E-Lesson: Learn to draw anime with Japanese Artists


Hey everyone, I’ve just learned of this cool project from JCCD Studio where they want to teach people with English subtitles how to draw illustrations in anime style. They need your help though to get this project up and running. Please, if you can, consider going to their Kickstarter page and contribute. If you can’t contribute money, then please share with your friends or people you think might be interested in learning how to draw in anime. The campaign ends on May 23rd and so far, they have raised $7,838 out of $10,000. Let’s help them reach their goal!


Today in history 2/26/2017



Today in history, On the death of Jovian, a conference at Nicaea chooses Valentinan, an army officer who was born in the central European region of Pannania, to succeed him in Asia Minor in 364.

Today in history, William the Bad (see picture below) succeeds his father, Roger the II, in Sicily in 1154.


Today in historyNapoleon and 1,200 of his men leave Elba to start the 100-day re-conquest of France in 1815.

Today in history, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (see picture below) publish The Communist Manifesto in London in 1848.


Today in history, Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky carries 17 passengers in a twin engine plane in St. Petersburg in 1914.

Today in history, Ground is broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in 1933.

Today in history, Japanese military troops march into Tokyo to conduct a coup and assassinate political leaders in 1936.

Today in history, The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms in 1951.

Today in history, Soviets recover Luna 20 with a cargo of moon rocks in 1972.

The greatest kidnapping movie?


Kidnappings are a scary thing in today’s society because of the fear and pain they provoke.  Remember the film Taken? How about Ransom? Both of these films put us over the edge because of the intense emotion and adrenaline that both the fathers (played by Liam Neeson in Taken and Mel Gibson in Ransom) exhibit throughout both films. While, Taken and Ransom are both good films, Akira Kurosawa’s, High and Low (a.k.a. Heaven and Hell), maybe the greatest kidnapping film of all time.

The film that helped inspire Star Wars

That’s right everyone, George Lucas, the man behind Star Wars, was actually inspired by an Akira Kurosawa film. Do you know which Kurosawa film it was? It was The Hidden Fortress (1958).