 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 created the Marquee art and make up designs for the theatrical performance of Tenshu which received multiple Broadway World Awards.
Mack’s KABUKI books have been the subject of under-graduate and graduate university courses in Art and Literature, and listed as required reading. His work is on exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of art with Michelangelo, Titian, & Rubens. 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 Masterclass 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.
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 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.
Mack’s paintings were exhibited in Paris and Brussels with successful gallery openings and book store signings. 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 2016 the US State Dept. honored Mack as a US Comic Book Ambassador of Arts & Story selected to travel abroad to teach storytelling in other countries, beginning in Tblisi, Georgia, joining efforts with the US embassy there.
In the former Soviet country & borders, 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 2004 Mack, with Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Oeming (M.O.B.- Mack, Oeming, Bendis), formed a 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.
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 on KABUKI, have earned him international acclaim for his innovative storytelling, painting techniques, and page design. KABUKI has been translated in seven languages, in addition to nearly two million copies of KABUKI Comics, Paperbacks, and Hard cover graphic novels in print in the U.S. The series has launched successful lines of action figures, toys, and art objets (many of which were featured on Showtime’s TV show DEXTER). Mack has exhibited his work in Europe, Asia, and America with gallery shows, and book signing tours 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 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. Mack is currently working on a new creator owned project with Brian Michael Bendis and on bringing KABUKI to the screen.