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Lenore: Pink Bellies!

Good news, El Moochadores! Titan Comics has recently released a new hard back edition of Roman Dirge’s Lenore comic. This new volume, Lenore: Pink Bellies is a four book story arc where in our favorite little dead girl is being hunted by a mysterious old lady, and Taxidermy’s origins are revealed. There is also a lot of bear ass play. No, I didn’t spell that wrong. “Bear” ass is very correct. Read the book.

Anyways… Like with any of the Lenore series, Pink Bellies is a lot of hyper-active fun with a sick sense of humor. The book never takes it’s self serious, even though it boast the death of one its main characters, and it comes off like a sugar rush for the eyes. The whole Lenore series is probably the best spin on the whole “dead little girl” thing (yeah, it’s a thing) since the Ring, but funnier and some how even more violent. Also, there’s a murderous pickle hat in the story. Pickle Hat! Check out a few sample pages below along with the books synopsis.

In a storyline that has been building for over a year, Roman Dirge, the so-called ‘Arch-Deacon of the Macabre’ has been slowly ratcheting up the tension and silliness in a story arc that will see one of his most beloved characters pushing up the daisies — FOR GOOD, we kid you not..!

NO, seriously. This isn’t one of those dead for a year kind of deals other publishers do – this is the real deal. DEFO dead! Deader than a door nail kind of dead. The sort of dead that leaves the reader gasping in stunned amazement at the sheer audacity of the thing. Seriously, as god is my witness someone’s dying or my name isn’t Ferdinand Marco De Boing Boing III. It’s going to change the way we see dead people in comic books for all time!

Sample Images:

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is available now in all major bookstores, or you can get your copy on line at Titan Comics. Now go have fun and beware of the Biebs! By far “the douchiest demons in all of heck!”

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Red Panda art and a cool proof of concept short film!

Good damn morning El Moochadores! Okay, so today we may have a bran (is it “brand” or “bran”… meh) new Moocast podcast to post later on today along with a new book review. It’s gonna be a busy day, so let’s get into it.

Like the “h2″ header said; today we got some great Red Panda art (yeah, I know. Not really “geek creative,” but dammit: RED PANDAS!), and cool proof of concept film called Envoy!

Enjoy!

Red Panda!!!

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I just found out about these little critters a few months ago, but damnit! I love ‘em! Check out this great piece of red panda art by Deviant art contributor Alexandra Khitrova (aka: GaudiBuendia). She’s a Russian artist with a great portfolio of work. Hit the link above to see more! Also, MORE RED PANDA STUFF! They’re so damn cute! Ha!

Envoy

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Check out this fantastic short film, Envoy, from director David Weinstein. According to the vimeo page, this is a proof of concept for what will (hopefully) be a larger film. The story is about a young boy “who discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.”

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Design Unscripted 2

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A diverse collection of Concept Design

Hello and good evening El Moochadores! If you’re looking for an excellent Kickstarter to back then check out Design Unscripted volume 2. According to their KS page, over 20 artist, from Ringling College of Art and Design, have come together to “share an art book with a fun, fresh, and diverse collection of visual development!” Here’s a short synopsis:

…a 100 page visual development art book! The book’s aim is to help launch the careers of aspiring Visual Development Artists by showcasing their work alongside Ringling alumni who have become seasoned professionals.b57eefe55f16468cc85759987e6dd498_original This art-book will give you access into the creative process and contains original ideas for many never before seen character and prop designs as well as environments, vehicles, storyboards and color-scripts from these emerging artists! There will only be one print run of this book…this is a rare opportunity to not only invest in the careers of these up-and-coming artists, but also to get a limited edition copy of this book.

So, basically, if you’re an art nerd (like us), you’ll want to have this book for it’s insights and inspiration. As of the date of this post; there are still 36 days to go, and they could really use your help. Check out a few sample images from the Kickstarter page, along with promotional videos, below.

Artist Line-Up

Arri Du, Courtney Brenek, Jeremy Edelblut, John Treanor, Kat Jackson, Molly Dean, Tyler Keshner, Z. Akhmetova, Amber Cross, Holly Lavigne, Ken Rojas, Francis Vallejo, James Frio, McClean Kendree, Mirna Stubbs, Natalie Andrewson, Carlos Villagra, Sonny Zin, Joshua Otero, Octavio Perez, Caleb Prochnow, Katy Betz, Danny Samuels, Kellee Riley, Albert Sorrentino, Clayton Stillwell

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The Morning Moo!

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TIE Fighter – short film

Hello El Moochadores. There’s just one thing I wanted to post about this morning and it’s pretty incredible. Check out the short animation Tie Fighter by youtuber OtaKing77077. According to the youtube page it took him over four years to complete this project.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?TieFighter Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards. Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

This really is “geek creative” at it’s best and more than a little inspiring.

Enjoy!

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Cool Fan Art!

Good Morning El Moochadores! This morning I wanted to share some cool fan art I recently saw on Deviant Art. First up, check out the very cool Futurama/Bansky art by Nacho Diaz (aka: Naolito). You can actually get a t-shirt of this on his website, Naolito.com. click the link to see more great stuff!

Next!

Assassin’s Creed – Unity (3D drawing)

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I thought this was just awesome. Check out this great 3D Assissin’s Creed illustration by Indian artist, AnkitDArt. You can see more of AnkitDart’s work at ankitdart.tumbler.com.

Charlie Brown

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Finally, check out this incredible take on Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Though I saw this on Vitali-Iakovlev deviant art page, according to the information, this is a collaboration between Vitali (inks) and other artist. According to the Deviant page the original art was done by Max-Dunbar, and colors by Sean Ellery. I don’t think it gets any better than a “Road Warrior Charlie Brown.”

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Fan Made Action Figures and Geek Art Postcards!

‘morning El Moochadores. My apologies for the lack of post lately, but the day job keeps rearing it’s ugly head. Maybe I should just marry rich. Are there any beautiful, wealthy, single women out there that want a late thirties geek blogger to take care of? If so, my e-mail is on the sidebar. Anyways…

Today we’ve got some very (VERY) cool looking custom made toys, and a gallery show featuring geeky postcards to place we really want to go to!

Enjoy!

Realistic Toys by NightT47

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Via Make: Check out these ultra realistic miniature sculptures by Deviant Art contributor Xiang Zhang (aka: NightT47). According to the make article; these are 1:6 scale models from popular DC and Marvel movies like the Dark Knight and Captain America. There’s a lot more on his Deviant art page (hit the link above) and it’s amazing how detailed the work is. Check out a small sample below.

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Gallery 1988: Postcard Correspondence!

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From March 20th to April 4th 2015, Gallery 1988 will be showing some incredible postcard art based on artist “favorite pop-culture adventures.” All of these are really fun to look at and I think you can even buy actual postcard versions of the art at the gallery or at their online store. Check out a small (very small) sample of the art being shown, but also hit the link above to see much more!

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U.F.O. Sighted!

By Neko Bijin

Originally published on Neko Bijin’s Serious Blog and re-posted here with permission.

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A mention of the gonzo Australian TV series Danger 5 recalled to me an unfulfilled task: I’ve been meaning to write an appreciation of the nigh-forgotten British series U.F.O.. If Danger 5 took itself seriously–not merely seriously but with deadly earnest–you’d get something like U.F.O.

Start with the look of the show: swinging 1970 England. Women in silver miniskirts and purple wigs, men in jumpers and tunics, plastic models and practical effects. Sets are a cross between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. No’s secret lair.UFO-TV-show-british-3

Next, the show’s attitude: cool. The actors manage to give the show the atmosphere of a War movie while prattling on about alien invasion, and no one is ever expounding without a cigarette or a glass of hard liquor at hand. Crisis after humanity-annihilating crisis is handled with steely aplomb.

Last, consider the plot: circa 1970 (the broadcast date), U.F.O.s (pronounced “you-faux”) insert themselves into the political affairs of humanity. An MP is spectacularly assassinated in his motorcade from above, and a task force is formed to deal with the extraterrestrial threat. A moon base is built to intercept enemy spacecraft, and a fleet of air, land and sea vehiclesinterceptorsreadyfortakeoff (all done with fantastic working models) is scrambled to capture or destroy landers. The task force’s leader, an American named Straker, approaches his work with a cerebral determination and single-mindedness. His thesis-delivery monologs about mission and sacrifice arrive with just as much gravitas as any Starfleet Captain’s (and on reflection, are much more credible).

Let me not leave the wrong idea. Although the actors all take the material seriously, it’s great ridiculous fun! Every episode is a banquet of spaceship explosions and nutty plot points. (E.g., in one episode, aliens invade a health spa to abduct a human officer and transform him into an alien.) Once a character comments that racial prejudice in 1980 is a thing of the past, but by golly sexism is alive and kicking, and there’s nary a scene where some older male supervisor isn’t leering over a pulchritudinous underling. One can easily imagine a real-world clandestine organization enjoined to save the world fueled by hard drinking, chain smoking and vigorous shtupping. Thanks to U.F.O. we don’t have to.

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The Morning Moo!

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All about the Kickstarters!

Hey El Moochadores, Today I thought I would post about some very cool looking indie projects seeking funding on Kickstarter. Both projects are by former Atomic Moocast guest and we hope that they get the funding to make their comics happen.

Enjoy!

Ugli Studios Presents: #3 Sci-Fi / Horror Comic Anthology

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First up is Ugli Studios Presents: Vol. 3. This 30 page, black and white, volume features the science fiction/fantasy tale Lords of the Cosmos, by Jason Lenox, along with The Vault by Joe Freistuhler. As of this post there are still 26 days left to contribute. I’ve posted a few sample images from the kickstarter page along with the promo video, but click the link above to see more, and learn about contribution rewards. Also, check out our prior interviews with Jason Lenox on Atomic Moocast episodes #51 and #54, and our interview with J. Freistuhler on episode #70.

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Sid The Stoner Snail

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Next: we got Sid, The Stoner Snail from Underbelly comics. Created by Nathan Byron and Daniel Young, Sid is a “a giant African snail who lives with his owner, and best friend – Wally, and the crazy adventures they get into.” Well, if you’re gonna get high, might as well do it with a pot love’n mollusk. Currently the Sid Kickstarter has 57 days to go (as of this post). Once again: I’ve posted a few sample images from the kickstarter page along with the promo video, but click the link above to see more, and learn about contribution rewards. You can also listen to our interview with Underbelly comic’s creators, Adam Jack and Kyle Joseph McEwan, on Atomic Moocast episode #34.

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Vreckless Vrestlers!

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An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review

With Creator Q&A!

Recently we were introduced to a new comic with a great “underground” vibe. Check out Vreckless Vrestlers by Polish comic creator Łukasz Kowalczuk.Vreckless The series is about fighters being pulled from their perspective universes to compete in a massive wrestling tournament (the 59th championship) organized by the Manager. Though light on dialogue (“Vrestlers fight, not chat”) the comic series really reminds me of the underground comics of the 1970’s, and there is definitely a punk vibe to it all. Right now, Vreckless Vrestlers can be purchased for only $0.99 an issue on Comixology. I’ve posted a few sample pages below (hit the jump) along with an interview by creator Łukasz Kowalczuk, but hit the comixology link to see more about the comic and available issues.

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Walking Dead 8 Bit Parody, The Infinite Crisis Sound Track, and The Leviathan!

Hello El Moochadores and I hope you’re having a happy morning. Or, at least an okay morning. Or, at the very least, you have an escape route planned and your car will start. In any case, we got some cool stuff to share with you today. Below check out the sound track (Batman Theme) to the new Infinite Crisis game, a new Cinefix 8-bit parody of The Walking Dead, and this amazing proof of concept short film called the Leviathan

It’s all good.

The Walking Dead (Part 1!) – 8 Bit Cinema

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Cinefix recently produced a new 8-bit parody of The Walking Dead, which is really cool, but dammit, just start making these games already. I would play this. If this was on a mobile device (phone, tablet, watch… what ever), I would totally pay to play this. A little. I would pay a little. A reasonable amount. Anyways, this represents the first two season’s of AMC’s hit zombie show. According to the youtube page, there’s a Part 2 soon to be released.

Infinite Crisis Video Game Soundtrack – Batman Theme – OFFICIAL

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Check out the Batman theme for the new Infinite Crisis game.the music was produced by Water Tower Music. I haven’t yet played Infinite Crisis, so I don’t have an opinion on the game, but the music sounds pretty great!

The Leviathan — Teaser

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Many of you have probably already seen this floating across the internet, because it’s rad, but check out The Leviathan, a short “Proof of Concept Teaser.” It was created by Ruairi Robinson and scripted by Jim Uhls, the screenwriter of Fight Club. The first rule of Leviathans… sorry, I had to. holy shit, I’m going back to bed.

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