I guess the advantage of not being able to sleep because of stress is all the things I was able to get done last night while awake. First I managed to pay some bills and figure out how much I had left to survive on—which isn’t much and, with no idea where my next bit of cash flow will be coming from, was also the reason why I couldn’t sleep. Also I managed to update my portfolio site, update a dozen or so files for my microstock work, finish a freelance project for a client, start a new microstock illustration, and watch a couple of pornos on Redtube.com (I’mma naughty boy…). I know I didn’t get to bed until after four this morning, and still some how I managed to get up at eight… I dunno… burning need to do the Morning Moo or something.

Anyhow, not much to report as far as Atomic Moo is concerned. Trog is almost finished (or says he is) with the next Moocast, and I’m looking forward to doing another one on Thursday. Also, for those who were wondering, the donation button in the side bar does actually work! I tested it out not too long ago, and yes, the money ended up in the Atomic Moo paypal account. Try it for yourselves and see!

Modern Games as Old NES Cartridges

Here’s something nifty I spotted on my reader this morning (via Geekologie.com); looks like these guys over at 72 pins are putting labels for new games on old NES cartridges. Looks like they’re selling them to… which is too bad because I’m broke. Any how, for those of you who are less broke, check’em out—well, first check out the donation button and give’er a try, then check out their site. You know… prioritize.

Nifty Lego Lancer Assault Rifle

I’m so far outta the loop when it comes to video games these days. It kind of feels like I’m in exile… still, I can appreciate nifty bits of nerdcraft, like this neat Lego replica of a Gears of War gun.

Kids Reaction to “The Empire Strikes Back”

Though I don’t remember my reaction at the end of ESB, I do remember the first time I saw it. I was about 3 or 4, it was 1980, and our (Trog’s and mine) father took us to a theater in Logan, Utah to see it (at the time we were living in Wellsville). I only hope it was something like this kid’s.

Minimalist Style Covers for Classic Books

Hey, what’s the point in owning a blog if you can’t plug your own work right? Anyhow, I’ve been going through some really brutal interviews lately that have taken my self-esteem down to a new low. Still, I’m trying not to get too down, take their advice, and improve. Something I’m constantly getting criticized for is the lack of print work in my portfolio. So, I’m busting my ass to fix that. A project that was suggested to me was to do some book cover designs, and so I did. Below are some concepts for covers of three classic books (Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) in a minimalist style for the front cover. I thought it would be kind of fun to have a series of well known books that only gave a hint to the story within. Anyhow, check out the concepts below. Any feedback would be appreciated. I should say, that the logo for the publishing company was just something I made up, and the copy for the back covers was taken from Barnes & Nobel’s Classic series.

Dracula Minimal Cover

Frankenstein Minimal

Jekyll Hyde Minimal

Jekyll-&-Hyde-Front-Cover-&-Spine

Jekyll-&-Hyde-Back

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