Writer/artist Kody Chamberlain will make an appearance Wednesday as part of the Oklahoma City Ad Club's Career Day. The comic-book creator is known for his crime story “Sweets,” set in New Orleans as a killer attacks days before Hurricane Katrina.
While in Oklahoma City, Chamberlain will speak on his background in advertising and design.
“I do a variety of presentations, but the one I'm planning for OKC is about creativity and finding new ways to create, expand, and leverage good ideas,” Chamberlain said in an email interview. “It's a well-rounded presentation that's designed for people already working in a creative industry. I like included a bit of pop culture philosophy from various sources including Bob Ross, Jaws, Bruce Lee, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.”
Career Day will be held at The Sable Room of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. Chamberlain's presentation is set for noon to 1 p.m. Registration for the event is $40 on site; for more information visit www.okcadclub.com.
Meet and greet
Comic book fans will also have the chance to meet and greet with Chamberlain at a signing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at New World Comics, 6219 N Meridian Ave.
“I recently completed a comic anthology called ‘The Ride: Southern Gothic,' and the second issue of that series includes a 10-page story I did about a guy and a car,” Chamberlain said. “I'll also be showing original art from recent projects and signing whatever books people happen to bring in. I've done a lot of comics through the years; readers are always welcome to bring in those books as well.”
Chamberlain, who lives in Lafayette, La., is active on Facebook and Twitter; fans can find out more at KodyChamberlain.com.
“I'm looking forward to a great day, and I hope everyone comes out to the comic book signing,” Chamberlain said. “These things are always a lot of fun, and meeting the comic book readers that make it all possible is one of the genuine perks of the job.”