Kody’s Production Blog

  • 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. 

  • Gorgeous work from matttaylordraws:

    Those of you who follow me on instagram and twitter will be aware that over the last few months i have been writing and drawing a comic. Well that comic is now finished, back from the printers and ready to head towards your hands. Up there is a four page preview of the book.

    PRE ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

    The Great Salt Lake is a story i’ve had circling my head for a year or so, and in it’s simplest form it’s about a man lost at sea, looking for a way home. I wanted it to be a physical object that justified it’s existence, and It was printed by the quite frankly wonderful Calverts and has that lovely fresh print litho smell that old school print enthusiasts will get excited about.

    Pre orders will be posted out at the end of November, so if you’re coming to Thought Bubble in Leeds next week, that’ll be your first opportunity to get one in hand (and you can come and say hello to me too!), but the rest of you can order it here.

    - £5 GBP (plus shipping)

    - 28pp

    - full color cover, black and white interior

    - litho printed by Calverts in London

    - edition of 750

  • Punks #3

    Just got my box of PUNKS #3, they look SWEET!

    Jump in any time on any issue. Every issue of PUNKS is self contained (except for bonus material).