Kody’s Production Blog

  • Kody's Schedule for New Orleans Comic Con Jan 8—11, 2015

    I’m exhibiting at Wizard World in New Orleans all weekend at:
     
    Table # A-40 (see floor map below)

    I’ll have PUNKS, a few copies of SWEETS, art prints, and a few books of original art work. If there’s any page of art in particular you’d like to get, please let me know today so I can pack it. Also, credit cards accepted.

    I’m also doing two panels, both are on Saturday back-to-back, and in the same room:

    11:30 – 12:15PM THE IDEA ICEBERG: A CREATIVE PRESENTATION BY KODY CHAMBERLAIN (ROOM 245)
    Learn how to uncover big ideas hidden just below the surface. In this inspiring presentation, Kody discusses a variety of oddball techniques for real-world creative thinking including data mining, oscillating notebooks, and pop culture creative advice from Bob Ross, Jaws, Bruce Lee, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    12:30 – 1:15PM MAKING COMICS WITH KODY CHAMBERLAIN (ROOM 245)
    If you’ve ever had questions about the process of making comics, now’s your chance to ask! Join comic book creator Kody Chamberlain for a special OPEN MIC panel as he answers all of your questions on the subject of writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, and even pitching your next comic book project.

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    Convention Location:
    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70130

  • My detailed interview at HOW Design

    "I think the most important thing an artist can discover is a love of process. Love of process fuels innovation, craft, technique, skill, work ethic—well, everything. I often hear artists bragging about some new technology or tool that speeds up or removes a step from their workflow, and that’s great, but we need to be careful to avoid eliminating the things we most enjoy about what we do." —Kody Chamberlain

    Read the full interview here:

    http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/designer-spotlight/comic-book-artist-kody-chamberlain/

  • comixology:

    Instant Checkout debuts on comixology.com

    This new ability to purchase with a single push of a button joins other recent improvements, including the addition of Pay with Amazon, the Download to App Button & improved search

    December 11, 2014 – New York, NY – Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, debuts Instant Checkout on comixology.com. This new ability to purchase with a single push of a button makes buying digital comics, graphic novels, and manga easier than ever before. Since being acquired by Amazon, comiXology has introduced a number of enhancements to our customers’ buying experience such as Pay with Amazon, which allows comiXology fans to pay using their Amazon credentials; the Download to App Button, which allows Kindle Fire, Android, iPhone and iPad users to download their newest purchases directly to the comiXology app; and improved search. ComiXology is very happy to add Instant Checkout to that list.

    “Instant Checkout is just the latest innovation in a line of updates we’ve made to comiXology that continues our tradition of having the best digital comics platform,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’ve been working closely with our colleagues at Amazon to even further improve upon the customer experience comiXology fans know and love. This range of releases over the last few months is just a taste of what’s to come.”

    To use Instant Checkout, comiXology users must have a saved payment method linked to their account – either a credit card, Pay with Amazon credentials or PayPal. Once the payment info is saved, users will be able to purchase any of comiXology’s over 50,000 comics, graphic novels & manga on comixology.com with a single push of a button.

    For the mobile browser, after buying titles via Instant Checkout, pushing the “Read” button on the mobile web checkout screen will now take you to the comiXology app and prompt you to download your book right away from the product detail page. This update makes it easier for mobile web users to buy then read in the app.

    Details on recent enhancements in addition to Instant Checkout can be found below:

    • Pay with Amazon: Users can purchase comics on comiXology by using their Amazon credentials.
    • Download to App Button: Once a transaction is complete hitting the “Download to App Button” on the mobile web checkout screen will take you to the comiXology app and your newly purchased titles will automatically begin downloading to your device.
    • Improved Search: We’ve improved our search results for comixology.com to better help you find the comics you want to read.

    With over 50,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

    Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.

  • Punks: The D.I.Y. Censorship Kit

    We had a mixup with the Previews catalog and the CLEAN version of the Punks #3 cover didn’t make it into comic shops. A simple oversight, really. Still, for those that find themselves offended by the cover or the content of this (or any) issue, we’ve created a handy D.I.Y. Censorship Kit for your convenience. 

    Enjoy, and please spread the word.

    http://ow.ly/FH5vT 

  • Dig on this amazing work from my pal francavillarts:

    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7
    Story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - Art by Francesco Francavilla - Letters by Jack Morelli

    It’s finally here!!! The new chapter, the new season, the beginning of the second arc! Go to the shop and grab one or even seven copies, you won’t regret it :)
    This IS good comic!

    Cheers,
    FF

  • Job hunting

    This one goes out to all my friends on the hunt for a job, and it seems like there are more lately than usual.

    I see so much online focusing on technology and software. Technology is NOT a substitute for talent. Every semester kids are graduating from college with great technology and software skills, and they’re happy to work for less money than you. If the best asset on your resume is your ability to use a particular brand of software, you’re in big trouble.

    Shift focus from software skills and focus on your ability to apply talent and creativity to projects, and list those achievements. Be the person with good ideas and a resume filled with success. That’s how you become indispensable and irreplaceable.