Official Press Release


Lafayette, Louisiana — April 16, 2013 — Writer and artist Kody Chamberlain is offering an intensive workshop on creating comic books and graphic novels at J&R Educational Supplies on this May 18. This six-hour walkthrough of the creative process is jam-packed with professional level techniques creators and aspiring creators must have to tell their stories effectively.

Although drawing will be discussed in detail, this workshop is not a drawing class. Instead, all of the the core skills required to complete a comic book or graphic novel will be discussed and demonstrated step-by-step including concept, story development, traditional and digital art, coloring, lettering, developing pitches, and working with publishers. Each segment will be supported by real-world examples and variations commonly used by industry professionals. Following the class an optional after-party to encourage networking and collaborations.

Registration: Advance registration is required and available online here:

Date: Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 5pm with a one-hour lunch break. 8pm after-party optional.

Price: $80 — Attendees are asked to consider the date and time carefully. Space is limited and no refunds will be given.

Location: J & R Educational Supplies (behind Johnston St. Java)
3123 ½ Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503

Required Supplies: Some testing supplies will be provided but attendees should bring notebooks and pens and are also encouraged to bring samples of their own work to share with the group after the workshop ends.

Disclaimers: Must be 13 or older to attend. No audio or video recorders allowed at the workshop.

About the instructor: Kody Chamberlain entered the comic book industry in 2004 with writer Steve Niles on the hit vampire series “30 Days of Night” from IDW Publishing and he’s since created work for most of the major comic book and graphic novel publishers. Chamberlain has also created original conceptual art and storyboards for major film and animation projects. Credits include DC Comics, HarperCollins, HOW Design Live, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, LucasArts, Marvel Comics, MTV, MTV Comics, Mulholland Books, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros.