Archive for December, 2008

Life Stories Number Four!

December 29, 2008

Howdy there my little New Years Ninnies,

Here goes one more entry into my wacky world.

-LIFE STORIES #4-
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So maybe I know a mad scientist maybe I don’t. Maybe I am a mad scientist, maybe I am not. But I do know that an angry rat is NOT something anyone wants to be around!

Be well,

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

CLOWNLAND 3 -SNIPER- a greedy new comic strip.

December 22, 2008

Howdy my lovely loop-de-loo’s,

In this weeks edition of the Blight Blog, I am just posting a new CLOWNLAND comic strip.

Enjoy:

-CLOWNLAND #3 “SNIPER”-
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Green, the color of greed, the color of money. Even clowns are not safe from poopie old farts with guns.

That’s about it for this posting, don’t forget to visit my “Official” t-shirt shop HERE, so you can by cool clown gear!

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

NEW CLOWNLAND COMIC “VICTIM”, LIVE CONCERT TONIGHT, MEET SMARMY THE CLOWN, AND SOME OTHER CLOWN NEWS!!

December 14, 2008

Greetings and pickles my freakishly furry friends,

In this weeks super mega exciting Blight Blog posting, we have a whole new episode of CLOWNLAND, updates on tonight’s(Sunday Dec. 14, 2008) live THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN concert, a new portrait of a clown named Smarmy, and some news about Jef Johnson’s Clown Lab!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-CLOWNLAND #2 “VICTIM”-
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:::THE LIVE CONCERT EVENT:::

WHAT: The Com[mutiny] featuring THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN and much much MORE!
WHEN: Sunday, December 14th, t.o.t.s. perform at 1:00 AM!
WHERE: The Delancy, 168 Delancy (between Clinton and Attorney), NYC.
COST: $5.00 to $15.00 depending on dress. 21+ Only

:::CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE:::

:::CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENTFUL INVITE:::

:::THE CLOWN PORTRAIT:::

-SMARMY THE CLOWN-
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:::OTHER CLOWN NEWS:::

My good friend and clown mentor Jef Johnson is doing something very special with his amazing Clown Lab this month and you all should check it out:

The class will be limited and already there has been alot of interest.  Slava Polunin has called Chris Lynam “one of the world’s funniest clowns”.  This is a special opportunity.

Jef Johnson’s CLOWN LAB  presents
MODERN CLOWN WORKSHOP

with Chris Lynam

“What happens when you wake up and find that you will never wake up again, that everything you make up is down, and everything you make down is up?

That piece of toast you had for breakfast is really a piece of beach in the Caribbean, your wife is a fruitcake and your children are raspberries.

In amongst all this confusion it becomes apparent that something very important is missing from the backbone of man’s existence…”

CHRIS LYNAM is renowned for many things, but mainly for bringing his brand of crazed humor to bear on unsuspecting audiences.  Known as The Beast of British Comedy, his work is both dangerous and exciting, stretching variety to its limits.  The New York Times called him “a brilliantly bizarre antidote to today’s truculent society.”

Monday, December 29
6:00pm-10:00pm
THEATERLAB
137 w.14th St.
Cost:  $125.00

CONTACT JEF HERE TO SIGN UP
http://www.nyclown.com/contact.html

Limited Enrollment!

Check out CHRIS LYNAM in action here:

That’s all for now folks,

Hope to see you tonight!
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 friendly little reminder about the fun events this weekend!

December 13, 2008

Greetings and salutations my friendly floppy flapjacks,

I just wanted to send out a quick mid-week reminder about the 2 awesome shows my band, “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN” is performing this weekend. The first show is in Long Island, it is the GRAND OPENING event for a club called “THE SIDE BAR”, this event is gonna’ feature TOTS along side some awesome DJ’s and a cool gothic comic book release party check out their Myspace for more details: http://www.myspace.com/indenialny .

The second show is one of NYC’s craziest fetish parties, it’s late at night, it’s creepy, it’s bondage, it’s dark, and your favorite DARK INDUSTRIAL SWAMP ROCK BAND T.O.T.S. & their silly little clown will be right in the middle of it all! Check out there Myspace for more info: http://www.thecommutiny.com/

SEE YOU ALL THERE, RIGHT!!  Also, please forward this email to EVERYONE you know in the NYC area, that you think might be interested in our music. We always need all the help and support promoting the shows as we can get.

WHAT:
“The Wired” at The Side Bar featuring THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN
When:
Sat. December 13th @ 9:00 PM!
Where:
The Sidebar
121 Woodfield Road, NY 11552
Cost:
$5.00 w/flyer
$6.00 without flyer (( Print out the WIRED flyer attached to a discount at the door!!!!!!!!)))
21+ Only

And second we’re back in NYC @ The Delancy!

WHAT:
The Commutiny featuring THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN and much much MORE!
WHEN:
Sunday, December 14th, t.o.t.s. perform at 1:00 AM!
WHERE:
The Delancy
168 Delancy (between Clinton and Attorney)
NYC.
Cost:
$5.00 to $15.00 depending on dress.
21+ Only

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CLOWNLAND – A CLOWN-NOIR COMIC STRIP, Another LIFE STORY, and a whole bunch of T.O.T.S. live show dates!

December 8, 2008

Well, howdy doo folks,

It’s been a while since the last posting. I have been hard at work drawing my fingers to the bone and redesigning parts of the Blight Productions website. In this super sassy posting, I am premiering a new clown-noir comic strip called, “CLOWNLAND“. It’s about a bunch of characters that exist in a world where everyone is a clown, and not everything is funny. I have also posted another one of my “LIFE STORIES” a webcomic that is some how in some way loosely based on events that occur in my life. I am also posting the next few show dates for my band, “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN.” So be sure to read this blog all the way to the end, then forward the link to all your friends, and maybe even a few of you enemy’s.

:::COMIC STRIPS:::

-CLOWNLAND #1 “HARVY” – A CLOWN-NOIR COMIC STRIP-
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-LIFE STORIES #3-
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:::LIVE CONCERT DATES:::

View the complete Things Outside The Skin tour schedule

THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Saturday, December 13th 2008, at 9PM
@ The Wired (Wired, Industrial, Rock, Electronica, Dark Metal)
GRAND OPENING EVENT
Located @ The Side Bar
121 Woodfield Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Payment required. $5 With Flyer Printout $6 Without

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Featuring Live music by Brooklyn based Invisible Recording artists, THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (http://www.totsland.net), a comic book release party for “In Flesh and Spirit” by Baron Misuraca, and DJ’s Dreamtrancer, Sir, Chris#2. 21 and Over. Drink Specials from 9 – 12, $3 domestics $4 bottom shelf.

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THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Sunday, December 14th 2008, Doors open at 10PM
@ The Commutiny (http://www.thecommutiny.com/)
Located @ The Delancey
Phone: 212-254-9920
168 Delancey
New York, NY
Attire: $5 if you are wearing your Vampire best (Elegant Gothic, Victorian Period, Blade Inspired, Cyber, Fetish and Fashionesta), $10 in all black, and $15 for everything else. NO JEANS, SNEAKERS, CAPS, or RAGS!
21+

Come see Swamp Gothic Punk Industrial Invisible recording artists THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, live @ The Delancey in New York City! For more information on this explosive live rock experience check out the website: (http://www.totsland.net). This show is also featuring live music from the band Eisdrive.

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THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Sunday, January 18th 2009, @9PM
@ The Trash Bar
Phone: 718-599-1000
256 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY
OPEN BAR FROM 8-9 WITH $6 ADMISSION
21+

Come see Swamp Gothic Punk Industrial Invisible recording artists THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, live @ Trash Bar in Brooklyn NEW YORK! For more information on this explosive live rock experience check out the website: http://www.totsland.net

LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIALS: $3 PBRs AND $6 JACK & BACK (PBR & Shot Of Jack Daniels) AFTER 1 AM!

:::NEWS:::

In addition to drawing my fingers to the bone over the last few weeks, I have been updating the website like crazy and learning a few new little web tools. I updated the webcomics section of my site, so that it is a bit more organized and easier to navigate. And I redesigned the front page to the website to integrate a new tool that I discovered called “Friend Feed”, it is a pretty badass little widget that allows you to redirect all of your web activities, like blog posting, twittering, facebook, myspace, digg, youtube and a whole bunch more into one feed embedded onto your site, so that there is an always updated and active amount of interesting content on you website. Check the tool out here: http://friendfeed.com/. I have also been experimenting with a cool little tool called, “MINGGL”, this is a cool little toolbar plugin for your web browser, that allows you to manage all of you social networks at the same time.  Keep an eye on all the active status messages and twitters in one feed, as well as the ability to post your own status message to twitter, facebook, and myspace at the same time. It is a pretty amazing time saver. Check it out here: http://www.minggl.com/ . I have also posted my Holiday classic movie, “A CLOWN CAROL – The Marley Murder Mystery” on the website “Funny or Die” please check it out and vote my movie FUNNY to keep it active, also repost it to your facebook and myspace, share it with your friends and tell them to vote it FUNNY.  Click here to watch and vote: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/15148744a7/a-clown-carol-the-marley-murder-mystery-from-blightproductions

Thanks,

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