Archive for November, 2008

Chvad the Thug works out some issues, Blight Productions Website Updates, More social Networks, and some DeviantART craziness!!!

November 24, 2008

Howdy folks,

Welcome to another new edition of the Blight Productions half-hour-hour clown blog. In this weeks posting, Chvad the Thug works out some issues in THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #23, I made a bunch of new updates to http://www.blightproductions.com, Blight the Clown has joined a ton of new Social Networks, maybe you can find him on one, I have uploaded a shiny new video production demo reel, and oh my goodness, crazy threads are happening over at DeviantART!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #23-
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(Click here for the comic archive)

:::WEBSITE UPDATES:::

Check out the new THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN page on the Blight Productions site:
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-TOTS-Page.html

Check out the new Clown Carol page on the Blight Productions site:
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-Clown%20Carol-Page.html

Check out the updated Social Networks on the Blight Productions Site, featuring Blight Productions pages on the following networks: Dailymotion, VampireFreaks, Funny or Die, Eventful, Flickr, Vimeo, UndergroundFilms, Taltopia, OnlineComics, TheComicPortal, TopWebComics, ClickWheel, ComicSpace, TheWebComicsList.
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-Social-Networking-Page.html

:::NEW DEMO REEL:::

-THE 2008 BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS “PRODUCING” DEMO REEL-

I just put this reel together of some of my favorite clips from productions I have done over the past few years. If you dig the work please check out some more of my stuff.

The clips featured are:

Intelligent Design – The Music Video
(Nominated for a 2006 EMMY)

I Killed A Moose

ART or something like it! – A television series about artists
(Nominated for a 2007 EMMY)

A Clown Carol – The Marley Murder Mystery

People featured in this demo reel:

Barry Mitchell, Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Plympton, Scott McCloud, Gregory Barsamian, Patrick Smith, Smadar Levi, Martina Secondo Russo, Todd Robbins, Eric Davis, Jerrod Bogard

:::DEVIANTART SUGGESTION THREAD CRAZINESS:::

So I am a pretty active member of this Social Network site called DeviantART, it boasts to be the largest online community for artists on the internet. They have a forum for suggestions on the site. I thought that it might be a good idea to create an EVENTS feature to help artists promote their art openings, film screenings, performances, and other things like that.  With the idea to keep it well organized by City, Date, and Time.  Pretty strait forward idea, but some of the responses I got were rather wacked out.  Check out the posting thread here, it’s still going on, so be sure to read all the pages and let me know what you think: http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1204686/

:::OTHER NEWS:::

I am fully stocked with some kick ass postcards, so if you want to help promote my Clown Carol movie or my comic strip please let me know and I can send you a stack of postcards to pass out in your neck of the woods. Just use the contact form on my website, and I will get back to you ASAP!

CONTACT BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Check out Blight the Clown holding up some cards here:

Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

A Special Reminder About Artistic Endeavors Happening This Weekend!

November 14, 2008

Howdy my friendly Earthlings,

This is a little end of the week update:

This Sunday my Super Industrial Swamp Rockin’ band, “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN” takes the stage!  We NEED you folks to come to the show!!  If you have ever wanted the chance to see a bunch of lunatics jump around on stage playing the best hardest music you will ever hear, NOW IS THE TIME!!!!


-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN – LIVE SHOW-
(Featuring Blight the Clown)
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
$8 cover, must be21+
Show Starts at 8:30PM
www.arlenesgrocery.net

NOT IN NYC? HEAR THE SHOW LIVE! ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!

YES THAT’S RIGHT!!!  LIVE T.O.T.S. RIGHT INTO YOUR LITTLE COMPUTERS!

If you aren’t at the show go to http://www.musikville.com on Nov. 16th and hear the show streamed LIVE via the super duper fancy interwebs!

BE SURE TO TURN THE VOLUME PAST 11!!

Also,

I just uploaded my silly little clown appreciation movie, “I LOVE BLIGHT THE CLOWN” onto Will Ferrall’s website.  Please, please, please, visit the link below watch the video, and VOTE IT FUNNY!!! So it sticks around for a little while on the website!!!

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d25f322ab1

Also, Also,

I uploaded my holiday movie cult classic, “A Clown Carol – The Marley Murder Mystery” to a cool little site called Underground Films.  If you have 30seconds to spare please go there and rate and comment on how much you just love Charles Dickens inspired clown movies!!

http://www.undergroundfilm.com/films/detail.tcl?wid=1035691

Also, also, also,

I will be selling some brand new Original Blight the Clown Coasters that I just got in the mail!!! They freaking kick ass, come pick one up at the show for 8 bucks or a whole set for 25 bucks!  What more could you want!! Crazy awesome coaster with original art by your favorite yellow faced clown!!!!!

Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies

Live T.O.T.S. show one week from now, New Postcard Designs, New T.O.T.S Videos, and another Life Story Comic strip.

November 10, 2008

Howdy there, my super funkdefied friends,

In this weeks blogaroo, I’ve posted up some brand new designs for some super cool postcards I am having printed up to give out to you and your friends next time you come to a THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN show.  Which, by the way, the next one is happening one week from NOW, Sunday, November 16th @ Arlenes Grocery, more details in the blog below.  I have posted some kick ass live videos that the folks over at Biff Juggernaut Productions shot at the last show, check them out, see what you missed, and see why you NEED to come to the show on the 16th.  Oh yeah, I also posted up another almost realistically real “Life Story” comic strip made by yours truly.

:::THE SUPER COOL POSTCARD SELECTION:::

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN POSTCARD FACE-
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(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN POSTCARD BACK-
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(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-A CLOWN CAROL POSTCARD FACE-
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(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-A CLOWN CAROL POSTCARD BACK-
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(Click the here to Purchase a print)

:::THE WEB COMIC:::

-LIFE STORIES #2-
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(Click the here to Purchase a print)

:::LIVE PERFORMANCES:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN – LIVE SHOW-
(Featuring Blight the Clown)
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
$8 cover, must be21+
Show Starts at 8:30PM
www.arlenesgrocery.net

20081116_tots-at-arlenes

NOT IN NYC? HEAR THE SHOW LIVE!

If you aren’t at the show go to http://www.musikville.com on Nov. 16th and hear the show streamed LIVE into yer brains! Ain’t technology great? Now you don’t even have to get up off yer lazy asses to hear the goodness that is of course…THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN!

:::NEW CD RELEASE:::

-NEGATIVE IMPACT V.03-

negativeimpact3cover

The BRAND NEW compilation “Negative Impact Vol. 3” will be seeing the light of day here in NYC at this show! Grab the disc at the show and hear the amazingly cool new t.o.t.s. track “Whatever Happened to Carson?”!

:::THE LIVE VIDEOS:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-GET YOUR DOLLAR’S WORTH-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-WORMFACE-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-WHEN THE GHOSTS HAVE DIED-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

:::OTHER NEWS:::

Just 3 days before T.O.T.S kick’s the shit out of Arlene’s Grocery, the super cool kick ass project of our brilliant guitar player Lars Casteen hits the stage with THE QUALIA featuring Chvad S.B. on keyboards!

-THE QUALIA – LIVE-
R-BAR
Thursday, November 13th
218 Bowery (BTWN Prince & Spring)
$8 Cover, Must be 21+
Show Starts at 7PM
OPEN BAR

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Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies

Blight is back in his 22nd all new Missing Adventure, Video and Pics from Blight the Clown’s latest TOTS performance, and fancy new Blight Productions T Shirts!

November 3, 2008

Greetings and salutations Earthlings,

Blight the Clown is back with a real true life story in an all new full color adventure featuring, “Chvad the Thug”.  Check out my latest, “H.P. Lovecraft” inspired drawing.  Peruse through all the pictures and video my friendly “T.O.T.S” fans made during last weeks Halloween spooktacular.  And swing by the fancy new online shop I set up, so you can buy you favorite full color Blight Productions T-Shirts for less than 20 bucks a pop!

::NEW COMIC STRIP::

Please note, this weeks Blight the Clown comic strip is based 100% on a real conversation I had with my brother.

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #22-
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(Click here for the comic archive)

Yes folk’s, just before last weeks Halloween spooktacular, Chvad had asked me if I thought it would be cool and funny to put some cat shit into the candy bags I passed out to the audience during the show.  The idea being some bags would have just candy, some would have a voucher for a free TOTS CD, some would have a voucher for a free crappy horror movie, and some would have CAT SHIT! His idea being that some would be TRICKS and some would be treats.

I only wish at that moment I could of reached through the phone and pied him in the face for real.  With that being one of the WORST ideas I had ever heard!  Do not worry folks, I made the candy bags myself and filled them with only good things!

:::A NEW DRAWING:::

-HOWARD P. CLOWN-
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(Click here to purchase a print)
(((Click here to purchase a T-Shirt)))

This is a little drawing some how inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.   A bit zombie, a bit clown, a bit tentacle demon, a bit monster.

:::NOTES FROM THE 10/29/08 HALLOWEEN SHOW:::

A good amount of people came out to the last show.  It was really damn fun.  A bunch of amazing photographers and videographers came out to document the night.  Below are a few of the images followed by links to their perspective online galleries with more photos from the night.

Check out the video that Elias of Biff Juggernaut Productions shot and edited for us from that night:

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE 10/20/08 @ THE ANNEX-
“WHEN THE GHOSTS HAVE DIED”

I am a little bummed that you can barely hear my bass in the audio mix, but at least this gives you an idea of the insanity that comes with a live TOTS show.

Click here for Setty Mc Intosh’s gallery

Click here for Dan Reshef’s Gallery

Click here for Ben Jurin’s Gallery

:::NEWS:::

-NEW THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE SHOW YOU CAN NOT MISS-

THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN
(Featuring Blight the Clown)
Sunday, November 16th @ 8:30PM
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
$8 Cover charge
(Must be 21 or over)
www.arlenesgrocery.net

:::NEW T-SHIRT SHOP:::

For those of you that have always wanted to own a T-Shirt with Blight the Clown or one of my other clowntastic crazy drawings, I set up an online shop so you can buy a whole new wardrobe of shirts with Blight Productions original artwork.  Click on any of the images below to visit the shop.

Keep on rocking,

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions

Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.outside-the-skin.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies