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"Korean War Commemorative Volume II" 60th Anniversary Graphic Novel  now  available on Barnes & Noble!

The long awaited and anticipated Korean war commemorative graphic novel is now  ready to order via Barnes & Noble. We have had some issues with the printing specs regarding  the way the first issue was laid out, So we will actually be releasing Volume II first, with Volume I following its release. The books will be a hardcover edition inline with such wonderful commemorative books. You can click on the link above in the navigation bar or here

Fallen Hero Portraits completed in time for Christmas. May we never forget their sacrifice

Above: SFC Benjamin T. Miller
ABOVE: SPC Jon Paul Fettig
Wishing all of those still serving far from home a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org and the American people. We wait for your safe return home to your family and friends.

Kickstarter  KW60 Fundraiser a success, Rewards to be shipped out on
Wednesday December 11, 2013

Well everything is ready to be shipped out, except for the Korean War Graphic Novels they still need to be printed. The two that were to receive a copy of each book will have those shipped out to them as soon as we have them printed. Just to show how busy we have been getting things together,we will leave you with this picture.

WE DID IT !!!!!!


The Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemorative Graphic Novel project on Kick-Starter was a success! Look for the books to be available hopefully by Christmas. We here at Heroes fallen Studios would like to thank all of our backers who pledged and supported this project. With out each of you we would not have been able to do it! Again Thank you all for the support, and for showing our Korean War Veterans that their are still Americans that Thank them for their service and sacrifice!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/164935645/60th-anniversarykorean-war-commemorative-graphic-n


Kick-Starter Project by Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. to raise funds to help publish the 60th Anniversary Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novels

Click the picture below to be taken to the project webpage


Please consider backing this project we have started on Kick-Starter to help us raise funds to publish the 60th Anniversary Korean War graphic novels that were created for the DOD.It has fallen back to us here at HFSI to make sure that the real life stories told to us by Veterans that served in the Korean War are brought to fruition and made available to the public. These are real life stories of Veterans that served during the Korean War. They deserve to be seen and told. That is why we here at HFSI have created these uniquely inspiring illustrated graphic novels, so as to honor these heroes for their service and sacrifices Please visit the link here to show your support and back this project
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/164935645/60th-anniversarykorean-war-commemorative-graphic-n

Tribute art in Honor of Major General " Boots" Blesse


This was portrait was done to honor the passing of a great man. It can be seen in Korean War Graphic Novel Volume 2

Journal Of Military Experience Story Sketches by Clayton Murwin


60th Anniversary Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novels created by Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org

Great news, Heroes Fallen Studios inc. Will be publishing and releasing the KW60 60th Anniversary Korean War graphic novels produced to honor our Korean War vets. Look for the books to be out just in time for Christmas.The books will be done as print on demand. please keep visiting us regularly for more news and updates on this amazing project we did in conjunction with the DOD and the KW60 project below are the covers for each book.

4th of July Celebrations

 

While many Americans will celebrate our Independence on July 4th 2013 with cookouts, gathering with friends and family, and yes the fireworks display that many throughout the country put on, We also need to be mindful, that for many who have served in wars that this great country have been in, the fireworks displays can cause a great deal of trauma for our veterans. While we see them as a spectacular event of loud booming firecrackers and light shows, the fireworks displays can trigger anxiety and flashbacks in a veteran. So please consider your neighbors, if you know that he is a Veteran try to be respectful  and ask him if your setting off fireworks in your neighborhood will cause an adverse affect on him. Don"t just assume that it wont bother them. For many Veterans the loud explosions and sparkling array of flashes remind these men and women of their time in conflict loosing a fallen brother from an IED or shell attack.Or hiding in a trench to take cover from artillery fired from the enemy. So try to be considerate of your Veteran Neighbors, because they served to protect your right to enjoy the holiday and your Freedom and Independence!

Thank you to all that have served!

Remembering Sgt. Kimberly D. Agar KIA 11/03/11

For Her Mother Margy Agar

Remembering Sgt. Clint Sikorski  Deceased 10/17/2008

 


--Inscription at Arlington Cemetary

"Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings."
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Army Sgt. Clint A. Sikorski

Remember Our Heroes

Sgt. Clint Sikorski, a Wausau East grad, killed by vehicle at Fort Lewis Army base
East High graduate hit by vehicle while directing traffic
Wausau Daily Herald • October 22, 2008

FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- A 2005 Wausau East High School graduate and U.S. Army soldier was killed Friday when he was struck by a vehicle while stationed in the state of Washington.

Sgt. Clint Sikorski, 21, formerly of Wausau, was attempting to stop traffic at Fort Lewis when he was hit by a civilian vehicle driven by a soldier, according to a Fort Lewis public affairs statement. He was directing an Army truck to a nearby small-arms range when he was struck and killed.

He was stationed at the base since July 2007 as a member of the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade. He was a howitzer gunner.

"It was a nightmare. We're still in shock," his mother, Walline Sikorski of Wausau, said Tuesday from Washington, where she was joined by her brother from California and a daughter, with a second daughter preparing to join her today.

The incident occurred before 6 a.m. Friday, and Sikorski was taken to Madigan Army Medical Center, where he died later that day of his injuries, according to the statement.

Walline said her son became "gung ho" about the Army in high school and turned himself from "a roly-poly kid" into a man "with eight-pack, not six-pack abs," who led others with passion.

A soldier Walline Sikorski met in Washington since her son's death told her about a time when he had approached the higher ranking Sikorski about a marital problem. A few minutes later, Sikorski returned and had arranged a 10-day leave for the soldier.

"He wanted (the soldier) to fix his problem so he could be at his best when he returned," Walline said.

Sikorski married his wife, Wausau-area native Mandy Sikorski, in July 2007 after the two met in an Internet chat room while he was stationed in Korea.

 

"Battle Hardened" B&W Art series # 5

Title:  "NOTIFICATION"

This piece was inspired by Veteran Andrew Coughlan's suggestion to me. Andrew was injured in Iraq and has been working with WWP, He suggested that I show the impact of war on the family. So this is what I produced. I tried to show the tragedy and grief when a family has been informed their loved one serving has been injured or KIA. It was an emotional piece to do.

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org Presents “Battle Hardened” B&W art series


Today I wanted to share with you the new series of paintings coming from Heroes Fallen Studios artist Clayton Murwin. The series of paintings are called “Battled Hardened”  in this posting you will see three out of six paintings, the other three are in development stage. The first painting that was done is on a 16×20 canvas and shows a close-up of a soldiers face that has been through battle.The painting is done in Black and White with a touch of red in some areas signifying the bloody battle he has just been through.

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This is painting #1

The next in the series is a much darker piece that was done on 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 water color paper. this piece also shows a soldiers face centered in the painting,it also has a lot more elements to it as it shows two enemies on each side of the piece and also chaos surrounding it

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Painting #2

The third painting in the series is showing a soldier standing in front of a mirror, but he does not see himself as a soldier, he sees himself as he was when he was a civilian. This is a different version of the original drawing that was done based on the real accounts of a story from a soldier that had their story produced in a publication called The Journal of Military Experience Volume II of which Mr. Murwin was given the task to create sketch drawings for each story. However this piece is much darker than the original drawing, and tries to show the emotional roller coaster that our troops go through during war.

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Painting # 3

Painting # 4

The painting above is in Honor of our Canine Heroes and there handlers. Many lives are save because of the heroic efforts of both the canine and it's handler. this too is  Black & White mixed media on 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 water color paper.

In this series of paintings Mr. Murwin is trying to capture the raw emotion of what a member of our military may endure while in a war. This is very difficult since the artist himself has never served in the military. However he has spoken at length with many troops that have served and are serving, and families who have lost a loved one in service to their country. Their will be prints made up from the completed works which will be for sale on the Heroes Fallen studios website once the series is completed. Please stay tuned to this site for further info. If you have any questions you can leave a comment here or send us an email at herosfallenstudios@gmail.com

 

DOD_KW60 Project Final Update 01/13/13

Both graphic Novels for the KW60 project are completed. We had a conference call with CDR O'Brien this past week and they seemed to be very happy with the outcome of the books. We have a few minor textual changes that need to made on both books. that being said I think that the DOD is very happy with what Heroes Fallen Studios  and the creators on the project produced for them.

Tentatively speaking we may be able to showcase some of the art that was produced for the project by February, but we are still waiting for approval to do so. I has been a great honor to have been a part of this outstanding project to honor our veterans  that served in the Korean War.  we also hope that if the need arises again for such an opportunity to produce such books, that the DOD will once again reach out to us to do so. The next update that you see here regarding the project will hopefully be followed by art samples from the books and also how you too may be able to get a copy of the books for your library. Until then  Thanks to all that support what we do here in honor of our veterans.

The work below can be seen in our publication" Untold Stories From Iraq & Afghanistan" Volume 1 on sale in our web-store and on amazon .com  this art is not affiliated with the KW60 project in anyway.

 

DOD_KW60 Project Update 12/26/12

Well, the first graphic novel is completed as of November and we are now wrapping up on the finishing touches for the second graphic novel for the KW 60th commemoration project. I must say, it has been one wild ride! We have had no major issues during the project only some minor issues have popped up here and there, but we have managed to hit all of the deadlines except one.

It was not a major issue, but we had a few unforeseen personal problems pop up among some of the talent involved, including myself. But it all is coming along nicely. As the project manager, I am very pleased with all the hard work everyone has put in to the project. I believe it will be very well received by all who are waiting to see the end results.

The final deadline is the 30th of this month for everything to be delivered to DOD. I am unable to at this time to really show any of the full page work of any art, that being said I am going to post a small piece of page art just to entice you and peak your interest. Please see the small sample below.

 

 

 

     "HERO-SPOTLIGHT "      

 PO1 Ryan Sykes attended the Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Course and graduated as the classes “Honor Graduate”. The following year, he was selected as the US Navy Junior Sailor. Ryan was voluntarily transferred to Virginia Beach and served as a Special Warfare Intelligence Analyst.

 While stationed in Virginia Beach, he attended many courses of instruction. Several prominent courses include the High Risk S.E.R.E (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school and the Military Free Fall Parachutist Course. His tours include; Colombia, Africa, Iraq (2x), and Afghanistan (5x). Ryan was awarded the Bronze Star for his work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 In early 2008, Ryan suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Afghanistan. Ryan underwent treatment in Washington D.C, Virginia, and Nebraska. He also underwent four months of Hyperbolic Oxygen Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ryan was then accepted to the Sentinels of Freedom program and he relocated to Texas.

Artist Note: We are Spotlighting Ryan because of his courage and determination to Never Give-up . He has come a long way since his TBI and I firmly believe he will continue to excel against all odds.

 

 

So Begins the Fall Season

KW60-Korean War Graphic Novel Project Update

9/29/12

Korean War Commemorative Graphic Novel Project between the Department Of Defense Korean War Commemoration Committee (DOD) & Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.org

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 I am sure you have seen that I have been absent from the site for awhile. Let me explain why. I have been heading up a project between our Non-Profit organization Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. & The Department of Defense Korean War Commemoration Committee to produce two 50 page Korean War Graphic Novels. So this is why you have seen very little of me lately. I will try to update a bit more frequently than I have been, and will post some of the art from the project as soon as I am able.

More about the DOD Korean War Commemoration Committee can be  found by clicking the links below
http://www.koreanwar60.com/
http://koreanwar.defense.gov/docs/kw60backgrounder.pdf

Today Remembering The Fallen.....Helicopter Crash 8/6/11 Afghanistan

 

Portraits by Clayton D. Murwin

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the horrible helicopter crash that took the lives of 30 service members of our Armed Forces in Afghanistan, I would like to take time to Remember them all. May their memory forever be with us. And their bravery and sacrifice Never be Forgotten.

  I am also posting the few portraits I have done at the request of the families that were lost on that tragic day.  

REMEMBER THEM,WE WILL....HONOR THEM,WE DO

ABOVE: Fallen Hero Army National Guard SSGT Patrick Hamburger KIA 8/6/11

 

ABOVE: Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston KIA 8/6/11

 

 Above: NAVY SEAL Sennior Chief Petty Officer, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist, Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii, K.I.A. August 6th ,2011

 

  Below is the full list of those that tragically lost there lives. Let us Remember them today

 

The crash was the deadliest single incident in the Afghan War.

Here is the list:

          Navy Seal Stephen M. Mills, 35 of fort worth Texas

The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.

Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah.

Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.

Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.

Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn.

The soldiers killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.;

Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.;

Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.;

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.

The airmen killed were:

Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.

Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.

All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C.

 

 

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. President receives Award for contributions to JME Volume II

 

Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. President/Founder Clayton D. Murwin (Far left)  received and award for his sketch contributions to "The Journal of Military Experience" Volume II for illustrations that he created for 18 Veterans personal stories. Others that were involved in the project were presented with Awards as well, which you can see from the photo above.

Travis Martin (Far right) co-founder of the JME/MEA Symposium presented the team with the awards on the opening night of the symposium which was held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond , Kentucky on July 5th 2012

"It was an Honor to be a part of this amazing project and event meant to bridge the gap between the civilian & veteran communities"

Thank you to Travis Martin & EKU for allowing me to be a part of this.

 

ABOVE: The Award which was presented to Mr. Murwin

Mr. Murwin also received a certificate of achievement for his participation in the symposium from EKU 

"We here at Heroes Fallen Studios Inc. feel that it is important to support all those that support our Veterans. So we are very happy to be involved with any organization,club or group that has that mission. We are all in this for one reason, that is to make sure our veterans get the help and support they need.  And to give them a voice".

 

 

Sneak Peek at Page from Volume II USFIA

Fundersol Story: Here is a sneak peek at page 3 of one of our stories appearing in Volume II of Untold Stories From Iraq & Afghanistan. Illustrated by Artist is David Hindelang from Iconograph Studios.