Posts Tagged ‘blight productions’

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

Blights final missing adventure? Help support “Lencho”, & Some thoughts about the week.

June 29, 2009

Greetings and salutations,

This post marks the final episode in this chapter of Blights “Missing Adventures”, I will be posting other comic strips, its just that Blight the Clown will be taking a break from the internet to work on his book. Also, check out the trailers for my friends movie, “Lencho”, he has been kicking ass on it for several months now and it should prove to be pretty fantastic. He is having a bit of a fundraiser for the movie in a few days so he can try and pay some of his crew. Details are posted in the blog.

:::THE COMIC:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #30-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

:::THE FUND RAISER:::

-El Regreso de Lencho (The Return of Lencho)-

MONDAY JULY 6th @ 6:30

Come support the film, have fun w/1hr OPEN BAR ….. & watch the first 10 min of the film.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT

The film El Regreso de Lencho (in English it’s The Return of Lencho). It was shot on 16mm film on location in Guatemala in late 2008 (there is also an animated part to the film). It is currently in post production. It’s a Spanish language film about a character named Lencho who uses street art to organize Guatemalan youth–now targeted by the police as insurgents–to express their social justice and human rights concerns in an increasingly corrupt and violent Guatemala. It promotes graffiti art and human rights in a globalized third world.
http://elregresodelencho.com/

Tickets $20

Silent Auction of Latin American art.

Monkey Town at 58 N 3rd St 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn has a Front Dining Room and Bar, while our back dining room maintains our original configuration:
– 4 screens
– communal seating
– 6.1 surround sound

Directions to Monkey Town
From the L Train:
1. Exit at the Bedford stop (the 1st stop in Brooklyn).
2. Walk 4 blocks south on Bedford,
3. Make a right on N. 3rd St. (west)
4. Walk an additional 2 and 1/2 (west) on N 3rd. Monkey Town is halfway down the block on the left.
http://www.monkeytownhq.com

:::THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK:::

There must be something in the air, the past few weeks have been filled with celebrity death. First David Carradine and his fantastically shocking yet sudden death, then Ed Mcmahon, I guess we saw this one coming, he was old and sick, but sad none-the-less. Then Farrah Fawcett, again sad, but a very public documentary about her cancer prepaired us for it. Then Michael Jackson, I guess this is the one that got to me the most, very tragic and unexpected, just on the verge of a comeback tour, trying to get back on his feet after a very public stoning by a hypocritical society. In his case, I wonder what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty. No matter if you love or hate the guy, he had a huge impact on most anybody that grew up in the 80’s. He took music videos to a level that blew peoples minds, I can remember watching the video of the making of Thriller, it was my first glips behind the scenes into the world of filmmaking. Then he bridged the gap between video games and music with an amazing title for the Sega Genesis called Moonwalker, a game where you defeated the bad-guys by dancing! I even remember how the world came to a stop and everyone turned their televisions on at the same time to watch the premiere of his video for “Black & White”.  Michael Jackson even introduced me to one of my all time favorite artists, when Weird Al did the song “Eat It”, that changed my life forever. So it is with a sad heart that I mourn the death of a brilliant artist. Then all-of-the-sudden, I find out that the infomercial guy Billy Mays died this morning. Now, even though it is always sad when someone dies, before last week, I don’t think his death would of personally effected me in anyway, BUT I saw him on Conan O’brien, and for the first time enjoyed his non-salesman personality, he actually made a really funny segment with Conan, and I thought I might even try watching his new television series “Pitchmen”, but I guess it was not meant to be. Such an odd week. Below is a youtube video response to Michael Jackson’s death that seems appropriate to describe the hypocrisy of the public.

Michael Jackson is Dead

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

Austin, Texas: Bridge Bats, Natural Springs, Trailer Park Cupcakes, Fire Juggling, Yummy Food, Sunsets, & an unemployed Rodeo Clown Named Gus!

June 1, 2009

Howdy doo,

Well, things have been quite busy. Me and the little lady took a trip a little bit ago to Austin, Texas. I decided to challenge myself with a little experiment, I brought my Flip video camera along for the ride and decided to document the trip by producing one video per day. The trip lasted for 8 days and I made 8 videos documenting the majority of our adventures in Austin. This was not only an experiment to see if I could keep up with the workload of making a video everyday while I was supposed to be on vacation, but it also gave me the chance to explore a new character named, “Gus the Unemployed Rodeo Clown.” During the trip, we played a strange quiz game inside a bar, we toured the haunted areas of Austin, we went to the Alamo Drafthouse, we met real live Texans, we got “lost” in the desert looking for coyotes, we saw a fire juggler, we went to a vaudeville show, we went to the bat bridge, took a dip in the natural springs Robert Redford learned to swim in, and much much more. Please watch all the videos, and enjoy Austin with us. If you like them leave me a bunch of comments, and re-post them to every blog you can think of. Thanks.

Austin, Texas #1: Airplanes, Cowgirls, & Drunken Pub Quizzes

Austin, Texas #2: Postcards, BBQ, Trailer park Cupcakes, Circus Candy, & Monkeys See Doo Doo!

Austin, Texas #3: Breakfast, Moonshine, Haunted Texas, & an unemployed rodeo clown named Gus.

Austin, Texas #4: The Alamo Draft House, Angels & Demons, Esthers Follies, & Gus the Clown!

Austin, Texas #5: POOPING IN TEXAS, TOADS, & REAL LIVE TEXANS!!

Austin, Texas #6: Lost in the desert, Bats in the bridge, Jugglers of Fire, & Pickles!

Austin, Texas #7: Barton Springs Pool, Sunset At The Hula Hut, & Amy’s Ice Cream!

Austin, Texas #8: FROM TEXAS 2 ATLANTA 2 NYC, HEADED HOME!

Well that’s about it. I hope to have some more comic strips finished for the next posting.

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

Blight springs a leak, and a new LIVE multimedia clown experience!

April 13, 2009

Howdy doo my friendly fanatics,

This is going to be one heck of a wild week! We got an all new Blight the Clown comic strip posted online, with Little Jane Rose continuing to pummel our hero! And I am collaborating with the star of my newest movie “The Love Story” on a 5 night multimedia clown experience in New York City called “WHITE NOISE” at Theater Lab. Be there or be square!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #28-
(Click here for a larger image)


(Click here for the comic archive)

:::THE LIVE PERFORMANCE:::

-WHITE NOISE-

A Multimedia Clown Experience!

Featuring:

Jef Johnson

Live Sound by Keith Rubenstein

& Live Visuals by Brian A. Bernhard

@ THEATER LAB (http://www.theaterlabnyc.com)
137 West 14th Street
New York City, NY

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8:18PM

TIX=$15

Reception follows the show.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE!

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I hope to see you guys there! Prepare for one hell of an experience!

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 – 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-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

_____________________________________________________________

-LIFE STORIES #3-
(Click the image for a larger version)

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(Click here for the comic archive)

:::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

Blight Busts Out the Bass in B&W Comic 3 & Live Musical Madness!

October 6, 2008

Hey there kiddos,

In this weeks Blight Blog, Blight the Clown busts out his bad ass bebop boogie bass for the first time in comic strip format!  I did a major update to the Blight Productions website.  The amazing rock band, “The Qualia”, are performing their first show EVER!!!  My band “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN”, has a special surprise for you this Halloween!  And I am still pushing for my silly Sarah Palin political comedy music video to go viral.

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN IN, “NOT EVERYTHING IS IN BLACK & WHITE #3”-
(Click the image for a larger version)

(Click here for the comic archive)

:::THE NEWS:::

I updated the animation and video page of the Blight Productions homepage, check it out here: http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-Video-and-Animation-Page.html

:::LIVE SHOWS:::

The Qualia“, an amazing rock band fronted by “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN” guitarist Lars Casteen and (live)keyboards by “TOTS” front man Chvad SB, are performing there very first live show together.

-“THE QUALIA” LIVE-
Saturday, October 11th @9:45
Crash Mansion
199 Bowery @ Spring, NYC

ALSO,

Not to overload your brains, but here is you first chance this year to catch BLIGHT THE CLOWN, LIVE!!! Performing in his ass kicking rock band “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN”, this Halloween!  We haven’t officially made the flier for this show yet, so stay tuned to the Blight Blog for details.  Hopefully next posting will have all the info for what is going to be the best show experience of your lives!!!  If you have not had a chance to hear what my band sounds like, check out the myspace page and prepare to wet yourselves: http://www.myspace.com/tots

ALSO, ALSO,

If you have not had the chance to watch my Sarah Palin political comedy music video spoof spectacular, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=179Hz7eVZvQ, then email the link to all your friends and post it to every blog you can think of, help me push this video to go viral!

Until next week,

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery

What? Sarah Palin Killed a Moose? Watch it here! NOW!

September 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Sings: “I Killed A Moose (And I Liked It)”

Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it. Sarah Palin killed a moose and she liked it — medium rare.
Music video from http://www.Barryfunny.com and http://www.Blightproductions.com.

Written and Performed By
BARRY MITCHELL

Produced, Directed, Animated and Edited By
BRIAN BERNHARD

Videographer
KALIN IVANOV

Makeup/Hair
MARYANNA McKENZIE

Production Assistant
ANA IVANOV

Designer Eyewear By
JEFF FRIEDMAN
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS,
HOWARD BEACH, NY

Special Thanks To
SARAH FOUDY
HAL J. GREENE
MARISSA LUBIN
NIKKI MILLER
VANESSA MOUNER
SANDY ROTHBARD

Hope you enjoyed the video,

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery

Blight feels the pressure in comic #21!

September 14, 2008

Well Howdy Folks,

Back flippin’ biscuits and jingle jangle spores,
Blight the Clown’s sleepy time and really loud snores,
I made a new comic and I finished just in time,
To post it in the blog after this little rhyme.

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #21-

(Click the image for a larger version)

(Click here for the comic archive)

:::OTHER NEWS:::

In the spirit of helping promote the art community, here is a trailer for my friend Mario’s (AKA. MaRs Attack!!!) newest film.  Enjoy!

-El REGRESO de LENCHO. Volume 2-TeASER #1-

:::OTHER OTHER NEWS:::

As most of you know, promotion is the most difficult part of being an artist.  I can make stuff all day long, but if no one ever sees it, what’s the point, other than a bit of therapy for the soul.  The challenge as an artist is to make things that people are interested in.  I am not the best mind reader in the world, I have no idea what the world is interested in, so I make things that interest me and hope that it is enough.  I like to think that if I am interested in it, that someone else somewhere else in this great big ball of a planet might find it interesting as well.

In this current age of digital revolution, there are half a million ways to promote your work.  The key is to tap into the right ones.  I really have no idea what the right ones are, so I have tried my best to make some kind of connection with all the networking tools I have been able to access.   The best most reliable connection seems to be a direct email list, but I don’t like to send emails to folks that are not interested in my work; but how are they going to become interested in my work if they have never seen it?

Social networking.  I have tried to make profiles on every damn social networking site that seems worthwhile.  Although, it’s rather hard to figure out what sites are worthwhile and what sites are not.  For links to my various profiles on social networks please click here: BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS SOCIAL NETWORKS.

But I still believe that direct email is the best way to directly keep you informed, so if you are not signed up to the email list, or you know of a friend you think might be interested, please visit the site here :BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS, or send your friends a link to the site: http://www.blightproductions.com.  I got some really cool stuff in the works, so stay tuned.

Your pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery

ALL NEW COMIC STRIP NUMBER 17, and a bunch of website updates.

August 3, 2008

Good morning world,

In an all new episode of Blight the Clown’s Missing Adventures, Chvad the Thug makes an honest confession, and our clowntastic hero speaks something that some might consider words for the first time.

I proudly present to you:

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #17-
(Click the image for a larger version)

(Click here for the comic archive)

:::OTHER NEWS:::

I also did a bunch of updates to the Blight Productions website this week:

1. I cleaned up the navigator bar on the left side of the page, by removing all the social network links and moved them onto their very own page on the site.

2. I added a little Twitter widget to the top of the navigator bar, so that you can stay updated with all the latest Blight Productions news whenever you decide to pop on over to the site.

3. I cleaned up the video and animation page by replacing the clips that were there with an embedded player from Youtube that collects a selection of videos of my choosing into one clean little player on the page.

4. I organized the photography page into cleaner groupings.

5. I updated and organized the illustration and drawing page with a bunch of the new color clowntastic illustrations I have been working on these past few months.

::::VISIT THE BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE HERE TO SEE ALL THE LATEST UPDATES::::
WWW.BLIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM

:::SECOND LIFE NEWS:::

I have also updated my virtual art gallery in Second Life to feature a selection of Blight the Clown comic strips. Find out more about Second Life here: SECOND LIFE

If you already know all about Second Life check out the Blight Productions Big Top Art Gallery here: secondlife://Krasnoyarsk/245/135/72 (Note you will have to copy and paste the link in your browser because wordpress does not like the secondlife url)

That is all for this week.

Until next week,
Your Pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A. Brian A Bernhard)
WWW.BLIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM