Five From Beyond!

An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review

Hello again, El Moochadores! A few months back I posted about the Five From Beyond Kickstarter for a five part comic book anthology from Kyle Roberts. The 48 page book is a healthy mix of suspense, horror, and science fiction, and was successfully funded! It is now a real life, and very awesome, printed comic book that you can go get a copy of for your self! Five from Beyond had a lot of talent behind its creation, including work by Kyle Roberts (writer, inks, and illustrator), Ilaria Fella (colors), Raphael Romeo Magat (pencils), and many more.

We received copies of this book, and I think it is absolutely fantastic. Five from Beyond really reminds me of the indie comics we use to find as kids in the mid ’80’s, but now with incredible art and colors. Most indie comics back in the 80’s were in black and white, and usually had something to do with ninjas. Fat Ninja, Ninja Turtles, Panda Clan… stuff like that. Anyways… There are no ninjas in this book, but there are five really awesome sci-fi/horror, and suspense stories. The art work is solid, the editing is great, making an all around fantastic comic which you can buy online! So, go do that! Also, go follow From Beyond Comics, on their website, Frombeyondcomics.com!

I’ve posted some sample pages below, but this isn’t enough! Go buy the book!

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Lords of the Cosmos #2

An Atomic Moo Shout Out!

Hey, El Moochadores! This is just a quick shout out for our friends over at Ugli Studios and their successful publishing of… Lords of the Cosmos issue #2! Here’s a quick synopsis of the fantasy/sci-fi series:

A nod to the glorious mayhem of 1980s comics and cartoons, LORDS OF THE COSMOS is the tale of the exotic planet Aiden, a planet lost to space and time. Here, all manner of escaped super villains, heinous inter-dimensional demons, exiled Earth gods and ancient bio-wizards battle on a hostile world controlled by a sentient, planet-wide machine.

The second issue comes out of the gate with laser rifles a-blazing, featuring another jam-packed issue of comic madness for fans of 1980s action-adventure properties. This issue features sexy crystal princesses, nuclear fantasy war, alien gladiatorial battles and a closet full of heads

If you grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, Heavy Metal Magazine and action figures galore, this comic is a wish come true! Issue #2 is a super-sized, massive, JUMBO comic – actually more like a small graphic novel! The new issue will have 44 interior pages comprised of part two of the main story, as well as work by Robert Hack (ARCHIE COMICS), Livio Ramondelli (IDW TRANSFORMERS), Bill McKay (ZOMBIE TRAMP), Joe Palumbo FUBAR/ALTERNA COMICS) and Rebecca George (BONESHAKER PRESS). LORDS OF THE COSMOS was created and drawn by Jason Lenox and written by Dennis Fallon and Jason Palmatier, (creators of the graphic novel PLAGUE, published by Markosia UK).

I know a lot of hard work went into this comic, and we were very fortunate to get a digital copy of it, which is also a big chunk of awesome! There are not (any?) comic companies producing stories like this anymore, so get on board while you still can. You can get your own copy (print) at the Ugli Studios online Etsy store and on Comixology. I posted some sample art and images from the comic below. Check it out, and support independent comics!

Cheers!

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SketchPlanner 2019

New Kickstarter for Sketchplanner 2.0!

Hello again, El Moochadores! The other day I came across this cool looking Kickstarter, that I thought was a really great idea. Created by artist, Tom Bancroft, Phil Earnest and Elena Stewart, the Sketchplanner 2019 is just what it sounds like; a day planner you can draw in. They first introduced the Sketchplanner on kickstarter last year, and now they’re back with an new and improved (2.0) version. I would actually really like to have something like this, and even though I’m very broke right now, I’m thinking about contributing before the KS ends in 28 days (as of this post). I also think this would make a great gift for Atomic Moo’s official graphic artist (and my twin bro), Chud.

So far the Sketchplanner 2.0 has 118% of its goal (keen), however there’s still plenty of time to pitch in and reap some cool rewards. You may also want to pick a couple up and donate them to your favorite cow based web comic, blog, and podcast… maybe. Anyways, check out the promo video below and click the link above to learn more about the Sketchplanner and its makers.

Cheers!

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How To Build a $500 Gaming PC in 2018

Ok, breaks over and it’s time to do some Mooposting. I know someday in the future (well, I hope) I’m going to have more free time than I have now. So, when that imagined day comes, I like to think I’ll pick some extra hobbies, like making a gaming PC. This video comes to us from the YouTube channel, Paul’s Hardware (which could also be a Youporn channel… just saying), where old Paul here makes it look very easy to assemble a working gaming PC on the Cheap. Very soon here I think I might try this and begin ordering all the parts, which Paul listed in the description of his video. Very cool stuff, and I hope this helps get you motivated to go make some stuff.

Enjoy!

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust

An Atomic Moo Book Review of a New Sherlock Holmes Adventure!

Alright, El Moochadores, Titan Books has published another new Sherlock Holmes adventure by author James Lovegrove, and this time around the world famous detective, and Dr. Watson, are joined by none other than legendary hunter, Allan Quartermain in The Devil’s Dust! Here’s the synopsis:


It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes.

The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic…

For my part, I enjoyed the hell out of this book. This last year, most of my reading has been from the self-help, and motivation, sections of the library. So it was kind of refreshing to get back to a fun work of mystery and fantasy. Also, I’ve read some of Lovegove’s books in the past, and he does a fantastic job of verbally recreating a late 19th century England where a Sherlock Holmes can meet an Allen Quartermain. To be honest, I don’t have any viable criticism of this book. I started reading it about two days ago, and I just sort of burned through it. I guess I was kind of hungry for something weird and geeky, and this story delivered by providing a sort of traditional Holmes and Watson, in an entirely new universe.

Also, on unrelated note, this book (indirectly) got me watching a bunch of the old Sherlock Holmes serials starring Basil Rathbone. Definitively not the same time period or style, but if you want more Sherlock Holmes you can find many of these videos for free on Youtube. You can also go to Titanbooks.com and purchase a great number of excellent Holmes stories, along with Devil’s Dust!

Check out the Titan Books online store to get you’re own copy of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust. Also, dig some Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in a 1940’s Holmes adventure below.

Cheers!

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WoW Battle for Azeroth Videos

Cinematics and Warbringer Videos

Good morning, El Moochadores! Well, morning for me. I love playing World of Warcraft. Which, is something that is tough to owe up to, especially with some of my friends, but fuck ’em. I pay my taxes, I don’t commit crimes, and I go to work every day. I get to enjoy Warcraft, goddammit. Also, it’s fucking cool!

Unfortunately, I don’t have the time, or money, to play WoW as I would like. So, I have to enjoy WoW in a limited, often from the sidelines, sort of way. Which sucks, because I think this new expansion (Battle for Azeroth) looks really cool, and I really want to play it! And I might!

Well, I’ll probably work a bunch of overtime, and spend my free time drawing cartoon mice and cows, but I’ll really want to play… dammit! Since I can’t get involved (right now) I can at least geek out over some of the new cinematics and animatic videos being released prior to the new expansion. So join me in my frustration and check out some cool WoW lore. Below, I posted the Battle for Azeroth trailer, Old Soldier, and a couple of the Warbringer animatics. Not all the videos released, but enough to help feed the addiction. I hope.

For the Horde.

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Giant Lego Spaceship!

Jordan Morgan and His 13 Foot Long Lego Spaceship!

There’s probably a very fine (blurry) line between fandom and OCD, but it’s really cool to see someone walk it. For example; check out Lego builder, Jordan Morgan and his 13 foot long Lego battleship. Reported on by Beyond the Brick back in June, this 19 minute long Youtube video goes through all the really cool details Morgan built in to his spaceship. The build includes secret compartments, lights, and even a small fleet of fighter ships. Keen! Seriously, I love watching stuff like this and in a weird way, it makes me want to work on my own projects even more. Check out the video below, and if you have any cool Lego, or geeky, builds; let us know!

Enjoy!


We’re always looking for cool new content to share here on Atomic Moo, so if you have a “geek creative” indie project and would like us to post about it email Trog@atomicmoo.com! Also, don’t forget to help support Atomic Moo by following us on Twitter (@atomicmoo) and Facebook!

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Atomic Tails #28

I Finally Finished Another One!

Hello, El Moochadores. It’s been awhile since I posted a comic, but last night I finally finished another Atomic Tails. This time featuring Chud and Buttery. I’ve already begun working on the next strip, so hopefully that one won’t take me the better part of 3 months to finish. Anyways, check out the comic below, but also go check out past comics at the Atomic Tails Archive. This is a big learning project, so constructive criticism is welcome. Basically, I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m not going to stop, so let’s all make this work some how. Also, don’t forget to support Atomic Tails by following me on Instagram and Facebook. Maybe twitter too. We’ll see.

Enjoy!

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How To Learn Anything Faster

5 Tips to Increase your Learning Speed

Okay, El Moochadores, it’s time to start out our day (well my day) with a little sefl-improvement. Check out the above video from the Youtube where Practical Psychology presents a video from Project Better Self that provides five useful tips for improving your ability to learn new things. I thought it was cool that one of his examples for stuff we might want to learn is drawing, since that is exactly what I’m studying, but here are the five steps to learn faster in a nutshell… or blockquote…:

1. Deconstruct the skill and use the Pareto Principle. The 80/20 rule; That is, focus on the one or two things of which you want to learn and just focus on those things.
2. Have a laser like focus and use the Pomodoro technique. Shut down all external distractions and fully focus on a task for a short period of time. Usually 20 to 25 minutes, making sure to include a short break of 1 to 5 minutes.
3. Learn by Doing.
4. Be Persistent. Fight the dip!
5. Get enough sleep.

This next week, I’m going to try this method. I’m usually not to good at sticking to a routine, but maybe this can help change that. Also, step 5 is problem for me. I have a very tough time falling asleep at night and staying asleep. Apparently, I also snore. Anyways, I hope this video helps with your own study routines and projects.

Cheers!


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Comic Con 2018 -Trailers!

An Atomic Moo (not) Movie Review

Yesterday I was in the process of setting up a really big Atomic Moo post about all the film, and television, trailers that premiered at the last SDCC 2018. However; as I was gathering links, and embed codes, I came across Red Letter Media’s Half in the Bag episode: 150, where they reviewed many of the same trailers, but with just as much (or more!) fake disinterest, and cynicism, that I myself was about to write. So, instead of posting a giant page full of Youtube videos, I’ve decided to post Half in the Bag 150 , which (for the most part) shares my same opinions towards these films, and few trailers they missed.

Well, there are some differences. These fellows seem more or less indifferent to Disney Star Wars, whereas I hate (loathe) every hack film produced by the Disney Wars (Disney ruined Star Wars). Also, I’m all in for a Godzilla v. King Kong film. Yeah, I hate going to theaters these days, and if I end up watching any of this stuff – it’ll be from the comfort of my own home, but a Godzilla/King Kong fight may (MAY) just get me back into a movie theater. Oh, and I am very much rooting for the Shazam film. I know it probably won’t be good, but I want to be just awesome.

So what follows here is Half in the Bag: Episode 150, Trailers for Venture Bros. Season 7, Dr. Who Season 11, and The Oriville Season 2.

Enjoy and disney ruined Star Wars.

Half in the Bag: 150

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