Wednesday, March 22, 2006




It's been a minute. Hope this makes up for it!

This is for the martial arts blog that was posted a while back. I just happened to be working on a project called Sunset Flip about indie pro wrestling. You might not know this, but the style of pro wrestling was developed from Americas only true martial art, Catch Wrestling (or catch as catch can)! Martin "Farmer" Burns, the "Grandmaster of American Wrestling" is the father of this style that got it roots from Grecco Roman wrestling. He was born February 15, 1861, in a log cabin located in Springfield Township, Cedar County, Iowa. In the late 1800's he was a 165-pound man with a neck 20 inches around. Burns went on to become champion of America, even though he was a middle-weight. In his day, professional wrestling matches were, for the most part, real contests (but not always). Unlike amateur catch-as-catch-can (collegiate or freestyle wrestling), professional catch wrestling often had no time limit. He was a beast! Him and his students traveled the world beating everyone. His most famous student being Frank Gotch, called the "God of pro wrestling" in Japan.

Enjoy yall, peace!

6 Comments:

Blogger SketchbookAllstars said...

Man, Randolph!! This is sweet! Bravo!!

6:38 AM  
Blogger babadawud said...

That is so Dope! Did you use reference or what? This is phenomenal. How long did it take you?

Dawud

6:48 AM  
Blogger Pencilism! said...

I only used reff's for half of them. I watch so much wrestling, and I'm trying to learn to wrestle, so I know quite a few wrestling holds with out looking. This project was perfect for me and my writer. He's the only guy I know that loves indie pro wrestling more then me. I'm looking for a colorist now. When it's colored I'll re-update. I'm glad you guys like it! Peace!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Pencilism! said...

Oh yeah Dawud, and to answere your second question, it took me about two and a half weeks, off and on. If I would have done it all at once with out breaks, then prolly like a day and a half. I spend a lot more time with my kids then doing my art. Comes with the teritory. Thanks again for the props D.

As a side note, I'd love to work with you one day on something. Man, keep me in mind! I need some guest art work in my upcoming projects too. That goes out to all yall! You all got skillz!!! I'm doing a baseball comic called "SLAP! Magazine", and this wrestling book "Sunset Flip". Anybody who wants to get in on a little piece of that action should mention it to me. Holla back! Peace!

7:00 PM  
Blogger GreatOne said...

Hey, I was just out blogging around and I ran across your site. I just thought you would like to know that I enjoyed yours, and I will be back for future updates! I am a professional wrestler in training, and I am chronicling my rise to the top of the wrestling world in my own blog, feel free to stop by sometime, I have a guestbook and interactive polls, show your support, and when I reach the top I'll take you with me!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Andre Moore said...

WWE better watch out!

2:03 PM  

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