Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and X-Wing Art

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Incredible Star Wars Art from Chris Skinner!

Via Geek Tyrant: Check out these amazing illustrations of the mellennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and X-wing fighter, by artist Chris Skinner. More information about these pieces can be found on Skinners Behance page. Currently the Millennium Falcon, “The Baby’s Got A Few Surprises Left In Her, Sweetheart”, is selling for $40.00 on HGC, however the Tie and X-wing fighter prints are not available for sell yet. Check out previews of the images below.

Enjoy!

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ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA!

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AWA 2014 – Cosplay Celebration Video from Beat Down Boogie!

Hey El Moochadores, check out Beat Down Boogie’s coverage of 2014’s Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA)! Their coverage includes awesome video work set to music and images from the con! I’ve posted a few sample images below, but you can see the rest on the Beat Down Boogie Facebook page!

Enjoy!

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Resistance

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Atomic New Book Review of Samit Basu’s New Novel!

Resistance is the incredibly powerful, and fun, sequel to Samit Basu’s 2013 novel, Turbulence. Published by Titan Books in 2014, Resistance begins eleven years after the fateful flight of British Airways 142, when all persons on board received super powers. Since that flight, and the subsequent formation of the international super hero team; the Unit,Turbulence sales cover the world has had a second wave of “new supers” and now planet Earth is brimming with super heroes, villains, and a young god. However, Supers are being killed and a very powerful global corporation is threatening billions of lives and it’s up to the mind controller, Uzma, and the Unit to stop them! MuHahaha!!!

Both Turbulence and Resistance are fantastic adventures that speak to the heart of geek culture. These stories parody, and serenade, the comic books, and science fiction, I’ve loved my entire life without pandering to current fads or my fandom. In Resistance, Basu writes the perfect sequel with stronger villains, more dynamic action, and deeper relationships between the characters; who’ve now lived more than a decade in a world of super powered shenanigans. I especially enjoyed Basu’s imagination for how modern super powers may manifest themselves. Sure, there are the supermen and women, there’s even a super-president, but highly imaginative powers spring up in the form of Super Photobombers and Super Viral Marketers (who is also one of the most hated people on the planet). Brilliant! There is also and almost cinematic, or film like, quality to Basu’s writing that makes it almost feel like I’ve “seen the movie.” His descriptive power and writing style lead readers through an amazing roller coaster of adventures that include kaiju, power armor, Mad Scientist, and Tias. Tia! Good god, the one superpower that could save millions of lonely nerds… Anyways, I enjoy many of the books Titan sends over to review, but I absolutely loved Basu’s two novels. His books are strong reminder of why I love movies and comics and I’m very much anticipating the third novel. If there is a third novel… better be a third novel… There’s gonna be third novel, right?

Resistance is out in all major book stores now, or you can get your own copy online at Titanbooks.com!

P.S.

If you could have any super power -not including flight or invisibility- what would it be?

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JAND

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Just Another Nigerian Drama

An Original Webcomic by Modé

Good evening El Moochadores! At Atomic Moo, independent, and web, comics are some of the best things in the world, and we love it when we’re introduced to someone’s new project. So, in true indie spirit check out JAND, an original webcomic, updating twice weekly, that focuses on the lives of Nigerian university students living in the United Kingdom. Produced by professional illustrator, writer, and Jeweler, Modé (by the way, I actually learned how to type that accent mark, which I’m kind of proud of…) with coloring and backgrounds (strips 50 +) by concept artist Segun Samson. The strip follows the lives of eight students and is a “slice of life” comic dealing with work and relationships. Some comics do feature explicit content (mostly cussing), but it’s also gives a look at a culture many of us here in the states wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Oh, and “Jand” is also a slang term in Nigerian pidgin English which means “England.” You see the stuff you learn when visiting Atomic Moo. Keen. Anyways, Check out a few sample comics below, but you can follow the entire series of strips at the JAND website.

Enjoy!

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Faye Valentine

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Incredible Cowboy Bebop Art by Reiq

Via Deviant Art: Good evening El Moochadores! Check out this amazing Faye Valentine art from illustrator Reinaldo (Reiq) Quintero! Faye (and Ein) never looked better and I especially liked that I came across this illustration while I’m currently binge watching Bebop episodes on the youtube. Check out more of Reiq’s stuff at Facebook and Livestream. Actually, we’ll probably post some of the livesteams, they’re really pretty cool. Also, check out a Bebop episode below. Teddy Bomber… I love that one.

Enjoy!

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The Atomic Moocast #86!

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Interview with Rum Row Creators Andrew Maxwell and Michele Bandini!

NEW MOOCAST!!! Finally! Wow, this was a tough one to get done. Almost like the universe didn’t want it to happen, but damn the fates! We wanted to Moocast, and Moocast is what we did!

RR_Cover On this episode we talk with independent comic creators Andrew Maxwell and Michele Bandini about their fantastic new comic: Rum Row! Rum Row is a prohibition themed “aerial crime adventure” and chuck full of dashing heroes, dames, dirigibles, and fighter planes! It’s keen! Congratulations to Andrew and Michele on a successful Kickstarter campaign and getting all their funding!

So let’s get into it folks! The propeller is spinning and this Moocast is ready to launch! Go, (now!) and get some tasty snacks and a cool fizzy beverage, then sit back in calm, comfy, chair and start the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party

Show Notes and Links

Rum Row

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Tail Spin Intro

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut!

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Full Movie (Official) Epic Fan Movie!

Star Wars on the Youtube just released the full version of The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut! This video is a collection of 480 fan-made segments from over 1,500 submissions smooshed together into one fantastic movie! Submissions include live action, animation, and other… weird stuff. Keen! Checkout the movie and details below and for more information on the film please visit Starwarsuncut.com!

Enjoy!

With more than 480 fan-made segments culled from over 1,500 submissions, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut (also known as ESB Uncut) features a stunning mash-up of styles and filmmaking techniques, including live action, animation, and stop-motion.uncut2 The project launched in 2013, with fans claiming 15-second scenes to reimagine as they saw fit – resulting in sequences created with everything from action figures to cardboard props to stunning visual effects. Helmed by Casey Pugh, who oversaw 2010’s Emmy-winning Star Wars Uncut, the new film has a wonderful homemade charm, stands as an affectionate tribute to The Empire Strikes Back, and is a testament to the talent, imagination, and dedication of Star Wars fans.

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The Killing: Uncommon Denominator

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An Atomic Moo Book Review of the Prelude Novel to AMC’s Cop Drama

Fans of AMC’s cop drama, The Killing, now get a chance to read about grizzly murders in drizzly Seattle in through a new novel from Titan Books! Uncommon Denominator, preludes the events in the television series (season one) with a dark, and engaging, murder mystery. Here’s the synopsis:

When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body, unburned but with terrible head wounds. Meanwhile, another man is discovered in a shipping container at the Port of Seattle, shot execution-style. For Homicide Detective Sarah Linden, two cases soon become one, and she must unravel a complex web of addiction, greed, and betrayal to reveal the killer.

The Killing is unique among other cop dramas because it takes its time with its murder mysteries. It isn’t a show that presents, and solves, a mystery (not counting commercial breaks) in one hour.tk3-linden-holder-2-325 The drama is steeped in character development, and actual mystery, which can take several episodes (seasons) to resolve. So, it’s incredibly refreshing that author Karen Dionne retains the shows sense of mystery and investigation in her novelization. Thanks to Dionne’s writing, Uncommon Denominator perfectly captures the “noir” feel of the television show and strongly represents its characters. And, it’s all mystery! The crime has already happened, but it’s up to the detectives Linden and Goddard (Holder plays a part, but in this book he’s still working undercover) to suss out what happened and make the arrest. After having read her book and watching the first season of the Killing, I feel her portrayal of detectives Linden and Holder was dead on (no pun intended) and that she wrote an engaging murder mystery that follows all the twist, turns, and dead ends, that makes the television show better than most.

Uncommon Denominator is available now in all major book stores, or you can get your copy online at Titan Books! Also, all four seasons of The Killing are now available to watch on Netflix!

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Dragon Con 2014

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New Cosplay Compilation from Beat Down Boogie! Parts One and Two

Hey El Moochadores! Beat Down Boogie has just released new cosplay videos from Dragon Con 2014! Check out the great video work showcasing the amazing costumes in attendance at the show. These videos were shot by Micah Moore, Blake Faucette, Justin Reich, and edited by Micah Moore. Checkout the two parts below along with a small (tiny!) sample of images from the show, but the rest of the gallery can be seen at the Beat Down Boogie Facebook page.

Enjoy!

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Expressions and Poses for Dragons!

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Tutorial by Sammy Torres!

Via Deviant Art: Hey El Moochadores! It’s been difficult posting anything for Atomic Moo this last couple of weeks, but I’m trying to get back on track with at least one daily post about something creative or inspiring.

Lucky for me I came across this great tutorial on drawing dragons by animatorCapture Sammy Torres (aka SammyTorres) on Deviant Art. Torres goes through and shows every step of the process for constructing a dragon and adding emotion and definition to the drawing. What I like about this tutorial is that all these steps can be applied to other forms of cartooning or animation. She also demonstrates how important reference images can be for creating a pose or emotion. I’ve posted several times before about a comic strip I’m currently working on about mice figures (Chudd and Trog) and studying tuts like this is helping me create the characters and world I want. Anyways, I won’t post the full tutorial here. For that you’ll have to got to Torres’s Deviant Page where a full (FREE!) download of this, and many other, tutorials can be found! Also, check out some sample work from Torres’s Dragon works below!

Enjoy!

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