The power of friendship may have reshaped comic book history as we know it. SYFY WIRE recently caught up with David Mack, who shared stories about his comic book history while sketching Daredevil. Mack recalled how he introduced then Marvel Knights editor Joe Quesada to the work of Brian Michael Bendis. Mack even extended his stint on Daredevil to give Bendis a story to write, which led to Bendis' multi-year run on the title. From there, Bendis had a large hand in developing Marvel's Ultimate Universe, which helped set the stage for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even bigger things for Marvel.
That would have been an impressive legacy in of itself. But Mack is one of the more unique talents in comics. He writes, draws, and paints his own stories as a true triple-threat talent. Mack's signature character is Kabuki, the titular heroine of his experimental comic book. Kabuki takes place in an alternate future where a young woman must find her own destiny. That's a journey that both takes place within her mind and continues to unfold around her. To kick off our extended video, Mack sketched Kabuki and demonstrated how he uses brushstrokes to create the illusion of hair.
Mack also shared more tales about his time on Daredevil, including the archaic way that original art was handled before scanners became commonly used in the industry. To close out the video, Mack sketched Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe. He also spoke about his collaboration with Gaiman and his work as a cultural ambassador.
You can watch the entire video below!