The Atomic Moocast #84!

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Interview with Artist Dirk Richter!

Hello El Moochadores! We’re back with the Atomic Moocast episode #84! On this fine and quality edition (of podcasting gold) we’re talking with German pin-up artist, Dirk Richter! I think someone once told me, or maybe I heard it on tv… maybe it was Rush Limbaugh… 252889_1706192062470_1468104328_31356506_416893_n “If you can draw a good looking naked woman, you’ll never go hungry.” But I never really understood why someone would want to eat a bunch of their own sketches. Paper taste gross and why would you buy a bunch of paper, draw on it and then eat, when you could just as easy buy food? People are weird. Anyways, Dirk was a really cool to talk with and his work is amazing! Check out a few small samples below in the show notes along with links to his website and Facebook page.

So, it’s that time again folks! Time for easy, educational, free internet listening. All you have left to do now is secure a comfy corner of your habitat, claim a cool fizzy soda, and hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

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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

Samples of Dirk’s Art

WARNING: NSFW!!!

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Rum Row

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New Comic from Andrew Maxwell

Good evening El Moochadores. Right now there is a Kickstarter for a great looking new comic, Rum Row. this high flying adventure is written by Andrew Maxwell and illustrated by Michele Bandini. The comic is a prohibition era tale that “mixes Jules Verne and The Untouchables.” So it’s chuck full of airplanes, airships, and dirigibles. Dirigibles! Here’s the story:

To avoid dry laws, rumrunners and patrons alike have taken to the sky. Hot air balloons and dirigibles now serve as speakeasies and black markets for alcohol. The press has coined these flying bars above New York “Rum Row”. Despite operating outside the law, Rum Row has become a worldwide tourist attraction.8f99f400b7a402cfcf720bb90ea46526_large Faced with growing concern over the lawlessness of its airspace, the city has created a special aerial vice squad to monitor and crack down on the sale of alcohol. One ship in particular has been a thorn in the city’s side since the beginning: The Duchess, New York’s premier flying speakeasy. In this story, we’ll follow the NYPD’s attempt to take down the Duchess once and for all, through the eyes of one of its passengers, Jack Tinson. All the while, Jack’s own allegiances and motivations remain in question…

So far their kickstarter has met its goal (way to go!), but they have a bunch of great rewards for everyone who can still contribute. Rewards include posters, comics, t-shirts, and more. Check out the the Kickstarter for more information. I’ve posted a few sample images below along with the kickstarter video.

Enjoy!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Director Surprises Fans!

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Marvel fans and cosplayers got a huge surprise at Dragon Con when Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn suddenly showed up. Check out Beat Down Boogie’s amazing coverage of the event with Gunn and dozens of happy cosplayrers! There’s a few sample images below but check out the video and more photos of the event at Beat Down Boogie’s Facebook page.

Enjoy!

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Awesome Marvel Heroines Fan Art

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Check out these awesome looking Marvel Heroines Fan art by deviantArtist ArTGutierrez (Art Gutierrez). Damn, this guy has got some talent. I’m not sure if these were commissioned pieces or if this is just strait-up—for the love of it—fan art. I’m guessing the latter. I’m thinking that Spider-Woman (above) is my favorite here, but then again I’ve always had a thing for Psylocke… I dunno. It would be nice to pick up a print of these, but hell, even if he was selling them, I’m too broke to get one. Just got paid on Friday and most of my check went to credit card companies and student loans… bastards… Sorry, I’m getting off track… I’ll post a few of the illustrations below, but check out the rest of them here. Later!

Psylocke by Art Gutierrez Magik by Art Gutierrez Storm by Art Gutierrez

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Cowboy Bebop Fan Art!

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Good morning El Moochadores! I have to leave for work soon, but I wanted to do a quick post before rushing out the door. Things get a little hectic during my work week, but we’ve got some new book reviews on the way as well as a new Moocast that’s almost ready to post!

But until then: check out some amazing Cowboy Bebop fan art by Mitch Mohrhauser (aka Mitchellmohrhauser on the Deviant Art)! Mohrhauser is a concept Artist for the game and film industry and he has a ton of excellent work posted online. Check out his facebook page (link above) or his website (Artofmitch.com) to see more of his work.

Okay ‘moochadores, I’m off to earn my most minimum of wages. d’oh.

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KANTAICON 2014!

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Cosplay on an Aircraft Carrier

Hey El Moochadores! Blake Faucette and Beat Down Boogie have a new video showing cosplay from this years KantaiCon 2014 on board the USS Yorktown! What an awesome idea; a convention on an aircraft carrier. So check out the great video work of some amazing costumes and I’ve also posted a few sample images from their Facebook gallery, but this is just a small sample. Hit the link to see all the images.

Enjoy!

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CAV Kickstarter: Big Robot, Small Price!

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Do you like stompy robot miniatures? And are you a cheap bastard? Well, you’re in luck. CAV (Combat Assault Vehicles) has a Kickstarter for their new line of *gasp* plastic miniatures. d119a2b8fea47dbb18eb67068808d93d_largeYou remember CAV as the cheaper ‘Mechs you could play BattleTech with. Well, as the video explains, metal prices are soaring (which is why somebody stole the copper out of your air conditioner unit), and plastic is expensive to start-up but cheap to produce, so if they can get over the current hump, it’s cheap ‘Mechs for everybody! Did I mention cheap?

Now everyone’s made the jump from metal to plastic, and I’m sad about it. Our great-grandfathers played with tin soldiers as boys, and the science-fiction robots that tromped about the battlefields of our youthful imagination were cast of similar stuff. Before long your unpainted BattleMaster will find a spot on Antiques Roadshow.

It’s starting to feel like there’s a real market for these figures like we haven’t seen since the mid 90s. With CAV, BattleTech and Robotech Miniatures all crowding this niche market, it’ll be interesting to see who winds up on top. How long will the tiny big robot boom last? Only time will tell, friends.

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LEGENDS OF LOG!

New Kickstarter Campaign for a Giant Size Annual!

“In the dark age of swords and spells – monsters and men, one hero defies them all. LOG! The ax wielding wooden giant!”

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Good Morning El Moochadores! There is a new Kickstarter for a giant size annual of Legends of Log! Yes, an ax wielding, forest dwelling, giant piece of angry wood. Produced by D.L. Suharski and Paperback Jack Books, Legends of Log is a unique spin on the “Warrior Hero” tale set in a magical dark ages where a giant… log (yup… Log) protects the North Woods. Currently the Kickstarter is seeking funding to publish the first giant annual of the Log series. Check out the details:

LogIf you like giant monsters and swords and sorcery, then you just might like a giant size log swinging around a giant size ax. Welcome to the Legends of Log 1st giant size 2015 annual. Featuring 10 amazing stories and 7 talented artists who present to you some fantastic adventures of the mighty ax wielding wooden giant, known as LOG! Now some of you may be saying to yourself… “A log – with an ax? You gotta be kidding?” Or you may be saying… “A log – with an ax? A-w-e-s-o-m-e!” I hope you’re going with the latter. Because I think you’ll going to enjoy this 56 page giant size comic book of the Legends of Log. Plus the backers of this Kickstarter will be the first of few who will receive the 2015 annual in 2014… largeLOLissue1cover
(cont.) I started Legends of Log in 2012 by coming up with the idea from a comic strip I was drawing that just happened to include a humorous talking log. I took this character and imagined him as a giant warrior. Fighting monsters and sorcery back in the days of medieval times as he carried an ax around and yelled “TIMBERRRRRR!” Out of this idea came some stories. But I needed help to get these stories off the ground and into a comic book. And since I only draw the silly humorous characters, I needed this new Log character to be drawn more realistic than I could ever draw him, So I had to enlist some illustrators. And that I did. There are seven terrific artists that have made the Legends of Log stories come to life and are listed below. I won’t bother going through their credits because each one of them is a credit to their own work. And as you saw from the video above. It’s pretty amazing artwork.

Since all of the art work is already completed, Paperback Jack books just needs the resources to finish printing the annual.Log_Shirt Check out the Kickstarter for more information on the comic and also the cool rewards which includes the book, digital downloads, posters, and t-shirts! I’ve included the video for the kickstarter below along with a trailer for Legends of Log found on the main website. Go check it all out and help this get this great indie comic made.

Enjoy!

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Support Hullabaloo, A Steampunk Animated Film

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Here’s something pretty neat I just came across. It’s a 2D animation from some veteran Disney artists called Hullaballoo. Looks like they’re trying to raise some funds for it (and doing a helluva good job so far—goal of $80,000 and they’ve already hit over $212,000) on Indiegogo. Here’s a brief synopsis from their Indiegogo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father–the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring–missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?

Sounds pretty good, and from what I saw on the video, it looks pretty awesome to. I just might throw in a buck to help these guys out. Hell, the more they get the better it’ll be. Right? Why not. Check out their Indiegogo page and and see what you can do for them. Also check out their site for more info, and their Facebook page.

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The Iron Giant – Papercraft!

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Hey El Moochadores! Check out this very cool Iron Giant papercraft by artist Aron J. Shay (aka: AronDraws on Deviant Art). According to the Deviant page this was for an Iron Giant art show, but I don’t have any links for that right now. Though, if there were an entire art show dedicated to the Iron Giant, I’d pay to go. Aron is a professional illustrator, designer, and storyboard artist and you can see more of her work at arondraws.com!

Keen!

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