Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recent Film Info


The new film Living Dark written by Kevin Brown (What Follows Is True) will be hitting theaters this summer.  Visit the official website HERE.  More info on the film at New Films International.  Years ago I was asked by the director to do some promotional roughs for the film.  
Kevin Brown has had fiction and non-fiction published in over 100 Literary Journals, Magazines, Anthologies, and Best Of… Anthologies.  He was nominated twice for the Best American Short Stories, a Journey Award, and three Pushcart Prizes--the most prestigious prize given for short fiction.  He's worked with Linda Bloodworth (creator of Designing Women) on a television pilot, which he helped pitch to FOX, HBO, ABC, NBC, and CBS
The documentary film Up Among the Hills directed by Larry Foley and narrated by Bill Clinton will be featured at the 2013 Little Rock Film Festival.  I contributed both production and cover art for film.  The festival runs from May 15-19 2013. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Other Worlds Fantasy Fest


Award winning writer Kevin Brown and artist Sean FItzgibbon will be giving a presentation: The History, Potential, and Techniques of the Graphic Novel on January 26, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Other Worlds: Fantasy and Horror Writers Festival at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR.  

This will be an in-depth discussion on the history and potential of the graphic novel.  We will also discuss our up coming documentary graphic novel What Follows is True...Crescent: The Baker Years.   

Writer Kevin Brown has had Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry published in over 100 Literary Journals, Magazines, Anthologies, and Best Of… Anthologies, as well as having multiple stories turned into Audio Performance Productions.  His two collections of short fiction, Ink On Wood and Death Roll, were published in the Fall of 2010 by Virgogray Press and Lame Goat Press, respectively.  He has won numerous writing contests and competitions, such as the Midnight Sun Fiction Competition, the Touchstone Fiction Contest, and the Baucom-Fulkerson Memorial Award.  He is also the recipient of several fellowships, including the Walton Fellowship for Fiction, the Lily Peter Fellowship for Fiction, and the Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Award.  He was nominated twice for the Best American Short Stories, a Journey Award, and three Pushcart Prizes--the most prestigious prize given for short fiction.  He co-wrote the screenplay Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver, that was made into a film in 2006, and worked with Linda Bloodworth (creator of Designing Women) on a television pilot, which he helped pitch to FOX, HBO, ABC, NBC, and CBS. 

Artist Sean Fitzgibbon has exhibited work throughout the US.  He recently contributed art for an instillation piece for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art interactive Touch Exhibit.  He’s illustrated graphic novels including DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed, Small Wonders, and is currently illustrating and co-authoring a documentary style graphic novel entitled What Follows Is True…Crescent: The Baker Years that chronicles the Norman Baker years (1938-1939) of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shiloh Museum Pod Cast


In October I gave a visual presentation  and talk at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on the upcoming documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True...Crescent: The Baker Years. .  You can find an audio version of the talk at Shiloh Museum Podcasts under Places.  You can also access it at iTunesU by searching for Crescent Hotel.

Thanks to Shiloh Museum Collections Manager Carolyn Reno and Photo Archivist/Research Librarian Marie Demeroukas.


Crescent Hotel Magazine Feature


Recently our upcoming documentary graphic novel What Follows is True was mentioned in a fantastic article about the Crescent Hotel in the October issue of Joplin Metro Magazine by Kevin McClintock and photos by T. Rob Brown.  Thanks so much Kevin.  Click on the images below to read the article.  








Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Graphic Novel Lecture At Shiloh Museum


Join us today, Wednesday, 12 PM, October 17 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.  I'll be giving a visual presentation and talk on the upcoming documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True...Crescent: The Baker Years.  This book chronicles the Norman Baker years, the darkest years of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs,  Arkansas.  

The Shiloh Museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Ave. Springdale, AR 72764.  For more information contact the museum at 479-750-8165.   

Friday, August 24, 2012

Parallel Universes: Crescent Hotel Event


PARALLEL UNIVERSES:
where science and the supernatural meet
An Investigation
At the Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs
August 24th-26th
Presented by Keith Scales




SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY AUGUST 24th

  • Talk:  The interface today; knowledge and the unknown
  • Multi-media presentation
  • Physics of the Future; nanobots and superpowers
  • Speaker: quantum physicist/futurist         
  • Does the Brain contain the Mind? OBEs (Out of body experiences) and NDEs  (Near death experiences) Speaker: psychoneurologist TBA
  • Late Night Theatre
SATURDAY AUGUST 25th

  • The Limits of perception: intuition/clairvoyance/remote viewing
  • Speakers: a psychic, a neuroscientist, a psychologist, TBA.
  • Mind over matter: Telekinesis, teleportation and telepathy
  • Speakers: mentalist, a quantum physicist, a paranormal investigator 
  • Dogma, direct experience and direction in life. 
  • Telepathy experiments – audience participation
  • Mysterious Phenomena – auras, automatic writing, the placebo effect, etc 
  • The Other World; astral plane/alternate realities/holographic multiverse
  • Speaker TBA (Institute for Noetic Sciences)





 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Narrative Art Drawing Workshop at ESSA


Narrative Art Drawing Workshop  
at Eureka Springs School of the Arts
Monday, Aug. 6th - Friday, Aug. 10th 
       
This week-long class I'm teaching is designed to give an overview of basic drawing and the narrative art medium. We will work in industry sizes and specs, covering a wide variety of narrative approaches from documentary to slice of life stories. Students will work in a variety of media as well. Set-ups, timing, props, choice of shot, and character development are all emphasized.

This is a unique experience to be teaching a class in the town that is the setting for my upcoming documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True...Crescent: The Baker Years.  I will be discussing  the production of this book and showing examples as well.  For more information about ESSA, visit them on the web atessaart.org.