Chamberlain was approached by the book publisher HarperCollins to illustrate an a graphic novel version of Beowulf written by Stefan Petrucha. "I thought this adaptation was really good," Chamberlain says. The oldest epic tale in the English language, penned around 700 A.D. by an anonymous author, tells the story of the hero Beowulf who battles to free the Danes from the clutches of the monster Grendel.
"I really liked the idea that the publishers were targeting young readers," Chamberlain says. "Everything I've done so far has been geared for adults. But this story's not dumbed down at all. I still think adults will dig it."
Chamberlain's version couldn't have come at a better time. On Friday, The Robert Zemeckis film Beowulf premieres nationwide, starring Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover and Angelina Jolie, with a script co-written by Neil Gaiman, noted author of The Sandman comic.
While the film version is already being touted for its digital motion capture approach to the story, Chamberlain approached his subject in a more modest manner. "I wanted to try to simplify my style in my storytelling," he says. It took him four months to illustrate the 96-pages. "I wanted to focus on the core ' the storytelling and the pacing ' and not so much on the rendering."
Beowulf retails for $8.99 and is recommended for ages 8-12. It's available locally at Acadiana Comics, And Books Too, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. For more information, visit www.kodychamberlain.com.
The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
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Authorities are investigating a report that a student there warned the principal of impending violence similar to that depicted in the movie "The Purge."
Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls.
Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.
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Investigation finds Arnaud’s Furniture, Carroll Building Specialties and Crazy Charlie’s Shoes running misleading going-out-of-business sales.
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"This is yet another example of the failed leadership and lack of focus that Hunter Beasley has exhibited. He’s shown zero regard for kids, teachers or even passing a budget for the school year that’s already started."
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The Iberia Parish Coroner responded Monday to the attention surrounding the questionable shooting of Victor White III, a black man from New Iberia who died April 2 while in the custody of local law enforcement.
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"Just as the devil does not deserve equal time with God, and a lie does not deserve equal time with the truth, the remarks of William Donahue have no place in any respectable journal seriously dealing with a serious story and pursuing truth."
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With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.