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”

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