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Drawing Pretty Girls Day 5

Posted by Sam Kressin in Drawing and Illustration, Drawing Pretty Girls, Pencil Drawings, Uncategorized

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Read  Day 1 Here, Day 2 Here, Day 3 Here, Day 4 Here

Today we learn about the “Four essential parts to a sexy girl” according to the Famous Artist Cartoon Course Lesson 7. Below is the drawing I did from this lesson. It is a free hand recreation of the illustration by Joe King. Each one the four circles in the drawing are suppose to be one of the “four essential parts.” They are listed in the course as 1. The Face 2. The Breasts 3. The Hips and 4. The Legs.

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Tang Soo Do

Posted by Sam Kressin in Uncategorized

While Tang Soo Do and many other traditional martial arts have been discarded by several fractions of the martial arts community as being outdated and ineffective in combat. In recent years there have been a number of very successful professional mixed martial arts fighters with backgrounds steeped in traditional styles of of Karate in it’s various forms. Here’s a quick list of some of these martial artists. Read Full Article here…

Source: Tang Soo Do

Kickstarter Success! Strength Monsters is Funded!

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books, Strength Monsters, Uncategorized

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THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! There are literally only 3 days left I was seriously worried! I was thinking, “man this is going to come down to the last minute,” and then… This morning I get up check my email and find out. It made it! IT MADE IT! I’m jumping off the walls right not. Thank you everyone who’s back this project, liked or shared any of my posts and believed in this! I won’t let you guys down! There are still 3 days left if anyone else wants to jump in and pick up one of the rewards heres the link; http://kck.st/1O4Ersu

Top 5 Reasons You Should Back My Kickstarter

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books, Strength Monsters, Uncategorized

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The link to my Kickstarter is; http://kck.st/1O4Ersu At the time of this writing there are four days left and I am 77% funded. Here are 5 reasons why you should back my Kickstarter!

  1. Because it’s awesome. Don’t believe me go to the Strength Monsters Website to the Latest New Page and Scroll down for awhile. Check out all the illustrations art work and ideas I’ve been posting on there for the last month plus. All of that stuff is in these comics!
  2. You’re not just helping me finish the books. You’re getting behind everyone who worked on it. You’re helping local San Diego Artist A.J. Fulcher reach his dreams of becoming a successful published comic book artist and old timer Mike Witherby make is come back. Don’t believe me go and read the interview I did with Witherby about his comic career what he did, how it ended and how he’s returned! Then read this interview with A.J. Fulcher about his back ground as a Table Games Dealer, his struggle with his Neck and Spine and his motivation to prove to his kids they can make anything of themselves despite their challenges.
  3. Because you’ll have something unique and original no one else has! I only printed 50 hard copies of the first issue of Strength Monsters and those are gone. I don’t plan on doing a large print run of any of these Kickstarter books. It’s just not financially feasible at this time and it’s not part of my business plan. In fact my ONLY plans for a large print run of Strength Monsters will be after I’ve finished the first 5-6 issues. Then I have plans to printed a large run of a collected edition of all the books in one volume. If you have any of these floppy issue you will be one the few fringe members of society!
  4. Because of all the other cool stuff you can get! I’ve got Pro Wrestling Comic Book Association Stickers, Post Cards, Catch Wrestling Instructional Videos Clips,  Original Art and in addition to all that you can immortalize yourself by having your name on the Appreciation Page of the Strength Monsters Website or on the Special Thanks Page inside one or both comic books. Everyone can know how rad you are for getting behind such a cool project before anyone else even knew about it! But if you are too humble and don’t want such well deserved recognition and credit for being so totally awesome well that’s fine too. You don’t have to put your name on any of those places or you can have a secret code name printed that no one other that yourself and maybe a few friends would even know who it really is…
  5. Finally it would be a great help to me. What else can I say. All the money is going towards finishing the comics and getting everyones rewards out that’s it. There won’t be a dime going into my own pocket in fact if there is any money left at all after paying everyone and paying for everything  you have my word of honor it will go right back into making the comics better.

Last of all I want you to take a look at this Screen Shot of my Kickstarter Profile you can go to my project page and it’ll be exactly the same. I’ve backed 20 projects myself. I believe there’s value in believing in someone else’s idea and supporting it. Once again here is the link to my Kickstarter Project; http://kck.st/1O4ErsuScreen Shot 2015-12-13 at 11.46.56 PM

A.J. Fulcher Interveiw Part II

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books, Strength Monsters, Uncategorized

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AJ_DinosuarThis is part II of my Interview with Local San Diego Artist Aj Fulcher all the Pencil drawings you see in this interview where done by A.J. for Strength Monsters comics. If you want to get a good idea of what the next two issues of my Strength Monsters comic books will be like then read this interview! I have a Kickstarter going right now for these comics and when you support stuff like this you aren’t just helping me finish the project you are supporting local guys like A.J. work towards their dreams and old timers like Mike Witherby make their comebacks! http://kck.st/1O4Ersu is the link to the Kickstarter it’s also at the beginning and end of the article attached below.

Source: Interview with A.J. Fulcher Part II

Iron Maiden Excellent!

Posted by Sam Kressin in Personal Journal, Uncategorized

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Iron_Madien_Somewhere_In_TimeRead Part1 Here, Read Part2 here; It’s Saturday circa 1990 and I’m thumbing through records and audio cassette tapes at Kobey’s Swat Meet in the parking lot of what was named the San Diego Sports Arena at the time with Martin de Pedro. Back then CDs were too new to be found at swap meets. As I’m digging through the record section I come across this… A record with a character that looks kind of like a zombie all of his skin is removed allowing you to see his musculature interwoven with wiring, electronics and what could be pieces of robotic anatomy. He’s standing in the middle of some futuristic city one gun drawn the other holstered. This has got to be the best painting I have ever seen I think to myself as I purchased the record for a couple of bucks. When I got home I proudly taped the record onto the wall of my room so I could look at it every day all the time….

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Michael Echanis Style Knife Throwing and Other Stuff

Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books, Martial Arts, Uncategorized, Worlds Deadliest

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Stumbled across this cool video today while doing more research for the collected print (and download) edition of Worlds Deadliest, Chapter 1; “Deathly Weapons.”

This video covers the Michael Echanis Style of Knife Throwing as it’s instructed in his 1978 classic; Knife Fighting, Knife Throwing for Combat

I’ve been working really hard to finished this first collected edition of my Martial Arts Web Comic Worlds Deadliest soon. The book will contain a number of never before published illustrations by myself, biographical essays on important martial artists and a number of additional articles and resources pertaining to martial arts even including some little known and obscure information about Dim Mak!

Hopefully the overall all the finished product will be the martial arts book you’ve always wanted to read that no one ever made.