David Mack Directs New Dashboard Confessional Music Video ‘We Fight’

Comic book artist David Mack, creator of Kabuki and co-creator of deaf Marvel superhero Echo with Joe Quesada, has become the latest comic artist to make the foray into music videos.

Creating the promo video for Dashboard Confessional’s latest single, We Fight, Mack lends his signature artistic style to the video, which you can see below.

The song, with its strong message of resistance and standing up for oneself, feels like a perfect end to the year, eh?

Mack’s watercolour and collage-style features throughout, with imagery of Dashboard Confessional lead singer Chris Carrabba, as well as numerous stances of empowerment and resistance, and the many icons of the modern age alluded to.

The song is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon,  iTunes, and Google Play.

David Mack, of course, isn’t the first comic artist getting his music on — others have thrown their artistic talents into the ring with musical artists, such as Jamie McKelvie and band Chvrches, where his art style featured in the music video for Bury It, which also featured Hayley Williams of Paramore; and Todd McFarlane was involved with both Pearl Jam’s Do the Evolution and Korn’s Freak on a Leash, with Greg Capullo and Brian Hagelin also involved with promotional art on the band’s album, Follow the Leader.

And lest we forget the Gorillaz, who would be nothing if not for artist Jamie Hewlett.

Who will be the next comic artist to break into music from the world of comics?

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Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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