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Kody Chamberlain named Festival International artist

Posted: 4:13 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2019-02-01 16:35:05-05

Festival International de Louisiane has announced Kody Chamberlain as the Official 2019 Visual Artist.

Chamberlain was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana and relocated to Lafayette in 1993. He is currently in the process of creating the artwork for the 33rd annual Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber.

Since moving to Lafayette, Chamberlain has only missed one Festival International and has been involved with the festival on various levels over the years, including as a performer.

“In fact, I first learned of Festival from a poster hanging in the percussion room of Angelle Hall at UL when I drove in for an audition.”

Kody is an accomplished local artist that is known for creating original and groundbreaking work in comics and graphic novels for companies like Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, and Image Comics. He has also earned an impressive list of credits as a professional story artist.

“We are fortunate to have Chamberlain here in our creative community,” says Virgil “Buz” Reid, Festival International’s Board President. “His work is edgy and unique, and we’re excited to see his vision unfold.” The final design will serve as the inspiration for the official Festival poster and cloisonné pin.

“To say it’s an honor and a thrill to have this opportunity is an understatement,” says Chamberlain. “I’m very much looking forward to bringing a little of what I love back into the Festival.”

Stay tuned as we await the final piece from Kody Chamberlain. “We have no idea what to expect, but know that someone with immense creativity like Kody will definitely bring something great to the table,” says Scott Feehan, Executive Director of Festival International.

See Kody’s work by visiting his portfolio website at www.kodychamberlain.com.