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Film Review: Draw Hard (Turnstyle Films)

Draw HardI sometimes feel like I am an 80 year old man when I write.  I am not sure that is going to make much sense to you yet until you read the following:

In my life, I have met a lot of good, amazing faces.

Granted I have yet to turn 40, but that sentence holds so true.  I have had the pleasure of meeting so many people in my short existance on this planet.

One of those people is Jon Nix.  He is a fellow Cleveland resident with a bigger love for music and film than I will ever have in my lifetime.  He has leaped boundaries I could only have imagined doing at his age and currently runs the fast-moving Turnstyle Films.

Next week, Turnstyle Films is dropping Draw Hard, an amazing short form documentary on Cleveland’s most bad ass underground comic artist John G.

lem_01-2_coverI watched the documentary not really knowing what to expect.

I know who John G. is and I have seen his art everywhere from his Lake Erie Monster comic illustrations to the numerous concert posters he had done for many local acts.

Chances are if you are from Cleveland you have even seen his artwork on the monthly menu fliers that make those Melt Bar & Grilled sandwich of the months look even more enticing.

What I did not know was John G.’s story.

Draw Hard did a hell of a job bringing me to speed with a solid dude I am sure I rubbed shoulders with back in the 90s.  In one sitting, my appreciation for John G. grew easily 100 times.

The story is real and the best part about it was how it was told throughout.  It is a truly inspiring short documentary that everyone needs to check out.

You do not even need to love comic books to appreciate this documentary.  This showcasing of a man who overcame tragedy to his advantage proving you can do anything when you put your mind to it and without looking back.

On February 27th, Draw Hard will be available for rental or purchase on VHX .  For $10, you can even get digital versions of the first 5 volumes of the Lake Erie Monster comic as part of a bundle deal.

The documentary will also be available for streaming through Fandor,

Don’t pass this up.  Seriously.  It is well worth your time.

Props to Jon Nix and Turnstyle Films for creating such a captivating documentary about one of the most talented humans in Cleveland.

Check out the Draw Hard packages available on VHX:

Take A Dip Package – $4.99
-A Digital Copy of the Film
-Director’s Commentary
-Trailer
-Hi-Res Digital PDF of “The Lake Erie Monster” Volume #1

The Monster Package – $8.99
-A Digital Copy of the Film
-Director’s Commentary
-Trailer
-Hi-Res Digital PDFs of the First 5 Volumes of “The Lake Erie Monster” & The Summer Special issue

The Gritty Package – $9.99
-A Digital Copy of the Film
-Director’s Commentary
-Trailer
-Hi-Res Digital PDFs of the First 5 Volumes of “The Lake Erie Monster” & The Summer Special issue
-Hi-Res Digital PDFs of The John G Art collections “No Gods No Monsters” & “No Gods No Monsters Non Grata”

Cleveland’s TurnStyle Films Drops Trailer For “Draw Hard”

DRAW HARD

Cleveland’s very own TurnStyle Films just dropped a trailer for their well-deserved documentary about local illustrator and comic book artist, John G.

Chances are if you live in Cleveland, you have seen his drawings more than one time.  He is the man behind the sandwich of the month artwork for Melt Bar and Grilled, has done many fliers for local concerts, and is the illustrator for the underground comic  The Lake Erie Monster with artist Jake Kelly.

Judging by this trailer, this is going to be an amazing documentary about one of the most talented men in Cleveland.  I can not wait to see it.

Watch This: Chris Stowe – “Blood Drinkers”

My pals over at Cleveland’s Turnstyle Films have been so busy as of late.  I love seeing what they are working on via social media and Instagram.

Needless to say, I was aware of their involvement with Chris Stowe a while back and have been looking forward to this video for a while now.

Finally I had the chance to catch it today.  Now it is your turn:

This video is visually stunning and goes perfectly with Stowe’s somber song that pushes on a certain relationship to the final strand.

Turnstyle Films has really outdone themselves with this video.

Stowe’s debut, Hollow, dropped just this past June of this year via A-F Records and remains one of my favorite releases of 2014.

Check It Out: Skeletonwitch’s New Music Video For “I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)”

Tis the season for a slasher…

Skeletonwitch

Athens, Ohio’s Skeletonwitch just dropped a new music video for “I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)” that is sure to cause nightmares.  Directed by Jon Nix of TurnStyle Films, this video clearly gives a generous nod to 70s horror movies.  Originally featured on Bloody-Disgusting, I figured I would post it as well seeing how I am a big fan of Skeletonwitch and also the good folk at TurnStyle Films.

Check it out:

Music Video: All Dinosaurs – “Tight Rope”

Cleveland champs All Dinosaurs have released a video for “Tight Rope”, the first single from their new full-length album, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. The album was dropped earlier this year on Anti-Flag’s label A-F Records.  Filmed by the good folk over at TurnStyle Films, this video is hard and chilling at the same time making for a good view.  Check it out:

All Dinosaurs – Tight Rope from TurnStyle Films on Vimeo.

I have been a fan of these guys ever since I first caught them in a basement show.  Not only did they blow me away with their music, but they were fun as hell and all-around genuine dudes.