Messing around with some stuff.
I wrote a short piece on Creativity for the Baton Rouge Business Report - Some of you may find it helpful: http://www.businessreport.com/4152014/StartUp/The_creative_toolbox
Here’s a film I storyboarded called BAD COUNTRY, it was shot in and around Baton Rouge starring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Tom Berenger, etc.
It was directed by Chris Brinker, who was also producer on the Boondock Saints films. This was Chris’s directorial debut, but he passed away shortly after filming during post. Talented guy with a lot of great ideas, he was an inspiring guy to work with.
The BluRay is coming out in late April but it is up on Amazon. Have a look.
Sneak peek at an upcoming cover.
Sketch from last night’s Drink & Draw.
Panel from Punisher #3 (2014). Written by Nathan Edmondson. Art by Mitch Gerads.
Need to pick this up soon. My pals Nate and Mitch are cranking along on a Punisher comic.
New contraption on my drawing table, a sideways letter rack to hold pages in progress.
The brilliant thing about the showdown finale in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is that it’s NOT actually a showdown—It’s Blondie’s plan coming together perfectly. It’s all orchestrated. Sure, the other two guys THINK it’s a showdown, but they’re not in on the plan. Absolute genius. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece in its entirety, do yourself a favor and grab the BluRay ASAP. It’s in my Top 5 favorite films of all time.
Dropped some color on the style test. After about 2 weeks of trial and error, I feel like I’m getting close.
There’s a lot to love about this Alex Toth page, and he was a master at many things. One of my favorite things about Toth was the little indicators of depth throughout his work. Take note of the tiles on the roof, the suitcase, and the lines on the rug. Very simple solutions to depth, and masterful execution.
I’ll be at the New Orleans Comic Con in Artists Alley at table B-40 all weekend from Fri - Sun with an occasional break for lunch and such. I’m also doing two panels, you won’t want to miss either one! Here are the details:
THE IDEA ICEBERG — Saturday 1:00 – 1:45PM
Learn how to uncover BIG IDEAS hidden just below the surface in this creative presentation by comic book writer/artist Kody Chamberlain. He’ll be discussing oddball techniques for creative thinking including creative advice from Bob Ross, Jaws, Bruce Lee, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. You’ll also learn Kody’s top-secret networking technique, proven to generate deep personal and professional connections. (ROOM 240)
MAKING COMICS WITH KODY CHAMBERLAIN — Sunday 3:00 – 3:45PM
If you’ve ever had a question about the process of making comics, now’s your chance to ask! Kody is one of only a handful of creators to write, pencil, ink, color, letter, and design his very own original comic series titled SWEETS: A NEW ORLEANS CRIME STORY from Image Comics. Join Kody for a for a special open mic panel as he answers your questions in detail and offers live demonstrations of his creative process. Find out why Newsarama said, “This kind of care and craftsmanship isn’t just art — it’s magic.” (ROOM 238)
AIGA New Orleans put together a promo graphic for my presentation Thursday night. Hope to see some of you there.