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NEW DRAWINGS, A MAGIC VIDEO, AND A FILM FESTIVAL!!!

July 13, 2009

Howdy folks,

In this weeks Blight Productions update, I have posted 2 new black & white ink drawings, a silly new video featuring my friend and master magician Professor Bob Friedhoffer, and a lovely invitation to a new film festival featuring my movie “A CLOWN CAROL”. So check out the entire blog posting for all the juicy details!

:::THE DRAWINGS:::

-I WANT MY BALLOON BACK NOW!-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

-PIRATE BEACH BASH-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

:::THE VIDEO:::

-BENDING A FORK WITH PROF. BOB FRIEDHOFFER-

I went to lunch with the amazing science magician, Professor Bob Friedhoffer the other day, and wouldn’t you know it, he just could not keep himself from doing a trick at the table and teaching me how to do it.

For more of my madness please visit: http://www.blightproductions.com

for more Professor Friedhoffers magic please visit: http://www.sciencetrix.com

I also put a little clip of my band’s music in there, if you dig it check us out, THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, the song is called American Way, our website is: http://www.totsland.net

:::THE FILM FESTIVAL:::

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I WILL BE ATTENDING THIS FESTIVAL, SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!

Wednesday, July 22

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

@ The Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10009
212-505-5110

Elena Topouzoglou PHAROS (2007, 4 Minutes, Video)
Andrew Dolan LUKE OF HAZARD (2008, 2 Minutes, Video)
Max Chan POLLINATION (2007, 2 Minutes, 2007)
Victoria Alexander UPSTAGED (2009, 2 Minutes, Video)
Shereen Abdul-Baki ELEGY (2008, 3 Minutes, Video)
G Melissa Graziano LOVE ON THE LINE (2008, 5 Minutes, Video)
Teddy Thoren IN DEEP (2008, 14 Minutes, Video)
Brian Bernard A CLOWN CAROL (2007, 9 Minutes, Video)

Shinhee Kim EGG ROBOT MOMO (2009, 7 Minutes, Video)
Patrick Smith PUPPET (2006, 6 Minutes, Video)
Nicholas Piotrowski THE GHOST-EYE TREE (2008, 11 Minutes, 35MM)

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Thanks for reading all the way to the end of this weeks posting, dont forget to subscribe to my blog, and email list for all your artistic needs!

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

NEW SIDESHOW BANNER & T-SHIRT FEATURING BLIGHT, ALIVE ON THE INSIDE!

June 21, 2009

Howdy folks,

I made a new sideshow banner featuring you favorite clown Blight, “ALIVE ON THE INSIDE”, and then I put it on a T-shirt for you kids to buy! Get to it now!

CLICK THE IMAGE TO BUY THIS AWESOME T-SHIRT FOR ONLY 15 BUCKS!!!!

CLICK THE DRAWING TO BUY HIGH QUALITY PRINTS!

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
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

5 ideas for artistic inspiration.

June 17, 2009

1. Work in a day job that you hate so much it motivates you to do more, faster and better, so you can get the hell out.

2. People watch in public spaces such as parks, trains, malls, or just walking down the sidewalk. Most people are even more strange and awkward then most minds can even imagine.

3. Get into passionate arguments with everyone you know, eventually pushing them all away, so that you can find the center to your own personal misery, and draw from its pain.

4. Pretend you are a mad scientist, and begin to experiment with everything and everyone, and eventually something creative will come out of it.

5. Go POOP, for some random and strange reason, I get many light bulb popping ideas flashing into my brain as I drop the kids off in the pool.

-Brian

JANE ROSE RETURNS IN AN ALL NEW BLIGHT COMIC STRIP!! & check out my friend, Patrick Smith’s art opening!

March 29, 2009

Howdy doo,

In this newfangled bloggeriffic bloggy blog, Blight’s favorite toe stomping nemesis is back! I now have proof that I met the worlds most famous porn star! Also, my friend Patrick Smith has a solo art exhibition of some if his kick ass paintings. He was also a guest in my TV series ART or something like it!, check out his segment of AOSLI! and view details of his opening in the blog below!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #26-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

:::THE PORN STAR:::

-RON JEREMY AND ME-

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:::ART SHOW:::

-PATRICK SMITH-

Check out Patrick Smith on my television series,
ART OR SOMETHING LIKE IT!

Here is a cellphone pic I took at the opening of his new solo show:

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You folks NEED to go check out his work,
the details of the opening are below:

March 26th – May 4th 2009
The Kaufman Arcade
139 West 35th St. (Btwn 7th & B’way)
New York City

Check out Patrick’s art & animations on his website:
http://www.blendfilms.com/

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

2 NEW DRAWINGS AND A NEW OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE LOVE STORY!!

March 2, 2009

Howdy there my friends,

In this edition of the Blight Blog, I have uploaded two new black and white illustrations and a new “official” trailer for my new movie “THE LOVE STORY”.

:::ARTWORK:::

-TO CLOWN OR NOT TO CLOWN-

(Click here to purchase a print of this image)

-BOXIE THE CLOWN-

(Click here to purchase a print of this image)

:::MOVIE TRAILER:::

-THE LOVE STORY “OFFICIAL” TRAILER-

A NEW CLOWN MOVIE FROM
BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
THE LOVE STORY
-FEATURING-
JEF JOHNSON(Slava’s Snowshow & Cirque Du Soleil) as both clowns!
“Gotta’ keep the park clean!”
Improvisational clown movie making at it’s finest. A lil’ clown meets the lady of his dreams.
Written/Directed/Edited by Brian A. Bernhard
Cinematography by Kalin Ivanov
COMING SOON!
Music in the trailer by One Ring Zero (Provided by the artist)

Well thats it for this week,

Until Next time….

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

Love is in the air!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!! And another Art Show!!!!

February 14, 2009

Howdy Doo,

In this floppy edition of your favorite clowntastic art blog, I worked up a fancy new drawing just for Valentines Day!! It’s all about the love! I am also re-posting the teaser for my latest movie-in-progress “THE LOVE STORY”, just in case you haven’t seen it yet.

Oh, wait, if you thought that was it, you are wrong, I have created the first ever “OFFICIAL” Blight the Clown skateboard deck!  It will be on display along with 40 other amazing artists creating other amazing painted skateboard decks, THURSDAY FEB. 19th from 6PM-10PM. With a special appearance by Blight the Clown himself, and hopefully some of his clown friends!!! Come by and get your very own Blight Balloon, and a Clowntastic button!!

:::THE ARTWORK:::

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN LOVES YOU!!!!-
(Click the image to see a larger version and buy a print)

I also designed some shirts with this drawing, so you can show your friends how much you love them!!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE MEN’S SHIRT FOR ONLY $15 BUCKS!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LADY’S SHIRT FOR ONLY $20 BUCKS!!!

:::THE NEW MOVIE:::

-THE LOVE STORY-


“Gotta’ Keep The Park Clean!”
A lonely clown cleaning the park finally meets the lady of his dreams.
A new clown movie by Blight Productions
Coming soon 2009!
Featuring Jef Johnson as the entire cast
Cinematography by Kalin Ivanov
Written/ Directed/ Edited & Animated by Brian A. Bernhard
The music in the teaser is called “Stop Metric Madness” by One Ring Zero

:::THE ART SHOW:::

-AVENUE A. PRESENTS A GROUP ART SHOW-
CARNIVAL OF DECKS

Come see over 40 artists and 50 decks in the craziest skateboard art show EVER!!

Meet Blight the Clown in person, get your very own Blight Balloon and Collectors button! Play bop the balloon with Blight and his silly pals.

Drink Specials!! $4 BEERS & $5 WINE & SAKE!!!

AVENUE A. JAPANESE RESTAURANT & ART GALLERY
THURSDAY FEB. 19th FROM 6PM – 10PM
103 AVENUE A. (Btwn 6th & 7th st)
(212) 982-8109

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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
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

THE SPIN CYCLE PROMO 2

January 28, 2009

**NOTE** THIS IS AN UPDATED PROMO!!

READ THE FIRST REVIEW!!! http://offoffonline.com/reviews.php?id=1540

-THE SPIN CYCLE-

Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.

Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness

January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pmTickets: $18
www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

The Players Loft
115 Macdougal St.

For more info:http://www.inkythumbs.com

HERE IT COMES: THE LOVE STORY – a new clown movie, a new comic strip Introducing PROFESSOR VON GOITER, and some other news.

January 26, 2009

Howdy, my little frolicking fillies,

I have been churning out the madness here at the Blight Productions Big-Top. The ass is getting kicked on my latest clown movie “THE LOVE STORY”, and I made a poster to prove it! I have also been developing a new character to bring to life in the form of a sequential art series, “PROFESSOR VON GOITER – the worlds most miserable private dick. ” So take a look down at the rest of the blog and enjoy all the new shit!

-THE LOVE STORY-

“Gotta’ keep the park clean”

It’s coming, it will soon be here….

Another clown movie from Blight Productions:

THE LOVE STORY – “Gotta’ Keep The Park Clean”

This is the first sneak peak into the live action/animated/ moving picture world of CLOWNLAND. The movie features Jef Johnson (Slava’s Snowshow and Cirque du Soleil) as both the boy clown and a hot lady clown. I am working on the movie as fast as I can, but hopefully in the next few weeks, I can upload a trailer. The clowns were photographed by Chris Borgman and the composition, backgrounds and photoshopping was done by me.

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A NEW COMIC STRIP

INTRODUCING: PROFESSOR VON GOITER – The worlds most miserable private dick

Here are some drawings that I am working on to develop the story of this sad little man:

NEWS:

Just a few notes to end on, the TOTS show last week at Otto’s Shrunken Head was amazing, I thank you all for being there. Below is a little animated gif to show you how awesome it was! Also, don’t forget that the amazing live action play that I created videos for “THE SPIN CYCLE” is still running, I saw the whole thing all the way through last Thursday and it’s brilliant!!!! Check out http://www.inkythumbs.com for more details.

Oh WAIT, in other cool news, I finally got my last clown movie, “A CLOWN CAROL” listed on the IMDB, and suprisingly a complete stranger wrote a really kick ass review of it. Check out the page here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1347025/ or just read the excerpt below:

“Wow, was this a wonderful but frustrating film from Brian A. Bernhard. He came up with a marvelously absurd idea yet the film really isn’t finished–and there are no more clown movies!! The film is a very strange tale. It’s the old Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” but with a twist. It’s performed by clowns AND it’s a murder mystery!! Seeing the clowns’ antics made me laugh and laugh (even more than when I watch chimps dressed as humans–but it’s all good) but the problems are that the film ended only part-way into the story!! It’s really NOT a complete short film but looks more like a promotional film made to secure financial backers. But, until the film is completed (and I assume they will), I am stuck waiting–and I liked it way too much to want to wait!!! Plus, at this point, it appears that this is the only clown film he made–and I honestly would LOVE to see more literary classics lampooned this way.

The film features an odd but very effective use of CGI with live action, great pantomime, screwy and hilarious dialog and lots of nice twists. And if you are reading this review, Mr. Bernhard, I want more. Not later–NOW!!! You have a lot of talent but I feel like a kid who got to peak at a huge pile of Christmas presents and then was told “you can just open them NEXT Christmas…or some time in the future”.”
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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

THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN @ OTTO’S, THE SPIN CYCLE & PHOTOS FROM THE WEST COAST!

January 20, 2009

Howdy,

I have a bunch of events coming up this week, my band THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN is playing a show Tuesday night (TONIGHT) at Otto’s Shrunken head to celebrate the inauguration of Obama and two of my friends birthdays. Later in the week a play that I created a bunch of video for called THE SPIN CYCLE is beginning a 3 week run and I am also posting some fun never before posted photos from a trip I took to California. Enjoy!

There is no new comic this week because I have been going crazy busy with the SPIN CYCLE videos and my new clown movie, hopefully I will get a new comic out next posting.

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE @ OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD-

Inauguration Day show! Will be the final performance of the current version of t.o.t.s. “American Way”. Come out out and say goodbye to Bush.. have your photo taken with a headless George W and the band!

For all you locals, its also Father Vincent’s Birthday Party! If you have EVER been to OTTO’S you know who he is! Come out and show some love! We will be sharing the stage with “Tripping into Madness” (http://www.myspace.com/trippingintomadness) who take the stage at 10PM.

Otto’s Website: http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
538 East 14th St.
NYC 10009
Phone: 212-228-2240

The TOTS website: http://www.totsland.net

Doors: 9:00 PM
10:00 pm: “Tripping in to Madness”
11:00 pm: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE EVENTFUL INVITE

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-THE SPIN CYCLE-

Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.
Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness
January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pmTickets: $18
http://www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

The Players Loft
115 Macdougal St.
For more info:
www.WideEyedProductions.com

www.inkythumbs.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE

This is an Equity Approved Showcase

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PHOTOS FROM CALIFORNIA

Here are a few photos I took on a 2007 trip to California:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REST OF THE PHOTOS FROM THIS GALLERY

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

ALL NEW CLOWNLAND – DON’T POP, TOTS LIVE @ OTTO’S, THE SPIN CYCLE, PHOTOS OF LADY LIBERTY & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, & PICS FROM THE LAST QUALIA SHOW AT THE TRASH BAR!

January 12, 2009

Well, well, well,

In this fine new installment of the Blight Blog: An all new episode of CLOWNLAND, “DON’T POP”, a couple of fancy photos I took of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, an upcoming THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN live show, THE SPIN CYCLE – an amazing evening of one-act plays by Jerrod Bogard (featuring video components directed and edited by Blight Productions), and a bunch of crazy photos from the last Qualia concert.

:::COMIC STRIP:::

-CLOWNLAND #5 “DON’T POP”-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

Don’t say you have not been warned, DON’T POP THE BALLOON!

::: PHOTOS:::

(Click the images to buy a print)

-I SEE THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE-

-THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE-

-LADY LIBERTY #1-

-LADY LIBERTY #2-

:::ROCK CONCERT:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE @ OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD-
Inauguration Day show! Will be the final performance of the current version of t.o.t.s. “American Way”. Come out out and say goodbye to Bush.. have your photo taken with a headless George W and the band!

For all you locals, its also Father Vincent’s Birthday Party! If you have EVER been to OTTO’S you know who he is! Come out and show some love! We will be sharing the stage with “Tripping into Madness” (http://www.myspace.com/trippingintomadness) who take the stage at 10PM.

Otto’s Website: http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
538 East 14th St.
NYC 10009
Phone: 212-228-2240

The TOTS website: http://www.totsland.net

Doors: 9:00 PM
10:00 pm: “Tripping in to Madness”
11:00 pm: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE EVENTFUL INVITE

:::THEATER:::

-THE SPIN CYCLE-
Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.

Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness

January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pm

Tickets: $18
http://www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

For more info:
www.WideEyedProductions.com
www.ShortenedAttentionSpan.com

This is an Equity Approved Showcase

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::::MORE PHOTOS:::

-THE QUALIA LIVE @ THE TRASH BAR-

CLICK THE HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM

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