A rich, diverse body of artwork from David Mack, a Northern Kentucky University alumnus, will soon be on exhibit in the Schlachter Archives’ reading room located on the 1st floor of Steely Library in room 106.
David Mack graduated from NKU with a BFA in graphic design and an area of concentration in literature. He is the author and artist of the critically acclaimed KABUKI graphic novels published by Marvel Comics.
The archives’ exhibit explores Mack’s development as an artist from his student days at NKU through his present work as an internationally renowned artist and writer.
The exhibit illustrates the breadth of Mack’s work as it includes large paintings, sculpture, children’s books, and handmade books. It also examines Mack’s early work process on KABUKI and his contributions as artist and writer to Daredevil by Marvel Comics. The exhibit presents the path one NKU alumnus chose to follow and serves as a creative inspiration for current students.
This school year, NKU’s Book Connection, a program of the Office of First Year Programs, selected The Alchemy, the seventh volume of KABUKI, as its 2011 featured text. Incoming freshman students will each receive a copy of The Alchemy and classes from various disciplines will uniquely incorporate it into their curricula.
In addition to the archives’ exhibit, Mack’s work is exhibited in two other locations on campus. The original pages from the first eight chapters of KABUKI: The Alchemy are on exhibit in Steely Library’s Eva G. Farris Reading Room, located on the second floor of the library and the final chapter is exhibited in the third floor lobby of the Fine Arts building. On October 25th, David Mack will be signing books in the 2nd floor Reading Room of Steely Library at 5:00 p.m. and will be speaking at 7:00 p.m. in the student Union Ballroom. Both events are free and open to the public.