What’s up everybody! Welcome to the penultimate day of a series you’ll only see here on The Beat. Tomorrow, Dark Horse is publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for You to Color. To countdown, we’ve got a reader’s digest style (yep, carbon-dating myself) questionnaires answered by some of the artists who worked on the book. It all leads up to a very special interview with author Chuck Palahniuk on Tuesday.
Today, I’ve got the man with one more Emmy award than most creators in comics. He’s drawing the covers for the highly acclaimed Jessica Jones series and about to put out another volume of the immaculate Library Editions of Kabuki. While he’s not drawing one of the stories in Chuck Palahniuk’s Bait, he did contribute something just as special which you’ll see below. Ladies and gentlemen, I have the privilege of bringing to Beat Manor the incomparable David Mack.
Apologies in advance to David Mack.
COMICS BEAT: What was your first experience with Chuck Palahniuk’s work?
DAVID MACK: I saw Fight Club the film, the night it came out in 1999. I saw it at the theater again the next day.I was incredibly inspired with it and felt a connection with it. I searched out the origins and author and bought all the books Chuck had written. I read them all on a train in Paris. There is a photo somewhere of me reading Chuck’s early books on a Paris train.
I love working in ink, and I love working in line… that said, yes, it was very different designing the image to be only finished when it is colored by someone else.