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The Art and Making of Hannibal


An Atomic Moo Book Review of the New Companion Volume

“Eat the Rude.”

Now out through Titan Books is a wonderful new companion to the hit NBC series, Hannibal. Well… “wonderful” in that it is a comprehensive collection of images, cast and crew notes, set designs, and notes on the special effects used in the show.hannibal1_2553735b It’s actually pretty grim, and not a book for people with a weak stomach. No pun. Anyways… written by Jesse Mclean, The Art and Making of Hannibal gives fans of the show a chance to see behind the scenes to many of their favorite season one episodes. Kicking off the volume is a forward by Martha De Laurentiis, wife to film maker Dino De Laurentiis who produced the first movie to feature Hannibal Lecter (Manhunter) and the later re-make, Red Dragon. Following that are chapters focused on the cast (beginning with Hannibal as preformed by Mads Mikkelsen) and the detailed world created around their introductory episodes. The book does contain some spoilers, so if you’re new to the show, you might want to wait until you’ve binge watched until the end of the first season to read it. However; long time horror and Hannibal fans will enjoy cast and crew insights as well as the in depth coverage on the special prop and make up effects used in the series. Everyone else will just have to deal with the nightmares. Try therapy… oh wait…

The Art and Making of Hannibal is available now in all major book stores, or you can get your copy online at

Note: I’ve posted a few sample images below. Unfortunately my scanner isn’t working right now, so I had to pull images from the web that correspond to images found in the book. However, this doesn’t do the volume justice and really is just the tip of the iceberg. For a better look at this volume please visit your local book seller and start flipping pages.

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The Morning Moo!


Featuring Star Wars Art and Why The Daredevil Should Really Be The Batman!

Good morning El Moochadores! Sorry for the lack of post lately, but I got lazy. Really – super – lazy. Y’know, that kind of numbing state of blissful lethargy where breathing is just barely manageable. However; that has passed and we’re back on track with a couple of new Moocast (coming soon) along with a couple of new book reviews. Also, this Morning Moo! So, yeah! Who’s lazy now?! Now in the spirit of getting shit done; check out some fantastic Star Wars fan art along with a funny video from Dorkly that points out an obvious truth.


Daredevil Should Be Named Batman


They are totally right and the comic book publishers DC and Marvel should totally fix this. Watch this new video from Dorkly that points out Daredevil is really Batman. Like… really.

A Long Time Ago by Craig Davison


Ever see some art that hits every sentimental nerve in your body? Well, I did. Check out the beautiful art of Craig Davison that shows (accurately) what it was like to be a child growing up in the shadow of Star Wars. These paintings capture every bit of the pretend universe we all wanted to be a part of in an almost Norman Rockwell like way. I’ve only posted a few images here, but hit the IMGUR link to see much more. Now, I’m off to find a used wrapping paper tube and blanket I can use as a cape… and a bucket. I’m gonna need a bucket.

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BattleTech Sourcebook: House Kurita!


Part 1: It’s real, and it’s spectacular!

An Original Review by Atomic Moo Contributor Neko_Bijin

When a mother finally delivers her baby after a long labor you say “congratulations,” whether or not the baby’s ugly. So before I review the new BattleTech resource Handbook: House Kurita, let us first travel in time to the halcyon days of 2006. It was a heady time for BattleTech, known in those days as Classic BattleTech.battlemaster A new edition of the rules called Total Warfare was released to no small acclaim, and the future looked bright. The House Handbook series was chugging along: House Marik had been released the previous year, and House Davion would be released the next. It was only natural that House Kurita should expect release some time in the next few years. Long-time BattleTech author Ben Rome was tapped and began work.

It didn’t go as planned. The license for the game franchise changed hands a few times, and the Handbooks, though high-quality fan favorites, were expensive niche products and weren’t selling. When House Liao arrived in 2011,412_orig it was widely believed that the series would end with each of the Great Houses and the major periphery states represented, except Kurita. Fans resigned themselves to a giant Kurita-shaped hole in their book collection.

But despite the apparent shelving of the product by the author in 2013, by 2015 the product was on the way to market and has now seen release in electronic PDF format.

So, is the baby ugly or not? Well, it’s hard for me to judge with all these tears of joy in my eyes. Perhaps the hydrocephalic, pixelated image of Hohiro Kurita is a bit startling. (I may have screamed a little.) But the nine-year wait is finally over. Draconians everywhere finally have a House Handbook of their very own!

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The Morning Moo!


Featuring Space X Posters and the Star Trek Done Way Wrong!

Good Morning El Moochadores! In just a few moments I have to leave for work and trade a piece of my soul for a low wage. yay. However, its Monday and I’ve always felt that the start of a work week is a new chance to fix things. Optimism! We’ll survive this… until the day we don’t.


Space X Mars Posters


We’re going to Mars! Well, the royal we… In any case, check out these cool posters produced by Space X and uploaded to their Flickr page. The posters have a very cool retro style and I really wish I could tell you who made them… d’oh.

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Guide to the Races of Star Trek

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Well, you thought you knew Star Trek… turns out we were all way wrong. Check out this funny video from Neil Cicierega on the Youtube. Mactonites. I must’ve missed that episode.

The Morning Moo!


Featuring Cool LEGO Star Wars Art

Via Geekologie: ‘morning El Moochadores! I’m late for work so this is just a real quick post of something very cool. Check out this amazing 10,000 piece LEGO Millennium Falcon cross section! This LEGO work was created by Titan Creations and is as close to an actual representation to the interior of the Millennium Falcon as you could ever get… with LEGO. The whole thing measures about 3′ 7″ by 3′ 3″ and has 24 working lights. Keen. I’ve posted a few sample images below, but more images can be seen by clicking the link above.

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The Atomic Moocast #98!


Dave vs. the Cherry City Comic Con!

What’s that?! Another Atomic Moocast is online and ready to march down your gooey ear holes?! Hell yeah.

On this amazing, wonderful, superb, stupendous episode, of the world’s best low budget podcast, Dave “D20″ Smithcherry-city-1600x900px-google-+1 joins the show to tell us about his trip to Salem’s Cherry City Comic Con! Not to spoil anything, but according to Dave; It was pretty F**k’n groovy. Many thanks to the show’s organizers for allowing Dave to represent us as press… and also our deepest apologizes… if needed.

So, here we go folks! You’re about to listen to… something, so best prepare yourselves! Go! Now! Grab a bag full of snack and a frosty beverage! Then scurry on over to a comfy chair, plop yourself down and then treat your ears to the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!


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Blast it Biggs! Where are you?!


Filmumentaries (aka: Jamie Benning on the Vimeo) has produced a series of fantastic short documentaries that show behind the scenes of many our favorite films like Star Wars, Jaws, and Back to the Future. Check out Blast it Bigg! Where are You?! below, which features on conversation with actor Garrick Hagon (Biggs) about the role and being (or not…) in Star Wars. Click the link above to see more documentaries.


Blast it Biggs! Where are you?! – By @jamieswb from Filmumentaries – Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

The Morning Moo!


Featuring New Geek art and an Avengers Gag Reel (parody)!

Good Morning El Moochadores! Well, what’s left of it. This morning we have a new parody from PITtv, but first(!); Look up and check out this very cool bit of Mario/Ring mash-up art (entitled The Pipe)7days-blackt-shirt_grande from Nacho Diaz Arjona (aka: Naolito) that proves that all little girls can be really scary. What’s also great is that you can get this image on a t-shirt, hoodie, or even a phone cover through his website, Click the links above to see more of his work and the cool gear you can wear it on!


Avengers: Age of Ultron – Gag Reel!


PITtv has a new video on the youtube showing what an Avengers: Age of Utlron Gag Reel may have looked like. The video features Tim Myer as Captain America and Grace Giffune as Black Widow. Funny video but one would think that the old “super soldier serum” would have fixed Cap’s vision problems… Maybe it doesn’t cure astigmatism…


The Morning Moo!


Featuring Walter Sobchak shirts and Gallery 1988’s Idiot Box 2!

Good damn morning, all! Why do I always feel like I’ve had the shit kicked out me when waking up in the morning? Anyways, today we’ve got a very cool art gallery to share with all of you, but first! Walter Sobchak. The man, nay – legend, is now on a very cool looking t-shirt by This is a limited edition t-shirt, so move fast! The shirt is selling for $22.99 (USD) and it would look awesome on you, your friends, girlfriends, or even the host of your favorite -cow logo’d- website and podcast. ‘just say’n.

and then there was…

Idiot Box 2


Los Angeles based Gallery 1988 has a new art show based on the one member of our households who was always there with sound advice, good cheer, and the wisdom and comfort to make us strong adults. The gallery will be on display May 1st to the 16th (So, there’s still time!) and features art by Augie Pagan, Barry Blankenship, Benson Shum, and many more! Check out the Idiot Box 2 page for more information about the art, available prints, and directions to the gallery. I’ve posted a few samples below, but click the link above to see way more!

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The Atomic Moocast #97!



Hello El Moochadores! We’re back with another edition (or is it addition…) of the world’s greatest low budget podcast (Moocast)! On this episode we talk with animator/comedian Leigh Lahav (aka: OnlyLiegh)!Leigh Leigh is the animator of several popular internet animations, including the sketch comedy Fangirls! And… she was a lot of fun to talk with! Lot’s of positive energy. A good vibe. Worth a listen is what I’m getting at folks!

So, here we go Brethren and Sistren (?) Moo! It’s Moocast’n time and the time is now! So, go (quick) and hunt down a bag of tasty snacks and can full of fizzy goodness. Then (hurry) to a comfy spot in your abode, nestle in and hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!


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