- In its wake, the subconscious will breed a plethora of mental calamities such as fear, guilt and anxiety. What is it in these cognitive behavioral components that create an intense quest for codependency? If this path of self destruction could build a bridge from your dreams to reality would the death of your own mind be worth the sacrifice? This is a story of Pinocchio, this is a tale of Salvatore.
- A photo taken of Pinocchio and myself at the Monster Mania Horror Convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I travel to many different conventions and venues promoting my art work and the release of my graphic novel. This was Pinocchio's second show on tour with me. Keep watch on my Pinocchio FaceBook fan page to see if I will be attending a convention or venue closest to your city.
- The Wooden Heart Soundtrack.
- The video is a two minute sample track Ive worked on to create the specific sound and direction of the soundtrack part of the project for my Pinocchio story. The final cut of the soundtrack will be a composed like a film score "track to track" that are based on the events that occur in the story. However I'm taking the direction of my soundtrack album into an electronic and industrial epic adventure of sounds and samples based on my inspiration in music such as Nine Inch Nails, Velvet Acid Christ, Fever Ray, Celldweller, Stabbing Westward, Pink Floyd and several other electronic/ industrial/ alternative rock inspirations. This part of the production will be released after the release of my graphic novel "Pain from the Scar on a Wooden Heart: A Pinocchio story by CJ Draden". For several reason Ive had to put this part of the project on the back burner to finish the graphic novel and production on building my Pinocchio Puppet as you will see below in the promo photos of myself will my Pinocchio. Follow my youtube channel for updates on this part of the project and various vlogs I post about art, philosophy, inspiration and more.
- CJ Draden's Pinocchio Promo Poster.
- A promo poster for my debut graphic novel. Promo posters, prints and original Pinocchio artwork as well as many other beautiful pieces of artwork and prints can be purchased at my online store. Follow this link to my online store...
CJ Draden's Online Store.
- Promo photos of Pinocchio and myself.
- Who is Salvatore?
This is a short video I put together to respond to an email of question from one of my viewers. In this video I make a very brief and vague description of my story and what inspired me to rip apart, rewrite, recreate and re-imagine the very well known Pinocchio folklore. Enjoy.
- Graphic Novel Spoiler!
Previously I posted a spoiler to my Pinocchio fan page on FaceBook due to high request from my audience to see progress. This is the opening splash page from my Pinocchio graphic novel "Pain from the Scar on a Wooden Heart: A Pinocchio story by CJ Draden".
- Construction of my Pinocchio.
- The Wooden Heart.
I designed and created this little Wooden Heart to fit into the chest cavity of my Pinocchio. The photos of this first Heart is the original, I have made cast molds of the original and placed them on nailed plaques for sale on my online store.
- Wooden Heart Replica Cast Molds.
These cast molds are for sale on my online store to help fund the completion of this project.
CJ Draden's Online Store
Stay vigilant to see me bring life to my beautiful son Pinocchio. Remember to check my website, youtube channel, my Pinocchio fan page on FB and online store for promos, updates and release dates for my debut graphic novel project "Pain from the Scar on a Wooden Heart: A Pinocchio story by CJ Draden". I will post more developments to this project soon.
CJ Draden's Pinocchio on FaceBook.
CJ Draden Website.
CJ Draden's Online Store