Well, for all the stories and videos I’ve been posting on here about sketching and cartooning, here’s yet another attempt at expanding my own illustrative skills. Check out Atomic Tails #20 and enjoy the mouse goodness of it all. Chud and Trog are still trying to hash out Chud’s sharing Trog’s apartment, while something bigger and better begins to take form in the Mouse twin’s little home. I think the extra attention I’m spending on posting about cartooning is starting to pay off a little. Yeah, I’m still a shit cartoonist, but for my part I’m seeing some improvements. Go ahead and check out the strip below or at atomic-tails.com and also check out Trog’s Blog where I write about making the comic strip. Also, don’t forget to go check out Murraybroscreative.com! All of our prints are on sale as we start making room for a new generation of prints, mini-prints, stickers, and buttons!
We’re getting back to work on the Atomic Moo Comic Book, and I’m about to start doing some of the illustration work for it. Thing is, I’m not the best illustrator and I’m really not use to drawing cows. Which is kind of necessary when your comic book is about a fire breathing super cow. So, to get ready for the new Atomic Moo comic, I’m going to draw 100 cows. Okay, 100 cows before Halloween. To keep on track with this I’ll be posting the next 93 cows here on the Moo. I mean, I kind of have to.
Okay El Moochadores, one of the Brethren Moo (Numbers!) is in a bad way, and needs money for a new pair of spectacles (or was it testicles… heh), and since I know how much a pair of glasses can cost I thought we would do our part to help him get a new pair. Currently there is a Gofundme to help him out and get him the new specs, which is almost funded. Way to go Numbers! Also, go check out Numbers’s web comic Ages 25 and Up, and make sure you donate before he starts using My Little Pony Figures in the comic. He’s that blind with out glasses.
Hey El Moochadores! The 2017 San Diego Comic Con International ended yesterday, and it was one hell of an experience. Though we mostly spent our time in educational panels (thank you Room 2!), we also wandered about the con and came back with some cool photos of con-happenings. It’s going to take me a while to post all the photos, and I need to get about half of them from Chud’s camera, so keep checking back here to see more. Also, we met a lot of great creatives and makers at this years con, and we’ll be posting about their stuff of the next couple of weeks.
***I have to leave for work. I’ll finish posting photos later tonight! Cheers!***
Okay El Moochadores, I’m trying to get out the door for SDCC 2017, but I just finished Atomic Tails #19! Which is way more important. Check out the strip below, or you can go check it out, with past comics, at the A.T. Archive! Also check out my Atomic Tails Blog (Trog’s Blog) to learn a little about the making of the comic. After all, this is one big learning experience.
Okay El Moochadores, I’ve got another addition to my ongoing experiment to learn cartooning and comics! Check out Atomic Tails #18 below. Though I feel bad it took so long to get this strip out, I actually had fun drawing a “Goldfinger” mouse and a barrel fire. Also, no unintentional penises in this strip. The ottoman penis in #17 was totally not planned and kind of embarrassing. As all unintentional ottoman penis should be. Seriously, it kind of tails you how bad an artist you are when you have to watch yourself for not accidentally adding a hidden penis to your work. #17 really taught me a lot…
Anyways, check out the new comic below and go check out the previous comics (now mostly penis free) in the Atomic Tails Archive. Also, I do keep an Atomic Tails blog where you can read a little bit about the making of the comic. I would mention the Patreon, but I haven’t had time to create new art for it or set up any awards for contributors. Though I am working on it! Gimme money! I draw mice and sometimes dick! Accidentally.
Okay El Moochadores, it’s now been a week since San Diego Comic Fest 2017, and it was a pretty damn good con! I wanted to post about the convention sooner, but I had a busy work week, and then I got slammed by the con crud! I’m still a big snotty mess. Anywhat, we want to thank the convention organizers and all the attedees for an excellent con experience. Comic Fest was our sixth convention, and first con of 2017, and also a strong reminder of how awesome it feels to make art and have people actually buy it! Also, frigg’n great job on the Kirby Cafe. This years Comic Fest celebrated Kirby’s 100th birthday by decking out a bar/lounge with tons of Kirby art and covers! This was a cool con and we’re looking forward to next years convention, and hopefully a stronger portfolio of work.
Also, thank you very much to all those who signed up for our e-mail list. We’ll keep you updated with new con appearances, new illustration work, and anything else related to Atomic Moo and Murray Brothers Creative!
Anyways, I had to stay at the booth for most of the time were at the con, but here are some photos I pulled from the vastness of the internet to show some of the con happenings. Once again, not our images, but if you do a simple google search for San Diego Comic Fest, you can see where I pulled ’em from.
Hello again, El Moochadores! Yeah, post have been kind of sparse lately, but that’s only because life’s been kicking me around as if I were a giant hacky sack. However, there seems to be a calm in the storm, so I wanted to post about some future prints we have on the way. Recently Chudd has been doing a lot of sketch work, and I’m really proud of the results. It took some doing (and a small fist fight) but I finally convinced Chudd to make some prints of the work he’s done. We’re still in the process of getting high quality scans of the work, producing new pieces, and formatting them, but I thought I would give you a preview of some of the sketches that will soon be available on Murraybroscreative.com as prints and mini-prints. If Chudd keeps up with the “evil-eye” thing, we may even produce a small art book!
Anyways, check out the art below and keep checking back for updates as prints are made available!
That’s right El Moochadores, more amazing buttons are now on the Murray Brothers Creative site! Lots and lots of shiny round buttons just waiting for you to order up. Buttons that you can wear, or gift, or maybe just put up on a mantle and admire! Y’know, because buttons are awesome and amazing, and they let you tell the world who you really are! Buttons! So many buttons you could cover your whole body in them! Okay, that’s not true (and that would probably hurt. Our buttons are for pleasure!), but there’s still a lot of ’em and they could be yours to do with what ever you want! We even have a two for one deal going with the special Atomic Moo promo buttons! Buy those two buttons and you’re gonna directly help keep this site going and this site will be here for you forever and ever! All because you bought a button and wore it proudly!!! So, buy ’em up and help Atomic Moo become Atomic Moo and maybe pick up some other cool buttons that’ll make your friends jealous. And you could tell ’em where you got the buttons, but to hell with them! You keep your secret and amazing button buying source to yoursefl, Moochadore. They’re yours! Your precious buttons! Precious!
I’m only sharing this here because we’re a geek creative blog and this is the sort of stuff I like to do. So… I just finished another strip for my web comic, Atomic Tails. In this one Chudd’s bad day goes from bad to worst as he’s evicted from his apartment. I really dug working on this one. Mildred is definitively coming back in future strips and I like working with a limited amount of color. Anyways, check out this strip and the others in the Archives area of the site. I also have a small blog on the AT site where I write about what I learned well making this strip. Hopefully I can get the next one done in another couple weeks!
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