Rod Cockle--like the heart-shaped seashell--Entertainment presents uplifting family-friendly productions (Roductions?) for an interconnected, global audience. The small studio has been dedicated since its foundation to sparking guests' imaginations by crafting magical places with compellingly unforgettable characters through captivating stories, illustrations, animation, and more.
My work is handmade in the simplest sense of the word. From the early sky's the limit, dreaming in color stage of the storytelling process drawing and writing in sketchbooks, even on napkins if need be, I love to create utilizing a tech-driven, direct-to-visitor model which allows the material to be brought to life instantly and then constantly evolve into being all over the worldwide stage.
In this electronic form of communication the narrative can be dreamed into reality and then built in new directions by editing and refining the text and images. It changes through time like when you walk a familiar trail's ecosystem of meandering paths and winding streams, but sunlight is cast differently from transitional weather, a tree fell because of a storm, or in the spring cottonwood fluff falls like snow... and it's a joy to see how the themes of the stories intertwine synergistically to reinforce each other.
Visitors everywhere are invited to explore the outer reaches of the cosmos, journey through time, search for hidden treasure, and embark on heroic quests in this adventurous digital frontier; and most of all to have a heartwarming experience that brings a smile.
RodCockle.com provides unlimited access to visual storytelling resources for educators and students around the world. The imaginative enterprise has been included in programs which teach and reinforce literacy skills to students with reading difficulties, a foster care program for reading comprehension, and a project that brought art to children at hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. Petals and Her Paintbrush participated in a program in which police officers give stuffed animals to comfort kids in distress.
Over time I have found this long-term experiment is how I define myself in that joyful days are an inspiration to build into the stories, just as in dificult situations I still turn to the material to reflect on what is important and matters to me. It is rewarding to be able to communicate these thoughts about life sometimes fueled by an occasional late night frozen box of peanut butter Tagalongs, creating what feels like a fun conversation with this online community, village really, in a stream of consciousness as fast as inspiration strikes with fused sentences--sewn together with dashes, bolted by commas, rivets of colons... ellipses. And you never know when an unexpected moment will present itself like one time pulling a pan of puffy Dutch babies out of the oven it just seemed right to be the volcanic landscape of a comet for a starship to land and boom, that just happened.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
The digital media production house will continue to cherish establishing this convivial entertainment destination by developing a signature style of meaningful stories that celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion with intriguing mythology for guests wherever they are of all ages, and especially those who are young at heart.
The innovative content that is a hallmark of the studio is completely free for everyone to share again and again in hope of creating a lifetime of family memory making and inspiring dreams within dreams for the future.