Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
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Danny Allain is a local comic book artist who is the artist and scriptwriter for the series "Dead Reckoning," which has three released issues thus far. Allain describes the series as a "zombie Western" based on an Indian curse.
Allain describes his artistic style as Western anime, and his biggest influence is artist Joe Madureira. Allain said his favorite Western is the film "Jeremiah Johnson."
"About five or six years ago, I quit reading [comics], because (my style) was too much like his (Madureira's), but now I pick them up every once in a while," Allain said.
Allain also credits comic books with helping him learn to read as a child.
"My brothers had a huge comic collection, and they were 18 or 16 years older than me, so they were the old school – you know, like John Byron … That's how I learned how to read," Allain said.
"When I was a kid, I was 3 or 4 ‘reading' "Hulk." I couldn't read, but [in] a good comic book, you don't have to have words to know what's going on. When I learned how to read, I'd go back, and I'd be like, ‘Ah! Hulk smash! It makes sense now,'" Allain added.
Allain said that he feels comic books are just now coming to the spotlight and "getting their due," thanks to popular movies like "Watchmen."
Aside from "Dead Reckoning," Allain has a second series in the works, but he was mum about the contents.