Friday, March 23, 2012

Butler and Mellon go 0 - 1 - 0 in 'Heart'

Heart by Blair Butler(w) and Kevin Mellon (w)

Heart is a 4-part mini from Image Comics that tells the story of Oren Redmond, an office worker who is slogging away at making a name for himself as an MMA fighter.  The writing credits belong to Blair Butler with art duties going to Kevin Mellon.  In this debut effort of what is essentially a tale of trajectory as seen in many a sports story in recent years (with examples such as Bad News Bears, Dodgeball, The Blind Side, the list goes on) where a person whose life is going nowhere fast, with little to zero skill in a given sport, decides to throw in all their chips, train hard and finally their dedication takes them to ‘The Big Show’ where they eventually compete on a professional level, the outcome of which being an experience that the protagonist learns valuable lessons about themselves. 

More after the jump...

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I've been reading over at DSTRYRsg about this great De La Riva sweep to back take, demonstrated here by Rafael Mendes, one half of the Mendes Bros.   Who, incidentally, were out here doing a seminar at the very same place that I train BJJ at.  Did I go? Of course not.  Why?  Because I'm a moron.  That's why.  

Anyways, I've been starting to toy around with De La Riva Stuff and I'm a big fan of flashy looking sweeps so looks like a very cool addition to my admittedly limited arsenal.