The acclaimed team at Hero Video Productions presents the first glimpse of their latest documentary "The Alchemy of Art: David Mack" in comic book shops worldwide. Called "One of the true geniuses of the medium" by Entertainment Weekly, Mack's work expands the possibilities of graphic novels and other fields he explores. David is the creator, author and artist of KABUKI and was also the writer and artist of Daredevil (one of the top ten best selling comics in the United States) from Marvel Comics. David says "This is the most intimate and extensive interview and exploration of my work so far. There is a lot of stuff on this DVD I’ve never shown before.”
Produced by Hero Video Productions’ award-winning staff, “The Alchemy of Art: David Mack” is the latest in a series of DVDs produced by Hero Video examining the comic book industry. Fans can find “The Alchemy of Art: David Mack” at their local comics shop. The award-winning, best selling “Terry Moore: Paradise Found” and “Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators” – featuring Geoff Johns, Bruce Timm, Greg Rucka, Jimmy Palmiotti, Howard Chaykin and other greats - are also being made available again to comic book retailers.
|The Comic Reel, Comic Book Resources, May 2007|
|"'The Alchemy of Art: David Mack' won a Platinum Remi (top award) in the Independent Video category at the Worldfest film festival. This is the 40th year for the festival. Worldfest gave out the first awards to Spielberg, Lucas, the Coen brothers, And Lee and a host of others."|
|Reviews, DVD Verdict, March 2007|
|"An interesting and entertaining documentary that will be of interest to fans of comic book art, or art in general."|
"Whether it's his art or his childhood or his favorite comics, he has a lot to say. The guy comes across in this documentary as a walking whirlwind of energy. Whether he's painting, meeting fans at a convention, or just sitting and chatting, he's always "on," and his constant enthusiasm is apparent on screen."
|Reviews, Jazma Online, February 2007|
|"To describe David Mack's artwork, is understanding the concept of 'connecting the dots', you will understand that concept when you purchase this DVD! Yep, you learn some fun stuff with this DVD!"|
"The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD is the definitive reference for art lovers of any level of knowledge and understanding! It's looking into the mind of a master!"
|Reviews, DVD Talk, January 2007|
|"Recommended. Whether you're a comic book enthusiast or just someone who is interested in the artistic mind, The Alchemy of Art: David Mack has much to teach you. Prior knowledge of the artist's work is not required, as the film will fully educate you to the man's singular vision. You will most likely walk away a fan, and once you see Mack's approach to painting and life in general, you may just be inspired to try to apply his philosophy to your own endeavors, be they in art or just in getting through the day. This DVD gets added points for some excellent bonus features that not only shed more light on David Mack's work, but stay in the spirit of his own creative process."|
"The movie is nicely done and very effective as a portrait of an artistic mind. Even if you've never encountered David Mack's work before, you will walk away from watching The Alchemy of Art with a clear sense of what his vision is, and you'll probably be intrigued to see more."
"It's a rare glimpse into one man's creative life, and Mack's drive should be inspiring for anyone who is aspiring to create their own art, or even anyone who already is."
|Podcast #364, Fanboy Radio, January 2007|
|DVD Buzz, Wizard Magazine, January 2007|
|"Writer/artist David Mack slides into the spotlight with this in-depth documentary exploring his career as one of the most visionary creative minds in graphic storytelling. Focusing on a wide-ranging, extensive Q&A with the creator inside his studio as well as looks at his rare works and some never-before-seen original art, it's an extraordinary look inside the life of a true artistic genius."|
|Hewitt residents turn love of comics into DVD documentaries, Waco Tribune Herald, December 2006|
|Pipeline, Comic Book Resources, October 2006|
|Jamie Tarquini talked about The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD during The Pipeline Podcast Previews episode (4m:39s - 6.41 mb).|
|Show and Tell, Baker's Dozen, September 2006|