As usual, Lafayette comic artist Kody Chamberlain has a lot of stuff going on. If he’s not writing, illustrating, and releasing his own graphic novel, he’s hosting the Grinder Creative Arts Expo or working on his next genre bending project. This week, MTV licensed the rights for the comic Punks. Originally published by Digital Webbing Press, Punks was written by critically acclaimed comics scribe, Joshua Hale Fialkov (Elk’s Run, Western Tales of Terror) and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain. Punks, along with other cutting edge graphic novels and comics, will be available for digital download through MTV’s comic division – now known as MTV Geek. “We are very excited to be working with MTV and their comic division. This is huge. Their audience is huge,” says Chamberlain. “We’re going to try not to suck.”
Like much of the modern world, everything is going digital, thus Punks, through MTV Geeks, will only be available as digital content for iPads, web viewing, and in digital comic form. The print edition of Punks is sold out.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.