Kody Chamberlain is an award-winning writer and artist with over twenty years experience in the entertainment arts. He’s created comics and graphic novels for the best publishers in the business including BOOM! Studios, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and 12 Gauge Comics. He has also earned a vast list of credits as a writer and story artist in film, television, video games, and more with credits at HALO with 343 Industries, HarperCollins, Funny or Die, MTV, Sony, Warner Bros., and recently, his illustration work was featured in a five minute segment for NBCUniversal’s coverage for the 91st Academy Awards.
Kody’s original story work has been optioned for feature film development by Universal and 20th Century FOX, and his first original television pilot ‘Vermilion’ earned a second round spot at both AFF and Sundance. He’s a highly unique creator in that he often produces work start to finish including script, art, lettering, coloring, logo, and book design, a workload typically done by a team of four to six different creators. His breakthrough crime series titled Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story (by Image Comics) is one of those projects. Sweets earned a Spinetingler Award, an honor typically reserved for prose crime fiction, and was described by CRAVE as “a bob-and-weave of story that talks like a Tarantino film.” Kody currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife Kristie and their son Lucas.
Design - 2018/2019 – Maniacal, formerly known as Infamous, is a strategy board game in which 2-5 aspiring supervillains compete to become the most infamous in the world.
HALO / 343 Industries
Story / Art – 2017/2018 – Majestic Poker Night. A captured energy sword becomes a the prize for a high-stakes game with Fireteam Majestic. More info
Punks / Image Comics
Co–Creator / Art / Design – 2007–16 – Comic book comedy done in the paste–up collage style of classic punk flyers with writer and co–creator Josh Fialkov.
Tag / BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox
Art / Design – 2006 – A comic series about an ancient curse, written by Keith Giffen, feature film optioned by FOX for feature film development, previously at Universal Pictures.
The Foundation / BOOM! Studios
Creator / Story – 2008 / 2014 – A comic about a specialized team trying to prevent horrible prophecies of Nostradamus, optioned Aug 2014 by 20th Century Fox for feature film development.
Downton Zombey (Downton Abbey Spoof) / Funny or Die
Co–Creator / Art / Design – 2013, 2014 – Satirical comedy spoofs with award–winning The Daily Show and CONAN writer Rob Kutner.
Hawken / Adhesive Games
Art – Nov 2012 – Graphic Novel Adaptation for the popular multiplayer PC combat game.
Bad Country / SONY
Storyboards for Director Chris Brinker – 2011 – Crime film about the Aryan Brotherhood starring Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe.
Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story / Image Comics
Creator / Story / Art – 2010 – Award-winning comic series about a spree killer in New Orleans days before Hurricane Katrina.
Warren the Ape / MTV
Art – Jun 2010 – Promotional comic for the parody series starring Warren and Greg the Bunny.
Luke McBain / 12 Gauge Comics
Art / Design – Apr 2009 – Original crime comic created with Grammy award winner Trace Adkins.
Shang–Chi/Deadpool / Marvel Comics
Art – Sep 2009 – Comic book one–shot starring Shang–Chi and Deadpool in a kung–fu motorcycle race.
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter / Warner Bros
Conceptual Art – Apr–May 2008 – Animated feature from Zack Snyder, voiced by 300's Gerard Butler.
30 Days of Night / IDW Publishing
Art – 2004–2005 – Part four in the series written by Steve Niles. Film produced by Sam Raimi at Columbia Pictures.
SWEETS utilized in English courses at LSU and UL Lafayette; 2013-Current
Featured Artist at CTN Animation Expo for Modbook Pro; 2013
SWEETS won the Spinetingler Fiction Award, April 2011
SWEETS #2 included in CBR’s 50 best covers of 2010
Luke McBain featured on The Late Late Show (CBS), 2010
Featured Artist at Macworld for Axiotron’s Modbook Tablet; 2008, 2009
Punks featured in Print Magazine’s F.O.B. column; February 2008
Indiana Jones Heritage Trading Card artist for TOPPS and LucasArts; 2007