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Disney Villains as Pin-Ups!


New Illustrations from Andrew Tarusov!

Illustrator Anderw Tarusov has recently posted a great looking series of illustrations to his Facebook. Check out a great assortment of Disney villainesses (yeah, I think that’s a word…) transformed in to sexy pin-up girls! I’ve posted only a few samples below, but hit the link above to see much more. Also, Tarusov has a Patreon where contributors (depending on amounts) can get access to videos showing process steps, NSFW illustrations, and even commissions. Check it out and support an artist.


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Look to the Sky


A documentary about young people who have shown the spirit of Superman.

Hello El Moochadores! Right now there is a new indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an inspiring feature length film that will “tell the uplifting stories of young people who have demonstrated the iconic spirit of Superman.” The documentary, Look to the Sky, is from the same producers as Legends of the Dark Knight, and they hope to show this film all around the world to raise funds for charitable groups. According to the Indiegogo page, producer Brett Culp is also writing an associated book that will goes “deeper” into the ideas behind Look to the Sky. The Indiegogo has just recently launched, and they’re trying to raise $90,000.00 to produce this documentary. I’ve posted the promotional video (which includes the films trailer) below, but would be contributors can hit the above links to check out rewards.

Enjoy and we hope you’ll support this project.

The Morning Moo!


Featuring a Cool New Kickstarter and Some Animated Tom Waits!

Good morning El Moochadores! Well, I got my computer back to normal. Mostly. So, things should be back to the regular level of panic (pre-hard drive crash) as we do our best and put out the metaphorical fires that continually burn us around here. Figuratively. Anyways, the last few days have sucked, but I’m kind of in a good mood. So let’s start this Morning Moo off with a Chewbacca Toilet Paper Dispenser!

Yeah, that was awesome. Okay, so on this Morning Moo, we got a cool new Kickstarter for a novel called Blood Fuel and a really cool animation of an old interview with musician Tom Waits. Not that I’m a big Tom Waits fan (he’s cool), I just really dug the animation.

Here we go…

Blood Fuel!

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Launching just this week on the old Kickstarter (and already than half way to their goal) is a gritty new post-apocalyptic novel by brothers Caleb and Luke Prochnow. Blood Fuel is a blood, metal and death story of two brothers trying to cross over into an elite world. Here’s the synopsis:4c1d5807d412b6afa22ee27e199b0fe0_original

Blood Fuel is set in the distant future. A dark post-apocalyptic caste society that relies on the bloody entertainment of the racetracks in order to dull the hopelessness that would soon overtake the masses. The racing circuits, like the caste society are divided based on the populations wealth, rank and occupation. It is extremely difficult for a racer to cross over into a circuit outside of his/her caste. Desperation causes two brothers, Ryan and Ed, to attempt to cross that divide and enter sinister worlds that they did not know existed.

They’re actually offering two versions of the first chapter (here) which people can vote on to see which will be used in the book. Currently they’re seeking a goal of $4,500.00 to help publish the book. I also think it’s pretty cool that they designed a set of models to show the different mechs and killer machines that go along with the story. Anyways, click the Kickstarter link above to see more about the campaign, rewards, stretch goals, and information about the story. I’ve posted the promo video below.


Tom Waits on Everything and Nothing


PBS Digital Studios and Blank on Blank have produced this great series of animations that pair old recorded interviews of celebrities and artists like Johnny Cash, Hunter S. Thompson, and Tom Wait, with animations. Check out the Tom Wait interview below from a recorded interview in 1988 as told to Chris Roberts. The rest of this interview can be found at


The Morning Moo!


Go Support the Silence: Track One!

Good morning El Moochadores! Just one thing to post about this morning (well, there’s lots of stuff to post about, but I’m picking just this one thing…) and that’s the Silence: Track One by Devin Kraft. I posted about this cool new indie comic a few weeks ago, and we even got Devin to record a Moocast interview. Which I totally would have posted by now had my hard drive not given up the ghost night before last! Seriously, it was a done episode and I feel really crappy now. I’m blogging from my old laptop – which I affectionately call the Book of the Dead. Anyways, I’m not totally brain dead. I do back up all my recordings and I’ll have the new Moocast up in a few days. However; I really want to see this comic made and there’s only 3 days left to crowd fund it! So, go check out the Kickstarter! Tweet or Retweet about this, and face-share it with as many of you compadres as you can! I’ve posted the stories synopsis, along with the kickstarter promo video, and some sample pages below. Check it out and support independent comics!


Johanna Jones, a runaway from the town of Anthem receives a letter from the SSCC informing her that her father has gone missing after The September, the ship he was aboard, failed to return on time. They plan on repossessing her childhood home and allow her several days to collect any important belongings. Johanna reluctantly returns home to try to put together an expedition to search for The September’s whereabouts. Along with her best friend, a washed up elderly ex-punk rocker, an on again off again addict, and a cat named Arpeggio, she sets off on a yellow submarine called the Heart of Gold for Hades’ Hexagon, a mysterious area where ships keep disappearing.

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The Empress Game


An Atomic Moo Book Review

I kind of have to apologize to Titan Books for this one. They graciously sent me a copy of this book to review many months ago, and I’ve only just recently had the chance to read it. D’oh. My bad.

All the same though; Rhonda Mason’s space saga, The Empress Games is an exciting new science fiction epic with some very groovy old school vibes. It had a great blend of fantasy-futurism, action, and politics that was reminiscent of Dune, Star Wars, or even Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. Here’s the synopsis:

One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire’s supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled: that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn’t won by votes or marriage. It’s won in a tournament of ritualized combat. Now the tournament, the Empress Game, has been called and the women of the empire will stop at nothing to secure political domination for their homeworlds. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called by a mysterious stranger to battle it out in the arena.

So, basically: A scantly clad warrior space babe is enlisted to save an empire she here self is hiding from. Excellent. Though some of Mason’s story comes close to hitting some other common sci-fi tropes (the villain isn’t too far off from many other mad scientist and sinister politicians from like stories, and the Ordochian’s powers kinda feels like “the force.” Just kind of…), she does add her own unique twist that creates strong characters and an exciting tale. I think I mostly enjoyed this book for the political world Mason created and the ongoing potential to trap Kayla in that world. Though I don’t want to spoil anything, it’ll be interesting to read (in future books) what happens to Kayla’s relationship to the empire and with her own people.

The Empress Game is currently available in most book stores or you can order your copy online from Titan Books.

The Morning Moo!


Good morning, El Moochadores! Well, what’s left of it anyways. So, it’s been a few days (or more) since I last did a Morning Moo, and since I came across some killer fan art this morning I figured, why not. So let’s kick things off with a fantastic bit of Lion King fan art (above) by French artist Lehuss. That is absolutely sinister the way he captured Scars murderous intent toward his brother. I’ve posted a few other samples of Lehuss’s work below, but also check out his Facebook page to see more!


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The Troop


And in other geeky happening’s, check out this cool trailer for Noel Clarke’s The Troop. According to the press release the comic features art work by Joshua Cassara and an alternate cover by Elena Casagrande. Here’s the synopsis:

Across the planet and unknown to each other, a group of troubled teenagers lead lives of quiet desperation. But hell is about to befall them and they find their lives destroyed when they are targeted by dark forces. On the run, they discover they have unbelievable powers and must come together – as The Troop!

I actually really dig the idea of a trailer for upcoming comic book releases and hopefully we’ll get to see more like this from all sorts of comic creators. Anyways, according to Titan Comics, The Troop will be available December 9th.


The Atomic Moocast #107!


Our Interview with Comic Creator Debbie L. Smith!

Okay El Moochadores, here we go again with another excellent edition of the Atomic Moocast! On this episode we’re talking with Kymera PressCover founder, and author of Gates of Midnight comic series, Debbie L. Smith! We had met Debbie back at SDCC 2015 and it was great having her on the show to talk about her history as a writer, and making independent comics! Check out the show notes below to see some samples of Gates of Midnight, along with links as to where you can purchase it!

So, let’s not delay a moment folks! This Moocast is primed and ready to launch into your gooey grey brain! Now would be the time to go secure that cool fizzy soda! Then all that’s left to do is to find a comfortable spot in your humble abode, settle back, and hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!


Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

Show Notes and Links!

Gates of Midnight Sample Pages

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Epic Cosplay Review from Beat Down Boogie!

Beat Down Boogie just released a new HD video of all the great cosplay at Dragon Con 2015! They also posted an extensive photo gallery of the costumes and parade on their Facebook, a few of which you can see below. But don’t miss out! Hit the links and see way more!


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Bar Dog


The World’s First Crowd-Plotted Canine Comic

Hey El Moochadores, some of you already know that we’re in the process of creating our own Atomic Moo comic. Right now, it’s slow going and often we need some inspiration from outside sources! We’re especially interested in new and unique comics with an indie vibe that show us just how creative comics can be.

So, in the spirit of independent, animal based, story telling: Check out this cool looking Kickstarter for a new web comic about a dog who lives in a bar, but with an interesting twist. The comics readers can vote on what happens next. Bar Dog is the creation of Carol Holsinger and inspired by her own dog and her time as a bartender. According to the kickstarter page,ee0fa8bfaa0ca54195e9ee12cfcd084a_original the comic follows “Bar Dog”, a lucky mutt who lives in a neighborhood bar called “Buz’s”, and shows a human world from his perspective in a sort of “choose your own adventure – with friends” sort of way. Readers of the comic will get to “collectively” decide on Bar Dog’s actions through voting.

According to the kickstarter page, Holsinger is seeking funding to get the comics web page designed and constructed and she plans on this being a fun ongoing series. Also, if you visit the kickstarter you can read the first 12 pages of Bar Dog. Though I’ve posted the first three pages below, along with the promotional video, click the above link to learn more about Bar Dog and contributor awards.

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The Morning Moo!


Featuring Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey!

Good morning El Moochadores! For today’s Morning Moo we got just one feature. It’s a great series of short films on the Youtube about a man sucked into a world of direct to video B-movies. Literally. He’s sucked in. Straight to Video: The B-Movie Odyssey is the adventure of Edmonton’s last video store clerks, Kevin Martin, who is pulled into a strange world of low budget, direct to video, movies like we loved to watch as kids.straighttovideo2 Seriously, old Chudd and I were huge fans of the low budget sci-fi and horror films, and many thanks go to Full Moon and David Carradine for making our childhood at least a little better. Anyways, the series was produced by indie film makers House of Heathens and stars Kevin Martin as, well, Kevin the video store clerk. The series takes Kevin through all genres of low budget greatness, including great titles like Beaver Lake Massacre and Gong Tao Justice. Kind of like Quantum Leap but with a giant praying mantis and you can’t leave until the credits roll. Each show is roughly 7 minutes, and (here’s the thing) they’re really damn good. The humor is awesome and I love how they didn’t forget that these films are supposed to be from the 80’s and 90’s. Or, maybe that’s just Canada. All the same, I’ve posted a couple of sample of episodes below along with the show’s synopsis, as it appears on the facebook, but click the links to see the whole thing.


Kevin, jaded video store owner, rises from behind a desk, jerry can in hand. Gas splashes out onto racks of movies. The video store has met it’s end, the love he had once had for the films of the straight to video era is gone. His bags are packed behind him; he strikes a match. The return slot flings open and gusts of air howl through the room; dousing the flame. A mysterious BETA case drops in from the opening. Curiosity piqued; he puts it in his vintage player. The TV screen flickers momentarily; then erupts as a large rotating black hole vortex pours out. Everything in the room collapses, pulled into it, including Kevin. Screams and ominous laughter wake him. In a twisted turn of fate, he is trapped inside his B-movies, and must fight the terrors around him to end this video nightmare.

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