NORMANDY GOLD #1

Stellar First Issue from Titan Comics!

Okay El Moochadores, I got a great comic for you to check out, and this is right up our proverbial alley. As many of you already know, we’re huge fans of pulp fiction, crime stories, and film noir. Personally, I love any story that blurs the line between good guy/bad guy (or gal in this case…) and is also chuck full of sex and violence. So, I was thoroughly pleased with one of Titan Comics‘s latest crime fictions to hit the stands. Okay, actually I got a PDF version, but after reading it I’m probably going to get the real deal.

Already on comic store shelves is a pretty incredible first issue for Normandy Gold. Written by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin with amazing interior art by Steve Scott; Normandy Gold is the story of a 1960’s female sheriff (named Normandy Gold) going undercover in Washington DC to find her half-sister’s killers. Here’s the official synopsis:

When her younger sister is found murdered in a D.C. hotel, relentless Sheriff Normandy Gold dives headfirst into the seedy world of prostitution and politics, soon discovering a twisted conspiracy that could lead right to the White House!

This the sort of comic book that really makes me love modern comic books. That is: extraordinary stories beautifully illustrated that are aimed at adults. Abbott, Gaylin, and Scott produced a wonderfully engaging crime story that is actually more compelling than anything blasting out of cinemas now days. Because of their work, Normandy Gold stays powerful, sexy, dark and dangerous, and leaves the reader wanting more. Honestly; It’s stories like this that make it fun to be an aging Geek. Okay. I’m only 40, but I could easily pass for 39 and a half. Or at least this will please the type of comic book fan that is bored with the hack work being pushed on us by the house of mouse and looking for stories with some grit. So (geek like me), next time you’re at the comic shop grabbing up that latest edition of Saga, or The Goon, grab a copy of Normandy Gold and really treat yourself to something refreshingly original.

I’ve posted a few sample pages below, but seeing how this comic is already available in comic shops, or online, go get a copy of issue #1 for yourself!

Enjoy!

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3D Origami Snake

Okay El Moochadores, I thought I’d kick the day off with some really cool geek creativity. I need some motivation, and nothing for that like “moo-post’n”.

As some of you already know, we (the brethren moo) love paper craft. In fact we have our own -papercrafty- Atomic Moo related project currently underway, but more of that later. So, I came across this on the Deviant Art (yeah, while browsing for weird porn…) and this is incredible! Check out the 3D Origami Snake by Deviant Artist Catstrosity. According to his DA page it took Catstrosity (aka: Kevin from Israel) 2 years to successfully make this and it has 7625 pieces. The entire snake stands about 60 centimeters high. Unreal.

I’ve posted a few other samples of Catstrostiy’s work below, but hit the DA link above to see more of his photo and papercraft work.

Cheers!

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RIP Adam West!

1928 to 2017

Hello El Moochadores. As many of you already know; we lost the original Batman on Saturday. After the news of Adam West’s passing away it was really cool to see all the wonderful social media post about the 88 year old actor. A lot of “Bat Art” out there too. According to news reports he died in Los Angeles from leukemia. In his time he served in the army as a radio announcer, appeared with the Three Stooges, and received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

I didn’t know the man, but I sure did love the hell out of the TV show, and also his later voice work on Family Guy. We’re gonna miss him. So, for a Adam West tribute, check out some Bat-youtube videos below, and maybe pull off a “Batusi” to remember this cultural icon.

Enjoy.

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The Peter Pan Manga – Volume 3

A manga adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story, Peter Pan by Elaine Tipping

Okay El Moochadores, this last year I started using Instagram for the first time (atomic_tails), and I still don’t know if I’m doing it right, but I do see a ton of cool art and comic projects posted there daily. Soooo… I thought I’d start to share some of these on my very own geek creative website. One such project is up on Kickstarter right now is from manga artist Elaine Tipping. The Peter Pan Manga – Volume 3 which, like the title says, combines the classic J.M. Barrie story with a very cool manga style. This third volume includes chapters 7-10 and if you contribute enough you can even get the previous two volumes.

Okay, not that I’m a huge Peter Pan or manga fan, but I actually do dig this project. I honestly do enjoy any sort of mash up and I think it’s a good step in the evolution of story telling. I’ve posted some sample pages below which show off Tipping’s incredible artistic talent and interesting take on a classic tale. Also, fuck Disney for trying to take other peoples stories and branding them as their own. Seriously. Peter Pan is in the public domain and belongs to everyone, not just the halfwits that bought (and ruined) Star Wars. Sorry, ‘couldn’t help my self…

Anyways (I gotta see a therapist) check out the sample pages below along with the promo video for the KS. Use the link above to visit the Kickstarter page and learn more about the project, rewards, and more about the comic. As of this post the project has more than half its funding and 20 days left to contribute. So, get on board and help make something very cool!

Cheers!

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Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars

One of the best parts of beginning Atomic Moo (aside from creating the world’s best fire breathing super cow) is all the fun stuff people send me to review or post about. So, yeah, when I see something in my inbox called Battlesloths, I want to have a look.

Coming up on Tuesday (June 6th), Rooster Teeth Games will be releasing Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars on Steam. Check out the official synopsis:

Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars is the fast-paced multiplayer competitive twin-stick shooter of your slothy dreams. Compete with up to 4 human players or play against some tough as nails AI sloths should you be short of friends. Use a myriad of weaponry, each with their own strategies, to destroy your enemies in a quest to collect the most pizza.

The ultimate gun-toting, hoverboarding, pizza eating sloth on the block! Revel in the silliness of the slothpacalypse, shoot everything that moves and start hoarding pizza!

With Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars, sloth gaming has been re-defined. It’s now bigger, better and coming soon; with more weapons, hats, online play and tons of fresh levels!

Now, I don’t have a lot of time these days, but I do have a steam account, so this may be something I look into. Maybe! Mayhap! However, you should at least check out the trailers below, because they do show sloths fighting over pizza. Very much worth a look!.

Also, now that I thunk about it, I don’t have as much time to go out and find cool creative projects like I did back in the day. So, if you’re a creator of a comic, web comic, games, video games, illustration… what ever is cool, kind of geeky, and totally yours; the let me know! I’d love to post about it here and share it with our many loyal fans. Hey Neko.

Cheers!

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Atomic Tails #17!!!

They’re all mice! Everyone get’s to be a mouse!

Hey El Moochadores, I just finished a new Atomic Tails! Yeah, kind of weird for a guy in his forties to slopply drawing a comic about mice, but fuck it. I’m having fun and learning a lot in the process. You can read all about this comics strips creation on my offical Atomic Tails blog or Trog’s Blog. heh.

Also, I launched a Patreon for Atomic Tails. I am scary broke right now and I need help paying for the site. Right now there’s only a dollar donation offer (which get’s you our sincerest thanks!) but were working on some improved rewards and offers for anyone interested in helping out.

Look to the right and you’ll see the first Atomic Tails ad too! Both Chudd and I worked on this one, and I kind of dig the results.

I posted the new comic strip below, but also go check out the comics archive to see more comics and my progress in making it. Well, I hope there is progress… On to strip #18!

Cheers!

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THE ORVILLE

Official FOX Trailer

Okay El Moochadores, not exactly geek creative, (still very geeky and a few days old now) but check out the trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s new series The Orville! Maybe it’s because I wish there had been a Galaxy Quest 2, or that I really loved the Ted films, but this made me happy to see and I hope it turns out great.

Enjoy!

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Amazing Heroes Action Figures Wave 2

A Series of Retro-Inspired Super Hero Action Figures from Fresh Monkey Fiction!

I was looking for something to post about this morning and I came across this Kick Starter for action figures from Fresh Monkey Fiction. Cool name. Anyways, this really reminded me of the early 1990’s when I was a teenager and a new wave of indie, or creator owned, comic book heroes were hitting the shelves. It was kind of a cool thing to go into a comic shop pick up (or order from the Action catalog) a Madman or Nexus. This is the second set being produced by Fresh Monkey Fiction and features The Red Hook, Madman, Stray, Jon Sable, Midnight Tiger, Nexus, The American, and E-Man. Each figure stands 4.5″ tall and 5 points of articulation. As of this post the KS has 20 days left and they’re about a third of the way to getting their funding. I’ll post some sample images below, but click the link above to get more information of the campaign and contributor rewards. Also, Fresh Monkey Fiction is running another Kickstarter for a pulp fiction novella: Eagle Force Pulp: The Cat in Eight Lives Left. Based on their Eagle Force action figure line this looks like a lot of fun and worth a look. Okay, I’m now very late for work. It’s okay. I hate my job.

Cheers!

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The Story Behind DMC – Darryl Makes Comics

Distractotron’s Interview with Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC

Hello again El Moochadores! Distractotron’s video of this post really kind of helped. I’ve been having a very tough time managing my personal life and my creative life (career?) and things have been kind of… dark lately. There are a lot of obstacles (many of which I think I make my self) to getting stuff done, and it is hard for a guy like me to maintain focus. Not to mention the clinical depression and constant fear that just clings to everything I do. However, there’s always this thing of “just do it anyways” that keeps me (and Chudd) creating art, or comic strips, or even (someday) a comic book. Watching DMC talk about making comic books doesn’t fix anything for me – not by a damn site- but there’s a moment at the end where he talks about the passions we’ve had since kids and not letting them die. I think he’s right that a lot of comic books and comic art are a part of me and it’s very important to bring that stuff out. I really hope DMC is successful at comics as he was at music, and I hope videos like this help the creatives out there to focus just a little more on the stuff that is important in life. Like a comic stirp about foul mouthed mice, or a comic book about a fire breathing super cow. Very important.

So, enjoy the video. It was filmed at New York Comic Con 2017, and hit the link above to see s’more really great videos from Distractotron. Guys who’re doing it right. You can also go check out DMC’s comics at the official Darrel Makes Comics website. Now I have to go draw some mice, then figure out how the hell I’m going to pay the rent.

Cheers.

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New Atomic Tails!!!!

Atomic Tails #16 is finally posted online! Yeah, Kind of took me a bit, but you can read about the making of the new strip on my Atomic Tails Blog (Trog’s Blog)! That’s right. I’m half-assing two blogs now. What the fuck… Anyways, the real life Chudd (aka: Jason Murray) created the logo that appears in panel three, and I think he did a great job with it. The Ascension of the Golden Yo-Yo’s may rise again. Maybe. I had a lot of fun with this strip and it was a pretty good learning experience. I’m already working on Strip #17, but click here to see all the strips so far! Also, also; help support Atomic Tails by following us on twitter (@AtomicTails) and Instagram (Atomic_Tails).

Cheers!

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