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Kabuki, Vol. 7 by David W. Mack
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Dec 25, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: wishlist
Recommended for: artists of any stripe
Read from December 25, 2010 to June 06, 2011

I think I'm going to buy this for someone.
It's been hard for me to connect with the characters in this story until recently. But the main character has put down her blades of war and taken up the pen in the War of Art. The book is full of reflections on what it means to be an artist, creative process, and contributing something positive to the culture instead of just criticizing it.
Mack admits to using Kabuki as a metaphor for his own life, but in this he takes off his own mask and shares a little of his autobiography. I just really connected with this book. And, judging from the letters page, so did a lot of other people.
As always, Mack's art is mesmerizing and constantly pushing boundaries. I'm not even going to try to describe it because it's always growing and exploring.

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