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Will Francis

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UFC 260 Predictions: Will Francis Ngannou KO Stipe Miocic?! Sean "Sugarshow" O'Malley Returns!

Strictly MMA

James and Nate from Strictly MMA go over their fight picks for the main card of UFC 260, taking place this Saturday, March 27th at 10PM EST. We also talk the return of Sean O'Malley and what Tyron Woodley needs to do to snap his 3 fight losing skid. Thanks for watching! GIVE US A FOLLOW! www.TheStrictlyMMA.com James' Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesStrictly​​​​...​ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_strictly_m...​... Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mma_strictly​​​​​...​ Follow The Talk Show Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestrictly...​.. Nate's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ngass34/​​​...​ Other Ways To Listen To The Talk Show: https://linktr.ee/StrictlyMMA​​


26 Mar 2021

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Will Francis: Printmaker - When Its Purpose Is Itself (Part 2)

The Unfinished Print

Join me for the final part of my two part interview with printmaker Will Francis. What started as a discussion about pigments, used historically and currently in the world of mokuhanga, quickly  morphed into a lively discussion about what it means to be a mokuhanga artist in modern times.  follow me on Instagram @popular_wheatprints, Twitter @unfinishedprint, or email me at theunfinishedprint@gmail.com Show Notes: all links are hyperlinked. Just click! Will Francis: Patreon and website  cochineal pigment  Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji  Prussian blue pigment  Natalie Stopka has a very good article written on her website regarding indigo pigment.  Shōzaburō Watanabe (1885-1945) - an entrepreneur and publisher who kicked off what would become one of the most significant chapters in mokuhanga history. It was his vision which brought together artists from the yōga and nihonga schools of Japanese art to help make woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e tradition. A fantastic book on the subject is Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from The Wells Collection. There is a detailed history of the shin-hanga movement and those involved. sepia pigment ochre pigment - great article of earth pigments from ThoughtCo. Harunobu Suzuki (1725- 1770) One of the original nishiki-e printmakers. His prints would pave the way for many who would make and design prints in design and subject matter.  overprinting - this is a term coined for printing the same spot on a print over and over again to get the desired colour, depth and richness.  Lucy Morrish is Will Francis’ partner. She works on illuminated manuscripts and uses vellum for this work. Her work is spectacular. Her website will tell you everything you need to know regarding her process and her works.  shell gold pigment - article is from naturalpigments.com gouache pigment - great article on handprint.com Laura Boswell - printmaker based in the UK and is a teacher of Will Francis. You can find her work here, and her YouTube channel here.  sōsaku hanga - a style of mokuhanga which involves a more free approach to printmaking where one person does the design, carving, and printing in their own. Good article here from Ronin Gallery in NYC.  Hashiguchi Gōyō (1881-1921) - a yōga painter who transitioned to designing a single woodblock print for Watanabe and then designed on his own. His life was cut short at 40 by meningitis. He left a lasting legacy on the Japanese print through the design and construction of his work, especially with the design of images of women.  CMYK printing  Henri Matisse (1864-1954) - French artist who was arguably influenced by Japanese woodblock prints.  While although not officially connected to the Japonisme movement of the later 19th Century because of his age, Matisse did make the occasional woodcut as well as used the flat colouring of ukiyo-e for some of his work especially in his Paris period and his later years with his decoupage.  Shikō Munakata (1903-1975) - eccentric folk woodblock artist who in an almost free-hand manner created some of most fascinating mokuhanga of the 20th century. He also painted oils and in watercolour.  Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) - is the greatest artist associated with the woodblock print. His designs, for me, forever altered the way prints have been seen. His use of movement and his use of the five elements, especially for his triptychs, are powerful and electric. The decadence of his work only enhances the visual power of what can be done with the art form.  Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - one of the most famous woodblock artists Yoshitoshi’s powerful, grotesque, and bloody images have inspired tattoo culture in Japan and around the world. While Kunichika stayed within the boundaries of ukiyo-e, Yoshitoshi bent the rules and used a more “modern” perspective in his work which mirrored the chaos of Japan historically at that time.  Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) - an all encompassing artist Hiroshi Yoshida was the person who really personifies the Japanese print of the 20th century. Trained in Western oil painting, he developed an affinity for the woodblock print before meeting with Watanabe in the 1920’s. Yoshida would take what Watanabe was doing and would continue it throughout his life, albeit with a different philosophy.  This influence on woodblock printing has been felt well into the 21st century. Yoshida hired carvers and printers for his works, as well as carved on his own. At the time of his death he had produced 250 woodblock prints. His books on the subject are some of the most important books an aspiring or seasoned woodblock artist can own. Mokuhankan published his work on their website for those who are interested.  kuroko - are the shadow men who help kabuki actors and bunraku puppets with their garments and stage direction.  opening credit background music: Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert King (1967) © Popular Wheat Productions Disclaimer: Please do not reproduce or use anything from this podcast without shooting me an email and getting my express written or verbal consent. I'm friendly :)


22 Oct 2020

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Episode 79: Will Francis wheel & deal before Seattle’s expansion draft

3v3 Podcast

Episode 79:Discussion on Ron Francis wheeling & dealing before Seattle’s expansion draft. The Toronto Maple Leafs possible moves during the expansion draft, & Joe Thornton signing a one-year deal with the Leafs. Patrick Marleau & whether he’ll break Gordie Howe’s games played record this coming season. San Jose resigning former players to play there again this offseason. Talk about a creating an accurate defensive model in hockey. Question of the week: What would be a great name for a “positionless” player on the ice?Recorded 18 October 2020


20 Oct 2020

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Will Francis: Printmaker - It’s A Matter Of Consistency (Part 1)

The Unfinished Print

In this first part of my multi-part episode with printmaker Will Francis we begin with a short introduction with Will about who he is, what he does, and his partnership with Jed Henry.  follow me on Instagram @popular_wheatprints, Twitter @unfinishedprint, or email me at theunfinishedprint@gmail.com Show Notes: all links are hyperlinked. Just click! Will Francis: Patreon and website  David Bull Jed Henry   Hokusai (1760-1849)- this hyper link will send you to the .org website of Hokusai’s complete works.  James A Michener (1907-1997) - a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, scholar and academic who wrote on Japanese prints, amongst many more topics, and worked with art historian Oliver Statler (1915-2002) bokashi - a style of gradation on woodblock prints using water and pigment. This technique gradually fades the pigments into emptiness.  Sigourney Weaver (b. 1949) and her character from the Alien franchise were made into a print called Unseen Fear, carved & printed by Will Francis and designed by Jed Henry.  practice blocks - I bring up the term “practice blocks” during my interview with Will because historically to practice one’s carving you would paste hanashita of specific lines and circles. These would be carved over and over again to practice your carving technique. It is still used today, albeit rarely, by artists such as Adrian Holmes, and Taran Eden Casey who have and currently post about it on their social media.  Echizen washi is a paper made in a specific part of Japan, in this case in Fukui prefecture. Please visit www.echizenwashi.jp/english for an amazing website dedicated to the making and history of this paper, as well as its geography, and social history.  opening credit background music: Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert King (1967) © Popular Wheat Productions Disclaimer: Please do not reproduce or use anything from this podcast without shooting me an email and getting my express written or verbal consent. I'm friendly :)


16 Oct 2020

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Episode #30 of Pucks in Deep Feat. Will Francis


This week on Pucks in Deep we have Anaheim Ducks Draft Pick and Incoming Freshmen for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, Will Francis join the pod. Will just announced that he is Cancer free after Battling Leukemia, Congrats Will. Will has gone through adversity like no-other and has a great story to share with you all this week. Coming off an injury last year and battling cancer, Will talks about how excited he is for his future with the two-time defending champion Bulldogs. Also on this weeks pod the ECH boys cover talk about the upcoming season and have some predictions for you as well. All that and more on this weeks episode of Pucks in Deep.


24 Jul 2020

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The Buzz Pod Episode 44 Ft. Will Francis

The Buzz Pod

Will joins us to discuss his career and deliver some goosebumps! Tune in to hear us talk about: -Battling Leukemia -Battling Injuries -MN HS Hockey -USHL -NHL Draft + Camp Experience -Future at UMD (NCAA D1)--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bzzz/support


21 Jul 2020

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Ask an Artist Interview with Will Francis, Japanese Woodblock Printer

Ask An Artist

If you are a teacher one of the things you hope for is that one day you will teach someone who will then go on to greater things.  Laura gave Will Francis his first lessons in Japanese woodblock printing after he had been trying to teach himself - and finding it hard.  Will is now a professional carver and printer of Japanese woodblock prints: working in collaboration with illustrator Jed Henry they produce prints of contemporary culture, but using historic techniques.  Will talks about his journey, his passion for the process and about how the current health crisis has affected his business.


3 Jul 2020

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The Minnesotan Pod - Will Francis

YHH Hockey Podcasts

UMD commit, Will Francis joins Tony on The Minnesotan podcast. Will goes over his recent battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and many other topics including: -His recovery process-Meeting Bobby Orr and Bobby Clarke-Great memories of youth and high school hockey-Hearing his name on Spittin Chiclets-Will Francis and "Sons" lawn business-Bad fashion choices from third grade Fun show, great kid....keep him in your prayers as he battles through the final stages of recovery.


8 May 2020

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Forever Mighty Podcast - Ondrej Kase Breakout, Kevin Shattenkirk + Interview w/ Will Francis

Forever Mighty Podcast: Your Anaheim Ducks Podcast

Patrick, Eddy and Jason are back to break down all the latest Anaheim Ducks news. Topics include: Ondrej Kase is poised for a breakout season, Where would Kevin Shattenkirk line up in Anaheim, and how great is John Gibson's contract?... All that and MORE on the newest episode of the Forever Mighty Podcast!Our Patreon is here! Check out all the bonus content we are bringing you. We've given you options, but any and every contribution helps us continue to run the show at full capacity! The shows as you know them remain free but we will be providing some awesome bonus content for those who decide to contribute to the show.And Check us out on Twitter ForeverMightyFM and Instagram forevermightypod for updates on giveaways, new episodes, and more! If you liked the show be sure to head over to iTunes and give us a rating and review, we really appreciate them!

1hr 29mins

7 Aug 2019

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Ep. 47 Will Francis, Foster Care and Domestic Violence

Texas Impact's Weekly Witness

Tune in to Weekly Witness for an important conversation concerning Foster Care and Domestic Violence with Will Francis, Government Relations Director for the National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter. This conversation will be followed by a legislative update from Josh Houston. 


12 Feb 2019